Mi Mix, the World’s First Bezel-less Smartphone, Gets Smarter with v2.0

September 11, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s been one year since Xiaomi kick-started the modern-day trend of going bezel-less with the Mi Mix smartphone. And right in time of its anniversary, the Chinese manufacturers are now pulling out its sequel, with more standardization of the still somewhat alien specification.

Compared to the gigantic edge-to-edge display of the original device, the Mi Mix 2 comes more compact with a display of 5.99-inch display. It now packs a longer resolution of 2160×1080 pixels which converts the aspect ratio to a more convenient 18:9 from the older 17:9 aspect ratio of Mi Mix.

Mix 2 also nullifies many of the caveats of the first bezel-less device from the company. On the design front, the Mix 2 packs a more rounded figure that should please the critics of the sharpened corners in smartphones. Besides, the piezoelectric has now given way to a more conventional, and louder, earpiece that takes up a narrow slit of space across the top edge of the device.

The 5MP front camera along with other sensors are still placed at the bottom. On the rear-side, we have a Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25um pixels and 4-axis OIS. The optical upgrade has also created a small bump on the rear-side, something which Xiaomi fans aren’t accustomed to. It features a 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Being a flagship device, the Mi Mix 2 packs the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm with a RAM of 6GB and storage of 64GB/256 GB. An additional variant with 8GB RAM will be making its way into the market by the end of November.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will start its run in China this Friday. But there’s some good news for the fans from the west, as Mi Mix 2 will feature 43 bands, making it a true global smartphone. Pricing of the device starts from $510 (3999 yuan) and goes all the way up to $720 (4699 yuan) for the special edition that will also feature ceramic body.

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