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Xiaomi Outs the new Mi MIX 2

Xiaomi has announced the new Mi MIX 2 today, along with two other new products – the Mi Note 3 and the Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Note 3 comes with a dual-camera setup and a 16-megapixel front camera.

Lei Jun, CEO and Founder of Xiaomi, said, “Mi MIX gave everyone a glimpse of what the phone of the future would look like. We made a concept phone that defied everyone’s expectations about smartphone design, and it has pioneered the trend of full screen display smartphones. With Mi MIX 2, the future is now here. It has evolved from a design and technology test-bed into a user-friendly phone catered to a wider consumer group than ever before, while still evoking the wow factor.”

All About Mi MIX 2

Mi MIX 2 once again underscores Xiaomi’s commitment to being at the forefront of technological innovation while making these innovations affordable to the widest possible range of consumers. Starting from RMB 3299 (AED 1860 approx.), the Mi MIX 2 will be available in China from 15 September onwards and will make its way to selected global markets at a later date.

The Mi MIX 2 comes with a 5.99-inch screen with a 18:9 full screen display. Instead of the piezoelectric speaker solution on the Mi MIX, the Mi MIX 2 uses a hidden speaker that only takes up a thin sliver of space between the top edge of the phone and the screen. At the same time, the front camera remains at the chin and Mi MIX 2 continues using the ultrasonic proximity sensor.

Jointly designed with world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, Mi MIX 2 represents Xiaomi’s efforts in pushing ahead with the use of ceramic. It has a beautiful ceramic back, which features a four-sided curved design that transitions smoothly into the aluminium frame.

Also announced today was Mi MIX 2 Special Edition, which has a ceramic unibody — a first for any smartphone. Looking incredibly premium with the glossy jade-like finish, the ceramic unibody on Mi MIX 2 Special Edition takes an arduous 7-day process to manufacture, as even polishing the surface requires the use of diamond powder because ceramic is incredibly hard. The phone supports a total of 43 network bands worldwide.

Under the hood, the Mi MIX 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes packed with up to 8GB of RAM. It also uses the latest Sony IMX386 sensor in its 12-megapixel camera, and comes with 4-axis OIS that reduces the effect of handshake or motion.

Mi MIX 2 will be available in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 6GB + 256GB versions, priced at RMB 3299/3599/3999 (AED 1860/2025/2250 approx.) respectively. Mi MIX 2 Special Edition, which comes with a ceramic unibody in either white or black, comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for RMB 4699 (AED 2650 approx.).

All About Mi Note 3

The new Mi Note 3 comes with a dual-camera setup and a 16-megapixel front camera. It is a larger version of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 6, which was launched earlier this year. The phone also comes with a 5.5-inch display and a larger 3500mAh battery.

The dual camera setup with wide angle and telephoto lenses gives users the ability to shoot beautiful portraits with out-of-focus backgrounds. The front camera captures light better with less image noise thanks to large 2μm pixels, achieved by combining multiple pixels on the image sensor into one. The Beautify feature gets an upgrade in Mi Note 3 with an AI algorithm for more natural selfies. Mi Note 3 also has a new unlocking method through AI-based facial recognition, so unlocking the phone is just like taking a selfie.

Mi Note 3 will be available in China starting 12 September priced from RMB 2499 (AED 1410 approx.) onwards. No information on whether the phone will be available in the Middle East and Africa region.

All About the Mi Notebook Pro

Xiaomi also announced today its new Mi Notebook Pro, which comes equipped with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. The Mi Notebook Pro comes in a total of three configurations: i7 + 16 GB + 256GB, i7 + 8 GB + 256GB and i5 + 8 GB + 256GB, respectively, priced at RMB 6999/6399/5599 (AED 3940/3600/3150 approx.).

The 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Pro comes with a full-HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the touchpad for easy unlocking of the laptop. Coupled with a 256GB PCIe NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), Mi Notebook Pro powers through demanding tasks effortlessly. On top of that, Mi Notebook Pro has one free SATA SSD slot that gives users an option to expand its storage.

It runs on the Chinese version of the Windows 10 operating system and users get full licensed copies of Microsoft Office and Kingsoft’s WPS Office. No information on whether the Mi Notebook Pro will ever reach the shores of Middle East and Africa.

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