Recently, photos have been published by Lei Jun about the new white Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. These photos not only show off the new model, but it also shows off the new color option. This is unique color option, although it may not appear that way.
Mi MIX as an Inspiration
The original Mi Mix was an inspiration for many different manufacturers due to its great hardware features, bezel-less screen, and its ceramic casing. A ceramic casing it much more difficult to use for a smartphone body, and it is even more complicated when it is not in the color black. However, this has a great payout as the ceramic case look stunning.
Ceramic is also a great material to use, but it isn’t used very often. It is virtually scratch-proof. Any faults within the smartphone’s housing will only appear if the ceramic has been fully cracked. The zirconia ceramic material, however, helps made it more resistant to cracking and resistance to any changes in the temperature.
However, due to how ceramic is made, it has a very small yield in the size of the batches made at a single time.
Back when the first-generation Xiaomi Mi Mix announced it would be available in white at CES2017, it caused a large amount of discussion about it.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
We already learned that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has being greatly improved in its performance and design in comparison with the Mi MIX. The Mi MIX 2 will also be one of the first full-screen handsets worldwide. It quickly sold out due to it being a unique full-screen handset.
This unique model-type is what makes it a popular and attractive handset for you to pick from.
Currently, it is being marketed as a device only available in China, although Xiaomi has already mentioned that it could produce millions of the device if there is a demand to meet.
Earlier this month, Lei Jun had published photos of the white all-ceramic Mi MIX 2 to show what a great smartphone will soon be available for purchase. These photos helped to further promote and show off this phone to the public. They also got to show off how the white model will look in comparison with the black model.
Mi MIX 2 Memory Options
This new phone will be available in November. The white model will only come in an 8+128GB memory variant for 4699 yuan or US$720. This is unlike the black model, which has memory options including 6+64GB for 3299 yuan or US$506, 6+128GB for 3599 yuan or US$552, and 6+256GB model for 3999 yuan or US$613.
Mi MIX 2 Details
For a few additional details about the new phone, here are some phone specs:
- A 5.99-inch full-screen display
- A 2160×1080 pixels with a screen ratio of 18:9
- Contrast ratio of 1500:1
- DCI-P3 color gamut
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip; clocked at 2.45GHz and an Adreno 540 GPU
- 3400mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charge; Uses USB Type-C
One downside of this phone for some is likely to be the fact that there is no dual-camera function. The camera has its own set of specs, including:
- 12MP sensor
- 1.25-micron pixel size
- 4-axis IOS
- A 6-chip lens
- f/2.0 aperture
- PDAF focus
The front shooter of this camera uses a 5MP sensor that supports third generation beautifying software as well as real-time video call abilities at a 1080p resolution.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will also have 4G+ and VoLTE capabilities. There will be 6 modes, 43 frequencies, and a 226-country band.
However, as of right now, there doesn’t appear to be any plans to have this phone released in the US. It will be available to markets outside of China, although there is no telling exactly where it will be released. It will be more widespread with a metallic frame and ceramic back option as well as a ceramic unibody housing. The metallic frame and ceramic back makes it more manageable to manufacture in large quantities. So, we shall see how this goes moving forwards.