Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Announced – Everything At A Glance

 

Xiaomi just unveiled their first flagship for 2018 which is the Mi Mix 2S with a Snapdragon 845 & many more top notch specifications. Though, thankfully it does not come with a Notch.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Announced - Everything At A Glance

The design looks pretty similar to the last years’s Mi Mix 2 which explains why Xiaomi called it the Mix 2S instead of the Mix 3. However, the real upgrade has been done, in terms of specifications.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Announced - Everything At A Glance

Mi Mix 2S Specifications

  • Display: 5.99 inch 2160×1080 (18:9) IPS Display with HDR & DCI-P3 Support
  • SOC: 10nm Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB & 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB (for the 8GB RAM variant)
  • Rear Camera(s): 12MP (Regular) IMX363, f-1.8, 4-axis OIS + 12MP (Telephoto) f-2.4
  • Front Camera(s): 5MP
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2×2), Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Battery: 3400 mAh with QC 3.0 & Qi Wireless Charging upto 7.5W
  • Android Version: Android 8.1.0 Oreo

The main highlights for the Mi Mix 2S are it’s Cameras, AI functionalities, fast Wireless Charging & of course an Affordable price point.

First let’s talk about those Rear Cameras. Xiaomi has finally introduced Dual Rear Cameras in their Mix series & in the Mix 2S they have implemented a 12MP Telephoto secondary Camera for implementing Portrait Mode. The primary Camera is a 12MP f-1.8 Camera which comes with 4-axis Optical Image stabilization so, that should be able to help with low-light scenarios.

In the front, Xiaomi has integrated the same 5MP sensor from last year which shall be able to take portrait shots as well.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Announced - Everything At A Glance

The Camera also has some AI functionality built in so, Scene Detection is definitely there. Also, the camera software now also uses AI to differentiate between the Subject & the Background to produce more accurate portrait shots.

DxOMark Has also given a whopping 97 rating to the Mi Mix 2S’s Camera with 101 for Photo & 88 for Video.Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Announced - Everything At A Glance

[Source: DxOMark]

Though this is not as Good as something like the Pixel 2 (98) or the Galaxy S9+ (99) but, considering that the Mix 2S is coming from Xiaomi, it’s pretty impressive.

Xiaomi has also introduced a new version of their AI powered Voice Assistant but, it’s probably limited to China as it mainly integrates seamless experience with the Chinese language & to be frank, non-Chinese users are happy with Google Assistant so, I don’t think they would like another Voice Assistant in the phones anyway.

Lastly let’s talk about the pricing. The Mi Mix 2S starts at 3299 Yuan (~ $525) for the Base (6GB, 64GB) variant which increases to 3599 Yuan (~ $573) for the 6GB, 128GB variant & 3999 Yuan (~ $636) for the 8GB, 256GB variant. So, prices look pretty competitive & the device will be on sale in China starting next week. But, availability outside China is still a big question mark.


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