Phone manufacturers are still figuring out the best way to give consumers edge-to-edge screens while also leaving space for the front-facing camera. But in leaked images and videos purportedly showing Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix 2s, the Chinese company seems to have come up with a novel solution: stick the camera in the corner.
Leaked images of the Mi Mix 2s first appeared last month, and a blurry hands-on video that popped up this week seem to confirm this design. In this writer’s opinion, it doesn’t look too bad. It would certainly be more functional than the camera placement on the Mi Mix 2, which put it down in the bottom right-hand corner, and less obtrusive the central notch of the Essential Phone. (Although we wonder if Android has support for corner notches.)
Rumored specs for the Mi Mix 2s include a 5.9-inch display, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. All of which would make for an impressive handset. We’ll find out more later this month though, with teasers suggesting Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Mix 2s on March 27th.