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Lenovo unveils Yoga 920 and Yoga 720 convertibles, Miix 520 2-in-1

This year at IFA it felt like convertible laptops and 2-in-1s have taken over the world. Lenovo is a stalwart in this field and it brought two Yoga convertibles and a Miix 2-in-1. All three are thin and light and lovely.

Lenovo Yoga 920

"A nearly edgeless 4K display" immediately caught our attention. Indeed, the Yoga 920 has a 13.9" touchscreen with vertical bezels that measure just 5mm. The IPS touchscreen flips around 360° on a hinge built from machined aluminum (for extra durability).
Lenovo IFA 2017 The Lenovo Active Pen 2 can be used if you prefer a stylus to finger input. Note that the screen is also available in 1080p resolution, which you might want to consider since battery life goes up from 10.8 hours to 15.5 hours. Either way, the whole thing weighs just 1.37kg (3.02lbs).
You can configure the Lenovo Yoga 920 with up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, between 8GB and 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB to 1TB of SATA SSD. It runs Windows 10 Home with with Cortana.
This year at IFA it felt like convertible laptops and 2-in-1s have taken over the world. Lenovo is a stalwart in this field and it brought two Yoga convertibles and a Miix 2-in-1. All three are thin and light and lovely.

Lenovo Yoga 920

"A nearly edgeless 4K display" immediately caught our attention. Indeed, the Yoga 920 has a 13.9" touchscreen with vertical bezels that measure just 5mm. The IPS touchscreen flips around 360° on a hinge built from machined aluminum (for extra durability).
Lenovo IFA 2017 The Lenovo Active Pen 2 can be used if you prefer a stylus to finger input. Note that the screen is also available in 1080p resolution, which you might want to consider since battery life goes up from 10.8 hours to 15.5 hours. Either way, the whole thing weighs just 1.37kg (3.02lbs).
You can configure the Lenovo Yoga 920 with up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, between 8GB and 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB to 1TB of SATA SSD. It runs Windows 10 Home with with Cortana.

Promo videos for the Moto X4 are up

Earlier today Motorola finally decided to make the incredibly oft-leaked Moto X4 official, as you may know if you've already gone through our post covering the announcement.
The company is eager to showcase its latest smartphones in video form, and as such it has already uploaded two promotional creations to its YouTube channel. The first one lets us know that the X4's tagline is "Hello Perfection" - you'll be the judge of how well that works for a mid-ranger. Next up, we're told that the new device comes with both style and substance - not an easy feat to achieve. Oh, and also dual rear cameras of course. The Moto X4 will land in Europe first, at some point in September, priced at €399. Stay tuned for more info on the highly anticipated member of the X-series, as well as a hands-on review.
Earlier today Motorola finally decided to make the incredibly oft-leaked Moto X4 official, as you may know if you've already gone through our post covering the announcement.
The company is eager to showcase its latest smartphones in video form, and as such it has already uploaded two promotional creations to its YouTube channel. The first one lets us know that the X4's tagline is "Hello Perfection" - you'll be the judge of how well that works for a mid-ranger. Next up, we're told that the new device comes with both style and substance - not an easy feat to achieve. Oh, and also dual rear cameras of course. The Moto X4 will land in Europe first, at some point in September, priced at €399. Stay tuned for more info on the highly anticipated member of the X-series, as well as a hands-on review.

Lenovo adds an Alexa tablet docking station and a mixed-reality headset to its lineup

