When Apple introduced the iPhone X and took away the physical home button, it meant that iPhone users would have to learn how to use their phones again, where certain functions involving the home button would have to be relearnt through new swipes and gestures, which some reviews claim actually makes the phone feel more intuitive.
Now it looks like Xiaomi could be doing the same thing for their upcoming Mi Mix 2S. In a video leaked online and published onto YouTube by OnPhones, it shows the alleged Mi Mix 2S in action in a brief hands-on video. The video seemingly confirms the design rumors of the upcoming phone, and also shows off various gestures that users can use to interact with the phone.
For iPhone X users, some of these gestures might actually seem a bit familiar. We wouldn’t exactly say that Xiaomi “copied” Apple, since removing the home button also means that Xiaomi would need to find a new way for users to interact with the device, and for now these gestures seem like they would make the most sense.
Xiaomi is rumored to announce the Mi Mix 2S at MWC 2018 which is scheduled to take place next week. Whether or not they will remains to be seen, but in the meantime you can check out the video above to see the Mi Mix 2S in action.