Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to launch in India on October 10; it’s lighter, slimmer than Mi MIX
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 comes with a smaller screen size but retains the edge-to-edge display, with a more standard 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone debuts in India on October 10..tech Updated: Oct 04, 2017 16:00 IST
Xiaomi vice-president Manu Kumar Jain on Wednesday announced that the Mi MIX 2 smartphone will launch in India on October 10. The Mi MIX 2 is the successor to last year’s Mi MIX smartphone, which started the edge-to-edge display trend in the smartphone industry. The Mi MIX 2 is already available in China for RMB 3,299 (Rs 32,400 approximately). The company is yet to disclose details of the phone’s price in India. Significantly, this is the first time Xiaomi is launching a MIX smartphone in India.
The Mi MIX 2 retains the edge-to-edge screen ratio but comes with a few changes over its predecessor. While the original Mi MIX came with a 6.4-inch display, the Mi MIX 2 sports a relatively smaller 5.99-inch display. The screen ratio has also changed to 18:9 aspect ratio from 17:9. The screen resolution on the Mi MIX 2 is full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) with 403ppi pixel density. The new smartphone is said to be 11.5% lighter and 11.9% slimmer than the predecessor.
Under the hood, the Mi MIX 2 runs Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in 128GB and 256GB storage variants.
In the camera department, the Mi MIX 2 has a 12-megapixel rear snapper with IMX386 sensor, 4-axis Optical Image Stablisation, Phase Detection Auto Focus, and f/2.0 aperture. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera with built-in Beautify mode, for smoother selfies.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 comes with 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery with quick charge support. It runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back.
In comparison, Mi MIX, launched last year, comes with 4GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 4,400mAh battery.