Lenovo Home Assistant

IoT is clearly on an upward spiral with no end in sight. Navigating the constantly shifting and branching field can be a daunting task. But even in this fragmented market chaos, certain trends have started to emerge. For one, it is becoming increasingly clear that most of the industry loves Amazon's Alexa platform, both for her smarts and vast device compatibility skills roster.
In keeping wit this trend, Lenovo just unveiled its Home Assistant - yet another Alexa-powered, home assistant type device with a twist of its own. Lenovo's angle seems to stem from practicality, mostly, in the sense that the Home Assistant is intended to work together with a recent Lenovo tablet. The officially supported list includes the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus.
The idea is you grab one of these tablets and slot it into the deice using a side-mounted, conveniently height-adjustable USB Type-C port. That in turn, boots up an app on the tablet, with a custom Alexa GUI. Basically, a take on the Echo Show form-factor, but with a potential usability twist. Lenovo envisions you the Home Assistant as the perfect place to leave your tablet and have it do something other than idle on a table.
We definitely see the angle, but the convenience argument drops quite a bit when you consider the specific tablet ownership requirement and the fact that the Assistant can't function independently without it. Quite the bummer, if you ask us.
As far as technical specifics go, the device has 2 microphones of its own, sensitive enough to pick up your voice and the "Alexa" trigger word at a distance. It also houses a pair of 3W speakers and naturally, the Type-C port has power pass-through to charge the tablet. Lenovo also put some effort into crafting its custom Alexa GUI, which is not as full-featured as Amazon's app, but seems to handle music playback and playlists a bit better.
We can sort of see this home multimedia angle working for the device, along with is reasonable $69.99 price tag. You can expect it to hit shores in October this year.

Lenovo Explorer

If home audio solutions are not multimedia-rich enough for your taste, meet the Lenovo Explorer. It is the company's take on a Windows 10 AR or mixed-reality headset. This, in itself, describes the rather compact (by comparison) wearable. But, if you are not familiar with Microsoft's ongoing Augmented/Virtual reality plans, they basically boil down to an ongoing effort to present and popularize the technology in a more universal, PC productivity way. The Windows 10 Fall Creator's update is currently at the heart of it all, along with a growing number of apps and productivity tools, beyond the traditional gaming experiences VR is currently known for.
The Lenovo Explorer itself seems to be based on Microsoft's reference hardware design. There are two 2.89", 1,440 x 1,440 pixel displays inside the headset, providing a nice 110 degree field of view. There are also a slew of sensors, including a gyroscope, accelerometer, P sensor and magnetometer, so that the device can be spatially aware. What really differentiates the Explorer from a VR headset are the pair of motion tracking cameras on in front side. These feed its images from the user's surroundings, as well as additional spacial information, without any room sensors or markers.
Lenovo Explorer Lenovo Explorer Lenovo Explorer
Lenovo Explorer
This is the kind of technology that enables Microsoft's current take on AR - a room populated with floating apps and multimedia content on top. Content is still pretty scarce, but you get the idea. Windows 10 users can currently to enjoy about 15 Oculus and VIVE titles for Windows Mixed Reality at launch, using the Lenovo Explorer. Microsoft will also provide versions of its Word, Excel and Skype productivity offers.
The Explorer is expected to go on sale in October 2017 for $349.99, or $449.99, if you want a pair of Lenovo's wand-style motion controllers for extra flexibility. If not, a keyboard and mouse, Xbox controller or Cortana voice commands could work as well. Still, we won’t really know how Lenovo's take on a Microsoft Mixed Reality is really positioned from a value and feature standpoint before other partner offers start saturating the market. It's a leap of faith for sure, but then again, so is the entire concept of doing productivity tasks in VR at his point, so early enthusiast adopters only.

Lenovo Home Assistant

IoT is clearly on an upward spiral with no end in sight. Navigating the constantly shifting and branching field can be a daunting task. But even in this fragmented market chaos, certain trends have started to emerge. For one, it is becoming increasingly clear that most of the industry loves Amazon's Alexa platform, both for her smarts and vast device compatibility skills roster.
In keeping wit this trend, Lenovo just unveiled its Home Assistant - yet another Alexa-powered, home assistant type device with a twist of its own. Lenovo's angle seems to stem from practicality, mostly, in the sense that the Home Assistant is intended to work together with a recent Lenovo tablet. The officially supported list includes the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus.
The idea is you grab one of these tablets and slot it into the deice using a side-mounted, conveniently height-adjustable USB Type-C port. That in turn, boots up an app on the tablet, with a custom Alexa GUI. Basically, a take on the Echo Show form-factor, but with a potential usability twist. Lenovo envisions you the Home Assistant as the perfect place to leave your tablet and have it do something other than idle on a table.
We definitely see the angle, but the convenience argument drops quite a bit when you consider the specific tablet ownership requirement and the fact that the Assistant can't function independently without it. Quite the bummer, if you ask us.
As far as technical specifics go, the device has 2 microphones of its own, sensitive enough to pick up your voice and the "Alexa" trigger word at a distance. It also houses a pair of 3W speakers and naturally, the Type-C port has power pass-through to charge the tablet. Lenovo also put some effort into crafting its custom Alexa GUI, which is not as full-featured as Amazon's app, but seems to handle music playback and playlists a bit better.
We can sort of see this home multimedia angle working for the device, along with is reasonable $69.99 price tag. You can expect it to hit shores in October this year.

