Xiaomi is here again with the news of the launch of its latest smartphone Mi Mix 2S at an event in Shanghai. Also, with this recent launch, Xiaomi has also made it clear that it is aiming not to be just the best-priced smartphone but also the best smartphone.

The introduction of a new ‘s’ variant indicates that Xiaomi is planning to launch two smartphones in the Mix series every year. In fact, the new Mi device has all the hardware specifications to tackle premium segment smartphones.

Specs and features:

Talking of the camera, the company has boldly compared itself to the iPhone X for all the camera demonstrations, with resort to AI technology and other features that are mostly found on top-notch premium smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The CPU would be clocked at up to 2.8 GHz and the SoC would come with Adreno 630.

Other features of the Mi Mix 2S include a full ceramic body which comes with a frame built with 7000 series aluminum. On the front, a Full View 2.0 screen covers the device. Xiaomi claims that this new version will be narrower and has a better screen to body ratio than Mi Mix 2.

Another major changed is introduced in the camera department where Xiaomi has introduced two 12 Megapixel sensors. One with a regular lens, a bigger pixel size of 1.4 ultra pixels and the other is a telephoto lens for better bokeh and optical zoom.

Xiaomi claimed that the 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 camera on the Mi Mix 2s is better than most phones with a 20megapixel module. Xiaomi has, in fact, increased the autofocus speed by introducing pixel autofocus technology along phase detection system. The primary module also has an aperture size of f/1.8. However, the front-facing camera is still nearly the same with a 5megapixel unit placed on the bottom right side of front panel.

Interestingly, the camera also comes with a certain ‘multi-frame noise reduction’ which uses both software and hardware to reduce noise in the images. Xiaomi has also introduced OIS with the Mi Mix 2S.

The AI mode in the camera is aimed at improving the bokeh effect as per the liking of the user. Bokeh pictures can be captured dynamically and can be saved as a video as well. The front camera also supports portrait mode.

In addition, the Mi Mix 2s would be available in color variants of black and white. The base variant, which comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at RMB 3,299 which roughly estimates around ₹34,200. The second variant would come with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at RMB 3,599 i.e. roughly ₹37,300 and the third variant would be available with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant for RMB 3,999 i.e. around ₹41,400.

The devices would go on a sale in China just a few hours after the launch but there is no word about its availability here in India.