Xiaomi last year launched its priciest smartphone, the Mi 5 in India at Rs 24,999. It also introduced the Mi Mix, it’s first ever bezel-less display smartphone in China in the same year. Although that handset never made its way to India, its new-launched successor, the Mi Mix 2, has now been introduced in the country at Rs 35,999. This makes the Mi Mix 2 company’s first bezel-less smartphone in India and the costliest as well.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 price and availability
The tech firm took the wraps off its Mi Mix 2 in September in China. There, it introduced the smartphone’s regular 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage version with ceramic + aluminium build alongside the ‘Special Edition’ with 8GB RAM. In India, the company has brought only the regular version.
The Mi Mix 2 will be going on first flash sale exclusively from Flipkart and Mi.com starting October 17. Later it will be sold via offline retailers and Mi Home stores.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 specifications
As you might have guessed by now, the highlight of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is its bezel-less display, something similar to what we saw with the iPhone X smartphone. Xiaomi says that the Mi Mix 2 comes with even thinner screen bezels than the last year’s Mi Mix but the overall look and design of the device stays almost the same.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 9 and has a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (10802160 pixels) LCD display. Like its predecessor, the Mi Mix 2 also has a small chin below the screen that includes the front-facing camera. The speaker, which we usually see above the display in other smartphones, is hidden behind the screen and resonates the sound while calling.
What makes the smartphone powerful is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. It has a 12MP single rear camera powered by Sony IMX386 sensor, OIS and f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint sensor lies just below the rear camera. At the front, you get 5MP camera below the screen.
The Mi Mix 2 includes a generous 128GB inbuilt storage and supports global 4G bands in terms of connectivity. Backed by a 3400mAh battery, the smartphone weighs 185 grams and is made using Ceramic along with an aluminium frame.