Over the last few months, several leaks surrounding Xiaomi smartphones had hinted at an existence of Mi Mix successor, Mi Mix 2. The company took to Weibo to confirm it was working on Mi Mix 2, and the device could be launched sometime end of this year.
It's natural for the Mi Mix 2 to be launched sometime in the Q4 as Xiaomi had unveiled its predecessor in November last year. It's safe to assume that the Mi Mix 2 will also be launched around the same time, following the company's annual upgrade cycle for flagships.
The confirmation for Mi Mix 2 comes as Philippe Stark, the world famous French designer, shared a render image of the device on Weibo. Back to February, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had mentioned that Starck would design the Mi Mix successor, according to reports.
Friday's post on Weibo not only mentioned about the upcoming Mi Mix 2, but also shared plans for the company's next generation device of Redmi Pro, named Redmi Pro 2 by July.
The new Redmi phone is believed to be coming with a bezel-less design, which could be priced at nearly ¥1000 (approximately Rs. 9,500), according to Gizbot.
The Mi Mix 2 is also rumoured to be coming with a bezel-less design and may sport a big display like Mi Mix. Reports suggest that Mi Mix 2 could also come in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants, but there are chances that Xiaomi may decide to upgrade it to an 8GB RAM model. Android Nougat will likely be pre-installed on the Mi Mix 2.
Xiaomi Mi Mix, which launched last year, comes with a 6.4-inch display, powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB RAM along with a 128GB internal storage. The phone sports 16-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel front shooter cameras.
It remains to be seen how the two new Xiaomi smartphones take the market by storm.