Xiaomi is all set to officially announce its new flagship smartphone — Mi MIX 2S at a launch event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Shanghai, China.
Now, the company officials have confirmed that along with the Mi MIX 2S smartphone, Xiaomi will also be launching two other products. However, the company has not yet revealed anything related to those two products.
Based on the previous reports, we expect one of those two devices to be the Mi AI Speaker’s Mini edition, which is expected to be named Little Love Student Mini Edition. The live photos of the speaker have leaked online a few days ago, giving us the look at its design.
The speaker looks like a miniature version of the Xiaomi Smart Rice Cooker. On the top side, there’s an interaction pad with four buttons placed on four sides. It could be the hub for all of Xiaomi’s smart home products, just like the Mi AI Speaker.
This will be the second smart speaker from Xiaomi after the company launched its Mi AI Speaker in July 2016, which comes with a six-microphone array. This upcoming mini smart speaker is expected to cost around 199 Yuan, which roughly converts to $32.
While we are assuming that one of the two products to launch alongside Mi MIX 2S is this Little Love Student Mini Edition, the other product still remains mysterious. It seems that we’ll have to wait for the launch event to know what the other product is.
The showstopper for the launch event tomorrow is the Mi MIX 2S, whose specifications have already been leaked ahead of its launch. It is expected to come with a 6.01-inch FHD+ display panel and will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor.
The top-end variant of the phone will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The phone will have two options for RAM — 6GB and 8GB and two more options for internal storage — 64GB and 128GB. The battery is expected to be 3,400mAh capacity, which is not large considering 6-inch display on the phone but it should offer decent battery performance.
Xiaomi has worked hard on the camera department of this new model and according to the leaked firmware files, the phone with feature 12MP IMX 363 dual camera setup at the back with support for artificial intelligence. It will also come with Multi-frame image processing and FHD 120fps slo-mo and 720p HD 240fps slo-mo video support.
The smartphone will also come with AI Face Unlock but nothing like the Apple Face ID. Another feature that is confirmed for the MIUI 9.5 (based on Android Oreo) powered smartphone is the Wireless Charging.