The wait is over as Xiaomi has unveiled the upgraded version on its last year’s flagship device Mi Mix 2 dubbed as Mi Mix 2S. while going through the specs sheet and design features, we consider the upgraded variant as the signature one. The device packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chip, dual camera setup on the back and much more impressive features.
Mi Mix 2S – Features
Xiaomi has decided to go with the same design as that was introduced with Mi Mix 2, that is the truly bezellessness on top of the display and the front camera lying below the screen. It is interesting to see that the Chinese manufacturer has not copied the iPhone X in terms of the notched design as many others have adopted on their latest Android devices thus negating all those rumors we’ve come across in recent months.
The Mi Mix 2S brings a four-sided ceramic body that includes Series 7000 aluminum. The device features a 5.99-inch 18:9 FullHD+ IPS display panel with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution, protected with a 2.5D curved glass on top.
The smartphone carries the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset to power up the device with three variants in terms of memory combo – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. Unfortunately, there is no microSD card slot for any of three variants.
The Mi Mix 2S is a dual SIM device by default that runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, based on MIUI 9.5, Xiaomi’s customized skin. What’s new here is that Xiaomi has developed its own AI based virtual assistant, similar to Samsung’s Bixby or Google Assistant. Xiaomi is also the first Chinese smartphone maker to adopt Google’s ARCore technology, which enables Augmented Reality apps. Expect to see futuristic AR apps to debut on the Mi Mix 2S in coming months.
On the camera front, Xiaomi has incorporated a 5MP f/2.0 seflie shooter in the bottom corner of the front panel that seems to be an average move as recently unveiled OPPO F7 brings 25MP selfie shooter. However, the camera is capable of face detection and unlocking the smartphone.
The Mi Mix 2S brings a vertically oriented dual camera setup on the back that comprises of two 12MP lenses; one being the wide-angle lens (f/1.8) and the other a telephoto (f/2.4) camera along with a Dual LED flash and 4-axis optical image stabilization. The phone features a bokeh effect in its AI-powered cameras that everyone wants to see in portrait mode.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a 3,400 mAh unit with support for fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0) as well as wireless charging, despite having a ceramic back.
Mi Mix 2S – Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi has currently made the Mi Mix 2S available in the hometown China with two color options to choose from Ceramic White and Black.
- The variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 3299 (~$527, PKR 60,800).
- The model carrying 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage has a price tag of CNY 3599 (~$575, PKR 66,300).
- The “King” variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage in CNY 3999 (~$639, PKR 73,700).
Xiaomi starts official sale of Mi Mix 2S in China from April 3rd whereas the device is expected to enter South Asian markets of Pakistan and India by the end of April this year.
Mi Mix 2S – Specifications
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Display||6″ IPS LCD 18:9 display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution|
|Design||Ceramic Body with Aluminium Frame | Special Audio Recording Hardware/Software | Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor | Fingerprint Scanner | Dual Cameras|
|Internal Storage||64/128/256 GB|
|Primary Camera||12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4 µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/2.9″, 1.0 µm) | 2x Optical Zoom | Dual Pixel Phase Detection | Autofocus | 4-axis OIS | Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Connectivity||NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|Battery||3,400 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi Wireless charging|
|Price||6GB/64GB – CNY 3299 (~$527, PKR 60,800) | 6GB/128GB – CNY 3599 (~$575, PKR 66,300) | 8GB/256GB CNY 3999 (~$639, PKR 73,700)|