The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is Xiaomi’s first flagship of 2018. Launched in March 2018, the phone shares the same design aesthetic as last year’s Mi Mix 2, but has key upgrades both on the hardware and software fronts. Mi Mix 2S features the same design as its predecessor Mi Mix 2, with the phone introducing a new dual camera setup, Snapdragon 845, increased storage options, and an Oreo-based build of MIUI.
The headline feature is a dual-lens camera which combines a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and some A.I. smarts to produce amazing photos.
Featuring a near bezel-less design, Xiaomi mi Mix 2s has a ceramic body with an aluminum frame. Unlike many current Android phones, Xiaomi hasn’t adopted a notch, preferring to shrink the bezels above and below the 5.99-inch screen down as much as possible. The larger bottom bezel houses the front-facing camera. The LCD screen has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels.On a closer observation, you’ll find a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. You can get versions with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage inside. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Xiaomi’s MIUI on top.
Mi Mix 2S camera is very good at focusing and capturing subjects thanks to the dual-pixel autofocus. There’s a Sony IMX363 sensor inside the Mi Mix 2S with large 1.4um pixels for great low-light performance. It also boasts optical zoom, OIS (optical image stabilization), and a new Portrait Mode for shots of people with that blurred-background bokeh effect. Xiaomi also talked about the frame-by-frame optimization which reduces noise.
Every manufacturer is talking about A.I. nowadays and Xiaomi is no exception. The A.I. in the Mi Mix 2S camera helps create that bokeh effect and intelligently reduce noise or get the best from the different lighting settings. It can also automatically detect different scenes to change settings accordingly for best results, and translate text or convert currencies in real time.
Xiaomi has also beefed up its Xiao voice assistant, so there are many new voice controls allowing you to wake the screen, set reminders, take selfies, find photos from a specific day, and a lot more, simply by asking. Whether this will work outside of China isn’t clear. The Mi Mix 2S also supports Qi wireless charging at up to 7.5W, NFC for mobile payments, and Google’s ARCore for augmented reality. It comes in white or black.
The gadget is not yet available online at Avechi but we sure will keep you posted as soon as it lands.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s