Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is all set for launch today in India. According to reports, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be sold as a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has officially been launched in India today at a price of Rs 35,999. The successor to the first concept device, the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2 boasts of a similar bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and top-of-the-line specifications housed in a ceramic body.
The Mi Mix 2 also comes with the claims of being a truly global smartphone by supporting 43 different network bands, which Xioami claims is more than what Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus offer. The device is the first premium offering by Xiaomi in India after the Mi5, which was launched last year.The smartphone announced for the Indian market is the same as that announced for China. The Mi Mix 2 like its predecessor, uses premium materials such as ceramic and a design that occupied almost the entirety of the phone’s front. However, there are some key differences to the phone when compared to last year’s offering.
For starters, the display on the phone is slightly smaller at 5.99-inch but maintains the Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The internals has been upgraded with the new phone sporting Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM and built-in 128 storage option.
There is a single camera on the back with a 12MP lens with f/2.0 aperture and with Sony IMX386 sensor and 4-axis (OIS) stabilization. There’s also a 5MPlfront-facing camera on the phone which is oddly placed at the right-hand bottom corner of the phone to maintain the Mi Mix 2’s edge-to-edge feel.The Mi Mix 2 runs on Android Nougat based MIUI 9 and gets the power from a 3400mAh battery along with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility, and a QC3.0 charger out-of-the-box.
Specifications wise, the phone is pretty well rounded for a flagship phone, but it does come with its flaws. The second generation Mi Mix phone still doesn’t come with a headphone jack and music along with the phone’s power charging needs are handled by a USB Type-C port on the phone. Sensors housed inside the Mi Mix 2 include the accelerometer, barometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass and ultrasonic proximity sensor. The 185 grams smartphone measures 151.8×75.5×7.7mm.
The Mi Mix 2 which was earlier unveiled in China alongside the Mi Note 3, was announced at a launch event in Delhi and will be available for a price of Rs 35,999 with 128GB inbuilt storage. The device has been announced as a Flipkart exclusive and its sale will go live on 17th October. However, it will be available across offline platforms to starting November.
The phone’s looks supplemented by its flagship worthy internals mark it out as a device that can not only give a strong competition to phones such as the OnePlus 5 and the Nokia 8 in the sub Rs 40,000 flagship segment, but could also eat into the market share of premium Android flagships such as the Galaxy S8 and the HTC U11.
This does not fall in line with the Chinese pricing of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 which was launched in three different variants in China – at 3,299 yuan (roughly Rs 32,300) for the 64GB model, 3,599 yuan (roughly Rs 35,300) for the 128GB model and 3,999 yuan (roughly Rs 39,200) for the 256GB variant.