Mi Mix 2S Becomes the First Xiaomi Smartphone to Receive Android 9 Pie Update

Xiaomi has just announced that it started the rollout of Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM to the Mi Mix 2S, making it the first device under its portfolio to pick up the latest iteration of Android. This was always coming as Xiaomi has been testing Android 9 Pie update on the Mi Mix 2S since the day Google announced it. Last month, Xiaomi released a public beta build of MIUI 10 with version number 8.9.7 which ran on Android 9 Pie. That public beta release hinted that Xiaomi might release the stable version anytime soon and the time has finally come. The stable build of MIUI 10 with Android 9 Pie carries 10.0.3.0 version number and it brings September 2018 security patches on board.

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Android 9 Pie for Mi Mix 2S: What’s New?

Xiaomi is yet to release the official changelog of the new stable update. Since the update is built on MIUI 10, it’s obvious the company must’ve skipped some features introduced by Google with Android 9 Pie. For the unaware, MIUI 10 is a major revamp compared to MIUI 9 as it brought whole new interface to notification drawer, quick tiles and several Xiaomi apps were updated with a new interface. The update is built on top of Android 9 Pie, but Xiaomi did not reveal which features it included in this new update though.

All the changes we saw on MIUI 10 must’ve made their way onto the Mi Mix 2S. Xiaomi has added new notification sounds to MIUI 10 which feels more natural. Xiaomi managed to roll out the Android 9 Pie update to Mi Mix 2S this fast thanks to Project Treble.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Specifications and Features

Xiaomi released the Mi Mix 2S as its first flagship smartphone for 2018 in March this year. As the name itself suggests, the Mix 2S is an iterative upgrade to last year’s Mi Mix 2 which also made its way to the Indian market. The Mix 2S sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display on the front and it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Mix 2S has dual cameras of 12MP+12MP on the rear side, followed by a 5MP shooter on the front side. It was first Xiaomi’s phone to offer wireless charging feature. The phone featured a 3400mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Coming on October 25

Earlier today, Xiaomi confirmed that it would be launching the Mi Mix 3 smartphone on October 25 in China. The Mix 3 will be the fourth smartphone in Mix series after the Mi Mix, Mix 2 and the Mix 2S. Xiaomi already confirmed the Mix 3 would come with a sliding camera design like the Oppo Find X. But it will be interesting to see Xiaomi’s take on the mechanical sliding design. The phone is expected to have Snapdragon 845 SoC underneath, up to 8GB of RAM, dual rear cameras and a bigger battery than the Mix 2S.

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Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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