Lenovo Explorer

If home audio solutions are not multimedia-rich enough for your taste, meet the Lenovo Explorer. It is the company's take on a Windows 10 AR or mixed-reality headset. This, in itself, describes the rather compact (by comparison) wearable. But, if you are not familiar with Microsoft's ongoing Augmented/Virtual reality plans, they basically boil down to an ongoing effort to present and popularize the technology in a more universal, PC productivity way. The Windows 10 Fall Creator's update is currently at the heart of it all, along with a growing number of apps and productivity tools, beyond the traditional gaming experiences VR is currently known for.
The Lenovo Explorer itself seems to be based on Microsoft's reference hardware design. There are two 2.89", 1,440 x 1,440 pixel displays inside the headset, providing a nice 110 degree field of view. There are also a slew of sensors, including a gyroscope, accelerometer, P sensor and magnetometer, so that the device can be spatially aware. What really differentiates the Explorer from a VR headset are the pair of motion tracking cameras on in front side. These feed its images from the user's surroundings, as well as additional spacial information, without any room sensors or markers.
Lenovo Explorer Lenovo Explorer Lenovo Explorer
Lenovo Explorer
This is the kind of technology that enables Microsoft's current take on AR - a room populated with floating apps and multimedia content on top. Content is still pretty scarce, but you get the idea. Windows 10 users can currently to enjoy about 15 Oculus and VIVE titles for Windows Mixed Reality at launch, using the Lenovo Explorer. Microsoft will also provide versions of its Word, Excel and Skype productivity offers.
The Explorer is expected to go on sale in October 2017 for $349.99, or $449.99, if you want a pair of Lenovo's wand-style motion controllers for extra flexibility. If not, a keyboard and mouse, Xbox controller or Cortana voice commands could work as well. Still, we won’t really know how Lenovo's take on a Microsoft Mixed Reality is really positioned from a value and feature standpoint before other partner offers start saturating the market. It's a leap of faith for sure, but then again, so is the entire concept of doing productivity tasks in VR at his point, so early enthusiast adopters only.

