Well, you heard the rumor and probably caught a glimpse of the top right corner notch of the supposed Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Well, it does not have the notch (thankfully!). Like the Mi Mix 2, the selfie camera is still at the bottom right. Aesthetically, the device has very subtle changes from its predecessor, but we can’t say the same for what’s under the hood. With Mi Mix 2S, it joins the handful of handsets that is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the range-topping model sporting a whopping 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphone

But having the latest chipset, massive ram and storage are not the reasons why this latest iteration shines; it is the main shooter. It has an AI-powered dual camera system. Well, these days, it is all about AI isn’t it? So, it shouldn’t be big surprise. The dual camera, comprising of two 12MP cameras (a wide-angle, f1.8 lens and a telephoto lens, f2.4) earns it a DxOMark score (mobile) on par to that of iPhone X at 97 (however, it tops out with a DxOMark score of 101 for photos). But it is still no match for Huawei’s P20 Pro which tops the chart with a 109 DxOMark (mobile) score.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphone

Other highlights include a 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ IPS display (2,160 x 1,080 pixels, 403ppi, USB Type-C, and a 3,400 mAh battery with wireless charging, support Quick Charge 3.0. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is open for pre-order in China now, priced at 3,299 yuan and up (about US$525 and up). You can get a better idea of the spec in the overview below.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphone

Android 8.0 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octacore (2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold – Cortex-A75 custom + 1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver – Cortex-A55 custom)
Adreno 630 710 MHz
5.99-inch Display, 18:9 aspect ratio IPS FHD+ (2,160 x 1,080 pixels, 403ppi) with HDR support
6 GB RAM/64 or 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM/256 GB storage (Ceramic edition)
Support VoLTE
Support dual SIM VoLTE Hi-res voice

GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
CDMA: 1X/EVDOBC0 / BC1 / BC6 / BC10
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B9 / B19
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B13 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 / B27 /B 28 / B29 / B30

Support B41 2496-2690MHz wide band
LTE B41 4 antenna technology supporting 4×4 MIMO
Dual cameras: 12MP with wide angle, f1.8 lens + 12MP with telephoto f2.4 lens, 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus (2PD), 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash

5MP f2.0 lens

Video Recording: 4K/30fps, 1080p/30fps, 720p/30fps, 720p/240fps
3,400 mAh
Qi Wireless Charging
Quick Charge 3.0
802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz), WiFi 2x2 MIMO, MU-MIMO, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, Full-featured NFC
Ultrasonic Distance Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, E-compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
GPS, AGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
Supported audio formats:
Support AAC/aptX/aptX-HD wireless audio streaming

Supported video formats:
H.265/HEVC(Main profile), H.264(Baseline/Main/High profile), MPEG4(Simple profile/ASP)

150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, 189g
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Images: Xiaomi.

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