The smartphone which spearheaded the present Bezel less Display marathon by all smartphone manufacturers is into its second generation, with the Mi MIX 2 smartphone being launched by Xiaomi in India at an event. The main USP of the device is the 5.99-inch bezel-less LCD display having a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels with 18:9 aspect ratio having almost to no bezels on all sides except for a small bezel on the bottom to house the front camera.
Xiaomi has been doing great in the budget to mid range segment with the likes of Redmi Note 4 and Mi A1 but the Premium to Flagship segment is not a strong point for Xiaomi, but with the Mi MIX 2 aggressive pricing the company might be taking on the other flagships. The Mi MIX 2 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB internal storage space. With a price of Rs. 35,999 it directly competes with the OnePlus 5, Honor 8 Pro and LG G6.
The smartphone sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear camera sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, 4-axis optical image stabilisation, 5 piece lens having aperture of f/2.0. The rear camera comes with facial recognition feature as well. The front camera is a 5-megapixel sensor which also comes with facial recognition software to unlock the device. The camera is not the strong point of this device as it cannot compete with the others in the segment in terms of quality.
The connectivity features of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 are 4G (support for 43 LTE bands), VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. It comes with the following sensors – accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and ultrasonic proximity sensor. The device comes with ceramic body having 7-series aluminium frame and an 18K gold plated camera ring on the rear. Mi MIX 2 is powered by a 3400mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is launched at Rs. 35,999 in India available exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com with only the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The Mi MIX 2 will be available form October 17th for a preview sale. The official sale will start from November with availability in Flipkart, Mi.com and offline retail partners along with Mi Home.