Samsung Galaxy S9 debut in January

These days we're witnessing the proverbial calm before the storm in the mobile world, with the storm in this case being the iPhone 8 that Apple will unveil at its event on September 12. The tenth anniversary iPhone has the potential to once again shake up the space, despite its rumored hefty price tag.
And Samsung knows this. As it should, being Apple's No.1 competitor in high-end smartphones (in terms of sales). Now a new report from the company's home of South Korea claims the iPhone 8 is actually influencing Samsung's development schedule for the Galaxy S9.
The S8 duo was announced in late March, going on sale around three weeks later. But if you expect similar dates to be valid for the S9 next year, you'd apparently be wrong. Instead, Samsung may unveil the S9 as soon as late January, with global sales starting in mid-February.
Samsung Galaxy S8 If this pans out, it means the S9 would be on the market more than two months earlier than its predecessor. The reason for this has to do with Samsung creating a strategy to defend its flagship line's sales against the iPhone 8, which is sure to suck all the air out of the mobile world in late 2017 and early 2018.
The speculation regarding Samsung's schedule for launching the S9 is based on the fact that Samsung Display will start to ship OLED panels for the phone in November. That's two months earlier than when the same thing happened for the S8, back in January of this year. Display panels are usually shipped before other parts such as camera modules and cases apparently. After the panel shipments, it takes about two to three months for the handset's entire assembly to take place.
The S9 should retain the elongated screen form factor of its predecessor, but sport Qualcomm's next-gen high-end chipset (for some markets), which may be called Snapdragon 845. It could also adopt a dual rear camera setup similar to the one employed by the Galaxy Note8 (as well as the iPhone 8).
These days we're witnessing the proverbial calm before the storm in the mobile world, with the storm in this case being the iPhone 8 that Apple will unveil at its event on September 12. The tenth anniversary iPhone has the potential to once again shake up the space, despite its rumored hefty price tag.
And Samsung knows this. As it should, being Apple's No.1 competitor in high-end smartphones (in terms of sales). Now a new report from the company's home of South Korea claims the iPhone 8 is actually influencing Samsung's development schedule for the Galaxy S9.
The S8 duo was announced in late March, going on sale around three weeks later. But if you expect similar dates to be valid for the S9 next year, you'd apparently be wrong. Instead, Samsung may unveil the S9 as soon as late January, with global sales starting in mid-February.
Samsung Galaxy S8 If this pans out, it means the S9 would be on the market more than two months earlier than its predecessor. The reason for this has to do with Samsung creating a strategy to defend its flagship line's sales against the iPhone 8, which is sure to suck all the air out of the mobile world in late 2017 and early 2018.
The speculation regarding Samsung's schedule for launching the S9 is based on the fact that Samsung Display will start to ship OLED panels for the phone in November. That's two months earlier than when the same thing happened for the S8, back in January of this year. Display panels are usually shipped before other parts such as camera modules and cases apparently. After the panel shipments, it takes about two to three months for the handset's entire assembly to take place.
The S9 should retain the elongated screen form factor of its predecessor, but sport Qualcomm's next-gen high-end chipset (for some markets), which may be called Snapdragon 845. It could also adopt a dual rear camera setup similar to the one employed by the Galaxy Note8 (as well as the iPhone 8).

Acer Liquid Z6 Max appears with a 4,670 mAh battery and a 5.5-inch display

Acer has held a ceremony in its home country of Taiwan to celebrate the closing of the 2017 Taiwan Universiade Games. The ceremony was held to honor those who participated in the games where the General Manager of Acer Taiwan presented 380 special-edition Acer Liquid Z6 Max smartphones to those who participated in the presence of Su Liqiong (Secretary of the Taipei Municipal Government) and Li Weibin (Director of Taipei Municipal Govt. Information Bureau).
Source: China Times The kicker here is that we’ve not heard of such a smartphone before. We’ve heard of the Liquid Z6 and the Z6 Plus, but the phone pictured below is a variant of the Liquid Z6 with a much larger battery.
The Acer Liquid Z6 Max’s leading feature is the large 4,670 mAh battery. There’s also an unmentioned octa-core CPU which we are assuming is a MediaTek model. There are also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The display is of the commoditized 5.5/1080p variety. Conflicting translations say there is either a 13MP or 16MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0. There are also capacitive keys and a fingerprint scanner.
Acer prices this device at 9,900 TWD (330 USD) which is quite high for such a smartphone. This leads us to believe these special edition smartphones might feature real gold parts or accents on the phone’s body. Again, the post was translated from Mandarin so that part isn’t entirely clear.
The phone also features the Universiade cartoon bear on the back with the Games’ logo.
Acer has held a ceremony in its home country of Taiwan to celebrate the closing of the 2017 Taiwan Universiade Games. The ceremony was held to honor those who participated in the games where the General Manager of Acer Taiwan presented 380 special-edition Acer Liquid Z6 Max smartphones to those who participated in the presence of Su Liqiong (Secretary of the Taipei Municipal Government) and Li Weibin (Director of Taipei Municipal Govt. Information Bureau).
Source: China Times The kicker here is that we’ve not heard of such a smartphone before. We’ve heard of the Liquid Z6 and the Z6 Plus, but the phone pictured below is a variant of the Liquid Z6 with a much larger battery.
The Acer Liquid Z6 Max’s leading feature is the large 4,670 mAh battery. There’s also an unmentioned octa-core CPU which we are assuming is a MediaTek model. There are also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The display is of the commoditized 5.5/1080p variety. Conflicting translations say there is either a 13MP or 16MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0. There are also capacitive keys and a fingerprint scanner.
Acer prices this device at 9,900 TWD (330 USD) which is quite high for such a smartphone. This leads us to believe these special edition smartphones might feature real gold parts or accents on the phone’s body. Again, the post was translated from Mandarin so that part isn’t entirely clear.
The phone also features the Universiade cartoon bear on the back with the Games’ logo.

