Today, Xiaomi announced the next-gen MIX-series handset that uses almost the same design but comes with improved hardware and software. Roughly speaking, the manufacturer has put way more powerful hardware into the same stylish housing and made a huge work in terms of software enhancements and AI inclusion. Thank them and affordable price tags the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is considered to be one of the best smartphones around the globe. But it’s the first in a few terms.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S comes with a ceramic housing, while the frame is made of a 7000-series aluminum alloy. The body is curved on all four edges with a jade-like texture. On the back, it carries a dual-camera module. So we can state this is the first MIX-line handset that sports a dual-camera. The ceramic black version has an 18K gold circle around the fingerprint scanner.
The phone sports a 5.99-inch full-screen with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. As for hardware, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is packed with a Snapdragon 845. Thus it’s the first Chinese phone to come in with the latest creation of Qualcomm. The chip is paired with a 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of internal storage, Adreno 630 GPU, and a 3400mAh battery supporting Qi wireless charging. The graphics processor capacity is increased by 30% and power consumption is reduced by 30%. Thanks to this hardware the phone scores over 277K at AnTuTu. By the way, Xiaomi also introduced a charging pad priced at 99 yuan ($16). It’s way cheaper than the Apple wireless charger at 498 yuan ($79) and Samsung wireless charger at 528 yuan ($84).
This flagship comes with AI assistant named the ‘Little Love Classmate’. It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi and Google reached a strategic partnership and it has become the first domestic company to adopt Google ARCore technology. Xiaomi will exclusively start the AR game ‘The Machines’.
Finally, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S comes with a great AI camera. It is packed with a 12MP + 12MP (wide-angle and telephoto lenses) using a Sony IMX 363 CMOS with 1.4um oversized pixels, Dual SLR Dual PD full-pixel focusing technology, 4-axis optical image stabilization, hardware multi-frame Noise reduction, dark light, and backlighting enhance the picture support, and many more. Plus, this camera supports scene recognition that allows using various parameters automatically to get the best shooting performance. As for the front camera, it sports a 5MP selfie shooter supporting AI background blur, AI beauty, and other functions. By the way, the authoritative camera evaluation agency DXOMark shows that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S scores 97 points like the iPhone X.
At last, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S comes at the following price tags: 6+64GB at 3299 yuan ($526); 6+128GB at 3599 yuan ($574); and 8+256GB at 3999 yuan ($638). They will go on sale on April 3.