Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the bezel-less display smartphone that is also the company's first premium offering in the country in a while, will go on sale again on Tuesday at 12pm. Notably, these are just 'preview sales' with availability limited to Flipkart and Mi.com, ahead of general availability of the smartphone in early November via Mi Home and other offline retail partners. To recall, Xiaomi has only launched one model of the 'regular' ceramic+aluminium variant of the Mi MIX 2 in the country - featuring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. The first preview sale was held last week, on October 17.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999. The Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Special Edition with an all-ceramic body and 8GB of RAM hasn't been brought to the country. The Mi MIX 2 competes with the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and LG G6. Flipkart currently isn't listing any launch offers in Tuesday's preview sale, but Mi.com will be bundling a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music. .
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) LCD dispay, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that's coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear camera sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, 4-axis optical image stabilisation, 5-piece lens, an f/2.0 aperture, as well as a facial recognition feature. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera, also with the facial recognition function that can be used to unlock the smartphone.
As for storage, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 variant launched in India bears 128GB of storage that is not expandable. Connectivity options on the Mi MIX 2 smartphone include 4G (support for 43 LTE bands), VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and ultrasonic proximity sensor. The smartphone runs on a 3400mAh battery, measures 151.8x75.5x7.7mm, and weighs 185 grams.
As we mentioned, the biggest highlight of the Mi MIX 2 is its 5.99-inch bezel-less LCD display that has a full-HD+ resolution (1080x2160 pixels) in an 18:9 aspect ratio. The company says the display has a pixel density of 403ppi, and is complete with DCI-P3 colour gamut support. The smartphone has minimal bezels on three sides, with only a 'bottom chin' that sports the front camera and other sensors.
With no top bezel to house the earpiece, the company has decided to use a 'hidden sound-guided speaker'. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 bears a ceramic body with a 7-Series aluminium frame and an 18K gold plated camera ring on the rear panel.