You can no longer switch BBM from Android to BlackBerry legacy devices

Users over at CrackBerry’s forums have been reporting that they’ve been unable to switch their BBM account back to BlackBerry’s legacy devices running BlackBerry’s operating systems. Users have experienced a server issue that does not let you access contacts, groups, and channels after performing the switch back to a BlackBerry OS device.
You can still hop around between BlackBerry OS devices, but if you move from a BlackBerry device to an Android-powered BlackBerry (or otherwise), iOS, or Windows device, you will not be able to successfully access BBM on a legacy BlackBerry device.
”We have recently completed changes that prevent users from switching their accounts from an Android, iOS, or Microsoft device to a BlackBerry 10 or BlackBerry OS device. Also, in addition, BBM Enterprise users will no longer be able to switch their BBM Enterprise account to a BBM consumer account on an Android, iOS, or Microsoft device.” - BBM Product Management.
According to CrackBerry the issue of BBM getting “stuck” on newer platforms arises from BlackBerry handing over the consumer BBM service to Emtek. So if you still have BBM on a legacy BlackBerry, it’s recommended that you don’t move your BBM account, but rather create a new one when switching to the newer platforms and leave your original account on the BlackBerry handset.
Users over at CrackBerry’s forums have been reporting that they’ve been unable to switch their BBM account back to BlackBerry’s legacy devices running BlackBerry’s operating systems. Users have experienced a server issue that does not let you access contacts, groups, and channels after performing the switch back to a BlackBerry OS device.
You can still hop around between BlackBerry OS devices, but if you move from a BlackBerry device to an Android-powered BlackBerry (or otherwise), iOS, or Windows device, you will not be able to successfully access BBM on a legacy BlackBerry device.
”We have recently completed changes that prevent users from switching their accounts from an Android, iOS, or Microsoft device to a BlackBerry 10 or BlackBerry OS device. Also, in addition, BBM Enterprise users will no longer be able to switch their BBM Enterprise account to a BBM consumer account on an Android, iOS, or Microsoft device.” - BBM Product Management.
According to CrackBerry the issue of BBM getting “stuck” on newer platforms arises from BlackBerry handing over the consumer BBM service to Emtek. So if you still have BBM on a legacy BlackBerry, it’s recommended that you don’t move your BBM account, but rather create a new one when switching to the newer platforms and leave your original account on the BlackBerry handset.

Pre-orders for Blackberry Keyone Black Edition are now live in UK

The BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black variant was launched earlier last month, and since then, it has only been available in India. Yesterday, at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin, the company made it official for global markets as well.
The UK was in the first list of countries where BlackBerry said the model will be available later this year. And it turns out that pre-orders for the device have already gone live in the country.
Retailer Carphone Warehouse has the device listed on its website for £549, which currently translates into around $710. The listing reveals pre-orders will begin shipping September 13 onwards.
To refresh, apart from the difference in color, the black edition Keyone differs from the standard model in terms of memory configuration - it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black variant was launched earlier last month, and since then, it has only been available in India. Yesterday, at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin, the company made it official for global markets as well.
The UK was in the first list of countries where BlackBerry said the model will be available later this year. And it turns out that pre-orders for the device have already gone live in the country.
Retailer Carphone Warehouse has the device listed on its website for £549, which currently translates into around $710. The listing reveals pre-orders will begin shipping September 13 onwards.
To refresh, apart from the difference in color, the black edition Keyone differs from the standard model in terms of memory configuration - it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, washing machines and other home appliances

