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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 bezel-less smartphone to launch in India soon

Good news for Xiaomi fans. The Mi MIX 2 is coming to India soon.

tech Updated: Sep 12, 2017 14:14 IST
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Can you guess the price of the Mi MIX2?
Can you guess the price of the Mi MIX2?(Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Vice-President and Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain on Monday announced the company will soon launch its new Mi MIX 2 smartphone in India. Xiaomi had unveiled the successor to the Mi MIX bezel-less smartphone at an event in China yesterday. The company had also showcased the Mi Note 3 smartphone and a Mi Notebook Pro laptop.

Xiaomi’s first-generation Mi MIX smartphone had remained exclusive to China market. The smartphone, however, had gained a wide attention for being one of the first mobile devices to come with a near bezel-less screen. The smartphone boasted an impressive 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, setting a new trend in the industry. Shortly after, a plethora of smartphones were launched with a similar bezel-less gimmick.

While the likes of Samsung are offering an ‘Infinity Display’ (display with higher screen-to-body ratio) on its premium smartphones, Micromax and LG are offering something similar on the much affordable Canvas Infinity and LG Q6 respectively. Read our first impression of the Micromax Canvas Inifinity here.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 comes with a better 18:9 screen ratio as compared to the previous generation’s odd 17:9 aspect ratio. The new smartphone is claimed to be 11.5% lighter and 11.9% slimmer than the predecessor. The Mi MIX 2 has a smaller 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 2160×1080 pixels resolution and 403ppi pixel density. The older version had a larger 6.4-inch display with 2040 x 1080 pixels resolution and lesser 362ppi pixel density.

Xiaomi’s new smartphone is gorgeous. (Xiaomi)

The phone also comes with improved performance as it is powered by Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. It runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box.

It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with IMX386 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and 5P lens. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera supports full HD video recording. Other key features include Bluetooth 5.0, 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge support and a fingerprint sensor on the back.

In China, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 was launched in multiple variants - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The three variants come for RMB 3,299 (Rs 32,400 approximately), RMB 3,599 (Rs 35,000 approximately) and RMB 3,999 (Rs 39,000) respectively.

The company also introduced a limited edition of the Mi MIX 2. Priced at RMB 4,699 (Rs 39,000 approximately), the special edition has a ceramic body, 128GB of built-in storage and a massive 8GB of RAM.