Xiaomi brought the Mi Mix 2 to Indian shores in October 2017, the launch price of the Mi Mix in India was set at Rs. 35,999. Now, after more than six months since the phone was launched in the country, Xiaomi may be looking at bringing the pricing down to Rs. 24,999.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Expected Price Drop in India
According to a report from iGyaan, Xiaomi may bring down the price of Mi Mix 2 to Rs. 24,999. This means that we could see a price difference of Rs. 11,000 between the launch price and reduced price of the phone. The report states that Xiaomi may take this step as it is now gearing up to bring the Mi Mix 2S to India. And with the new Mi Mix on offer, the old one needs to be listed at lower pricing. This trend also resonates with other OEMs who follow a similar strategy when they launch a new version of a flagship.
Another reason behind slashing the price of the Mi Mix 2 could be the imminent launch of the OnePlus 6. Xiaomi may not want the Mi Mix 2 to get shadowed by the latest OnePlus offering in India and would like to list at lower pricing to attract more buyers. Price point has always been a catalyst in the Indian smartphone market.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 debuted in a single 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant in India. The phone features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ LCD screen with 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. A Snapdragon 835 SoC powers it and on the imaging front, it bears a 12MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, 1.25-micron pixels, 5-piece lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilisation. While on the front, the phone boasts a 5MP selfie snapper integrated with facial recognition technology.
The internal storage on the Mi Mix 2 is not expandable. It supports connectivity options such as Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11c, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v5.0, and GPS/ A-GPS. A 3400mAh battery backs the Mi Mix 2. One of the main highlights of the Mi Mix 2 is its minimal bezel design with a pixel density of 403ppi. The phone has zero top bezel, which is why the company had to integrate a hidden sound-guided speaker for the earpiece functionality.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Price in India, Launch, Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S was launched in China, last month. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of the phone was launched at CNY 3,299 (approx. Rs. 34,200), CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 37,300) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, and CNY 3,999 (approx. Rs. 41,400) for the premium model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. As of now, the launch date of the Mi Mix 2S in India has not been confirmed by Xiaomi but one can expect it to happen some time in May 2018.
The Mi Mix 2S comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution, 403ppi, and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with Adreno 630 GPU. The camera setup on the Mi Mix 2S is quite similar to the iPhone X, i.e. two lenses placed vertically. There is a 12MP+12MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.4 aperture, respectively. Other features on the rear camera include four-axis OIS and optical zoom. The camera is also integrated with AI-based scene recognition technology that is touted to recognise up to 206 scenes. On the front, there is a 5MP front-facing camera with HDR and Face Unlock capabilities.
Connectivity options on the Mi Mix 2S include Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v5.0, and GPS/ A-GPS. A 3400mAh battery backs the phone integrated with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.