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No, Xiaomi isn't working on a Mi Mix 2 variant with an iPhone X-style notch

Xiaomi said during the launch of the Mi Mix 2 that it explored various implementations for the positioning of the front camera, including a design that featured a cutout at the top, much like the "notch" on the iPhone X. The company ultimately decided to place the camera module on the bottom bezel for the Mix 2, and while alleged photos of a "Mi Mix 2s" with a cutout at the top are making the rounds, the phone in question is a standard Mi Mix 2 running an app that mimics the notch.

The alleged images conveniently hide the bottom bezel, which is where the camera module is located on the Mix 2. Furthermore, the themes store in MIUI has plenty of options that let users "convert" their phones to an iPhone X-style look. iOS-based themes have been popular among Xiaomi customers for several years now, and the launch of the iPhone X has led to themes that allow users to emulate the notch on their Xiaomi phones.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

As for the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi is working to bring the bezel-less device to other markets. The phone was launched in India last month, and Xiaomi has kicked off sales in Europe earlier this week.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

11 Comments
  • The iPhone X trends begin lol
  • Nobody would be stupid enough to put a unibrow on their phone and block the users view of the screen. Design 101
  • well, as long as there are folks stupid enough to buy the phone...
  • remember the flat tire trend earlier? As stupid as it gets..
  • Why would anyone even download an app to simulate that notch? That's just mentally insane level of desperation to mimic an iphone.
  • Didn't Essential essentially do this first?
  • Not as ugly as the X though.
  • Damn it. Please do it. The Apple clowns would lose their **** over it. Haha
  • I hated on the iPhone X notch. But I've thought about it. Is there another phone out there with a better screen to front size ratio?
  • Ya, the one pictured in the article ;)
  • Not true. It has a big bottom bezel. The iPhone X has a better screen to front size ratio.