Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the next phone in the Mix segment and boy, does it not impress. It was only six months ago that the Mi Mix 2 was launched. The Mi Mix 2S comes with improved hardware. It doesn’t sport the ” notch ” but it sure is an head turner. The design has been kept almost the same as Mix 2. There have been quite some additions like the latest processor, wireless charging and of course, the AI powered Dual Camera setup.

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The Mi Mix 2S has been released in Sanghai, China today. Xiaomi has really put a though competition to Apple. “We are comparing to iPhone X because people say it is the best phone. We just want to show we surpassed the best in many features,” said Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun in a crowded Shanghai auditorium at today’s reveal. Its half the price of Apple’s Iphone X, starting at 3,299 yuan (about $527).

Mi Mix 2S Specifications:

It looks the indistinguishably the same on the front side as Mix 2. A 5.99-inch of full HD display with trimmed bezels on all sides. Xiaomi’s front camera setup is some where very different here- in the lower right corner. It relaxes the need for top notch like Apple.The phone is still made of aluminum and ceramic, like the Mix 2.

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The internal specifications include:

  • Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor and Adreno 530 GPU.
  • Resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) and supports multi-touch protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Battery of 3400mAh with wireless charging, last a day.
  • Shipped with MIUI 9.5 based in Android Oreo.
  • Comes in two variants- 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM.
  • Dual Camera- 12 MP  + 12 MP with 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS and dual LED flash.
  • Video recording in 3 modes: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps.

The AI Dual Camera Setup.

Mix 2S sports a 12MP wide angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. The Mix 2S uses Sony’s new IMX636 sensor, featuring larger 1.4um pixels and dual-pixel technology, which allows for better low-light shots. The lollapalooza about this is that the picture taking algorithm is an AI (Woww!). This is extremely awesome on Xaiomi’s side. Never have I ever encountered a setup like that. The AI has improved features like the portrait mode and beautifying functions.

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It has machine learning algorithms that can detect even the minute of details. Things like rings in fingers or individual eye-lashes or stray hairs come highly detailed in pictures even in potrait mode. The phone can seamlessly take five different shots and combine them together to reduce noise in low-light photos.

The Mix 2S also has Optical Character recognition (OCR) so that when you take snap of a text from far away, the characters remain clear even when zooming.

Wrapping up, the phone feels just right in hands and the round corners sit perfectly. Its a little heavy though. Xiaomi is going to launch phones in the US in the next year. Seeing all these tech on the company’s side, I think Apple is gonna be a lot more worried. Xiaomi has already taken over the Indian market and is coming for US next.

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