Xiaomi, at its much-anticipated event in China today has announced various new products including the Mi Notebook Pro, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Note 3. The two smartphones were confirmed to launch before the launch event itself, but the Mi Notebook Pro announcement came as a surprise to many.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro
The Mi Notebook Pro features top-notch specifications such as the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, dedicated graphics card, 15.6-inch narrow bezelled display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Harman Infinity speakers, Dolby Atmos support, 2-antenna AC Wi-Fi, fingerprint sensor, and 1C quick charge which charges the laptop to 50% in just 35 minutes. This machine will be available in different variants such as i7+16GB RAM, i7+8GB RAM, and i5+8GB of RAM with the premium one costing RMB 6999 (approx. Rs. 68,700).
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Coming back to the smartphones introduced by Xiaomi, the Mi Mix 2 stole the show with its specs and insane bezel-less design. The Mix 2 features a 5.99-inch Super AMOLED 18:9 display, unlike the 6.4-inch 17:9 display seen on the Mi Mix. This aspect ratio is being used by other smartphone brands such as LG and Samsung. However, the panel itself is an FHD+ one boasting a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, unlike the QHD+ one seen on the modern day flagships such as Galaxy S8 or the LG V30.
The Mix 2 has very narrow bezels on the top and either side. However, at the top, the device has a small chin where the front-facing camera resides. Like last year’s Mi Mix, the Mix 2 is also a powerful machine. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and comes in four different variants with RAM and storage extending up to 8GB and 256GB respectively.
There are three variants with 6GB RAM with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. Xiaomi is also releasing a premium Ceramic edition of the smartphone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with a 3400mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Sadly, the Mi Mix 2 comes with a single camera setup at the back. The Mi Mix 2 has a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor at the back with 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation support. This is the same primary sensor used in the Mi 6 as well. The smartphone comes with a 5MP front-facing camera. The Mi Mix 2 measures 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm, and weigh 185grams. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of the Mi Mix 2 is priced at RMB 3299 (approx. Rs. 32,400). The price goes all the way up to RMB 3999 for premium variants.
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