The latest Snapdragon powerhouse, the Snapdragon 845 chipset was launched back in December 2017. The SD 845 was expected to be the first chipset built on the 7nm process, however, it stuck on to the 10nm process of its predecessor, the Snapdragon 835.
There are no devices available as of now that is powered by the SD 845, however, that will soon change as the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is expected to be powered by this chipset.
Recently, we got some benchmark insight onto the SD 845 on AnTuTu when the Mi Mix 2S was listed and the details showed that the Snapdragon 845 is over 50% faster than the SD 835 featured on the Xiaomi Mi6. The Snapdragon 845 did not only do well in CPU performance but also excelled the SD 835 in terms of UX and GPU performances.
Thanks to a new leaked banner for the Mi Mix 2S, we now know that the Snapdragon 845 is not going to be the only highlight of the device.
A glance at the leaked banner image will indicate that the device will feature a fresh “bezel-less” display look with no top-notch and only a tiny spot at the top right corner for the front-facing camera. Reportedly, this look will be called “Full-Screen design 3.0”.
Leaked specs sheet of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S indicate a ceramic unibody design, 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 chipset, 5.99-inch display, under-display fingerprint scanner, 256GB inbuilt storage, 8GB DDR4X RAM, 12MP dual-camera setup in the rear with optical zoom and support for global 4G LTE bands.
The Mi MIX 2S will also have inbuilt AI features that will let the device perform functions like facial recognition similar to the way its done on the Apple iPhone X.
As to when the Mi MIX 2S will be launched, as Xiaomi has reportedly withdrawn from launching the 2018 flagship Mi 7 at MWC 2018, it is very likely that we might end up seeing the MI MIX 2S be announced in a few weeks at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.