Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the latest bezel-less display smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale for the first in India on Tuesday via Flipkart and Mi.com. The sale kicks off at 12pm IST, and is being called a preview sale by the company before its general availability in the first week of November. To recall, the smartphone was launched in India last week in its regular variant in India. The Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Special Edition with an all-ceramic body and 8GB of RAM has not been brought to the country.
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. Xiaomi is offering a no-cost EMI for the smartphone on both Flipkart and Mi.com. On Flipkart, thanks to the ongoing sale, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be available with 10 percent instant discount if customers purchase it using an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, 20 percent cashback if they buy it via PhonePe, and 5 percent discount if they buy if using an Axis Bank Buzz credit card. On Mi.com, the company is also offering 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.