Recent reports have suggested that Xiaomi will be debuting the Mi MIX 2S flagship smartphone instead of the Mi 7 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 later this month. The arrival of the Mi MIX S seems to be imminent as the Chinese manufacturer has slashed the price of the Mi MIX 2 by 800 Yuan (~$127).
In China, the Ceramic edition of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is now available with a discount of 800 Yuan over its regular price of 4,699 Yuan (`$745). What could be the reason behind the new price cut? Discounts are usually introduced for two reasons, the first one is if the smartphone is encountering poor sales and the second one is when the company is planning to launch a newer model. Since the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has gone out of stock quite often on the official website, it seems that the recent discount has been introduced to clear its existing stock as the arrival of Mi MIX 2S could be drawing near.
Rumors are rife that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be coming with a full screen design. Some of the leaked photos of the smartphone have suggested that it may arrive with notch like the iPhone X. This may allow the phone to support a higher screen-to-body ratio than the Mi MIX 2.
It is expected to debut as the first Snapdragon 845 chipset phone from the company. The SoC is likely to be accompanied by 8 GB of RAM. The rear side of the phone that is rumored to be made out of ceramic may sport a single camera lens. Previous leaks have claimed that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be carrying a price tag of 4,000 Yuan (~$635). As far as the launch of the Mi 7 is concerned, recent reports have claimed that the company may debut it in April or May.