Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: A Bezel-Less 5.99-inch Display, Facial Recognition Launched in Mid-Range Segment

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was launched on Monday at an event in China. The Smartphone features a massive 5.99-inch bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio, ceramic body, 6GB RAM, and facial recognition technology. Highlights of the new Mi Mix 2 include the implementation of a 12-percent smaller chin (bottom bezel) than the previous generation Mi MIX, the use of a hidden sound-guided speaker and an ultrasonic proximity sensor. Xiaomi Mix 2 also comes in a Special Edition model with a ceramic body, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage.

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The new Xiaomi phone’s launch just a day before the iPhone 8 and iPhone X expected to be unveiled by Apple, and only a few weeks after Samsung Galaxy Note 8 became official. Another top-end handset joining the fray soon is Google Pixel XL 2, means that Mi is trying to give other competitors a tough competition.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Features

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is 11.9 percent smaller in the body compared to the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix. Mix 2 is 2.5 percent thinner and is 11.5 percent lighter also. It is even 7 percent smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, which comes with a 5.5-inch display.

See Also: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Full Specifications

The smartphone features a frame built out of 7-Series aluminum, holding in the four-sided curved ceramic body. The regular edition of the smartphone will be available in a Black color variant, which also features a Black lens coating for the front and rear camera apart from a 18K gold plated camera ring on the rear camera.  The Special Edition comes with a complete ceramic body and will be available in both Black and White color variants.

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Coming to the ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’, the company says it to be a ‘cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology’. The sound resonates through the metal frame and is delivered through the screen itself – completely hiding the speaker on the smartphone. This is achieved with 50mW membrane speaker, sound guiding tube, and a sound hole. The smartphone also supports 6 modes and 43 bands for connectivity – making it a ‘global LTE smartphone’.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Specifications

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 features a 5.99-inch FHD (1080×2160 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a DCI-P3 color gamut. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at up to 2.45GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM and 8GB RAM for the Special Edition. It comes with a 12-MP Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, 4-axis optical image stabilization, 5-piece lens, a f/2.0 aperture, and a facial recognition feature. On the front, it offers a 5-MP front camera with a facial recognition function.

See Also: Xiaomi Mi A1


The smartphone comes in three inbuilt storage variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The storage is not expandable. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is Dual-Sim smartphone that offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, and USB Type-C.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

The standard variant of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 measures 151.8×75.5×7.7mm and weighs 185 grams. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition, measures 150.5×74.6×7.7mm and weighs 187 grams. Both variants draw power from a 3400mAh battery. Sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and an ultrasonic proximity sensor.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Price, First Sale Date

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,300) for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 35,300) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,200) for the 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant.

See Also: Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition, is priced at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 46,000) – as it features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The first Mi MIX 2 flash sale in China is on Friday, September 15 and registrations for the same start on Monday. The Special Edition model will go on sale in November.


Avinash is the co-founder and a writer on Careers & LifeStyle on this website i.e www.punjabidroll.com. He is a graduate in Mass Communication and is a tech addict. You will generally find him with his laptop or tablet or smartphone.

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