At an event in China, Xiaomi has launched its flagship smartphone – Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. This phone has Ceramic body with an aluminium frame, and boasts of vertical dual rear camera design with two cameras of 12-megapixel with Sony IMX363 sensor. The front camera of 5MP has been placed on the bottom part of the FullView Display.
The Mi MIX 2S flaunts a 5.99 inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 403ppi. It is powered by 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm CPU with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB/128GB of internal storage and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 on top. It is packed with 3400mAh battery with QC 3.0 fast charging and Qi wireless charging.
For the imaging, this phone has been mounted with 12MP rear primary camera with 1.4-micron pixels, Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, Dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording and secondary 12MP rear camera with telephoto lens, f/2.4 aperture and 2X zoom. The rear camera set-up has features of AI-based scene recognition which is claimed to recognise up to 206 scenes. This phone has 5-megapixel front camera for selfies which has capability of clicking AI portrait selfies with real-time background blur. The front camera also supports face unlock.
This is Dual SIM phone and offers connectivity options of 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. According to Xiaomi, this phone supports 43 global bands in 226 regions across the world. This phone incorporates accelerometer sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope and proximity sensor. It has fingerprint sensor on the rear.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is priced at CNY 3,299 (approx. Rs. 34,000) for the 6GB RAM +64GB inbuilt storage variant, CNY 3,599 (approx. Rs. 37,000) for 6GB+128GB inbuilt storage, CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 42,000) for 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage. The 8GB variant also comes bundled with wireless charger. The wireless charger is priced at CNY 99. The Mi MIX 2S will be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colors. The company has not announced yet when this phone will arrive in India but we expect it be launched sometimes in the month of April or early May.