Images of new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 gets leaked; device to feature seventh-generation CPU and fingerprint scanner?

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A promotional image of the 6th Gen Mi Notebook Air laptop. (Mi.com)

As Xiaomi continues to establish itself as a cheaper alternative to ultralight laptops, images of the second generation Mi Notebook Air apparently leaked over the weekend.

According to a report from GizmoChina, the leaked image was spotted on the website of Jindong Mall. Despite sporting the same size at 13.3 inches and exterior look, the updated Mi Notebook Air offers new features inside. The image shows that the touchpad is now different. It now has an alleged fingerprint scanner placed on the top right-hand corner.

Moreover, the old sixth-generation Core-i5 processor is now replaced with a seventh-generation Core i5-7200U. The new CPU reportedly clocks in at a 3.1GHz maximum speed. Meanwhile, the RAM is still pegged at 8 GB with the same storage of 256 GB. Also, the graphics card is now more powerful. It now comes with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 instead of the old GTX 940MX.

The new and improved Mi Notebook will be available this week with a price tag of $805. Another model with a smaller 128 GB storage will roll out for $735.

Meanwhile, GSM Arena reported that the laptops will also feature a 2x Type A USB 3.0 (2.5 GB/s). In addition, it will also showcase Bluetooth 4.0, a 1 x USB-C (5GB/s), and a full-sized HDMI. It will also run with a 4-cell battery with Type-C fast charge support.

In other Xiaomi-related news, concept renders for the company’s Mi Mix 2 also leaked. A report from Gizbot said that three concept renders of the new smartphone surfaced online. The images featured a curved display with minimum bezels along the sides. The bezel on top also features spots for a selfie camera and an earpiece.

Should it be confirmed that the images are of the final version of the smartphone, it can be said that Xiaomi is taking the trail opened by Samsung. Samsung spearheaded the use of a curved display, coupled to a bezel-less display for their flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8.