When the first generation of Mi Mix was launched, we can say that the Xiaomi gave rise to a trend that was widely followed throughout the industry: end-to-end screens.
It is a way of no return; proof of this was the launch of Mi MIX 2 (in September 2017) and now Mi MIX 2S. Yes, just six months later, the Asian manufacturer decided to upgrade their flagship, as reported by the The verge.
Visually, at least on the front, nothing has changed (and the inclusion of an "S" in the name indicates just that); The phone is still made of aluminum and ceramics although Xiaomi is not planning to produce a special edition made only of ceramics, as it has already done. The screen is a 5.9-inch (21601080 pixels) Full HD panel with no cutouts, with very small side and top frames. The “chin” goes on, as there is the 5 megapixel front camera.
Internally, we have a new processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845), 6GB or 8GB RAM (depending on configuration) and three different storage capacities (64GB, 128GB or 256GB); the battery is still at 3,400mAh and the same duration (although the processor offers more performance).
What's new also includes wireless charging capability (Qi standard) in wired charging (USB-C), which is compatible with Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3 technology and a new dual camera system at the rear, featuring a wide angle 12 megapixels with /1.8 aperture and a 12 megapixel telephoto with /2.4 aperture. Yes, basically the same as the iPhone X camera, including supporting Portrait Mode.
Xiaomi, however, said the wide-angle camera is the “best camera ever used” on a smartphone because it has autofocus. dual pixel, four-axis optical stabilization and larger pixels than those found on the sensor used on the Mi MIX 2. In addition to the new camera system, the Chinese manufacturer has developed an artificial intelligence component for camera software to enhance features such as Mode. Portrait and embellishment functions.
The system itself is MIUI 9.5 (with many similar features to iOS, including gestures), built on top of Android 8.0 “Oreo”.
The Mi MIX 2S can be purchased in black with gold finish or white with silver finish for prices ranging (in direct conversion) from R $ 1,750 (64GB and 6GB RAM) to R $ 2,100 (256GB and 8GB RAM). It will be available in China from next week and should expand to other markets shortly thereafter the United States and Brazil, however, are outside the company's plans.