The rumor mill has been consistently claiming that Xiaomi would be debuting the Mi 7 flagship at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech exhibition in February. However, fresh reports claim that the Chinese manufacturer will be skipping Mi 7’s launch at MWC 2018. Instead of Mi 7, it is rumored to unveil the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s smartphone.
Samsung will be debuting the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones on Feb. 25 through the pre-MWC 2018 event in the next month. Recent reports have suggested that LG, Huawei and HTC will not be launching new flagship phones at MWC 2018. However, there are only two other companies that are expected to debut Snapdragon 845 driven flagship phones. They are Sony and Xiaomi. Sony is speculated to announce the Xperia XZ Pro and Xperia XZ2 flagship phones at MWC 2018. As far as Xiaomi is concerned, Xiaomi seems to be prepping for the launch of Mi MIX 2S and not Mi 7.
Leaked information claims that the Mi MIX 2S and Mi 7 are both driven by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The leaked photos of the Mi MIX 2S that has surfaced in the recent months show that it features a notch at the top and offers a screen-to-body ratio that is very close to 100 percent. The back panel of the phone that is rumored to be made out of ceramic has a single camera and it is also equipped with a fingerprint senor that features an 18k gold decorative ring.
The key specs of the Mi MIX 2S include 18:9 aspect ratio supporting FHD+ display, 6 GB of RAM and Sony IMX363 sensor (yet to be officially launched by Sony). It is likely to cost 4,000 Yuan.