Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, the company’s answer to the iPhone X and Galaxy S9, will launch today in Shaghai, China. Mi Mix 2S’s launch will start at 2pm local time in Shaghai, which is 11:30am IST. Mi Mix 2S will be Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone, which has been subject of a number of rumours and leaks for the past few months. Here’s a quick look at all the features Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2S will offer based on leaks and reports. Mi Mix 2S succeeds the Mi Mix 2, which was launched last year.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Livestream timing, how to watch event live
Xiaomi is holding a keynote event in Shanghai today to showcase the new Mi Mix 2S. The livestream for the Mi Mix 2S launch will take place at 2pm (11:30 am in India). The event will be live-streamed on Xiaomi’s official Facebook page or YouTube channel. The page is simply call Mi and will have a livestream as well. The live event will also be visible on Mi Forums.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Design
The Mi Mix 2S will have a similar design that will match the Mi Mix 2, which was launched in August last year. Mi Mix 2S will continue with a large 5.99-inch screen though it will have a smaller chin at the bottom, and a slightly better screen-to-body ratio. The Mi Mix 2S will not have the controversial ‘notch’ above the screen. The back of the phone will look similar to the previous generation Mi Mix phones with a glossy finish. The Mi Mix 2 could arrive in two finishes: ceramic and glass.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: In-screen fingerprint scanner
There is speculation that Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will feature the in-screen fingerprint scanner and not a circular fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. It will be a big deal if the Mi Mix 2S comes with such a feature, athough Xiaomi won’t be the first company to implement this technology into a smartphone. Vivo has already done that with its X20 smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will have a similar design that will match the Mi Mix 2.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
Mi Mix 2s will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor as the company has already confirmed the same. The Snapdragon 845 processor is also expected to improve the battery life on a smartphone, ensure faster performance. It is expected that Xiaomi will introduce 8GB RAM and 6GB RAM variants
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Dual cameras
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Mi Mix 2S will be a dual-camera setup on the back. Both the Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2 were panned for their average cameras on board. Based on leaks so far, the Mi Mix 2S is likely to feature a vertically stacked dual camera on the back. Exact details are still missing, but there have speculations of two 12MP sensors on the rear. We will see some AI features built into the cameras as well. The front camera, on the other hand, will be housed at the bottom of the display like the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Wireless charging
The Mi Mix 2s will be the company’s first smartphone to support “wireless charging”, and the company has already confirmed this. The advantage of wireless charging is that it’s super convenient so you don’t have to plug and unplug each time – all you need to place your phone on top of the special pad to get the charging done. The comfort of wireless charging is there; however, it is still slower than wired charging. Both Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 support wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Expected price
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S price is not clear yet. The phone will likely to be priced in the vicinity of Rs 38,999 and Rs 41,999. For comparison, the Mi Mix 2 was launched in India at a price of Rs 35,999.