Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, the company’s new bezel-less display smartphone, has officially been released in Beijing, China. The Mi Mix 2 is the successor to the original Mi Mix smartphone, which Xiaomi had called a ‘concept phone’ at the time of its launch given the high screen-to-body ratio on the device. But since the Mi Mix, we’ve seen quite a few phones launch with the bezel-less display, including the Samsung Galaxy S8 series, LG G6. So what is new in the Mi Mix 2 and what will be the price of this phone? Here’s a look at some of the top features.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 specifications
In terms of basic specifications, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is an octa-core one and comes with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The 6GB RAM variant has three storage options: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. There’s also the Mi Mix 2 Special Edition with a ceramic unibody design and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
On the camera front, Mi Mix 2 doesn’t get a dual-rear camera as some might have excepted given a lot of smartphones are now following this trend. Xiaomi is sticking with a Sony IMX386 sensor on this, which is a 12MP one with 4-axis optical image stabilization. The 4-axis OIS is a feature that Xiaomi has introduced on its previous phones like Mi 5, Mi 6, etc. The front camera is at the bottom of the device just like it was with Mi Mix and this is a 5MP camera. Battery is 3400 mAh on the Mi Mix 2, which is much smaller compared to the 4400 mAh battery on the original smartphone. The fingerprint sensor is at the back. It runs Android Nougat 7.1.2 with MIUI 9 on top.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 be 11.9 percent smaller in the body compared to the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix, 2.5 percent thinner, and 11.5 percent lighter. It is also 7 percent smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. The regular edition of the smartphone will be available in a Black colour variant, which also features a Black lens coating for the front and rear camera, apart from an 18K gold plated camera ring on the rear camera. The smartphone features a frame built out of 7-Series aluminium, holding in the four-sided curved ceramic body. The Special Edition (seen below) features a complete ceramic body, and will be available in both Black and White colour variants.
Mi Mix 2 India launch, Price in India
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is first going on sale in China on September 15. Mi The starting price is RMB 3,299 which is around Rs 32,000 when converted for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at RMB 3,599, which comes to Rs 35,000 plus on conversion and the 256GB storage version with the same RAM will cost RMB 3,999, which is Rs 39,000 plus on conversion. Mi MIX 2 Special Edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at RMB 4699, which is Rs 45,000 plus on conversion.
Xiaomi has also said the phone will make “make its way to selected global markets at a later date.” Does this mean India could be on the list soon? Given that a flagship phone from Xiaomi is yet to make it to the Indian market for 2017, it would be interesting if Mi Mix 2 is the device that does launch. However, the company has not yet officially confirmed a launch date for the Mi Mix 2 in other markets, including India.
For now, Xiaomi is doing quite well in India in the mid-range, budget segment series with phones from Redmi series, and has also launched the new Mi A1 (Android One) phone in India first. The Mi 6 never made it to the market, so we’ll have to wait and see if Mi Mix 2 becomes the first flagship device for India. Xiaomi is also highlighting the phone can be used in global markets like the US thanks to support for various network bands.