Xiaomi’s bezel-less phone Mi Mix 2 goes official in India for Rs. 35,999, competes with Galaxy S8 and iPhone X

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Last year, Xiaomi introduced its first bezel-less smartphone, the Mi Mix, and surprised the world. It was the company’s statement to the Apples and Samsungs of this world. The phone showed that Xiaomi is capable of designing futuristic devices and that it was ready to shed the “me too” tag. The phone had extremely thin bezels on three sides of the phone and a piezo-electric (bone conducting) speaker. The Mi Mix received some rave reviews, and the company quickly realised that the Mi 5 can’t be its flagship smartphone anymore. One year later, the company launched the Mi Mix 2 in China, and made sure that it sold enough of them to make a mark in the smartphone segment.

Today, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Mix 2 in India, and it will compete with the likes of the Apple iPhone X, LG G6LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8. If you have noticed, all these smartphones have screens with minimal bezels. When you compare the Mi Mix 2 with its competitors, it is equally capable and equipped but priced much lower. Let’s check out the official pricing of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in India and its availability details in the country. The company has decided to not launch the Mi 6 in India this year going by the low sales of the Mi 5 in comparison to the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Price in India & Availability

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is priced in India at Rs. 35,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, and it will be available exclusively through Flipkart. It will be available in Black and White. The phone will go on on a flash sale for the first time on October 17 (12PM Noon). The phone will also be available from the company’s Mi Home physical stores across the country as well as Mi.com. The company is also introducing 0% EMI interest scheme for the Mi Mix 2 when you buy it from Flipkart or Mi.com.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Specifications & Features

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is quite similar to the Mi 6 in terms of internals. The phone with Android 7.1 Nougat-based software has a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The near bezel-less screen is protected using a Gorilla Glass 4 panel. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. There’s no microSD card slot, so you can’t expand the storage space.

In the imaging department, the Mi Mix 2 uses a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1/2.9-inch sensor. The camera has phase-detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, and dual-tone LED flash. It can also record 4K videos at 30 frames per second. It is the same sensor that’s used in the Mi 6. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. The phone has a fingerprint reader on its back for enhanced security. The Mi Mix 2 is a dual-SIM smartphone, and it is compatible with 4G LTE networks. Other connectivity features include dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

The Mi Mix 2 uses a non-removable, 3400mAh battery that is capable of rapidly charging using the Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Compared to the Mi 6, the Mi Mix 2 lacks dual cameras, stereo loudspeakers, and the IR port. You can have a look at the detailed specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 below.

 

  • Platform & Software: Android 7.1-based MIUI 9
  • Screen: 5.99-inch IPS LCD, 2160×1080 pixels (403ppi), 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear-Facing Camera: 12MP (1/2.9-inch sensor), phase-detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Front-Facing Camera: 5MP, 1080p video recording
  • Processor/Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (octa-core Kryo 280 CPU and Adreno 540 GPU)
  • Memory & Storage: 6GB, 128GB internal storage
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 4G LTE (with VoLTE), GPS (with A-GPS), GLONASS, BDS, 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 (with A2DP, LE, and apt-X), NFC, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Barometer, Compass, Gyro, Proximity
  • Battery: 3400mAh battery, non-removable, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Extras: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Colours: Black, White
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Asif heads the editorial team at MySmartPrice, and buys too many gadgets, headphones, and apps. He has been mentioned on esteemed publications like The Verge and podcasts like TWiT. When he’s not working, he enjoys watching horror, science fiction, and superhero movies and TV shows.