Along with the Mi Note 3, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Mix 2, successor to the Mi Mix concept phone unveiled a year ago. The highlight of the Mi Mix was its screen-to-body ratio which redefined the smartphone user experience as the first Android-based device with a 17:9 aspect ratio high-definition screen and rounded display corners. It is believed to have paved way for Google’s Android CDD (Compatibility Definition Document) that eventually allowing screen aspect ratios beyond 16:9.
The Mi Mix 2 is now 11.9% smaller than Mi Mix, and sports a 5.99-inch screen with a 18:9 full screen display. It has a hidden speaker that only takes up a thin sliver of space between the top edge of the phone and the screen. The front camera remains at the chin and Mi Mix 2 continues using the ultrasonic proximity sensor.
The Mi Mix 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with up to 8GB RAM. It gets the latest Sony IMX386 sensor in its 12-megapixel camera, and comes with 4-axis OIS. It has a ceramic back, which features a four-sided curved design that transitions smoothly into the aluminium frame.
Lei Jun, CEO and co-founder of Xiaomi, said: “Mi MIX gave everyone a glimpse of what the phone of the future would look like. We made a concept phone that defied everyone's expectations about smartphone design, and it has pioneered the trend of full screen display smartphones. With Mi MIX 2, the future is now here. It has evolved from a design and technology test-bed into a user-friendly phone catered to a wider consumer group than ever before, while still evoking the wow factor.”
Besides, there's the Mi Mix 2 Special Edition, which has a ceramic unibody. The premium device comes with a glossy jade-like finish. It is launched in China, but expected to hit Indian markets in the near future.
The Mi MIX 2 variants include 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 6GB + 256GB. The Mi Mix 2 will be available at a starting price of RMB 3299, which translates to Rs 32,350 up to Rs 39,100. The Mi MIX 2 Special Edition with a ceramic unibody with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at RMB 4699 that is roughly Rs 45,900.