Video shows that iPhone X type gestures will be used to navigate the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s?



Last month, we told you that Xiaomi could introduce a refreshed version of its Mi Mix 2 at MWC. Dubbed the Mi Mix 2s, this would be the latest version of Xiaomi's Mi Mix line. The original generation Mi Mix stunned the world with its near bezel-less look when it was unveiled in October 2016. While the Mi Mix was a proof of concept at the time, the Mi Mix 2 was a mass produced handset released last October.

The Mi Mix 2s will reportedly feature an updated chipset as the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is expected to be under the hood. The 5.99-inch screen will offer a "full-screen display," and inside the unit you'll find 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. A dual camera setup is said to be on back, and the device will be equipped with global 4G LTE bands. The Mi Mix 2s reportedly will have a four-sided ceramic unibody, and an under-screen fingerprint scanner.

A video that was posted on social media today allegedly shows the Mi Mix 2s in action for a few seconds. Despite the short length of the clip, we can see that navigating the phone will require the use of gestures, similar to the ones used on the Apple iPhone X. We wish that the video showed the top of the handset. That way, we would have been able to see the front-facing camera that is supposed to be located in the upper right corner of the screen in lieu of a notch. Without this identifying feature, we'd suggest taking this video with a grain of salt.

MWC starts a week from next Monday, so we could see some more Mi Mix 2s leaks in the days ahead. Keep checking in, we'll leave the lights on for you.

source: OnPhones

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Mi Mix 2s
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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43 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

And you have to compare EVERYTHING to Apple, even when Apple stole those gestures from Palm WebOS... Just sayin'... On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S looks snappy and gorgeous. It's definitely my next phone!

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Palm 'invented' these gestures. Later, Blackberry copied them in BB10 OS. Then came iPhone X. And now Android handsets are starting to emulate it! Just the other day; I installed 'All in one gesture' app on my S6 and it's scaringly good! Works pretty darn well and is surprisingly customizeable Anyhow, if rumors are true then Google might implement some sort of gestures in the upcoming Android P. Looking forward to it! G'Day!

22. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

GreenMan you proved to me now that you never used Android. There has been a number of Android launchers for years that have been using gestures. Maybe not using the exact same gestures as the iPhone X. But there are some launchers that allow you to assign custom gestures to perform specific tasks.

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1640; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

no it doesnt. looks like a crappy copy.

35. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

One thing you need to understand, that is Apple is trend setter, if anyone else does it no one cares but when Apple does it everyone shakes, and follow the suit, FaceID came and all so focused on face unlocking, Apple used gestures and now all adding to there version of Android, Apple removed the headphone jack and many following this. Apple mostly does it late but it does it better. FaceID is marvel IMO haha it's so reliable that Note 8 all authentications system feels so bad. Iris scanner, face unlocking, or even fingerprint cuz of that placement. People says you can't use FaceID easily in bed that is true but can you use fingerprint if it's on back and lying on table? BTW it seems cuz or Apple now Samsung and LG paying attention to stereo speakers. Replying from Moto Z2 Play bought yesterday and swapped Sim from Note 8 to Z2 play, and my secondary SIM in iPhone and my camera phone is Pixel 2 XL lying next to me.

2. saddler2kx

Posts: 4; Member since: May 13, 2015

FYI... the Mi Mix 2 already has this (I own the device) so this is nothing new... Need to verify is it Mix 2S or just a Mix 2 they are using in the video

3. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Someone told me that it looks like a Mi Mix 2, but when the guy turns off the phone, it's definitely not the Mi Mix 2. It's a new phone

39. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Mi Mix 2 has a little bezel on the bottom where the camera is...this one doesnt, so, probably its the s.

40. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's definitely a Mi Mix 2S in the video. Mi Mix 2 has a bottom chin, whereas the device in the video doesn't. How do you own a Mi Mix 2 and not know that?

42. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Apparently the device in the video is in fact a Mi Mix 2 upside down, so I'm sorry for questioning you actually owning one.

4. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Xiaomi need to stop playin and bring it to the states

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And get sued for infringmenting dozens of Apple patents? No thanks!

10. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Everyone here has lost complete focus on the subject of the video (the Mi Mix 2s) because the author credited the iPhone X with something. And people wonder why Android OEMs have trouble keeping publicity constructive; their own community loses the forest for the trees at every given opportunity. How are you supposed to sell people on a product when your own customer base is so infatuated with someone else's goods? If you want the Apple/Samsung duopoly to cease STOP GIVING THEM FREE ADVERTISEMENTS IN EVERY COMMENT THREAD. No one gives a s**t who did what first or when... they never have. Palm may have started the trend, but they do not exist anymore, and consumers do not care about them... at all. Everyone here knows exactly why these gestures are here and whom they are intended to mimic, so stop playing dumb and talk about the actual product offered. It's like I'm teaching "Marketing for dummies" here or something.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn good post yo!

15. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I just get tired of the constant feedback loop dudes go through. Like... do they not understand WHY Apple and Samsung get so much hate in the first place: because they hold mind share? Almost all of it too. If people would recognize that they are doing Apple's marketing for them, maybe these Xaomi phones would get more consumer attention.

24. fyah_king unregistered

"credited!!!" How can you get credit for something that is not yours?lol

12. shihte

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Both of them stole this idea from blackberry 10

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

All other manufacturers trend should be on how they could get rid or hide on screen buttons. It looks so neat to see and use the phone

17. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Bb10 type gestures**

19. gamehead unregistered

Nice!

21. TypicalGeek

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Obviously the gesture control is direct copy of iPhone X.

23. cryptonx

Posts: 59; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

are all these pixel issues true? am seeing a habbit of a weekly pixel does not do this or that each week... or is it a sponsored article?

25. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

As I slowly started thinking that Xiaomi slowly starts going their own way...

26. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

That is so dumb... A swipe up the get the navigation buttons would be fine...

27. manoharofficial

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2018

This is just the Mix 2 Upside down. The power button can be seen very clearly in the video. Besides, why would the source not show off the new corner camera design? You guys need to verify your facts before publishing leaks like this.The video is clearly someone trying to get some 5 minutes of fame surrounding the hype.

31. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Thumbs up for noticing it. That looks to me upside down Mi Mix 2 running on MIUI 9. You can also see the the earpiece on the bottom at 0:08 just a moment. The phone itself looks smaller than 1st gen Mix and bezels are thicker. If you are new here, don't expect accuracy or a BS filter from them, seriously.

33. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

They post anything for clicks, no fact-checking whatsoever.

34. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You are right, just watched on a large monitor and the power button is now on the bottom left, definitly a mix 2 upside down.

38. TheOracle1

Posts: 1910; Member since: May 04, 2015

Good catch. I just turned mine upside down and replicated the video by assigning the home button to show the recents screen which is all the video does. The Mix2 already has customizable gesture controls in MIUI 9 and any added functionality would just take an update to MIUI 9 which would work with all Xiaomi phones.

41. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Damn, wish I had seen your comment a few minutes ago when I replied to someone else.

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