Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Will Be The First Smartphone To Run On Snapdragon 845

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Will Be The First Smartphone To Run On Snapdragon 845

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Up until a few days ago, Xiaomi looked certain to launch the Mi 7 at MWC 2018. However, that seems to have fallen off the rail recently and the Mi Mix 2S is gaining more impetus by the day. To be launched as a refresh of the Mi Mix 2, the Mi Mix 2S could be announced before MWC 2018 commences.

This means that with the correct specs, the Mi Mix 2S could steal the limelight from the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. If a new report is to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S could be the first ever smartphone to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Something that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were touted to be. At first, it looked like the Mi 7 will be the first Xiaomi phone to feature the flagship chipset.

Mi Mix 2s

Mi Mix 2s Render

Xiaomi will be present at MWC 2018 but, will refrain from making a huge announcement. Announcing the Mi Mix 2S before the Galaxy S9 launch that too with the latest chipset in the market could be a huge coup by the Chinese smartphone maker.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

So far, there has barely been any chatter about a possible Mi Mix 2 refresh. The Mi Mix 2 was launched back in September and Xiaomi doesn’t really launch new variants of flagship devices like OnePlus does. So, a possible Mi Mix 2s launch seems improbable. However, that hasn’t stopped people to post renders of the phone.

An earlier render of the Mi Mix 2s showing a notch on the display looked a photoshopped iPhone X photo. Recently though, a new render has emerged which reveals a design worthy of a new variant.

Mi Mix 2s

Mi Mix 2s Early Renders

The image shows evenly trimmed bezels all around the display. The Mi Mix 2 had a small chin which housed the front-facing camera. The front facing camera here is placed in the top right corner. It is fitted awkwardly which results in a weird notch on the top right corner. Although this looks like a design prototype that would’ve been buried in the back burner, the design does look like new and different.

It appears that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S could be a reality soon. Skipping the MWC launch means that Xiaomi would have been left behind in the flagship race but, the Mi Mix 2S could change that.

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