Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launch updates: Chinese giant launches Mix 2S with Snapdragon 845, 8 GB RAM along with a gaming laptop, and a smart speaker

Chinese smartphone maker and electronics giant Xiaomi is launching its upcoming and highly-anticipated, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The company will launch the smartphone at a launch event in Shanghai at 2 pm local time which translates to 11:30 am in India.

The logo of Xiaomi. Reuters.

The logo of Xiaomi. Reuters.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is likely to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage. The reports also mention that the smartphone will come with a 6.01-inch FHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display, which will be supplied by Samsung.

The Mi Mix 2S will most likely not be having a notch on the display and follow a design language similar to that in last year’s Mix 2. It is expected to pack a dual-camera setup with rumored ‘AI functionality’ as part of its camera software to control the expected dual camera setup on the back according to an earlier report.

In addition to the top of the line specifications, it is likely that Xiaomi will also add wireless charging to the device. We have already detailed the ways on how you can follow the launch event. However, we will be covering the event LIVE to bring you updates on things as they happen during the event.

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  • 13:31 (IST)

    The Xiaomi AI Speaker Mini is priced at 169 RMB

  • 13:29 (IST)

    That's it for the Xiaomi launch event

    Thank you for joining us, stay tuned to the website for a deeper dive on the products launched by Xiaomi.

  • 13:26 (IST)

    Availability details for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Xiaomi gaming laptop

    The preorders for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will start from 6 PM (Chinese local time) and it will be available from 3 April.

    Xiaomi gaming laptop will go on sale starting from 10 AM (Chinese local time) on 13 April.

    Xiaomi has also launched Mi Fidget cube for 9.9 RMB which amounts to about Rs 102.62 at the time of writing.

  • 13:24 (IST)

    The Xiaomi AI Speaker comes in at 299 RMB

  • 13:17 (IST)

    The Xiaomi Gaming Laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and an Intel i7 processor comes in at 8,999 RMB

  • 13:16 (IST)

    Xiaomi has priced the smart speaker for a price of 169 RMB which amounts to about Rs 1,751 at the time of writing.

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Xiaomi has launched the third product for the day, Mi AI Speaker Mini

    It is the smaller version of Mi AI Speaker that was launched last year.

    The device comes with 4 microphone array for better voice recognition.

  • 13:10 (IST)

    The price of the Xiaomi laptop with GTX 1060 is 8,999 RMB which is about Rs 93,250 at the time of writing and 5,999 RMB for the variant with 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and GTX 1050 Ti amounting to about Rs 62,163 at the time of writing.

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Xiaomi is talking about the work it has done in cooling its gaming laptop

    The company is showcasing the stress test comparison with its competitors.

    Xiaomi is also showcasing the benchmark results of the gaming laptop.

  • 13:01 (IST)

    Another look at the Xiaomi Gaming Laptop

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Xiaomi is not done yet! Here's the Xiaomi Gaming Laptop

  • 12:59 (IST)

    Xiaomi gaming laptop specifications

    The laptop will come with a 15.6-inch screen, Dolby-atmos audio technology.

    Xiaomi has added Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6 GB video RAM along with Intel i7 processor.

    The device will come with 16 GB RAM, 256 GB internal SSD and 1 TB mechanical hard drive.

    Users can choose GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4 GB of video RAM instead of GTX 1060.

  • 12:58 (IST)

    A look at the price tags of the different variants of the Mi Mix 2S

  • 12:55 (IST)

    The Mi Mix 2S has been priced at 3299 RMB which is roughly Rs 34,200 

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Xiaomi is launching a gaming laptop!

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is priced at 3,299 RMB which amounts to Rs 34,183

    The 3,299 RMB is for the variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

    The company has announced the pricing of 3,999 RMB which amounts to about Rs. 41,438 for the 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

    The device will come with support for all the major global cellular bands.

  • 12:50 (IST)

    Xiaomi also announces its own wireless charger for as low as 99 RMB which is 1/5th of the price of regular Qi wireless charging pads

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will support Wireless charging

    The device will support 7.5 Watt wireless charging capability out of the box.

    Xiaomi is pricing its wireless charging station at 99 RMB which translates to about Rs 1,025 at the time of writing.

  • 12:45 (IST)

    The Mi Mix 2S also gets Wireless Charging using the Qi charging standard

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Xiaomi also has a strategic partnership with Google and showcases the use of ARCore on various games on the Mi Mix 2S 

  • 12:40 (IST)

    Xiaomi is talking about the new changes in terms of software

    The company has launched its own voice assistant called 'Xiao AI'.

