The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has become the subject of a brand new Weibo leak which has some fresh information regarding the phone’s launch and underlying technology. The handset will serve as the sequel to its nearly borderless predecessor which came out in October last year.
The Mi Mix 2 will probably follow in its previous variant’s footsteps by coming out within roughly the same timeline in the second half of 2017. China-based analyst Pan Jiutang claims that the upcoming phone is getting enhanced with Chinese firm Goodix’s in-display fingerprint reading technology.
Goodix had premiered the tech at the MWC 2017, claiming that it allowed a certain part of the display to be defined as a scanner. It’s too early to tell for sure whether Xiaomi will be adopting it. Intriguingly, another analyst suggests that even the iPhone 8 will feature such an innovation. However, he expects the former to debut it before Apple does.
If the speculation pans out, the Mi Mix 2 won’t need to have a fingerprint scanner on the back like the current model does. It’ll instead be found underneath the display. Rumors so far suggest that the brand is looking to increase the phone’s screen-to-body ratio from 91.3% to 93%.
Very little is known about the handset since it’s apparently still in development. As far as official information goes, Xiaomi has confirmed that it’s working with French designer Philippe Starck again. He had previously worked on the original Mi Mix, bringing its bezel-less panel to life.
We’ll keep you updated as and when more tidbits about the Mi Mix 2 emerge in the months until its arrival.