It’s been just under a year since Xiaomi first introduced the Mi Mix, a bezel-less device that essentially started this newfound push for smartphones minimal bezel.
Now Xiaomi is back with that device’s successor, officially introducing the Mi Mix 2 today. The handset follows a similar design philosophy, using a bezel-less design that places as much of your focus on the display as possible, even as it forces the front-facing camera into an interesting position.
The flagship Mi Mix 2 features all of the specifications one would want, including a 5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160×1080, which also features “Sunlight Mode” and “Reading Mode” to help find the optimal settings when in those situations. It also boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, and variants that include 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of built-in storage. There is no option for expandable storage, though.
Around back, there’s a 12-megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor, and on the bottom there’s a USB Type-C port. There’s a also 5-megapixel front-facing camera that’s situated in the bottom bezel of the phone, and the battery measures in at 3400mAh. The Mi Mix 2 supports 43 different LTE bands, has a dual nano-SIM slot, and is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat under Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI 9 user interface.
As far as availability goes, details on that will come out soon. Pricing has been revealed for China, where the Mi Mix 2 will go on sale first. There, the phone will cost ¥3299 ($505 USD) for the 64GB option, ¥3599 ($550 USD) for the 128GB model, and, finally, ¥3999 ($610 USD) for the 256GB model.
One last thing to note: There is a Special Edition Mi Mix 2 which features a unibody ceramic design. It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, and it’s priced at ¥4699 ($670).
What do you think of the Mi Mix 2?