Xiaomi is ready to launch its current flagship, the bezel-less Mi Mix 2, in India today. The event is supposed to begin at 12.00 pm (IST) from New Delhi and can be followed live here. The event will also be streamed on YouTube here.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was launched in China last month at an event which also saw the launch of the Mi Note 3 as well as the Mi Notebook Pro. Xiaomi India has been teasing the launch of the Mi Mix 2 on the company's Twitter handle, and is yet to mention whether the Mi Note 3 would be launched in India.
The launch of the Mi Mix 2 in India should delight Xiaomi fans in the country as the launch will be the company's first premium smartphone launch in the country since the launch of the Mi 5 back in March 2016.
The highlight of the Mi Mix 2, just like its predecessor, is the display. The smartphone features a bezel-less design, with the display taking up close to 90 percent of the front face.
The Mi Mix 2 is the successor to the original Mi Mix concept smartphone. While the earlier model was produced in limited numbers, Xiaomi seems to have sorted the myriad issues with the device and launched its successor. The Mi Mix 2 packs a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Coming to the hardware, Xiaomi has included the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset inside. The device is available in China in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM models. While the 6 GB RAM models are available with 64, 128, and 256 GB internal storage, the 8 GB ceramic model only comes with 128 GB internal storage. Do note that neither variant supports expandable storage.
The device packs in a 12 MP sensor with PDAF, OIS and a dual LED flash at the rear and a 5 MP sensor on the front. The front-facing camera is located at the bottom chin of the device.
The Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery. Xiaomi had priced the Mi Mix 2 in China at CNY 3,299 (around Rs 33,000) for the 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM variant. The 128 GB internal storage variant with 6 GB RAM was priced at CNY 3,599 (around Rs 36,000) and the 256 GB internal storage variant with 6 GB RAM was priced at CNY 3,999 (around Rs 40,000).
Flipkart has confirmed that the device will be exclusively launched on its ecommerce platform.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) October 9, 2017