Xiaomi says the Mi Mix 2S with Snapdragon 845 will launch on March 27
March 27th is going to be a really stimulating day. Huawei already declared it’d be the day it will launch the Huawei P20 in Paris… and currently Xiaomi wants to steal them the headlines with its terribly own high-profile announcement: the new Mi Mix 2S is going to be unboxed at identical date.
Xiaomi was one among the primary firms to travel for the bezelless style with its original Mi Mie, then it followed it up with the Mi Mix 2 during September 2017, that brought a a lot of refined style and even higher-end specs.
The rumuor about the upgraded MiMix 2S has been over-active within the last month, associated with the fact there was even a leaked image that showed an iPhone X-like notch, that clothed to be doubtless faux. Therefore we tend to still do not truly understand what the Mi Mix 2S can seem like, however we tend to solely have a few month to attend, in four weeks we will know.
Xiaomi’s international representative, Donovan Sung, declared the news on Twitter locution: the Mi Mix 2S is coming soon, March 27 with a Snapdragon 845 inside. That is already one step on top of the Mi Mix 2’s Snapdragon 835. The “273741” figure we see in the twitter account seems to be its Antutu score, and may well be the explanation it’s launching on 27/3. Alternative unofficial rumours mention a 3400mAh battery, a 2160×1080 18:9 display, Android Oreo as Operative Ssytem, and iPhone-like gesture navigation.
We know it will be in 4 weeks when it will be launched, we don´t know yet where, and when it will arrive our local stores, but you can still get a great phone in their current version Mi Mix 2 if you want to know how a Xiaomi looks like and perform.
Xiaomi and Microsoft have a deal to collaborate on HW, AI and cloud
It was a rumour, now it´s a notice. Xiaomi has signed a deal with Microsoft to work together to collaborate and integrate on hardware services, Artificial Intelligentce and cloud computing.
Both of the companies inked their strategic framework or MoU to work closely exploring ways to drive better technology integration and collaboration, specially around Artificial Intelligence.
As part of the deal both of the companies will explore ways to integrate Microsoft’s technology with Xiaomi’s smart hardware and smart device ecosystems, but don´t expect a Microsoft Windows running on a Xiaomi Mi Band! Among a host of proposed collaborative projects will be the integration of Microsoft’s Cortana technology with the Mi AI speaker, trying to mix the best of Microsoft and Xiaomi worlds.
Xiaomi´s target during the next months is consolidating its brand and reaching a better international brand recognition, with the deal will see Microsoft’s cloud computing and AI technology combined with Xiaomi’s mobile and smart devices to help accelerate Xiaomi´s image around the world.
One of the agreements say Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform will also be used to support Xiaomi’s user data storage and services, while Microsoft services will also support Xiaomi laptops, one of the Chinese brand products.
The executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Dr. Harry Shum,, has said “Xiaomi is one of the most innovative companies in China, and it is becoming increasingly popular in various markets around the world. Microsoft’s unique strengths and experience in AI, as well as our products like Azure, will enable Xiaomi to develop more cutting-edge technology for everyone around the world.”
Another Statement was done by the global senior vice president and head of international business at Xiaomi, Wang Xiang, saying: “Xiaomi’s mission is to deliver innovation to everyone around the world. By collaborating with Microsoft on multiple technology areas, Xiaomi will accelerate our pace to bring more exciting products and services to our users. At the same time, this partnership would allow Microsoft to reach more users around the world who are using Xiaomi products.”
This agreement isn´t the first one boht of the companies had, it´s build on existing deals between the two companies. In 2015, Xiaomi adopted Microsoft Azure to run its Mi Cloud service for smartphone users, then in 2016, Xiaomi began to pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype apps on its Android-based smartphones and tablets.
