The Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona officially kicks off tomorrow (Monday, February 26), but as is often the case with these kinds of events, companies are anxious to reveal what new products and services they have in store. Count Xiaomi among the them. The Chinese smartphone maker is planning to announce a new flagship smartphone, the Mi MIX 2S, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor.
According to a Twitter post by Donovan Sung, Xiaomi's global spokesperson, the new phone will launch on March 27, 2018. In addition to the Snapdragon 845 SoC that the Mi MIX 2S is rocking underneath the hood, Sung praised the phone's all glass front side, saying it is the "world's most beautiful full screen display smartphone."
Mi MIX 2S will use the next generation flagship processor Snapdragon 845. Launching on March 27th! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XoOdmmcDO2— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) February 25, 2018
Xiaomi's current flagship phone also boasts 128GB of storage and features a ceramic body with an "aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame." With an full screen display of its own, the fingerprint sensor on the Mi MIX 2 sits on the back of the device, right underneath the rear camera.
Given that Xiaomi is dubbing its upcoming phone as an "S" model, we can further speculate that it won't blow the Mi MIX 2S out of the water. Similar to how Apple fills the gap between major phone upgrades with "S" models of its own, the Mi MIX 2S is likely to be an incremental update, with the biggest change being the bump in processor power.