A familiar, luxurious design

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 looks quite similar to its predecessor, with a 5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) display encased by a 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm aluminum alloy frame and a ceramic back that is curved on four sides. As an accent, both the standard and the Special Edition feature an 18K gold-plated ring around the camera.

The phone sports the trendy aspect ratio of 18:9 and weighs 185 grams, down from the 209 grams in the original model.

The chin of the device has been shrunk by 12 percent, and the result is a more visually balanced design. Xiaomi has also tweaked elements like the call speaker and the proximity sensor, which are now placed in the top side of the phone.

Key specs

The Mix 2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, putting it up to par with many of the other flagships currently on the market today. It sports 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and storage options of 64, 128 and 256 GB. With a well-sized battery of 3,400 mAh, we’re thinking this thing should be able to last you quite a bit more than a solid work day. And with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology built right in, you’ll be able to juice up in no time.

There is a fingerprint scanner in the same location as last year, encased into the back of the device, but sadly we won’t be getting a headphone jack this time around. Xiaomi is introducing Bluetooth 5.0 into this model however, so you should get the best wireless audio experience available today. If you want to go wired, there is an USB Type-C port in the bottom of the device, so you can use that for charging or wired audio.