Xiaomi released latest flagship smartphone at a launch event held in China the other day. New device is the successor to the Mi Mix. Last year’s model impressed both critics and general public alike due to its slick design, specs and affordable price. In fact, the Mi Mix won the IDEA Gold award. Can this year’s device manage to achieve the same level of recognition? Judging from the specs, design and price it can be said that the Mi Mix 2 is well on track to get the same level of popularity as the last year’s smartphone. Xiaomi also unveiled a new Mi Note 3 phablet along with the Mi Mix 2.
Mi Mix 2 Design & Display
Just before the launch of the Mi Mix 2, a source reported that someone leaked an image of the upcoming device on the internet that depicts size comparison with the last year’s variant, shown in the image below. As you can see, this year’s Mi Mix 2 is placed alongside the last year’s Mi Mix and the difference in size in remarkable. The first Mi Mix phone was 6.4 inches. The Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99 inches dual-curved AMOLED 2K display. The leaked image shows despite almost identical screen sizes of the two models this year’s device is way more compact than the original Mi Mix smartphone.
Mi Mix 2, seems to have been trimmed from top to bottom and side bezels. Bottom bezel appears smaller than the one on the last year’s device. Aspect ratio has been kept at the same 18:9 level in the new Mi Mix 2 as in the previous Mi Mix smartphone. The aspect ratio of Mi Mix 2 is smaller than that those on Galaxy S8 and LG G6.
Mi Mix 2 Camera
Camera on the Mi Mix 2 is situated at the same position as on the last year’s Mi Mix. Device’s body is made up of ultra slim Aluminium chassis that gives it almost 2.5% thinner footprint compared to the predecessor. Xiaomi’s official camera specs were shown at the keynote presentation last night and you can see them in this image below.
Main camera sports the same optical lens as on the Xiaomi Mi 6. The Mi Mix 3 primary camera is of 12MP with Sony IMX 836 sensor.
Mi Mix 2 Processor & Memory
Under the hood, this year’s high-end model is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 CPU. A 6GB of RAM is enough to handle the all sorts of graphics intensive apps and games without slowing down the performance levels. Mi Mix 2 is available in three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Moreover, the company has also released a special edition Mi Mix 2 phone featuring 8GB RAM with a unibody design in ceramic color.
Mix Mix 2 Band Support
The device works with all 43 available bands, this means you can carry it around anywhere in the world without worrying about connectivity issues. Improved audio recording and speakers give this year’s models an edge over its predecessor.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Specifications Summary
- Display: 5.99-inch FHD
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- RAM: 6GB | 8GB on special edition variant
- Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Firmware: Android Nougat
- Primary Camera: 12MP with IMX386 Anti Shake Optical Lens Technology
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Colors: Black, White (ceramic)
- Fingerprint Sensor: YES
- Network Support: 4G, 4G LTE, VoLTE
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Price
According to a source, Here is the list of Mi Mix 2 prices based on RAM and internal storage available:
- Base Model: 3299 Yuan in China (6GB RAM + 64GB Memory)
- Mid-Tier Model: 3599 Yuan (6GB RAM + 128GB Memory)
- High-End Model: 3999 Yuan (6GB RAM + 256GB Memory)
- Special Edition Model: 4699 Yuan (8GB RAM + 128GB Memory)
Similarly, Xiaomi Mi Note 3 comes in three variants. RAM configuration on the Mi Note 3 is unknown at the moment, but the price starts from 2499 Yuan for the base model, 2899 Yuan for the mid-range model, and 2999 Yuan for the high-end model of the Mi Note 3.