Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launch ahead of iPhone 8

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Xiaomi confirmed that the second-generation Mi MIX smartphone will be launched at an event on September 11 in Beijing. The launch will come just a day ahead of the anticipated launch of the rumoured iPhone 8 on September 12.

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Based on preliminary leaks, the upcoming Mi MIX 2 will sport an impressive 93 percent screen-to-body ratio which is even more than what we saw in its predecessor. The Mi MIX featured edge-to-edge display with 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. French designer Philippe Starck is said to have worked with Xiaomi on the Mi MIX 2.

The price of the phone is yet to be revealed. The Mi MIX was launched at a starting price of CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 34,500) for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage while the 6GB RAM and 256GB storage model was priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,500).

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Rumoured Specification:

The new phone will likely be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, much like all other premium-end phones. It is also said to pack 6GB RAM and sport a 6.4-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display. In optics, the phone is said to feature a 13-megapixel front camera while a 19-megapixel sensor is said to be present at the back. The leaks so far have claimed that Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will come in several variants including 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. It is being speculated that the 8GB RAM variant will be a limited edition. The smartphone is said to pack a 4500mAh battery. A previous report even claimed that the Mi MIX 2 may come with 3D facial recognition.

iPhone 8 Rumours:

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The latest edition of the Apple iPhone is expected to launch next month. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will feature a button-less, full touch screen. The iPhone 8’s front camera is rumoured to have facial recognition software “that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face,” according to Apple insider Mark Gurman’s report for Bloomberg Technology. The entire face of the phone will be an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen. The iPhone 8 will have wireless charging capabilities built into the smartphone itself