Compared to the original Mi Mix, Xiaomi has decided to use a smaller 5.99-inch 18:9 2160x1080 resolution LCD screen on the Mi Mix 2 successor and a 12 percent smaller chin, giving it an impressive 80.8 percent screen to body ratio and 403 ppi of pixel density. Xiaomi also implemented an "ultra slim aluminum frame" and replaced the piezoelectric speaker with a thin earpiece located in the top bezel.
Xiaomi has changed the design by rounding the corners and slimmed the chin of the phone, which was still enough to place a microphone and the front 5-megapixel camera. The Mi Mix 2 is now generally smaller at 151.8x75.5x7.7 mm and weighs 185g, mostly due to its ceramic back.
Unlike most other smartphone flagships which use a dual camera setup at the rear, Xiaomi placed the same single 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 with 4-axis OIS as on the Mi 6.
The heart of the Mi Mix 2 is Qualcomm's well known Snapdragon 835 SoC with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, paired up with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, depending on the version. The rest of the specifications include 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3,400mAh battery. Unfortunately, it lacks the 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi made sure to upgrade cellular compatibility, giving the Mi Mix 2 "global LTE support" with 6 modes and 43 network bands.
The Mi Mix 2 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS with MIUI 9 UI on top of it.
As noted, the Mi Mix 2 will be available in a couple of versions when it officially becomes available in China on September 15th.
The cheaper standard black version has a metallic frame and ceramic back and comes with 6GB of ram and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage, priced at RMB 3,299 (€420/$506), RMB 3,599 (€460/$552), and RMB 3,999 (€510/$613), respectively. The Special Edition will have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and a full ceramic unibody with a price set at RMB 4,699 (€700/$720).