Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 officially announced

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Xiaomi has launched its successor to the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2, sporting a 5.99-inch display, an 18:9 screen body ratio, and a 12% smaller chin compared to its predecessor. Xiaomi shocked the world when it first introduced the nearly-bezel-less Mi Mix back in October of 2016, and since then, the design has absolutely taken the world by storm. Many flagships released in 2017have sported a new streamlined design language with minimal bezels and a slimmer footprint, and it’s become evident that the industry is shifting towards all screen, all the time like the infinity display on Samsung and near bezel less design by LG

It’s been almost a full year since Xiaomi announced their phone though, and they’re ready to take the next step in the battle for smartphone design domination. With so many other competitors on the market stealing their limelight, can the Mi Mix 2 line retain its lead in the design innovation department? We’ll leave that for you to decide, so here’s everything you need to know about the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.


Key specs


The Mix 2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, putting it up on par with many of the other flagships currently on the market today. It sports 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and storage options of 64, 128 and 256 GB. With a well-sized battery of 3,400 mAh, we’re thinking this thing should be able to last you quite a bit more than a solid work day. And with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology built right in, you’ll be able to juice up in no time.

There is a fingerprint scanner in the same location as last year, encased into the back of the device, but sadly we won’t be getting a headphone jack this time around. Xiaomi is introducing Bluetooth 5.0 into this model, however, so you should get the best wireless audio experience available today. If you want to go wired, there is a USB Type-C port in the bottom of the device so you can use that for charging or wired audio.


Camera

The rear camera sports a 12 MP sensor, down from the 16 MP in the original Mix, but utilizes large 1.25μm pixels to capture more light. There is also 4-axis optical image stabilization in this camera, meaning you should be able to get clear photos and nice stable video. With a 5-piece f/2.0 aperture lens, you’ll also be able to get some nice depth of field out of this camera, though rivals like the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 offer better specs in this area. And though the bezels on the device are very fashionable, the Mi Mix 2 bucks the 2017 trend with only one lens on the back of the device. Still, it can record 4K at 30 fps and 720p at 120 fps.


UI

Xiaomi is using MIUI 9 for this device, which just entered its third round of open beta. This is quite similar to the old OS but with a variety of new features and optimizations, so you’ll be getting the latest the company has to offer on the software front. MIUI 9 offers features like multi-window and quick reply and is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Though no news of an Android 8.0 Oreo update has been announced, be sure to check back to see if the company decides to update the device in the future.


Price

It comes with three prices based on its storage:

CNY3,299 (~Php25,758.41) – 6GB RAM+ 64GB internal storage
CNY3,599 (~Php28,100.79) – 6GB RAM+ 128GB internal storage
CNY3,999 (~Php31,223.97) – 6GB RAM+ 256GB internal storage

Availability is yet to be announced.

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