Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with 5.99-inch bezel-less display, Snapdragon 835 launched

Xiaomi has taken the wraps off the Mi Mix 2 at an event in China. The Mi Mix 2 is a successor to last year’s bezel-less Mi Mix and features a four-sided curved ceramic body, even thinner bezels and top of the line specifications.

Thinner, lighter than Mi Mix

Design wise, the Mi Mix 2 is even more stunning than the original Mi Mix. It comes with a four- sided curved ceramic body and a frame made out of 7000 series aluminium. The bottom bezel is 12% narrower than the Mi Mix.

The Mi Mix 2 is 2.5 per cent thinner, 11.5 per cent lighter and 11.9 per cent smaller in size as compared to the Mi Mix. Xiaomi claims the smartphone has been designed with business professionals in mind. The smartphone is smaller but wider than the Mi Mix.

Powerful specifications, updated cameras

The Mi Mix 2 comes with the Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and 64,128 or 256GB of internal storage depending on the variant. Additionally, the smartphone has a 5.99-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi claims the smartphone is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus despite having such a large display.

The Mi Mix 2 has a smaller camera module in order to make more space for the screen. At the rear, there is a 12MP Sony IMX382 sensor with a larger pixel size of 1.25um. There is also 4 – axis image stabilisation on board.

The Pizio ceramic driver found in the Mi Mix got a lot of criticism from critics and users alike. The Mix Mix 2 comes with a ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’ that comes with ‘cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology’ that resonates sound through the aluminium frame and delivers it through the display itself.

On the connectivity front, The Mi Mix 2 comes with support for global LTE bands – 43 bands in total. It supports LTE 4, dual-band MIMo Wi-Fi, 4G + and more.

Price and availability

The Mi Mix 2 has been priced at RMB 3299 (Roughly Rs 32,390) for the model with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.  The Mix 2 is actually cheaper than last year’s Mi Mix, which started at 3499 RMB. There are two other models on offer – one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for RMB 3599 (roughly Rs 35,387)  and one with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for RMB 3999 (roughly Rs 39,210).

There is also a special edition of the Mi Mix 2 with a ceramic unibody that will retail for CNY 4699 (roughly Rs 46,000). The ceramic edition comes with 8GB of RAM and according to Xiaomi, has been made for fans who want a more premium Mi Mix 2 experience.