With the first model to be announced in September 2017, the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S arrived yesterday as an incremental update. Maintaining the irreverent appearance of its predecessor, it now presents us with a new processor and above all new, noteworthy and high-end cameras. Its next name indicates that it is only a slight upgrade / upgrade of the previous model. Now with Android Oreo and MIUI 9.5.
That said, we have here the new processor from North American Qualcomm, a new screen and some design improvements of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. However, it is your camera that records the biggest innovations and improvements. While its predecessor had a single camera, in the new generation we already have a dual alignment, which is quite popular with today's smartphones.
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Still, the similarities to the previous model are immense, making it a little exciting news. True to all that was revealed by the information leaks leading up to the brand's event, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S also predates the Mi 7. The latter could be presented sometime between March and April this year.
On the other hand, the arrival of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S may delay the launch of Xiaomi Mi 7 so that these Android devices do not collide. For now we have no official dates for the arrival of the next element of the Mi line. Note that this smartphone with Android Oreo should keep the main features and processor of the recently announced Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S arrives with Android Oreo and MIUI 9.5
First of all, the adoption of Google's "engine" or Augmented Reality platform, ARCore, but there is more, much more! Inside, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is powered by the Snapdragon 845, one of the most powerful "engines" we can find on the market. It also features the Adreno 540 graphics. This mobile platform is also present in the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2 and many other devices.
Android Oreo is the latest version of Google's operating system.
The screen / display of this Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S presents us 5.99 inches diagonal with a resolution Full HD +therefore 2160 x 1080 pixels. Unfortunately we do not have an AMOLED panel here but an IPS screen LCD. Even so, it will be a brilliant screen with a total of 585 nits and 2.5D glass coated. This glass from Corning, Gorilla Glass 4.
6GB or 8GB of RAM in this Xiaomi
We also have two variants of RAM. In the base version we have a total of 6GB LPDDR4X RAM memory. Already in the top version we have a total of 8GB LPDDR4X RAM memory. Moreover, in terms of internal storage we have 64GB or 128GB available for the base version. Already the top version has 256GB internal storage, both expandable via memory card micro SD.
With two cameras on the back of this Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S we have a sensor of 12MP, a Sony IMX363 and a second sensor, also from 12MP from Samsung, the S5K3M3. It also has its LED flash and a fingerprint sensor / biometric reader can be found on the back of this smartphone with Android Oreo.
MIUI 9.5 is based on Android Oreo for this Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
Here our attention goes to the first 12MP camera. For the Sony sensor it has optical stabilization (OIS) of 4 axes. We have here a focal aperture of f / 1.8. Samsung's sensor presents us with a lens capable of 2x optical zoom (2 times). Features a focal aperture of f / 2.4. Just ask for the position of the front camera (and its resolution) so 5MP.
We also have a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3400mAh. This comes with fast charging Quick Charge 3.0 from Qualcomm. However, its biggest asset is wireless charging (Qi), a trend more popular than ever on mobile devices.
At the software level we have here the Android Oreo from Google with its own MIUI 9.5 interface. What's more, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S lacks the 3.5mm audio jack port for headphones or earphones. You will have a dongle included in the box to compensate for this lapse. We still have NFC connectivity.
Connectivity and Pricing
In terms of connectivity we also have support for virtually all 4G LTE bands. A total of 43 (with band 20 included). The smartphone measures 150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1mm (height x width x thickness). It weighs a total of 191 grams in its White ceramic version.
At the price level, the different variants of this Android cost:
- 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM = approximately 527$ or about 422€
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = approximately 575$ or about 475€
- 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM (King Version) = approximately 639$ or about 522€
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