    The company is comparing it with Siri to showcase the capabilities of Xiao AI.

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will come with Google's ARCore.

  • 12:34 (IST)

    Along with the Snapdragon 845 also gets 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage

  • 12:33 (IST)

    Xiaomi is comparing the performance of Mi Mix 2S with the iPhone X

    Mi Mix 2S has improved the thermals of the device.

    It offers better performance than the iPhone X while reducing the heat produces.

    The device will come with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

  • 12:29 (IST)

    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 powered Mi Mix 2S also scores a whopping 2,77,178 on AnTuTu 

  • 12:28 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC

    Antutu gave Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S with 2,77,178.

    'Xiaomi  Mi Mix 2S is a performance beast'

    The CPU will be clocked at upto 2.8 GHz and the SoC will come with Adreno 630

  • 12:24 (IST)

    The Mi Mix 2S manages to score a remarkable 101 on DXOMark 

  • 12:24 (IST)

    DxOMark test score for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with 101 score making it the best-rated smartphone by DxOMark in the market at the time of writing.

    This means that the overall score beats Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Google Pixel 2.

    The company claims that it has only done half of the image optimizations as it was rushing for the launch of the device along with the Snapdragon 845.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    The AI engine on the camera detects text and currency in the image to enhance its quality and also allow real-time currency conversions

  • 12:19 (IST)

    Xiaomi is talking about AI in the camera software

    The company is using AI to make backgrounds more blurry.

    Users can also make dynamic bokeh backgrounds and save them as videos.

    Mi Mix 2S can also take portrait images using the single camera sensor on the front of the device.

    Xiaomi is using AI to take better images of whiteboards or powerpoint presentations.

    The camera software also allows instant translations and currency conversions useful while checking restaurants menus.

  • 12:16 (IST)

    AI mode on the Mi Mix 2S' camera detects the subject in images and enhances the colour and contrast accordingly

  • 12:14 (IST)

    The camera on the Mi Mix 2S uses AI to let you change the way bokeh looks

  • 12:09 (IST)

    A landscape image shot on the dual-cameras of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

  • 12:06 (IST)

    Xiaomi is comparing the camera capability of the Mi Mix 2S directly to the iPhone X where it is shown to do better while capturing motion

  • 12:06 (IST)

    Xiaomi is talking about the work that it has done on the camera

    Xiaomi will come with 'multi-frame noise reduction' where the camera uses software as well as hardware to reduce the noise.

    The company has added OIS to the camera this time.

    Xiaomi added that it is only using iPhone X for comparison because it is the best in the market.

    It is also comparing Mi Mix 2S with iPhone X to showcase better dynamic range.

  • 12:04 (IST)

    The sensor on the Mi Mix 2S' camera is a 1.4-micron pixel Sony IMX 363 sensor

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Xiaomi has focused a lot on its camera this time

    ​Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will come with Sony IMX363

    It will pack a 'massive 1.4um micron pixel size' that is used in all the flagship devices.

    The device will come with dual pixel autofocus technology along phase detection system.

    Mi Mix 2S will come with portrait mode.

    Xiaomi is now comparing its technology with the iPhone X.

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Xiaomi camera specifications

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will come with a dual camera setup.

    The setup will pack a 12 MP camera regular lens and a 12 MP camera with telephoto lens, similar to the solution in the iPhone.

    The 20 MP camera sensor that some companies use is not better than the 12 MP camera sensor that Xiaomi is using.

  • 11:55 (IST)

    A look at the white Mi Mix 2S

  • 11:55 (IST)

    Xiaomi wanted to focus on the design and took photos of the real device instead of renders

  • 11:53 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will be available in Black and White colour variants

  • 11:52 (IST)

    The back of the device will come with iPhone X-like camera arrangement

  • 11:51 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is official now

  • 11:51 (IST)

  • 11:50 (IST)

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is official

    Mi Mix 2S will come with 'Full View 2.0' display

    The device will come with all ceramic body and will be availa.ble in two colours.

  • 11:42 (IST)

    Xiaomi is talking about how its focus on design has helped it gain attention in the market.

  • 11:41 (IST)

  • 11:39 (IST)

  • 11:38 (IST)

    'Xiaomi has won more than 200 industrial awards over the years'.

  • 11:38 (IST)

  • 11:37 (IST)

    Xiaomi has won a number of awards because of its focus on quality and innovation.





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