After surprising global tech fraternity with it’s stunning looking bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone last year, Xiaomi is all set to unveil the successor of the beauty. The Chinese giant has confirmed that the second iteration of Mi Mix, named the Mi Mix 2 will be unveiled at an event in Beijing on September 11, which is a day before the anticipated Apple iPhone 8 launch. Xiaomi took Chinese social networking site Weibo to announce the launch date and the venue, which is University of Technology Gymnasium in Beijing.
To recall, Mi Mix was the reason why majority of OEMs fell for the bezelless fashion and started working on their respective designs. If you look at phones like LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Essential Phone and allegedly the iPhone 8, it’s quite obvious that Mi Mix had its impact over the design of these phones. Well, technically Sharp Aquos came even before the Mi Mix but never got into such limelight, so the credit obviously goes to Xiaomi for this.
Although the Mi Mix did not make it to India last time, there are high chances that the company will bring the flagship in India soon after the global roll out. It’s pretty obvious that the Mi Mix 2 would be better, mightier and improved. The Mi Mix 2 featured an edge-to-edge display with 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, while the Mix 2 is said to boast of an immersive display with 93 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Even Xiaomi VP, Manu Jain teased the bezel-less beast on his Twitter today.
Mi MIX 2 ???? ???? ???? #excited pic.twitter.com/W68XIqk6GxAugust 30, 2017
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next iteration of Mi Mix phone
- When is it out? September 11, 2017
- What will it cost? A flagship price is all but guaranteed
Mi Mix 2 specifications
Similar to most other premium-flagship smartphones, the Mi Mix 2 is rumoured to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is still not confirmed but it’s quite evident that Xiaomi will go with the latest flagship processor available in the world right now, so we can bet on the SD 835. In the RAM department, it is said to boast of 6GB RAM which is already present in the Mi 6 from Xiaomi. Similar to the Mi Mix, the new phone is also expected to come in 128GB and 256GB storage variants, which is also one of the claims we can count on. Also, there are rumours that claim that the Mix 2 will come in different RAM and storage variants— 4GB RAM/128GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage, and 8GB RAM/256GB storage.
Rumours suggest that the Mi Mix 2 will boast of a 6.4-inch quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display. On the camera front, it is expected to feature a 19MP rear sensor and a 13MP front sensor. Unlike last year Xiaomi may change the front camera placement (which Andy Rubin calls the nostril cam) to top from the bottom. There are also rumours about a dual camera setup on the back, which is another feature that has become a norm in smartphone lately.
A 4500mAh battery is said to be baked on the Mi Mix 2, which seems quite logical looking at the size and design of the phone. Many reports have surfaced claiming that the phone will be coming with 3D facial recognition feature and even a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display panel. While the claims about the hardware seem to be logical, it’s still to be seen how many of them turn out to be true.
Mi Mix 2 expected price
Xiaomi has not hinted about the price of the Mi MIx 2 but we can expect it to be cost more than the original Mi Mix. The starting price of the Mi Mix was CNY 3,499 (approx. Rs. 34,500) for the 4GB RAM/128GB storage, while the high-end variant with 6GB RAM/256GB storage model was priced at CNY 3,999 (approx Rs. 39,500).
The Mi Mix 2 if launched in India will possibly fall over Rs 40,000 price segment. We will update this post as soon as more details about the Mix 2 pour in.