Xioami is expected to launch Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 on September 12 in China. Now as per a new rumour, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be featuring 3D facial recognition for unlocking the smartphone.
A screenshot has been leaked on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo by a user. The secreenshot shows the 3D Face Recognition showing the outline of a head, prompting the user to look at the phone to unlock it. As per the leakster, this feature is said to be a part of the new MIUI 9 and will arrive exclusively for the Mi MIX 2 model at first. It is also to be noted that Apple is also working on 3D facial recognition technology for its upcoming iPhones.
Sadly the leaked image does not reveal much about the new feature. It is expected that there might be a similar feature that Samsung implemented with the Galaxy Note7 which later was transferred to the Galaxy S8. Sony also has a similar feature which runs even on mid-range devices like the Xperia XA1 Ultra and Xperia L1.
As per earlier leaked specs, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will feature a 6-inch Japanese Display International (JDI, a partnership between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi) display with a screen-to-body ratio of 95 percent and is expected to support an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core 2.45GHz processor with Adreno 540 GPU. It is expected to come in two variants – 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage. It doesn’t have any expandable storage. The 6GB RAM is expected to be priced at 3,999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 38,423 while 8GB RAM is said to be priced at 4,999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 48,031.
Talking about the design part, the smartphone will come loaded with the ceramic back panel but will have a higher screen-to-body ratio of 95 percent, up from 91 percent in Mi Mix. Similar to its predecessor, the Mi Mix 2 will boast acoustic earphone technology, which basically eliminates the need for an earpiece.
The Mi Mix 2 will have two SIM card slots with Dual Standby and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it. It is expected to be backed up by a 3,400 mAh battery. The smartphone is likely to sport a 12-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset will also feature a USB Type-C port and Fingerprint sensor which is placed at the back of the device. For connectivity the smartphone offers 4G, WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS / Glonass and micro USB. It will come with Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor and Proximity Sensor.