Xiaomi is continuously working on expanding its smartphone model range. While rumors have been circulating for some time, the online retailer Gearbest decided to leak the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 on its platform before the Chinese manufacturers even had time to officially present it.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: release date and price
Xiaomi has just teased a September 5 launch date for an unnamed flagship phone. It will feature a dual camera, and we strongly suspect it will be the Mi MIX 2 making its debut.
RT if you know which product we will launch! #FlagshipDualCamera
— Mi (@xiaomi) August 28, 2017
According to Gearbest’s leak, the smallest variant of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is priced at 774,93 Euro – which translates to $ 833 (£649 | ₹53,791).
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: design and specs
Xiaomi managed to create quite some buzz around the first Mi Mix as it delivered an amazing display-to-size ratio. Up until then, no other smartphone had offered so much screen size with so little bezel. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 seems to take it even further. If the images from Gearbest are accurate, the front panel of the smartphone will just be one giant display – similar to the concept images of the iPhone 8 that have been making the rounds on the Internet.
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This naturally brings up the question as to how Xiaomi intends to integrate the front facing camera of the Mi Mix 2. According to the data sheet that Gearbest published, a 13 megapixel front facing camera seems to be integrated, but the images only show a camera on the back of the smartphone. Be it tongue in cheek, or a ballsy advertising move – the online retailer has also decided to spruce up the camera “specs” by stating that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has “Dual cameras (one front, one rear)”. While technically correct, I’d think that most people would agree that this isn’t what we would expect for a “dual camera”.
That’s a lot of display – Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. / © Gearbest
According to the data sheet from Gearbest, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 seems to have some strong specs. A Snapdragon 835 processor with 4, 6 or even 8 GB of RAM, plus 128 or 256 GB of memory, a 6.4-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution, a 19 megapixel camera and Android 7.1 nougat. The non-removable battery of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has – according to the online retailer – a capacity of 4,500 mAh.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Rumored Specs
|Display||6.4 inch 2540 x 1440 AMOLED screen|
|CPU||Snapdragon 835 Octa Core 2.45 GHz|
|System||MIUI 9 ( Android 7.1 )|
|Camera||19.0 MP rear camera + 13.0 MP front camera|
|Sensor||Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor|