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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launched in India: 10 things you should know

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 announced in China last month has been officially launched in India at an event in Delhi today. The bezel-less Mi MIX 2 is designed by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, who had also designed the original Mi MIX. Check out the features, specifications, pricing and availability of the phone below.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launched in India: 10 things to know about it

Display

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 rocks a 5.99-inch IPS display. It has a DCI-P3 color gamut, resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+), pixel density of 403 PPI and screen-to-body ratio of 93%. The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Performance

The MIX 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz from the house of Qualcomm along with Adreno 540 GPU. For multitasking and storage, we get 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of internal memory (UFS 2.1). The Special Edition comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM but it has not been launched in India. The memory cannot be expanded further as it does not have a microSD card slot.

Software

Out of the box, the Mi MIX 2 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. However, it will certainly get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS in the near future.

Camera

In the camera department, we get a 12 megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS and f/2.0 aperture at the back. It can shoot 4K videos. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel selfie shooter with facial recognition and it can record Full HD videos as well.

Appearance

The Mi MIX 2 features a ceramic body with aluminium frames, that is 7.7mm thick and weighs 185 grams. There is a fingerprint sensor, which is located at the back and can unlock the phone very quickly.

Connectivity

The Mi MIX 2 rocks all the modern connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, 3G HSPA+, NFC, USB Type-C and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MU-MIMO. It is a Dual SIM (nano) phone and also supports 6 modes, 43 bands and thus is a truly world phone.

Battery

Under the hood of this giant phablet, there is a 3400mAh battery (non-removable), which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Audio

There is no 3.5mm headphone jack and Xiaomi is bundling a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio converter. We get a sound guided speaker with 50mW high power speaker with sound guided tube for an enhanced audio experience.

Pricing

Xiaomi has priced the Mi MIX 2 at Rs. 35,999 in India for the 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM variant. The company has not launched the Special Edition with 8GB RAM model in India yet.

Availability

The Mi MIX 2 will go on sale via Flipkart and Mi.com from October 17, 2017. It will also go on sale through Mi Home and other offline retail stores from the first week of November. Xiaomi will offer 0% interest EMI scheme across all platforms.

Do let us know in the comments section below if you would like us to compare the Mi MIX 2 with the rest of the competition.

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