The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is hitting the rumor mills of late tipping that its launch date could not be far away. We have already come across the codename Chiron and that it could mean the Mi Mix 2.
This codename has popped up once again fueling the speculations that the Mi Mix 2 might be launched soon. The codename Chiron has appeared on the Beijing Subway database. Notably, the Beijing Subway is a rapid transit rail network serving the urban and suburban regions in Beijing. It is the busiest subway in the world in terms of annual ridership and the weirdest place to reveal the Mi Mix 2 launch information.
The Chiron codename seems to have been leaked by the database of one of the companies that manage the Beijing Subway lines - Beijing MTR Corp. The company's database shows a list of mobile phone models accepted for the cardless payment via NFC. Along with Chiron, other Xiaomi smartphone models such as Mi Note, Mi Mix, Mi 5 and Mi 5S have also been listed.
Of course, there is no confirmation needed to let us know that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will feature NFC support as it is one of the premium models to be launched by the company.
Recently, what appears to be a render of the Mi Mix 2 was leaked online suggesting that the smartphone could have an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 95%. Also, the recent reports have pointed out that the Mi Mix 2 might be launched on September 12.
From the source code of the smartphone that was leaked online, the Mi Mix 2 with the codename Chiron is listed to feature a 6-inch JDI full-screen display and make use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The smartphone might arrive with a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor at its rear and a 5MP Omnivision OV5675 sensor at the front. The device is likely to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with MIUI 9 on top and arrive in two variants - 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. A 3400mAh battery seems to render enough power to the device.