Xiaomi announces the superior version of Mi Mix 2 yesterday through an event held in China. The major highlights of newly announced Mi Mix 2s happens to be the packing of dual cameras, wireless charging support, addition of AI features to the camera. Smartphone was launched as per the schedule in Chinese market going through a series of leaks and official teasing.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Features, Price and Availability
The newly launched Mi Mix 2S runs Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI 9 and support Dual SIMs. It sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 ppi density and 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution. However, company safely avoids the trending notch, which does not serve any functional purpose apart from housing sensors and front lens. Phone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU (clocked at 2.8GHz speed) and Adreno 630 GPU. Mix 2s comes in three storage variants of 6GB paired with 64GB and 128GB, another top end variant packs 8GB RAM clubbed with 256GB internal storage.
Talking about camera intels, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S packs a iPhone X-like vertical dual rear camera on the back side featuring double 12 mega-pixel image sensors. The first, 12 MP lens offers 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording while another 12MP rear camera comes with 46mm telephoto lens size, 1/3.4″ sensor size, f/2.4 aperture, 2X zoom. That does not end the story about snappers on the device as it has 5 mega-pixel selfie shooter on the front panel with support to real-time portraits and facial unlock feature. The front camera sits on the bottom right of the phone, as pointed by us. Company is repeatedly touting about AI camera features such dynamic Bokeh, dual-core PDAF, AI scene recognition identifying up to 206 scenes.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is charged up by a 3400mAh capacity battery with quick charge 3.0 technology and support for 7.5W Qi wireless charging. The fingerprint sensor is housing on the rear panel, ditching the rumour of in-display fingerprint sensor. It measures 150.86 × 74.9 x 8.1 mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at 189 gram.
Coming to the prices, 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage version bears a price tag of CNY 3,299 (approx. Rs.33,900), 6GB/128GB variant comes at a price of CNY 3,599 (approx. Rs.36,999) and the top end model with 8GB/256GB intels will cost CNY 3,999 (approx. Rs.40,900). Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s will be available in shades of Black and white. Handset is already open for pre-orders in China and first sale will begin from 3rd April, 2018.
Out of three models, only the top model of Mi Mix 2s will be bundled with wireless charger (that cost around Rs.999). There is no official confirmation regarding the India launch and pricing yet.