What’s Common Between Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Oppo R15 & Huawei P20?

Since the launch of iPhone X, smartphone companies have copied Apple’s design language of an elongated display with a notch

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The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Has The Notch

Last year, dual-cameras and 18:9 widescreen displays took the forefront to rule the smartphone trends. But, Apple took the widescreen technology to the next level by launching the anniversary iPhone edition with a bezel-less edge-to-edge display. It had to cut a small notch at the top to accommodate its front camera and sensors. It soon caught the fancy of Android smartphone manufacturers.

After a series of iPhone X inspirations at the MWC 2018, and half a dozen coming up in the next few months, the notch seems to be the next big thing in the smartphone industry. Asus, Huawei, LG and now Oppo and Xiaomi. Google has even included the support for the notch in its developer preview of upcoming Android P.

Since the launch of iPhone X, smartphone companies have copied Apple’s design language of an elongated display with a notch. The new members of the list are Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S – Features & Specifications

The Mi MIX 2S was supposed to launch at the MWC, but Xiaomi postponed the release to March 27. The device has been leaked multiple times in the past few weeks. A leaked video has even revealed some key details of the upcoming Xiaomi flagship.

Apart from the renders, a video leaked on YouTube shows the notch at the top of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S which will accommodate the sensors and the camera. The Mi MIX 2’s front camera sat at the bottom edge of the smartphone. But the notch on the Mi MIX 2S is not as prominent as the others. Xiaomi has taken a different approach by pushing the notch and the camera to the top-right corner of the display.

Going by the previous leaks, the Mi MIX 2S will come with Qi standard wireless charging with ARCore support. The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone will sport a vertical dual rear camera setup with AI-powered features. It will sport a massive 4,400mAh battery with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Mi MIX 2S reportedly will be Xiaomi’s first handset to feature Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 845 processor.

Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition – Features & Specs

The leaks have confirmed that the upcoming Oppo smartphones – R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition will come with tall displays with a notch. Apart from this titbit about the display, other specifications were leaked too. With prolific leaks of both these smartphones, Oppo has now put up the specifications, along with their renders, officially on their website.

Oppo has now officially listed the R15 and the R15 Dream Mirror Edition specifications on its website and has also started the pre-registration process.

As the company is gearing up for the launch, the details were officially revealed on a Chinese social media site. The upcoming Oppo R15 duo will sport a horizontal dual camera setup the back along with the fingerprint scanner. Among the two phones, the Oppo R15 Dream Mirror will sport a 3D glass body with a unibody design.

Following the notch trend, both the Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror will come with an elongated 19:9 aspect ratio widescreen display with notches at the topside of the Super View 6.28-inch screen.

Apart from the tall display, the Oppo R15 duo will come with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, Android 8.1 Oreo with either Snapdragon 660 or MediaTek Helio P60 chipset and an AI-powered 20 megapixel front camera. Both the smartphones will sport a dual camera setup at the back.

The OPPO R15 is will come with a 16 megapixel and 5 megapixel dual rear camera setup and a 3365 mAh battery. However, the premium R15 Dream Mirror will include a 16 megapixel primary camera with a 12 megapixel secondary camera and 3300mAh battery. The company will probably launch the handsets towards the end of this month or in early April.

Apart from Mi MIX 2S, Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition, Huawei is also launching its much-anticipated Huawei P20 on March 27, reportedly with a similar iPhone X-like notch.

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