Xiaomi had released the Mi 6 flagship phone in China in April this year. Even though India had received the Xiaomi Mi 5 in 2016, the company did not launch the Mi 6 in the country. In August, reports started claiming that instead of releasing Mi 6, Xiaomi will be bringing another handset with flagship specs later this year. Today, the company has unveiled the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 bezel-less phablet in India. The same handset was introduced in China in the previous month.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Specifications and Features
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 boasts a premium design as it features a ceramic back panel that is curved on all the four sides. A 7000-series aluminum alloy frame is placed between the front glass and rear panel of the phone.
Apart from the slightly thick bottom bezel, the other three bezels that surround the display are very thin. It measures 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm and weighs 185 grams. It does not feature a 3.5mm audio jack. The rear side of the phone houses a fingerprint reader. The earpiece is located on the thin top bezel of the phone.
The Mi MIX 2 features a 6-inch display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 2,060 x 1,080 pixels. It offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. Xiaomi claims that the Mi MIX 2 delivers an incredible screen-to-body of 93 percent. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Even though China has received the Mi MIX 2 in multiple RAM and storage options, India will be getting the smartphone with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It does not feature a microSD card slot. China has received a Special Edition of Mi MIX 2 that includes a ceramic unibody chassis, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB RAM. However, Xiaomi will not be releasing this variant in India.
The Android 7.1 Nougat that is customized with MIUI 9 is present on the Mi MIX 2. The Snapdragon 835 chipset powers the phablet. It is equipped with a 3,400mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0.
The back panel of the phone is fitted with a 12-megapixel sensor that offers features like PDAF, 4-axis OS and dual-LED flash. A 5-megapixel selfie camera is placed on the bottom bezel of the front panel. The connectivity options available on the Mi MIX 2 are dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB-C, NFC, 5.0 Bluetooth and GPS.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Pricing and Availability
On 17th October, Xiaomi will be holding a special preview sale of Mi MIX 2 on Flipkart and Mi.com. It will be available with a price tag of Rs. 35,999. The online and offline channels including Mi Home stores are going to begin the sales of the Mi MIX 2 in the first week of November. Apart from zero percent EMI, there are no promotional offers available for Mi MIX 2 buyers.