Last year, Xiaomi proved that it is more than an Apple clone. The affordable smartphone maker showcased its design prowess by launching the Mi Mix – a phone with almost no bezels. Built by renowned industrial designer Philippe Starck, the handset was unique in many ways. Apart from the screen innovations, it was the first phone to use bone conduction tech in a glass to get rid of the earpiece notch. Little wonder then, the Mi Mix won the prestigious IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards) gold award. Its sequel, the Mix 2, retains all the fancy features and then some more.
The Mix 2 features a 5.99-inch FullHD+ screen. With a screen-to-body ratio of about 93 percent, the new phone is smaller and lighter compared to its predecessor. Xiaomi claims that the company has managed to reduce the bottom bezel by 12 percent. Also, the front glass is now curved from all the sides. The Chinese brand has used premium materials for the new phone. You get a 7-series aluminium frame sandwiched between ceramic.
The lower chin houses the 5 megapixels selfie shooter which supports Full HD video recording. Just above the display are the neatly hidden sound speaker and a proximity sensor. The rear comprises of the 12 MP Sony IMX386 camera sensor which is a single lens unit with an f2.0 aperture and 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). Right below that, you get a fingerprint sensor.
The Mi Mix 2 is equipped with Snapdragon’s flagship 835 chipset. It boasts of Adreno 540 GPU, which is otherwise found on top-end phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices. The device runs Android Nougat with a Xiaomi MIUI 9 skin on top of it. It has global LTE network support with 6 modes and 43 bands, Bluetooth 5.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. The device comes with a 3400 mAH battery with Quick charge 3.0 support.
The Mi Mix 2 with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage is priced at 3299 yuan (approx Rs 32,000). The 128 GB version will set you back for 3599 yuan (approx Rs 35,000) whereas you will have to shell out 3999 yuan (approx Rs 39,000) for 256 GB unit. Lastly, there is a special edition variant with ceramic unibody and 8 GB RAM pegged at 4699 yuan (approx. Rs.46000).