Sony has announced a new wireless speaker that features Google Assistant. Dubbed LF-S50G, the device will be available for purchase sometime in the month of October. It'll set you back $200. Google is also at IFA 2017 and is announcing an updated presence of its Google Assistant. The voice service is arriving at speakers, washing machines, dryers, and vacuums. First devices and appliances are going to come “later this year” so you can finally say “Ok Google, wash my clothes.” Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, washing machines and other home appliances Panasonic GA10 Google Assistant is very useful for asking questions, keeping schedules and controlling your smart home. The AI voice service is already available on Google Home but is also arriving at Zolo Mojo by Anker, Mobvoi’s TicHome Mini and the GA10 by Panasonic. The list should get longer as Google announces more devices along the week. LG is going to be the first home appliance manufacturer that is going to introduce washers, dryers, and vacuums that can be controlled from a device with the Assistant, be it a smartphone or a speaker. Commands like “Ok Google, start vacuuming” and “Ok Google, are my clothes clean?” should become a routine if you are ready for a Jetsons-like reality. Google also reminded that the Assistant already works fine and dandy with home automation makers like Honeywell, Netatmo, TP-Link, and Wemo. With them, you can set the sprinkler, turn on the slow cooker or dim the lights, because the future is now.
Sony has announced a new wireless speaker that features Google Assistant. Dubbed LF-S50G, the device will be available for purchase sometime in the month of October. It'll set you back $200. Google is also at IFA 2017 and is announcing an updated presence of its Google Assistant. The voice service is arriving at speakers, washing machines, dryers, and vacuums. First devices and appliances are going to come “later this year” so you can finally say “Ok Google, wash my clothes.” Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, washing machines and other home appliances Panasonic GA10 Google Assistant is very useful for asking questions, keeping schedules and controlling your smart home. The AI voice service is already available on Google Home but is also arriving at Zolo Mojo by Anker, Mobvoi’s TicHome Mini and the GA10 by Panasonic. The list should get longer as Google announces more devices along the week. LG is going to be the first home appliance manufacturer that is going to introduce washers, dryers, and vacuums that can be controlled from a device with the Assistant, be it a smartphone or a speaker. Commands like “Ok Google, start vacuuming” and “Ok Google, are my clothes clean?” should become a routine if you are ready for a Jetsons-like reality. Google also reminded that the Assistant already works fine and dandy with home automation makers like Honeywell, Netatmo, TP-Link, and Wemo. With them, you can set the sprinkler, turn on the slow cooker or dim the lights, because the future is now.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) now available in US

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) - which was launched back in January this year, and is already available in Europe and parts of Asia - has now arrived in the US. Retailer B&H is selling the phone in the country for $330.
The model listed on the retailer's website is a gold-colored, dual-SIM one. Other colors like black and blue are currently listed as 'coming soon.' While the phone launched with Marshmallow on board, a recent update bumped the OS to Nougat.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) - which was launched back in January this year, and is already available in Europe and parts of Asia - has now arrived in the US. Retailer B&H is selling the phone in the country for $330.
The model listed on the retailer's website is a gold-colored, dual-SIM one. Other colors like black and blue are currently listed as 'coming soon.' While the phone launched with Marshmallow on board, a recent update bumped the OS to Nougat.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 front panel leaks

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is arriving in 10 days but not much is left to the imagination. The phone is expected to have even thinner bezels than the original Mi Mix and the latest leak from Weibo, if real, confirms this assumption.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 front panel leaks Some sources suggest the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 might come with 6” screen which is smaller than the 6.4” display the first iteration had. The user interface will be MIUI 9, based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and will support 3D facial recognition.
GearBest already leaked some specs of the Mi Mix 2. It could arrive with Snapdragon 835 chipset, three memory combos, including 256 GB of storage and a 4,500 mAh battery. The official announcement of the device is on September 11 when the veil will be lifted and we will know more about the upcoming phablet.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is arriving in 10 days but not much is left to the imagination. The phone is expected to have even thinner bezels than the original Mi Mix and the latest leak from Weibo, if real, confirms this assumption.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 front panel leaks Some sources suggest the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 might come with 6” screen which is smaller than the 6.4” display the first iteration had. The user interface will be MIUI 9, based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and will support 3D facial recognition.
GearBest already leaked some specs of the Mi Mix 2. It could arrive with Snapdragon 835 chipset, three memory combos, including 256 GB of storage and a 4,500 mAh battery. The official announcement of the device is on September 11 when the veil will be lifted and we will know more about the upcoming phablet.