It looks like a really busy week for Xiaomi. Fresh from the announcement of its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1, the company will hold another event. This time, it will be in Beijing for the Mi Note 3 and the Mi Mix 2.
The predecessors for both smartphones were launched at the same time in late October last year, where the Mi Mix was a surprise announcement that was kept secret all the way till the launch event. One year on, it looks like Xiaomi is ready to reveal the next-generation “concept smartphone”.
Few details have emerged about the Mi Mix 2, but even less can be found on the Mi Note 3 beyond the one line in the MIUI forum moderator. The company has already begun releasing teasers for the Mi Mix 2, including showing off the phone (somewhat) in the videos below:
From these videos, at least two things can be confirmed. The first is that the Mi Mix 2 will have some form of facial recognition unlock, and perhaps the more exciting thing would be that the Mi Mix 2 would be less boxy than its predecessor. As we mentioned in our review, the original Mi Mix was an unashamedly large device despite the 91% screen to body ratio and 17:9 aspect ratio, making it pretty tedious to use.
This GIF, shared on the MIUI forums, also show curved display edges similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 displays:
Beyond that, nothing else has been confirmed so far. But with just a few days to go before the launch, there isn’t much time to wait before all is revealed.