Xiaomi has stunned quite a few in the smartphone world with it’s out of the top designers in the Mi Mix series. The first Mi MI x was considered to be one of the most successful Mi product from the Chinese smartphone giant. Now, several leaks and rumors later, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi Mix 2S smartphone for the global audience. The phone has been announced at a starting price of CNY 3,499.
Xiaomi has been quite active with its teasers of the device on its Weibo account and finally, we get to see the phone in all its glory. Right off the bat, we notice that from the front there is no notch visible and Xiaomi was keen on keeping the same design that they had introduced in the Mi Mix 2. This means that the front-facing camera is again at the bottom of the device, which could make it slightly annoying to access.
One of the Best Cameras
In terms of the display, the Mi Mix 2S has a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio having an FHD+ resolution with 403 pixels. However, the most interesting thing about the device is the improvements that have been seen in the camera system of the smartphone. DxOMark has given the Mi Mix 2S a score of 101 in photography, which is higher than even the Galaxy S9. The overall score of 97 makes the Mi Mix 2S the third on the list behind Pixel 2 Xl and Galaxy S9.
The Mi Mix 2S’ dual camera setup has 12 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 12 MP secondary camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Incredibly the Mi Mix 2S’ camera sensor has a 1.4-micron pixel Sony IMX 363 sensor which gives the phone a dual-pixel autofocus technology powered by a phase detection system.
The company has added OIS to the camera this time and the phone will come with ‘multi-frame noise reduction’ wherein the camera makes use of the software along with the hardware for noise reduction in the photo.
In terms of its software capabilities, the phone has Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out of the box. Mix 2S has a Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port, GPS, dual-band 4G VolTE sim slots, and Bluetooth v5.0 in terms of the connectivity options. The device also has the support of a 7.5 Watt wireless charging capability which comes out of the box. Along with this, the device will also have a 3,400mAh battery along with wireless charging capability.
Xiaomi has made a power packed device in the Mi Mix 2S as it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset housing octa-core Kryo CPUs maxed out to 2.8 GHz along with an Adreno 630 GPU. The phone is set to come in three variants of RAM and storage namely 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. India is expected to receive the latter two. We shall have to see when the device comes to India and at what price.