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 to 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 aluminum and ceramic body and there is also the more premium and expensive pure Ceramic Edition of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
This year’s 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 an 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 on 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 to 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.
Table of Contents
Xiaomi Mi Mix VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Ceramic and MetalCeramic
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix
|Design and Looks||Design|
|DisplMetal-Ceramic||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|
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 India Launch Confirmed By Manu Kumar Jain – Xiaomi India head Mr. Manu Kumar Jain tweeted and shared that the new smartphone Mi Mix 2 will launch in India as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was launched in China today and after couple hours of launch, the good news for the India launch was shared by Manu Kumar Jain on his twitter handle.
It is a very big news for the Xiaomi India fans as the smartphone will be the only flagship phone that Xiaomi has brought to India since the Xiaomi Mi 5 in early 2016.
Almost after 1.5 years, Xiaomi is planning to get a high-end smartphone in the Indian market and that is surely a big deal for many Xiaomi followers.
Xiaomi is now the second most popular brand in the Indian market and has sold more than 2.5 Crore smartphones since it’s inception in the country in 2014.
In just 3 years the brand has become number 2 and pushed out the Indian brands like Micromax, Lava, and Intex from the top 5 slots. The expansion of Xiaomi is a big concern for Samsung which is the market leader and have a 23.6% market share compared to 17% of Xiaomi.
While Xiaomi has been strong in the budget segment and midrange they have been missing action in the high-end flagship market. Now with the new Mi Mix 2, they are planning to capture the high-end market as well.
Xiaomi MI MIX 2
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is launched in the 4 variants in the Chinese market for the Mi Mix 2.
We can expect the starting price in India close to Rs. 33,000 for the Mi Mix 2 base variant with 64 GB storage while the 128 GB storage version can be priced close to Rs. 36,000 and the 256 GB version if launched in the country will be priced close to Rs. 40,000.
It is difficult to say if Xiaomi will also launch the Special edition made of ceramic in the Indian market which is priced at 4699 RMB or Rs. 46,500. The special edition comes with 8 GB of Ram.
It would be great if Xiaomi can also bring the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in the Indian market which will strengthen the mid-range portfolio more in the 20k to 30k price range.
Specs Comparison Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Vs OnePlus 5 Vs Mi Mix
Xiaomi today launched the Mi Mix 2 and the smartphone is also poised to launch in the Indian market soon as per the tweet from Indian CEO Mr Manu Kumar Jain.
Here is a brief Specs comparison when compared to the older Mi Mix to see what has changed and also we have compared it to the crowd favorite OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 is priced at Rs. 32,999 and we are expecting the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to launch in India at the same price as the OnePlus 5.
The smartphone will compete with the likes of LG G6 and the OnePlus or the Huawei Honor Pro in the Indian market when launched. Though no confirmed date is provided we can expect the smartphone to launch in October ahead of Diwali season.
It is almost 1.5 years since the launch of Xiaomi Mi5 in the country that Xiaomi has brought a new high-end smartphone to the market. Let’s Look at the quick Specs and design comparison of the 3 devices.
Xiaomi Mi Mix
The Xiaomi Mi Mix was the original true Bezel-less smartphone launched in November 2016 in China. The smartphone was designed by the French designer Philippe Starck and was only available for purchase in the Chinese market.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is launched on 11/September 2017 and the smartphone comes with an improved design. The edges are more curved now compared to a more boxy appearance of the original Mi Mix.
The smartphone has even thinner bezels and the chin comes with 12% less bezels compared to the MI Mix.
The rear camera is vastly improved for the smartphone as it now comes with a Sony IMX386 sensor with support for Optical image stabilization. The smartphone is also smaller and more practical to use now with 5.99 Inch display compared to a larger 6.44 Inch display on the original Mi Mix.
The OnePlus 5 is the flagship smartphone from OnePlus and was launched in India in June 2017 priced at Rs. 32,999 for the 6 GB version. It is also available in the 8 GB version for Rs. 37,999. The smartphone comes with a great Dual Rear camera with (16 MP+20 MP) lens and also has very good front selfie camera with 16 Mega-pixel lenses.
The other major differentiating factor is that it comes with a normal display with 16:9 aspect ration compared to an 18:9 aspect ratio on the MI Mix2.
The Mi Mix and the Mi Mix 2 comes with an Infinite display with very narrow front bezels like the Samsung S8 or the LG V30. The OnePlus 5 runs on the stock Android with a lightweight skin from Oneplus (Oxygen OS).
Specs Comparison Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Vs OnePlus 5 Vs Mi Mix
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
|Design and Looks||Ceramic Design||Ceramic and Metal||Metallic Design|
|Display||6.4 Inch (1080*2040)||5.99 Inch (2160*1080)||5.5 Inch FHD (1920*1080)|
|Display PPI||362 PPI, 17:9||401 PPI, 18:9||401 Ppi, 16:9|
|Processor||Snapdragon 821||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|GPU||Adreno 530||Adreno 540||Adreno 540|
|Front Camera||5 Mega Pixel||5 Mega Pixel||16 Mega Pixel|
|Rear Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, EIS||12 MP, f/2.0, OIS||Dual 20+ 16 MP, f/2.0, EIS|
|UI and OS||MIUI 8, Nougat||MIUI 9 , Nougat||Nougat, Oxygen OS|
|Connectivity||4G VOLTE, USB Type C||4G VOLTE, USB Type C||4G VOLTE, USB Type C|
|Battery||4400 mAH, QC 3.0||3400 mAH, QC 3.0||3300 mAH, Dash Charging|
|RAM||4 / 6 GB RAM||6 / 8 GB RAM||6 / 8 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB/ 128 GB /256 GB||64 GB/ 128 GB /256 GB||64 GB/ 128 GB|
|Weight||209 grams||185 grams||155 grams|
|Thickness||7.9 mm||7.7 mm||7.3 mm|
|Further OS Updates||May get MIUI 9||May get MIUI 10, Oreo||Will Get Oreo 8.0|
|Finger Print Scanner||At the back||At the back||At the front|
|Price||Starts Rs 35000||Starts Rs 33000(expected)||Starts Rs 33000|
|Availability – India||No||Will Launch||Launched|
So that was a brief Specs comparison between the three smartphones to give an idea of what is new in the Mi Mix 2. You will hear a lot more about the camera and other performance numbers for the Mi Mix 2 in the coming weeks.