After so many rumours and leaks, Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in Shanghai and US, called Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s. The MI MIX 2s is a high-end smartphone and also the first smartphone from China that features Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. In the launching event, the company compared the new XIaomi MIX 2s to the Apple’s iPhone X, so many times. The company also claims that the Mi MIX 2s will deliver better images, long battery life on a single charge and better video game playing experience to users than the Apple iPhone X.
From the front side, the Mi MIX 2s looks similar to the Xiaomi MI MIX 2 smartphone. The body dimensions of the phone are 150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1mm and weighs 189g. The phone comes with the four-sided curved ceramic body and 7000-series aluminum frame. It comes with bezels less design on both left and right sides, the bottom bezel slightly reduced than the XIaomi’s Mi MIX 2 and has selfie camera. The top bezel of the phone features an earpiece.
On the back side, there are dual camera sensors along with LED flash. It has a fingerprint scanner on the back side too. The phone will be available in black and white color options.
Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 2s features 5.99-inch IPS display with Full Screen 2.0 design and offers 1080 x 2160 pixels of resolution. The display of the phone offers 18:9 aspect ratio and support for DCI-P3 color gamut. The screen of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it supports ~81.9% screen-to-body ratio.
Processor and Memory
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is powered by Octa-Core CPU under the hood which clocks in two different speed. First four cores CPU clocks at 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold and another four cores clocks at 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver. It comes with the Qualcomm latest Snapdragon 845 chipset on board along with Adreno 630.
Xiaomi launched the three variant of the Mi MIX 2s, first comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage, second comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The last model is known as king that comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal storage. All models of the phone have micro SD card slot on board.
Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box along with MIUI 9.5 UI running on top. It supports full-screen gestures features. There is also Xiao AI voice assistant feature available in the Chinese variant. It also supports for Google ARCore.
The Mi MIX 2s comes with dual camera sensors on the back side along with 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS and dual-LED dual-tone flash, which vertically aligned. First 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 wide-angle lens main camera with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4micron pixel size. The second 12-megapixel telephoto lens secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1.omicron pixel size.
The cameras of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s support bokeh effect, it is capable of taking impressive bokeh effect images. The dual rear cameras are focusing more on the subject and make blurring background effectively. Users can customise the background of the bokeh images. There are 6 kinds of dynamic effects including Van Gogh Starry Night effect, AI Dream Bokeh and so on. The AI also makes it possible to detect currency and text and will provide real-time currency conversions.
The rear camera also capable of recoding slow motion and super slow motion videos, it also has portrait mode. On the front side, there is the 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. The Mi MIX 2s supports facial recognition feature.
Battery and connectivity
Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 2s is packed with Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery along with Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0) feature same as the MI MIX 2. It is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that features wireless charging support. The phone supports 7.5W Qi wireless charging.
In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, USB-C, GPS and it also supports 43 network bands from 226 countries. Unfortunately, there is no 3.5mm Audio jack port just like the XIaomi Mi MIX 2.
Price and Availability
The 6 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s will be available at 3,299 Yuan (~$527) price tag, the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage model will be available at 3,599 Yuan (~$575) price tag and the last 8 GB RAM and 256 GB King version of the phone will be available at 3,999 Yuan (~$639) price tag.
The wireless Charging pad for the XIaomi Mi MIX 2s is available at 99 Yuan (~$15) only. Both the 6 GB RAM variants will be available in black color while the 8 GB RAM model will come in a white-coloured ceramic body. The sale of the phone will begin on April 3.