Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S to feature Snapdragon 845 chipset

(Facebook/XiaomiItaliaCommunity)Xiaomi's Mi Mix S2 may be the first smartphone to feature a new chipset from Qualcomm.

Xiaomi is looking to get busy with its lineup of devices slated for release this year, and one of its offerings will reportedly feature a chipset that can be found in no other smartphone to date.

According to a report from GSMArena, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is set to launch the Mi Mix S2, which will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Interestingly, the chipset will likely be used by most of the high-end flagship smartphones scheduled for release this year. If the Mi Mix S2 should push through with the chipset, it will be the first smartphone in the market to sport the Snapdragon 845, the report noted.

Furthermore, the report also said that there are also rumors that Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Mi Mix S2 right before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this February.

When it comes to the smartphone's specs, TimesNowNews noted that the Mi Mix S2 may feature an updated version of the Sony IMX 363 camera sensor with dual-pixel autofocus technology, which allows users to take better pictures in low-light conditions. It will likely retain its bezel-less setup and may not divert away from the general look of its predecessor, the Mi Mix 2.

As for the price, the device will cost around the Rs. 40,000 mark in China, the report added. Meanwhile, Xiaomi earlier this week released the Redmi 5 4GB RAM variant in China. Gadgets360 reported that the device was listed on Xiaomi's online store, marking the third official iteration of the Redmi 5. The two earlier versions feature 2GB and 3GB RAM options, respectively.

The latest version of the Redmi 5 is priced at 1,099 Yuan and comes in three different colors: black, gold, and rose gold. As for the other specs, the device still retains the features of the first two models like the one that has a 5.7-inch HD+ screen with a 1440 x 720-pixel resolution, and a bezel-less screen, with an aspect ratio of 18:9.