Xiaomi just launched Mi MIX 2 in China, the company’s premium smartphone with almost a ‘bezel-less display’. Xiaomi has steered the industry to the trending bezel-less concept last year with the launch of Mi MIX, which was advertised as a “Concept Phone”. However, with a slight gap, all major smartphone makers have adopted this concept and pushed their high-end smartphones to market (at least with very minimal bezels). As a first comer, Xiaomi is continuing this trend with the launch of Mi MIX 2. The device has constructed one more time using Ceramic for extra rigidness. Unlike the previous model, Xiaomi has released a special version, which has got unibody Ceramic build. The company says it’s first in any smartphone. Catch specifications below.
The device sports a slightly smaller 5.99-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full Screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio as opposed to 6.4-inch Full HD display with 17:9 aspect ratio on Mi MIX. The MIX 2’s display boasts 1500:1 contrast ratio and also comes with 12% reduced chin size compared to its predecessor. Xiaomi has also worked with popular French designer Philippe Starck on the beautiful design of the Mi MIX 2 that is made from ultra slim 7-series aluminium alloy frame and four-sided curved ceramic body.
In addition, Mi MIX 2 sports hidden speakers and ultrasonic proximity sensor. The 50mW high power speaker on the MIX 2 using sound guided speaker design (sound resonates through the metal frame and is delivered through the screen). Unlike the Mi MIX, the successor uses a traditional earpiece instead of Cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology, which previously allowed Mi MIX users to listen to voice calls without the earpiece.
When it comes to the camera, the Mi MIX 2 is packing a 12-megapixel (f/2.0) rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording and a 5-megapixel front camera located at the bottom bezel. Additionally, the camera on the rear boasts 18K gold-plated decorative camera rim. There’s also a fingerprint reader on the back portion of the device, below the camera.
Inside the Mi MIX 2 lives an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor that’s paired with 6GB of RAM and 64/128/256GB of storage. In terms of connectivity, you have Dual SIM slots, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and USB Type-C. Powering this whole package is a 3400mAh battery with QC 3.0 support. On the software side, it’s running Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9.
On the positive side, the residents in the western countries should rejoice as Mi MIX 2 supports 43 bands out of the box, means it supports majority of US LTE bands, so residents in the US, Canada shouldn’t have too much of problem using their LTE at full speeds if they want to import the device from other countries. Yes, the availability seems to be limited and you will have to depend on the third party retailers to import one. However, Xiaomi promised to help for guys who really want to grab Mi MIX 2.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has been priced at 3299 yuan (for 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM), 3599 yuan (for 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM) and 3999 yuan (for 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM).
On the other hand, the Special Edition of Mi MIX 2 with a full ceramic body, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at 4699 yuan. It’ll be available in Black and White colour options.
Xiaomi also started teasing the launch of Mi MIX 2 in India which is the first MIX series phone launching outside the mainland China. While the company hasn’t been revealed the exact launch date for the Indian market but it is likely to take place around Diwali time.