Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the premium bezel-less smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com - at 12pm IST. This is the first regular flash sale of the smartphone, and we can expect more units to be available to buy compared to the two previous 'preview' sales. Apart from its bezel-less display, the biggest highlights of the smartphone are its metallic-ceramic body and the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. To recall, the smartphone was launched in India in early October, and has since been made available in preview sales in the country. Following the regular flash sale on Tuesday, the Mi MIX 2 will also become available to buy offline via Mi Home stores and the company's physical retail partners.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999, and at that price, it competes with the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and LG G6. The company has launched the Mi MIX 2 in its 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant in the country, with no mention of whether the other variants will be brought here as well. Flipkart currently isn't listing any offers for Tuesday's sale, but Mi.com will be bundling a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music as well as providing 10 percent SuperCash to buyers who use MobiKwik.
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.