Keeping up with its tradition of blatantly copying Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has ripped off the iPhone X gestures for its forthcoming Mi Mix 2S flagship smartphone. After doing away with the home button like the iPhone X, the Chinese copycat has now added the same swipe up control gestures to the Mi Mix 2S as found in the iPhone X (via CultOfMac).
Featuring Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor, the iPhone X-inspired Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S sports an edge-to-edge display with a “notch” hosting the front camera, as well as two rear-facing cameras, which sit in the center of the phone, rather than the corner as found in the iPhone X. The notch on the device is also much smaller, and sits in the top right corner of the display. It also features a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display.
“The Mi Mix 2S is missing any kind of Home button like iPhone X, so Xiaomi has adopted the same gesture controls. The leaked video below demonstrates how a swipe from the bottom of the screen, followed by a short pause, can invoke the app switcher.
It seems the Mi Mix 2S isn’t quite as response as iPhone X with those swipe gestures. It doesn’t have a gesture indicator at the bottom of its display, either. However, this is a short video, so it would be unfair to form an opinion on it just yet.”
Check out the video clip below and tell us what you think: