While Xiaomi had made a beautiful smartphone last year with the bezel-less display, the Mi Mix, there were a lot of expectations with the successor that is now official – the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2! Along with that was also the Mi Notebook Pro launched with a newer cooling solution and the Core i7 processor, and the Mi Note 3 is also made official.
As for the display to begin with, it is a 5.9-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display with the resolution of 2160 x 1080 (403ppi) pixels. Looks quite common with that aspect ratio, right? There’s more to it. This is actually a true bezel-less phone from the company that boasts a beautiful design and that front has only the bottom chin while only a thin line goes across the other three sides, giving a maximum area to the display. Jointly designed with world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, Mi MIX 2 has a ceramic back, which features a four-sided curved design that transitions smoothly into the aluminum frame.
Internally, the Mi Mix 2 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and along with that is 6GB of RAM and a special edition with the ceramic unibody design has 8GB of RAM. There are three variants having storage options of 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 flash storage and the special edition has 128GB storage. This time, the company has made it clear that the cameras do matter and thus the Mi Mix 2 has a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX 386 sensor with F/2.0 aperture and the four-axis OIS, two tone flash and Phase detection autofocus. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera towards the bottom.
Xiaomi also boasted of having a wide network support with 43 bands supported. The smartphone has a 3400 mAh battery and there is Quick Charge 3.0 support with the USB Type-C connectivity. There is a Dual SIM support with the dual-nano SIM slot and the Mi Mix 2 has a fingerprint sensor on the back. The dimensions are 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm and the device weighs 185 grams. The special edition does differ with the dimensions at 150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7mm and it weighs 187 grams.
Lei Jun, CEO and co-founder of Xiaomi, said: “Mi MIX gave everyone a glimpse of what the phone of the future would look like. We made a concept phone that defied everyone’s expectations about smartphone design, and it has pioneered the trend of full screen display smartphones. With Mi MIX 2, the future is now here. It has evolved from a design and technology test-bed into a user-friendly phone catered to a wider consumer group than ever before, while still evoking the wow factor.”
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Pricing
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage: RMB 3299 (about Rs. 32000)
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: RMB 3599 (about Rs. 35000)
- 6GB RAM + 256GB storage: RMB 3999 (about Rs. 39000)
- Special edition 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: RMB 4699 (about Rs. 46000)
Good news for the Indian fans is that the phone is soon getting launched in India.