Xiaomi un­veils Mi Mix 2S

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Xiaomi has an­nounced its Mi Mix 2S, an up­grade on the Mi Mix 2 with an en­hanced cam­era that in­te­grates AI, im­proved per­for­mance, wire­less charg­ing and more. It’s avail­able to buy now from fave.co/2uL0frp priced £481.

New fea­tures

It was no sur­prise to see Xiaomi add the 2.8GHz Qual­comm Snap­dragon 845 pro­ces­sor, Adreno 630 GPU and 7.5W Qi wire­less charg­ing to the Mi Mix 2S. The re­sult is up to 30 per­cent in­creased per­for­mance and 15 per­cent im­proved power ef­fi­ciency, plus added con­ve­nience. Though wire­less charg­ing is slower than

cable charg­ing (the Mi Mix 2S will wire­lessly charge in two hours and 40 min­utes), it’s handy to be able to throw down your phone and not fid­dle with ca­bles.

The Chi­nese firm has in­creased the screen-to­body ra­tio and cre­ated a de­sign that some­how beats the pre­vi­ous im­pos­si­bly good-look­ing and award­win­ning hand­set, with a full-screen 5.99in dis­play (sans notch), a curved ceramic body and 7000-se­ries alu­minium frame. Xiaomi says it’s the per­fect mar­riage of tech­nol­ogy and art.

Xiaomi has also im­ple­mented Face Un­lock and ARCore tech­nol­ogy and sup­port for 43 global bands, and it’s up­graded the cam­era. The lat­ter is the head­line fea­ture in this up­grade.

Now with two 12Mp cam­eras at the rear (widean­gle plus tele­photo), the Mi Mix 2S in­te­grates AI and can do clever stuff such as on-the-fly trans­la­tion and cur­rency con­ver­sion, and in­tel­li­gent back­ground blur­ring. The lat­ter is ac­tu­ally also pos­si­ble from a sin­gle cam­era, which means you can cre­ate bokeh-ef­fect self­ies, too.

It’s a se­ri­ously im­pres­sive cam­era – Ap­ple’s iPhone X took an ab­so­lute bat­ter­ing dur­ing the launch in com­par­i­son – and a high DxOMark score of 101 points places it two points higher than even the Sam­sung Galaxy S9. You can see one of the pho­tos cap­tured by the Mi Mix 2S over­leaf.

The cam­era has an in­cred­i­ble 206 pre­set scene modes, and with dual-pixel aut­o­fo­cus that in­creases the num­ber of fo­cus points 30 times over is su­per­fast to com­pose a shot. More im­pres­sive still is the mas­sive 1.4μm pixel size, which makes for even bet­ter

low-light shots with 25 per­cent more light in­take, 2x optical zoom, four-axis OIS and hard­ware-level noise re­duc­tion.

The sen­sor in ques­tion is a Sony IMX 363 with a six-el­e­ment lens and f/1.8 aper­ture.


• 5.99in (2160x1080, 403ppi) IPS LCD ca­pac­i­tive dis­play • An­droid 8.0 Oreo • Qual­comm SDM845 Snap­dragon 835 pro­ces­sor • Octa-core 4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4x 1.8GHz

Kryo 385 Sil­ver CPU • Adreno 630 GPU • 6/8GB RAM • 128/256GB stor­age • Fin­ger­print scan­ner • Dual rear-fac­ing cam­eras: 12Mp (f/1.8, 1/2.55in,

1.4μm) and 12Mp (f/2.4, 1/2.9in, 1μm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase de­tec­tion aut­o­fo­cus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash

• 5Mp front-fac­ing cam­era: f/2.0, 1.4μm, 1080p

• 802.11ac Wi-Fi

• Blue­tooth 5.0


• USB 2.0 Type-C

• Non-re­mov­able lithium-ion 3,400mAh bat­tery

• 150.9x74.9x8.1mm

• 191g

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