Xiaomi Launches Mi Mix 2 For Rs 35999

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The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 features a 5.99-inch FHD (1080x2160 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a DCI-P3 colour gamut. The smartphone runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It includes 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

Mi Mix 2 sports an "ultra slim" aluminium frame to ensure that the device is steady and durable. Today Samsung, LG, Vivo and even Micromax offer handsets with nearly bezel-less designs.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 - which has thin bezels on the top and the bottom - costs Rs 57,900, while the iPhone X is likely to be priced around Rs 90,000. You need to flip the phone upside down to take a selfie and adjust similarly to make a video call. Xiaomi has also removed the piezo-electric speaker that was used in the Mi Mix and went with a usual speaker for the Mi Mix 2's earpiece.

It is fitted with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that produces an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and you can fill in the corresponding top-end specs yourself for the rest of the hardware yourself, for such a phone. Xiaomi, in the past, has launched a smartphone over Rs 20k.

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Finally, coming to the operating system, the device offers Android Nougat 7.1 with custom MIUI Version 9 on the top. It will be upgraded to Android 8 Oreo.

The Mi Mix 2 in a black garb is up for grabs for a price tag of Rs 35,999. The phone was first announced in China where it sells in three variants and a special edition. I did not test the camera of the phone, but as per Xiaomi' stock photos shown at the launch event, the phones looked great. It will feature a f/2.0 aperture, which supports facial recognition. It has pioneered the trend of full-screen display smartphones. In terms of connectivity, the device offers up to 43 global LTE bands, which are supported over 210 worldwide territories. The device has all the requisite sensors on board. The phone has no 3.5 mm headphone jack either.

The smartphone packs in a 3400mAh battery which can last for more than a day of regular usage. The smartphone is backed by a 3,400mAh non-removable battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 using the 9V/2A (18W) power adapter. There was no mention of any other variants at the launch event. You can purchase it starting October 17. The phone will be available on Flipkart, Mi Home and at Xiaomi's offline retail partners. This confirmation from Xiaomi's VP Xiang Wang came as pleasant surprise, since the first generation Mi Mix eluded the Indian market and disappointed fans of the device.

In addition to the Mi Mix 2, the Chinese company also introduce the Mi noise cancelling earphones on Tuesday.

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