Last year, Xiaomi stunned the world with what was essentially the phone that started the 2017 bezel-less trend: the Mi Mix. We covered it and thought it looked like something straight out of the future. Now, the company is back at it again with the sequel to the handset simply called the Mi Mix 2. It features a refined design over last year’s device and packs all the specs you’d expect in a 2017 flagship.
Specifically, the bezels have been further reduced on the Mi Mix 2, especially the bottom bar which is much thinner than before. It still houses the selfie camera and all necessary sensors but was made even slimmer this time around to create a smaller footprint.The smaller bezel isn’t the only reason this phone has a smaller form factor. Rather packing a 6.4-inch screen on the device, Xiaomi opted for a 5.99-inch 2160×1080 LCD display which should be more manageable.
The smaller bezel isn’t the only reason this phone has a smaller form factor. Rather packing a 6.4-inch screen on the device, Xiaomi opted for a 5.99-inch 18:9 2160×1080 LCD display which should be more manageable. An earpiece speaker sits at the top tucked away in what’s left of a bezel, while the fingerprint sensor which normally sits on the front of Xiaomi handsets is on the back below the rear camera.
As for internals, Xiaomi packs a Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM into the Mi Mix 2. You can opt for 64, 128, or 256GB of storage, and there’s even a special ceramic edition that comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This should prove to be much more durable than the handset’s default glass build. There’s also a 3400mAh battery in this handset which is 1000mAh less than what was in last year’s Mi Mix. Whether it’ll be significantly worse than what last year’s model offered in the battery department has yet to be determined, but since it has a smaller display and Snapdragon 835, things shouldn’t be too much different.
Additionally, there’s a 12MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat (sorry, no Oreo here), and Quick Charge 3.0. Xiaomi says the Mi Mix 2 will start at RMB 3,299 or roughly $500 USD. It’ll make its way to everywhere Xiaomi sells their phones which, unfortunately, isn’t the US. Of course, things could change in the future, but for now, those in the States will only have pictures to drool over.