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Xiaomi ups premium play in India handset market with Mi Mix 2

11 October 2017, 12:27 | Bernard Bryant

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 To be Launched in India – Buy @ Flipkart (Exclusively)

Xiaomi teases Mi Mix 2 for Indian fans launching tomorrow

"The entry will make the premium segment even more competitive", Tarun Pathak, Senior Analyst, Mobile Devices and Ecosystems at New Delhi-based Counterpoint Research, told IANS.

The Mi Mix 2 that comes with 5.99-inch full-screen display, a ceramic back and a 18k gold-plated camera rim, is the company's most expensive phone yet.

Processing is provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it also comes with 6GB of RAM, the handset comes with choice of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage.

And now we've got our hands on our own unit of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, so it's only natural that we do an unboxing video, right?

On the back, the Mi MIX 2 is in a attractive ceramic finish and has been jointly designed with world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, .

This time it has a physical earpiece instead of the Bone conduction technology used in the old Mi MIX.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company's first Android One handset which was announced rather recently, and the phone is now making its way to a number of markets all around Europe. Xiaomi has just launched the 6GB RAM version of the phone, and it is unlikely that any other model of the device will roll out anytime soon.

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When the screen goes off, the display beautifully blends with the device giving the phone an overall black look. The device has all the requisite sensors on board.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a Snapdragon 660 SoC processor, 6GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage, that is expandable via microSD card. It has thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 185gms. It comes with Fingerprint sensor under its home button.

As discussed above, the Mi MiX 2 also features a bezel-less display, following close on the heels of the first-generation Mi MiX.

The device has an edge to edge display measuring up to 5.99 inches full HD display with 18:9 ratio increasing the display area by 12.5%. The chin at the bottom is 12% thinner and the aspect ratio has gone from 17:9 to 18:9. This aspect ratio increases the canvas area by nearly 12.5% and, thus, makes using apps like Google Maps incredibly easy. Mi MIX 2 offers top notch specifications.

The first thing you feel while using the Mi Mix 2 is its improved finishing.

The launch of the Mi Mix 2 is a big deal for Xiaomi, considering the manufacturer didn't launch the Mi 5 or the Mi 6 in India. The earphone come with USB Type-C port, so they are compatible with Mi Mix 2.

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