Xiaomi has been relatively quiet recently, but the rumor mill has been churning. The anticipation has been building for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, the successor to the Mi Mix 2.
The device was unveiled at an event in Shanghai and shows off what Xiaomi thinks a flagship should look like. Unsurprisingly, the Mi Mix 2S does not look all the different from its predecessor.
The design itself features a gorgeous IPS LCD display, along with an aluminum frame and ceramic on the front and rear. This makes for an absolutely gorgeous device that will definitely garnish some glances, but could collect all of your fingerprints.
- 5.99-inch Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB Storage
- 5MP Front Camera
- 2 x 12MP Rear Cameras
- 3,400mAh Battery
The Mi Mix 2S is the true flagship from Xiaomi, as we have a 2:1 display, along with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Additionally, Xiaomi has included three different storage options – 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage.
Moving onto the cameras, this is where Xiaomi spent most of their money. The front-facing camera sports a standard 5MP sensor. This has been placed in the bottom right-hand corner on the front, removing the need for a notch.
As for the rear camera, Xiaomi has packed a dual-camera system. There is a primary 12MP wide-angle lens, and a secondary 12MP telephoto lens. These combined will provide up to 2X optical zoom, along with a proper portrait mode.
While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 only included a single 12MP sensor, the dual-camera system in the Mix 2S is rather impressive. Xiaomi upgraded these sensors to the latest Sony IMX363 which should greatly improve low-light performance.
In fact, Xiaomi is so excited about its new camera system, that it has already shared the camera score from DxOMark. The Xiaomi system scored 101, which is a slight improvement over even the Pixel 2 (which scored 98).
Of course, the problem with Xiaomi products is that they are rarely made available here in the US. The same is likely to be said about the Mi Mix 2S, short of going through retailers such as GearBest.
Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi Mix 2S would be launched in China next month, before rolling out to other regions. Pricing for the device is slated to start around $500, with the 8GB/256GB model being priced at a bit more than $700.