03 October 2017
Finally, the wait is over as the Chinese giant manufacturer announced their latest bezel-less flagship Mi Mix second gen smartphone. As expected the latest flagship is featuring more thinner bezels as opposed to the predecessor. The new Mi Mix 2 featuring a higher screen-to-body ratio than original Mi Mix. The device is designed by French designer Philippe Starck, for those who are unaware the original variant was also designed by him.
The Mi Mix 2 is featuring a metal chassis with ceramic rear body. There is a top of the line special edition variant with 8GB RAM, Also this variant has unibody ceramic design. The special edition rear camera and fingerprint scanner rings are gold plated to make it more premium.
The Mi Mix 2 sports a 5.9-inches Full HD+ IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 2:1. That's why the Mi Mix is taller than wider. It will be the second smartphone in the market with 2:1 aspect ratio after the LG G6. Like the original variant, the Mi Mix 2 is announced in four variants. All standard variants have 6GB RAM with 64/128 and 256GB RAM.
The Special Edition variant has 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. The rear primary sensor is Sony's 12MP IMX386 sensor whereas the front facing selfie camera is the 5MP module. The Qualcomm's latest Octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC is powering the device with Adreno 540 on board as GPU. A non-removable 3,400mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on and also for fast charging it supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0.
As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Nougat with the company's custom MIUI 9 layer over it. Unfortunately the device lacks 3.5mm headphone jack but instead, the device will be shipped with a USB Type-C dongle. Like latest flagships, it comes with Bluetooth 5.0. The standard variant dimensions are 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm and it weighs 185g whereas the top of the line Special Edition variant measurements 150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7mm. It is slightly heavier at 187g as opposed to the standard variant.
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|Specs||Xiaomi Mi Mix 2|
|Screen resolution||2160 x 1080 pixels|
|Chipset||Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No|
|OS||Android Nougat with MIUI 9 layer over|
As far as pricing is a concern the Mi Mix 2 base variant with 64GB storage will be available for CNY 3,299 in China which is $505 at the current currency exchange rate. The 128GB variant will be available for CNY 3,599 which is $555 for international customers. The 6GB RAM variant with 256GB storage will cost CNY 3,999 in China ($615). The Special edition variant with 8GB RAM and unibody ceramic body can be purchased for 4,699 CNY.As the device is extremely slippery, Xiaomi is providing the case to avoid damage in accidental drops free of cost with the package.