Xiaomi was one of the first OEM’s to jump into the bezel-less bandwagon. The Mi Mix was initially showcased as a concept device and soon Xiaomi released the same in China. Today Xiaomi has launched the much awaited Mi Mix 2 at an event in Beijing. The new device carries over some of the features from its predecessor and also offers a couple of new features as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes equipped with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display and the device now offers 18:9 aspect ratio as opposed to the 17:7 offered by the Mi Mix. On a related note the 18:9 aspect ration has now become quite popular with Samsung, LG and other OEM’s using it on their smartphones. In all likelihood, the new aspect ratio might also help achieve better ergonomics. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM. The storage options for the Mi Mix 2 include 64GB/128GB/256GB.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 runs on Android 7.1 flavored with the MIUI 9. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear and the Mi Mix comes with a Type-C port. Xiaomi claims that the fingerprint is the fastest in the industry. The design has been the forte of the Mi Mix and the Mix 2 is no different. The front chin of the phone is apparently 12-percent smaller and the device sports a sound guided speaker and Ultrasonic proximity sensor. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is made out of four-sided curved ceramic body built on a Series-7 aluminum alloy frame.
On the audio front, Xiaomi has improved the cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology and has also included a 50mW power speaker along with a guiding tube. As far as the camera is concerned, Mi Mix 2 comes equipped with a 12-Megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor primary camera that is capable of 4K video recording and is accompanied by a dual-LED flash. Furthermore, the camera also offers 4-axis optical stabilization.
The company also claims that the MIUI 9 has been optimised to take advantage of the Mi Mix 2 hardware. All the MIUI 9 features like the active noise cancellation, GPS, and the GLONASS support are included on the device. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with Global LTE and will support 6 modes and 43 bands.
The pricing for the Mi Mix 2 starts at RMB 3299 ($506/Rs 32,346) for the 6GB/64GB, RMB 3,599 ($552/Rs 35,288) for the 6GB/128GB and RMB 3999 ($613/Rs 39,210) for the 6GB/256GB variant. The Mi Mix 2 will be available starting from 15 of September. In the meanwhile, Xiaomi has also launched a Special Edition Mi Mix 2 that comes with a unibody ceramic body and will be available in November. The Mi Mix 2 Special Edition comes with an 8GB RAM as opposed to the 6GB. The Special Edition will, however, be available in only 8GB+128GB Edition and this retails at RMB 4699 ($ 721/Rs 46,073).