As statements of vigilant in phone pattern go, it’s tough to consider of a stronger one than a strange Mi Mix. Calling it a “concept phone” and sketch on a talents of mythological engineer Philippe Starck, Xiaomi built a minimalist chunk dominated by a outrageous shade with small bezels that foreshadowed a biggest trend in 2017’s smartphones.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a many unsentimental phone to indeed use. But now, usually underneath a year later, Xiaomi is prepared to exhibit a supplement — and on initial peek a Mi Mix 2 looks like a phone that you’d be distant some-more expected to wish to live with.
At 5.99 inches, a shade is utterly a bit smaller than a gigantic 6.44-inch row used in a original. It’s expected to feel a small smaller than those numbers would imply, too, since it uses an 18:9 aspect ratio compared to 17:9, definition a arrangement will be even narrower across. The “chin” next a shade has been shrunk by 12 percent, and a corners are also some-more apparently rounded.
The phone in ubiquitous is some-more apparently rounded, actually, in a mangle from a pointy lines used previously. The aluminum support surrounds a ceramic behind panel, and Xiaomi is also releasing a special book Mi Mix 2 that it claims will be a initial ever phone to use a full unibody ceramic design.
Xiaomi has also tweaked some of a strange Mi Mix’s quirks. The Mi Mix 2 now uses an tangible orator rather than a piezoelectric ceramic motorist on a rear; sound is now piped by a small cut on a tip edge, that should be an alleviation though is still expected to paint a concede of sorts.
Another concede is a front-facing camera, that has been some-more seamlessly integrated into a bottom row though will still need we to reason a phone inverted for selfies. The rear-facing camera, meanwhile, uses a same 12-megapixel sensor with 4-axis OIS as a Mi 6, though pairs it with a singular f/2.0 lens — no dual-camera movement here.
Otherwise, a Mi Mix 2 has what you’d design from a high-end flagship phone in terms of specs. Here’s a vicious info:
- 5.99-inch 2160×1080 LCD during 401ppi
- 151.8mm x 75.5mm x 7.7mm, 185g
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB of RAM (8GB on ceramic special edition)
- 64/128/256GB storage options (special book is usually 128GB)
- 3400mAh battery
- No headphone jack
- Bluetooth 5.0
- MIUI 9, formed on Android Nougat
- 43 LTE bands
That final spec competence be a many critical if you’re deliberation this phone, as it means a phone should work scrupulously on US LTE networks. Xiaomi itself still won’t be offered a phone in a US, however — it’s usually observant that it’ll work if we find a approach of removing one over there. It’ll also be accessible in many of a tellurian markets where Xiaomi has a participation after an initial launch in China.
As for how most that’ll cost you, Xiaomi is pricing a Mi Mix 2 from 3299 yuan (about $500) for a indication with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. The 128GB chronicle costs 3599 yuan ($550), meanwhile, and a 256GB indication will be 3999 yuan ($610); a unibody ceramic special book with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is labelled during 4699 yuan ($720).
We’re during a launch eventuality in Beijing — stay tuned for some-more coverage.