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Exclusive: the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is coming with Wireless Charging and Possibly an Iris Scanner
Xiaomi’s most anticipated smartphones this year are likely their two flagship phones: the Mi Mix 2S and the Mi 7. Both will feature the latest SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845, and are expected to launch at or soon after the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Not everyone is a fan of purchasing expensive flagship hardware, however, and that’s why companies like Xiaomi offer many different devices at all kinds of price points. One of Xiaomi’s mid-range brands is the Mi Max series, which are known for their gargantuan battery capacities. We believe that Xiaomi will continue that trend this year with the release of a new Xiaomi Mi Max 3, for which we have exclusively obtained the firmware files for.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Continues the Trend
Back in December, a Chinese blog called CNMO reported that the Mi Max 3 would feature an enormous 5,500 mAh battery. The report also alleged that the device would feature a 7″ 18:9 display, have dual cameras, and have either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC depending on the model.
While we cannot confirm any information about the display size, the firmware files we have obtained allow us to confirm most of the other information, as well as a few new findings of our own.
The following information is based on firmware files obtained by @FunkyHuawei, the man behind the FunkyHuawei.club service, which allows users to update, unbrick, or rebrand Huawei and Honor phones for a fee. He has provided access to these firmware files exclusively to XDA-Developers.
First off, we’ll go over the most basic specifications. According to the various build properties, the device we are looking at will launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660SoC. There might be a Snapdragon 630 variant, but we haven’t seen that one yet. The battery capacity is indeed 5,500 mAh, which should please any person who is interested in a device with a long battery life. We can also confirm that it will have an 18:9 display, though we can’t confirm the display resolution.
What’s most interesting about this device, however, is the fact that it may have wireless charging. Xiaomi phones have never supported Qi wireless charging before, but Xiaomifinally joined the Wireless Power Consortium late last year. The Xiaomi Mi 7 is supposedly going to be the first Xiaomi device with wireless charging capabilities, but we haven’t found any direct evidence for that yet. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will very likely support wireless charging, though, as we found two pieces of direct evidence for that in its firmware.
Within the MIUI Keyguard APK, we discovered strings relating to wireless charging. There are strings that tell you if charging has stopped and if so, whether it is because the device’s position has been offset from the charger base.
Furthermore, we found a help video and graphic made by Xiaomi that shows the user how to place their device on the wireless charger. The phone shown in the graphic is likely not how the Mi Max 3 will look in person, because it’s possible that the graphic is just showing off a generic device for Xiaomi’s future broad range of smartphones with wireless charging capabilities.
Next up, we were able to find out exactly what camera sensors the device will be using, thanks to a configuration file. On the rear, the device will have either an IMX363 from Sony or an S5K217+S5K5E8 Samsung dual camera setup. On the front, there will be a lone S5K4H7 from Samsung. However, it appears that the front of the device may be joined by another imaging sensor: an iris scanner.
The front auxiliary module mentioned here is the OmniVision 2281 which “leverages a 1.12-micron pixel with PureCel technology to enable accurate, reliable iris recognition for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks” according to its official page. It appears that this sensor is still in-development for the device, as the lines pertaining to it have been commented out. I don’t know if the final model of the device will have an iris scanner, but it’s clear that this is in the works. Given that this device will support wireless charging and will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, it makes sense for it to add iris scanning so you can quickly unlock the phone when it is sitting on a table.
Regarding the software, the firmware suggests the device is running Android 8.1 Oreo. Notably, the first API level set in the build properties was 25, which means this device started out running Android 7.1 Nougat. It’s possible that this device may launch with Android 8.1, but it’s also possible that the firmware we’re looking at is the developer ROM and that the stable release will be an older version of Android. Basically, don’t get your hopes up.
Other minor aspects we can reveal are that the device will have a dual SIM card slot, support dual SD cards, an IR blaster, LED light for notifications, audio tuned by Dirac, Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs, but unfortunately no NFC. It will also possibly have dual speakers (though the firmware isn’t 100% clear on that), and something called a front “remosic” sensor.
If we learn more about the Xiaomi Mi Max 3, we’ll keep you updated on the XDA Portal. Until then, be sure to follow our new Exclusive tag for more posts like this!
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