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Bad news, Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S looks disappointing

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched the latest addition to its bezel-less smartphone lineup with the Mi MIX 2S.

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and an improved screen-to-body ratio compared to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, the Mi Mix 2S features a refined design compared to its predecessor.

Xiaomi went into a lot of detail about how the Mi Mix 2 is a permanent fixture at major global museums for its design prowess, with the phone winning several design awards a year ago.

On the optics department, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S bears a dual camera on the rear with a 12MP capacity coupled with a 5MP front-facing camera.

The new Mi Mix 2s comes in a total of three memory configurations: 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage, 6GB plus 128GB and 8GB plus 256GB. Under the hood, the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Xiaomi's MIUI on top. However, the front-facing camera is still almost the same with a 5megapixel unit placed on the bottom right side of front panel. The company has also launched its own 7.5W Qi wireless charging station at the price tag of Yuan 99 ($15/ Rs. 1,020 approx.) only. This is the company's first smartphone to adopt Google's ARCore technology. The Mix 2S achieved a score of 101 in DxOMark's Photo test and an overall score of 97. The second camera utilizes a smaller 1/3.4-inch 12MP sensor combined with an equivalent 46mm telephoto lens, but there's no OIS on the Mi MIX 2S's telephoto lens.

Now, it is worth noting that the company's brand ambassador, Kris Wu, shared several images of the device last week, after which the company's CEO, Lei Jun, reshared those very same images, so we know exactly what the phone will look like. The battery size remains unchanged as the Mi Mix 2S has the same 3,400mAh battery as the Mi Mix 2. Camera features such as slow motion capture, super slow motion capture, and portait mode were leaked earlier this month and they have made it to the final product. There are a handful of notable updates, however, including a new processor, wireless charging, and a new dual-camera system. Apart from the cameras, the back of the phone also features a circular fingerprint sensor. The same is likely to be said about the Mi Mix 2S, short of going through retailers such as GearBest.

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