Xiaomi has sent out the invites for its recently launched flagship smartphone Mi Mix 2 in India. The company announced the Mix 2 a few weeks earlier in China has now finally all set to launch the smartphone in India.
The Mi Mix 2 is an upgraded variant of the last year launched Mi Mix and comes with a smaller 5.99-inch display offering an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 403ppi pixel density. The smartphone has a 12-percent thinner bottom bezel than its predecessor and uses a hidden sound-guided speaker along with an ultrasonic proximity sensor.
“The Mi Mix 2 is smaller, faster and practical”
While it’s been nearly a year since Xiaomi unveiled the next generation of smartphones, it feels like other manufacturers are following the trend in a similar manner, however delayed.
The Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99-inch display with 2160 x 1080 screen resolution build in a 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm aluminum alloy frame and ceramic back. The smartphone is equally premium like its predecessor and has a round edge design. It weighs 185grams and is nearly 20grams lighter than its predecessor.
Surprisingly the Mi Mix 2 is also smaller than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus which has a smaller 5.5-inch display.
“The Mi Mix 2 has an 18K Gold Camera Ring”
Xiaomi has installed the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset inside the smartphone coupled with as high as 8GB of RAM. The smartphone will be available in various screen sizes including 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
The Mi Mix 2 packs a 3400mAh battery which that we think may last the smartphone more than a day of use. And it also comes with the Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 technology that will charge the smartphone real fast.
The keys are on screen and the fingerprint scanner is placed at the back of the smartphone.
Xiaomi has reduced the megapixel count this time, however the camera comes with larger pixel size to deliver better picture quality. The rear camera is trimmed down to 12-megapixel Sony IMX-386 camera sensor now compared to the 16-megapixel sensor on the original Mi Mix. It uses 1.25μm pixels with 4-axis optical image stabilization to capture clearer and more stable videos. The camera has a 5-piece f/2.0 aperture which is made to capture bokeh photos. The camera can record 4K videos at 30fps, however still retains a single camera sensor.
The front camera lens is smaller at 5-megapixel and can record Full HD 1080p videos. The user can also live beautify while doing video chats on the go.
The Mi Mix 2 is the first smartphone to come with the MIUI 9 which recently received its third round of beta testing. The MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with no information coming for the Android 8.0 Oreo in near future.
The Mi Mix 2 Special Edition
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will also be available in a special edition variant featuring upto 8GB of RAM and a ceramic body compared to the Aluminium metal on the standard variant. The special variant is a mere 2grams heavier than the standard variant.
Apart from the inbuilt storage, there’s no option for the expandable storage on the Mi Mix 2 just like its predecessor.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS and USB Type-C.
The regular variant of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 measures 151.8×75.5×7.7mm, and weighs 185 grams.
While the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition measures 150.5×74.6×7.7mm and weighs 187 grams.
Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and ultrasonic proximity sensor.
As far as pricing is concerned, the Mi Mix 2 as been priced at CNY 3,299 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, CNY 3,599 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and CNY 3,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant. The prices of the entire variant come below of Rs.40000 in India rupee.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition on the other hand is priced at CNY 4,699 – it features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. And the price of special variant could launch at roughly Rs.46,000.