Of course, the phone was uncovered by Xiaomi CEO, one of the influencers in the niche, Lei Jun. First, he talked about the smartphones market saying the Chinese market grew by 57.6%, while Xiaomi increased the sales by 96.9%. Moreover, it took almost 7 years to break a billion. This is not accidental. The company’s products won over 200 million industrial design awards. The first and second generation Mi MIX smartphones affected it much.
Well, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is already out. It comes with the same Full Screen 2.0 appearance. Thus not that much has been changed in terms of design. However, the company has added a dual-camera to the back and kept the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The body is curved on all four edges with a jade-like texture. It uses a ceramic material. And there are two color options –white and black. Among them, the ceramic black version has an 18K gold circle around the fingerprint reader.
Even before the launch, we knew the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be packed with an AI camera and there will be many improvements. Today Lei Jun confirmed this saying the phone sports a 12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens using a Sony IMX 363 CMOS with 1.4?m oversized pixels, Dual SLR Dual PD full-pixel focusing technology, hardware multi-frame Noise reduction, dark light and backlighting enhance the picture support, and many more. The phone supports a more fantastic background blur option. It can recognize facial and hair details to provide better bokeh effect. Thanks to enhanced camera capabilities the phone supports AI scene recognition. So it can automatically set parameters for different scenes and get better photographic effects.
Authoritative camera evaluation agency DXOMark score shows that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S scores 97 points like the iPhone X.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is packed with a Snapdragon 845. This SoC is also paired with a 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of native storage, and Adreno 630 GPU. The graphics processor capacity is increased by 30% and power consumption is reduced by 30%. Thanks to this hardware the phone scores over 277K at AnTuTu.
As rumored, the handset supports wireless charging (Qi standard) at 7.5W fast charge option. The manufacturer also introduced a charging pad at a price tag of 99 yuan. In comparison to the Apple wireless charger at 498 yuan and Samsung wireless charger at 528 yuan, the Xiaomi wireless charger looks quite affordable.
In addition, the Mi MIX 2S comes with artificial intelligence assistant named the ‘Little Love Classmate’ that supports for the screen to awaken as well as full-featured NFC. It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi and Google reached a strategic partnership and it has become the first domestic company to adopt Google ARCore technology. Xiaomi will exclusively start the AR game ‘The Machines’.
At last, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S comes at the following price tags: 6+64GB at 3299 yuan ($526); 6+128GB at 3599 yuan ($574); and 8+256GB at 3999 yuan ($638).