Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s Officially Launched
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s
27th of March 2018
Starts at 3299 Yuan (Rs. 32,999)
150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
2160 x 1080 px
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Android 8 Oreo
Dual camera setup
12MP telephoto lens
2x optical zoom
4K @ 30fps
1080p @ 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dual Nano SIM Card Slot
Xiaomi has launched its most anticipated smartphone of the year, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s in China. The smartphone’s price starts at 3299 Yuan (Rs 32,999) and has flagship hardware with premium build quality. There are no drastic changes in design. However, incorporation of the iPhone X-style dual camera setup does give this smartphone a unique expression.
The company has used ceramic to offer mirror-like finish with added protection from 7000 series aluminium frame. Unlike most of the Android smartphone markers, the Mi MIX 2s doesn’t have a notch, instead, it has a prominent bezel at the bottom. To make it more premium, the company has used 18K gold around the camera and fingerprint sensor. The device will be available in Ceramic White and Black colour.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080 px full screen 2.0 display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, the device has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor with 2.8 GHz CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. This chipset is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM along with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage. Just like the previous MIX smartphones, the Mi MIX 2s doesn’t have expandable storage.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX and the Mi MIX 2 were highly criticised for their camera capabilities. And now, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s might resolve this issue using dual primary camera setup. The smartphone has a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens, similar to the Apple iPhone 8. This camera setup can offer 2x optical zoom and portrait mode, which blurs the background by focusing on the subject. The primary camera is a Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel. Additionally, the camera also supports dual-pixel autofocus, which helps the smartphone to focus on a subject in low light environments. The smartphone can also record 4K videos.
The camera features do not end there. Xiaomi claims that it uses AI to improve background blurring to create perfect portrait photographs. The company also uses AI for scene detection, to improve the colour and clarity of the photo, depending on the subject in focus. The 5MP front-facing camera can also capture bokeh shots using a single camera. The phone also has an instant translation with instant currency conversion straight from the camera app. Based on the DXO Mark rating, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s scores 101 points in Photos, which is same as the Apple iPhone X.
Similar to Samsung and Apple, the company is also launching its own voice assistant. Which eases out the day to day tasks. The smartphone also has an NFC chip, which supports cashless payments (limited to China). The smartphone also supports Qi standard wireless charging with 7.5-watt output, which is faster than the iPhone X.
There is no word on the device’s availability outside in India. However, considering the Mi MIX 2 was launched in India, its successor will also hit the Indian shores soon.