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After launching the Mi Max 2 with 32GB storage version in India last month, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Tuesday announced the launch of its much-awaited bezel-less display smartphone, called the “Xiaomi Mi Mix 2” at an event in New Delhi, India. The new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is the successor to company’s previous Mi Mix, which was launched in China last year. Both smartphones sport unique bezel-less design, metal chassis and ceramic rear body, which were designed by French designer Philippe Starck.

If you don’t remember, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was first launched in China in September with a starting price of CNY 3,299 (approximately Rs. 32,350). The Mi Mix 2 comes in three different variants based on their RAM and internal storage capacity — Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with 6GB RAM & 64GB internal storage, Mi Mix 2 with 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage, and Mi Mix 2 with 6GB RAM & 256GB internal storage. In the Indian market, the company has launched the 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage version of Mi Mix 2.  Carried a price tag of Rs. 35,999, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be made available for Mi Fans (preview sale) on October 17 at 12 noon exclusively via e-commerce website and The smartphone will also be available for open sale via, Mi Store and other offline retailer partners starting the first week of November in Black colour and a Zero percent EMI option.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes equipped with a large 5.99-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The display has 18:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and offers a pixel density of 403ppi. Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clubbed with Adreno 540 image processing unit to handle the graphics. In terms of memory, the Mi Mix 2 is backed up by 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the software fronts, the device runs company’s proprietary MIUI 9 custom UI skin, based on Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The Mi Mix 2 also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric security. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 sports a four-sided curved ceramic body with 7-Series aluminium alloy frame and a 18K gold plated camera ring on the back panel, giving it an overall luxury and premium outlook.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 features a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation), and dual-tone LED flash. The rear camera is also capable of shooting videos in 4K (2160p) resolution. On the front, the handset features a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with autofocus and facial recognition technology support, which can be used to unlock the smartphone.

On the connectivity front, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 offers 2.2 dual-band Wi-Fi technology that allows for better and wider connectivity. Apart from this, the dual-SIM (nano + nano) smartphone also offers various connectivity options including with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2×2 MIMO), Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB-Type C port for superfast charging and other connectivity. Sensors on the smartphone include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor, Barometer, E-Compass, and Ultrasonic Proximity sensor. On the battery front, the Mi Mix 2 comes packed with a decent non-removable 3,400mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology support. Dimensionally, the Mi Mix 2 measures 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm and weighs 185 grams.

At the launch event, the Chinese vendor also launched its latest Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones USB Type-C version in India at a price tag of Rs. 2,999. Talking about its specifications, the earphone’s drivers have a frequency range of 20 – 40,000Hz and feature an iron acoustic architecture and a reliable micro-electromechanical microphone that effectively blocks the surrounding noise during voice calls. The Mi Noise Cancelling Earphones will be available for purchase in India sometime later of this month via