After appearing in various leaks during the last few days, Xiaomi finally launched its second generation full-screen smartphone named Mi MIX 2. As the next generation, of course the company has pinned some improvements from this new handset including the design, specifications, to the price.
In price, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 looks quite different from the first generation because this smartphone has a more rounded corner design. In addition, if the first generation Mi MIX has a high body and width, the Mi MIX 2 looks shorter and slimmer, because the bezel on this smartphone is thinner than its predecessor.
For this second generation, Xiaomi also still rely on the same ceramic body as its predecessor generation. Ceramic body of this smartphone has a four-sided curve that gives the impression ergonomis. There are also some improvements with respect to audio, which are described below.
For specifications, Mi MIX 2 comes with a 5.99 inch wide screen resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels (18: 9) and uses AMOLED panels. It dismisses previous rumors that say if Mi MIX 2 will come with a 6.2 inch screen.
For its innards, Xiaomi has released Mi MIX 2 in four different memory variants, but all variants are supported by the same chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with the Adreno 540 GPU. The four variants of this smartphone consist of:
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
6GB RAM + 256GB ROM
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (Special Edition)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 does not get into the ranks of dual-camera smartphone from Xiaomi, because this smartphone only carries a camera on the back. For the main camera setup, this smartphone carries the same Sony IMX386 12MP sensor as Mi 6. This camera sensor has a pixel size of 1.25μm, f / 2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization 4-axis.
On the back is also seen a dual-tone LED flash, and fingerprint scanner sensor that is under the main camera. As for selfie or video call can use 5MP resolution front camera that also supports facial recognition and autofocus support.
Because the size of this smartphone screen is getting smaller, reasonable when the battery capacity decreased from 4400mAh in the previous generation to 3400mAh. Fortunately this smartphone has been equipped with features Quick Charge 3.0 which shorten the charging time.
Not to forget, this smartphone also has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity support but does not have a 3.5 mm audio jack. This smartphone runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. Of course expected to come soon Android 8.0 Oreo update in the near future.
Pricing and Availability
¥ 3299 for 6GB RAM + 64GB model
¥ 3599 for 6GB RAM + 128GB version
¥ 3999 for 6GB + 256GB model.
¥ 4,699 for a special edition (full ceramic body) available in white and black, and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
For availability, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will go on sale later this month, while for the new special edition will go on sale in October.