Xiaomi’s upcoming premium smartphone, the Mi Mix 2s, is all set to launch in China on March 27. Just days ahead of the official unveil, the company has released a couple of teaser videos that seemingly points to the device’s AI features.
Both videos were posted on Chinese micro-blogging platform, Weibo (here and here), and feature famous artists and their masterpieces. The first teaser features an image of late Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, and has Johann Strauss’ Voices of Spring playing in the background, while the other one shows famous paintings from renowned painters.
Many social media users and various reports on tech blogs seem to suggest that the first teaser is a clear indication that the upcoming device will not just offer the increasingly popular facial unlock feature, but actually offer an enhanced version of what can be found on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which was the first Xiaomi phone to get that functionality.
Another teaser (gif below) suggests that the Mi Mix 2s could also bring some sort of AI-based scene-recognition feature that will be able to automatically offer optimal camera settings for shooting various different scenes and objects in different conditions.
The Mi Mix 2s will be the successor to the Mi Mix 2 that was launched last year as an upgrade over the first-gen Mi Mix that is often credited for starting the ‘bezel-less’ trend in the right earnest. It is expected to ship with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a 3,400 mAh battery, and a dual-cam set-up on the rear.
While the company is yet to officially confirm any of the rumored specs, recent leaks have also suggested that the device scored a whopping 273,741 on AnTuTu, which is in-line with leaks from other unreleased Snapdragon 845 devices such as the upcoming OnePlus 6, which is said to have scored 276,510 in the popular benchmarking index.