Chinese smartphone and electronics maker Xiaomi has launched the much anticipated Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 along with Xiaomi Mi Note 3. The company announced the second generation of the device at a launch event on 11 September 2017.
Xiaomi has priced the Mi Mix 2 starting at CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 33,000) for the 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM variant. The 128 GB internal storage variant with 6 GB RAM is priced at CNY 3,599 (approx Rs 36,000) and the 256 GB internal storage variant with 6 GB RAM will go on sale at a price of CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 40,000).
The Mi Mix 2 packs a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The company made the bottom chin narrower than the one in the original Mi Mix. It pointed out that the decision to reduce the chin size by 12 percent made the manufacturing costs higher. Xiaomi redesigned its piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology to add a speaker grill and ultrasonic proximity sensor at the top side of the device. The sound resonates through the metal frame and it is delivered through the front display.
The company has also added a sound hole on the top of the device along with a ‘Sound guiding tube’ for the membrane speaker to improve the loudness of the sound. Mi Mix 2 sports an ‘ultra slim’ aluminium frame to ensure that the device is steady and durable. The company has also added a ‘super black lens coating’ to the front camera lens to ensure that it is discreet.
Xiaomi has also improved on the design to ensure that the Mi Mix 2 packs a ‘four-sided curved ceramic body’ making the device feel durable and unique. Moving to the camera, the 18K gold-plated decorative camera rim has made a return. On the hardware side of the camera, the Mi Mix 2 packs a Sony IMX386 image sensor with 1.25um large pixels and 4-axis image stabilisation for better low light performance.
Moving to the connectivity side of the device, Mi Mix 2 packs 6 modes and a total of 43 network bands. Last but not the least, Xiaomi has also released Mi Mix 2 Special Edition made from ‘single piece of ceramic’.
The company has priced the special edition device with unibody ceramic body packing 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage for CNY 4,699 (approx Rs 47,000).
No availability details have been announced so far. We will update the copy as and when we hear of it.