Xiaomi to officially launch the Mi Mix 2 soon, just in time for the Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in Kenya

Ever since the exclusive launch of the Redmi 5 Plus on Jumia, Xiaomi has been quite aggressive by pushing other devices into the market, but mostly, the company targeted the low-end market. This is about to change with the imminent launch of the high-end Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, a phone that first saw the light back in September 2017.

Yes, you read that right! The Mi Mix 2 was unveiled in 2017 and even though it has been selling locally for months, this wasn’t official. Now, Xiaomi Kenya has confirmed that the Mi Mix 2 is “coming soon”, but we don’t have a specific date, yet.

Here are the specs:

  • 5.99-inch 18:9 LCD display with full HD+ resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128/256GB of non-expandable storage
  • 12MP main camera with PDAF, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording, etc.
  • 5MP front camera, supports 1080p video recording
  • 3400mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android Oreo
  • Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, rear-mounted scanner, Quick Charge 3.0, etc.

We don’t have pricing details, but at launch, the Mi Mix 2 was priced at about Sh 52,000 for the base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. On Avechi, for instance, the phone is already available priced at Sh 52,500 for the base model and goes all the way to Sh 70,000 for the 6GB RAM and 256GB storage variant.

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While Xiaomi Kenya is still struggling with giving us a local release date for the Mi Mix 2, Avechi has already stocked the phone’s immediate successor in the shape of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The Mix 2S was unveiled in March 2018 and so far, it’s only available (officially) in a handful of markets, excluding Kenya.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Nonetheless, you can grab the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S starting from Sh 64,500 for the base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage while the midrange model of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will set you back Sh 73,500. To get your hands on the high-end variant that rocks 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, you need Sh 81,500, which is still cheaper than other 2018 flagship phones.

Here are the rest of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S specs:

  • 5.99-inch 18:9 LCD display with full HD+ resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP main camera with dual pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording, etc.
  • 5MP front camera, supports 1080p video recording
  • 3400mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, upgradable to Android P
  • Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, rear-mounted scanner, Quick Charge 3.0, etc.

Whether Xiaomi has plans to officially launch the Mi Mix 2S in Kenya is still unknown, but it’s likely to happen at some point in the not-so-distant future. Xiaomi also says the already-selling Redmi Note 5 Pro will be made official in Kenya soon, too.

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Unlike a bunch of other Xiaomi phones, though, the Mi Mix 2 and Mix 2S are fully compatible with all local network providers, including the elusive Faiba 4G.

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Regarding availability of the Mi Mix 2, here’s what the company had to say:

Each one teach one.