Xiaomi has by no means shied away from copying Apple, particularly on the subject of design. Final yr’s original Mi Mix was a considerable departure from the corporate’s earlier telephones, and its edge-to-edge display (minus the underside bar) made headlines worldwide. Listed here are a yr later, and bezel-less telephones are a bit extra widespread now, with the iPhone X gaining essentially the most consideration.

Xiaomi simply launched the Mi Mix 2, with roughly the identical design as final yr’s mannequin, and is a reasonably nice machine (Jordan is within the strategy of reviewing it). However it appears like one other variation could possibly be within the works, one that appears way more like an iPhone X. A number of alleged photos of the ‘Mi Combine 2s’ confirmed up Weibo (the place else?), with a big cutout on the high.

 

The iPhone X’s notch is stuffed with sensors for face recognition, together with a front-facing digital camera. Pumping up the publicity on one of many photos appears to point that the Combine 2s’ notch has a digital camera, an earpiece speaker, and a presumably an ambient mild sensor:

There’s at all times the prospect this could possibly be pretend, since that is coming from an unconfirmed supply. However it does seem to be one thing Xiaomi would do.