Xaiomi may have already started working on its third-generation Mi MIX edge-to-edge display smartphone. If a brand new image surfaced online is to be believed then the next Mi MIX smartphone will game an iPhone X-like top notch. Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo has some images supposedly claiming to show the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s which can be expected to be an update of some sort to the present Mi MIX two smartphone. The shared images show the alleged handset in the wild and tip a top notch near the top of the handset – just like the infamous notch about the iPhone X.

The leaked images further tip that the next Mi MIX smartphone will retain the highlight of this series which is bezel-less smartphone. Much like the iPhone X, the notch on top, however, looks weird. The leaked images hint that the alleged Mi MIX 2s will include the detectors, earpiece, and front camera in the notch at the top. Regrettably, there’s no information about the anticipated Mi MIX 2s handset at the moment. The leaked images had been posted on Weibo, and were first picked upward by GSM Arena.

With Apple jumping into the bezel-less bandwagon with its iPhone X, along with other companies like Samsung with its Galaxy S8 in addition to other devices like Essential Phone, we could expect that the edge-to-edge displays play major role in upcoming smartphones. It’s a little surprising Xiaomi would take this route however. While many of its designs arguably copy Apple shamelessly, it has taken great pride in pointing out that the innovative design of this Mi MIX series. At its launch occasions, both in China and India, the company also spoke about the way it avoided the notch on its smartphone with decisions like an ultrasonic proximity sensor, the ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’, and of course, the front facing camera being placed on the bottom lip of the smartphone.

Of course, as with all rumours and escapes, we advise visitors to take the above information about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s with a pinch of salt, as Xiaomi has yet to make some announcements about its new flagship smartphone and the credibility of the resources cannot be independently verified.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the premium bezel-less smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is currently on sale in certain markets including India. 35,999. One of the biggest highlights of this Mi MIX two is its 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a DCI-P3 color gamut.