With its unparalleled screen-to-body ratio, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix was the pioneer Herald of 2017’s least avoidable phone trend. A little less a year later, the sequel is almost here — Xiaomi has confirmed on Weibo that the Mi Mix 2 is set to be announced at an event on September 11th.
There isn’t much in the way of credible information on the phone out there. Designer Phillipe Starck posted a “conceptual product design” video suggesting even slimmer bezels earlier this month, however, while the company’s managing director for India has also signalled his excitement with a teaser image on Twitter.
The Mi Mix 2 event will occur a day before Apple holds its big annual fall products showcase. Apple is almost certain to announce its own take on the bezel-less phone that day, so Xiaomi — often accused of ripping off Apple in the past, though not so much of late — will likely do its best to steal some of the so-called iPhone 8’s thunder.