Xiaomi has unveiled the second generation of Mi Mix smartphone today at an event in China. The event was live streamed globally and was packed with tech enthusiasts and Mi Fans. Xiaomi has also launched the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 smartphone in China.
Good News is Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed the launch of Mi Mix 2 in India, yet no date is provided by him.
The new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a similar design like the last years Mi Mix. There are some improvements to the design and it also comes in a special Ceramic Edition. The smartphone comes in the regular metallic build made from high class aluminium and ceramic body and there is also the more premium and expensive pure Ceramic Edition of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
This years Mi Mix 2 is slightly smaller when compared to the last year model. The Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99 Inch Display compared to a 6.44 Inch display on the Mi Mix.
The new Mi Mix 2 comes with 18:9 aspect ratio and has 12% reduced Chin Size when compared to the Mi Mix.
The smartphone comes with four sided curved ceramic or metallic body and looks much less boxy when compared to the last year model. It looks more like a finished product now compared to a concept look on the MI MIX.
The Mi Mix 2 has a FHD+ Display (2160*1080) pixels which is not too high considering the display on the Samsung Note 8 and LG V30 have a higher resolution and pixel density.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix comes in following configurations and variants:
- Mi Mix 2 Special Ceramic Edition – 8 GB RAM and 128GB storage – Price Rs. 46,500 (RMB 4699)
- Mi Mix 2 – 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage – Price Rs. 39500 (RMB 3999)
- Mi Mix 2 – 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage – Price Rs. 35500 (RMB 3599)
- Mi Mix 2 – 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage – Price Rs. 32500 (RMB 3299)
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.35 GHz and comes with the Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone has got 6 GB of ram for the normal version which has a metallic build while the more expensive Ceramic version comes with 8 GB of Ram.
The smartphone has got a single rear camera which comes with the 12 Megapixel (Sony IMX386) sensor with 1.25 micron pixel size. It is the same camera sensor which is used in the primary camera for the Mi 6.
The camera comes with 4 Axis Optical image stabilization which is great to improve the video and image quality. The front camera is basic with just a 5 megapixel sensor.
Xiaomi probably has not used a bigger selfie camera to accommodate it in the small space available at the lower side. Notably, the front camera on the Mi Mix 2 is also at the lower side as there is no space at the top.
It does come with the magical ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’, the company calls it be a ‘cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology’.
The Mi Mix 2 don’t have an earpiece at the top but it resonates the sound through the metal frame and delivers it through the screen itself, sounds magical and futuristic (though was also used in the MI MIX).
Xiaomi also shared some of the finer details about the new Mi Mix 2 as it has a gold plated ring around the rear camera and the smartphone also supports all the global LTE bands. So you need not worry where you buy it and in which country you plan to use it.
Xiaomi says the Mi Mix 2 is a global product. The Mi Mix 2 is 11.5% lighter in weight compared to the Mi Mix and it is also about 7% smaller compared to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus which comes with a 5.5 Inch Screen size.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a 3400 mAH capacity battery which is 1000 mAH less than the battery used in the original Mi Mix. The Battery on the Mi Mix 2 sports Quick Charge 3.0. The smartphone weighs 185 grams and has a thickness of 7.7 mm.
Another notable thing is that Mi Mix 2 misses on the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack and comes with the USB Type C port.
The smartphone runs on the MIUI 9 along with the Android Nougat 7.1 operating system. The New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 looks fantastic and the design is also lot user friendly with curved surfaces.
Though some of the things we thought Xiaomi could have added to Mi Mix 2 are Dual Rear Cameras, a higher resolution display. Now this device is more practical and affordable and Xiaomi may have left those to keep the price low.
Xiaomi has also launched a new Mi Note 3 smartphone which is a larger version of the Mi6 and also unveiled a new MacBook Pro rival called as Mi Book Pro.
Xiaomi Mi Mix VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix
|Design and Looks||Ceramic and Metal||Ceramic Design|
|Display||5.99 Inch (2160*1080)||6.4 Inch (1080*2040)|
|Display PPI||401 PPI, 18:9||362 PPI, 17:9|
|Processor||Snadragon 835||Snapdragon 821|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Adreno 530|
|Front Camera||5 Mega Pixel||5 Mega Pixel|
|Rear Camera||12 MP, f/2.0, OIS||16 MP, f/2.0, EIS|
|UI and OS||MIUI 9 , Nougat||MIUI 8, Nougat|
|Connectivity||4G VOLTE, USB Type C||4G VOLTE, USB Type C|
|Battery||3400 mAH, QC 3.0||4400 mAH, QC 3.0|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB RAM||4 / 6 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB/ 128 GB /256 GB||64 GB/ 128 GB /256 GB|
|Weight||185 grams||209 grams|
|Thickness||7.7 mm||7.9 mm|
|Further OS Updates||May get MIUI 10, Oreo||May get MIUI 9|
|Finger Print Scanner||At the back||At the back|
|Price||Starts Rs 33000||Starts Rs 35000|
|Availability – India||Will Launch||No|