Xiaomi has had a great 2017, at least in the Indian market. The Chinese company, which is known for launching four smartphones every year has upped the ante and launched nine smartphones in the country. Also, Xiaomi is now the leading smartphone brand in India alongside Samsung. To end the year on a higher note, Xiaomi has now announced temporary price cuts on two of its best smartphones released in recent times.
The Xiaomi Mi A1, as we have already covered, it is now retailing for just Rs 12,999. Alongside Mi A1, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 also received a temporary price cut of Rs 3,000, which takes the device price to Rs 32,999. Xiaomi is offering these discounts on the occasion of Flipkart's Big Shopping days, which kickstarted from today. The reduced will end on December 9, 2017.
Interestingly, Xiaomi is offering the same discount on its official channel Mi.com. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (first impressions) was originally launched in October 2017 in India at a price of Rs 35,999. The USP of the Mix 2 is the gorgeous 5.99-inch Full HD+ bezel-less display on the front. The phone also looks gorgeous, thanks to the Ceramic back and gold coated camera ring.
Going by the price, the Mi Mix 2 is aimed at OnePlus 5T (earlier OnePlus 5), which also offers an 18:9 display. But what makes the Mix 2 distinguish from the OnePlus 5T is the premium design and edge-to-edge display. The Mix 2 also has similar specifications as the OnePlus 5T.
For Rs 32,999, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 offers a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with an insane 82.63% screen-to-body ratio. In contrast, the OnePlus 5T has a screen-to-body ratio of 80%. Under the hood, the Mix 2 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, mated to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which unfortunately can't be expanded as the phone lacks a microSD card slot.
The only letdown of the Mix 2 is the single camera setup at the back as it doesn't offer any Portrait mode like other phones in the similar price range. The Mix 2 has a 12MP primary camera, coupled with a 5MP front-facing camera. The rear camera also comes with support for 3-axis Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The unusual front-facing camera placement on the chin might be cumbersome for many, but Xiaomi is providing a 180-degree rotate solution through the camera app.
Lastly, the device is backed by a 3400mAh battery and boots MIUI 9 out of the box, which is based on Android Nougat. It has support for all the essential connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 8022.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C port. Sadly, it doesn't have any 3.5mm headphone jack. Also, it is the first smartphone with 43 Global LTE bands, meaning you can use the device anywhere in the world.