The summer isn’t here yet, however it is monsoon already as far as the Smartphone scene is concerned. It’s raining Mobiles like mad and not just in India. Usually I ignore news about launch of the latest Smartphone models in countries outside India. However, this one is real special. The Mi MIX 2S, the much awaited successor to Xiaomi’s very successful Mi MIX 2 has been launched in China!
This all-screen Mobile doesn’t clone the iPhone X notch, only its dual camera. Xiaomi says the new Mi MIX 2S has better features than Apple’s iPhone X. There are 3 variants of the new Mi MIX 2S :
1. 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
2. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
3. 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
Learned Readers, while there is no official confirmation yet, the market price of these three Mi MIX 2S models is expected to be in the vicinity of :
1. CNY 3,299 INR 34,133 US $ 530
2. CNY 3,599 INR 37,237 US $ 575
3. CNY 3,999 INR 41,376 US $ 640
Your Mi MIX 2S will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which helps improve performance without increasing the battery consumption when compared to the Snapdragon 835. The OS is Android 8.0 with a MIUI 9.5 skin. It includes Qi wireless charging support, a global first on a Ceramic device.
The battery is 3400 mAh. The display 5.99 inch FullHD+ IPS with an 18:9 aspect ratio. There is a 2.5 D curved glass for screen protection. The Smartphone features 2 cameras at the rear ~ 12 MP wide-angle and 12 MP telephoto. At the front is a 5 MP selfie camera. Dear Readers, as more details available about this Premium Smartphone at half price I’ll post them on this blog. For the time being let’s take a look at the highlights :
1. Full screen display.
2. AI dual camera.
3. 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto.
4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
5. Qi Wireless charging.
6. Face unlock.
7. ARCore technology.
8. 43 Global bands.
Along with the Mi MIX 2S and Wirless Charger, Xiaomi also unveiled its Smart Speaker and Gaming Laptop at the launch event conducted in Shanghai, China today. The Mi AI Speaker Mini offers access to an amazing 35 million books and songs along with the option for Smart home integration. This Intelligent voice controlled lifestyle assistant is a must have in every modern house. The Mi Gaming laptop runs on a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060. Hard drive options are 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD. The monitor is 15.6 inch wide-color gamut with ultra-thin bezels and the package includes a professional gaming keyboard.
More on the Mi AI Speaker Mini and the New Mi Earphones and Mi Backpacks, which were launched recently by Mi India, in another post soon.