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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs leak touts Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

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Retailer listing suggests the sequel to the Mi MIX will be a specs beast

Retailer listing suggests the sequel to the Mi MIX will be a specs beast

The Xiaomi Mi MIX was one of last year's great surprises, and its welcome reception demonstrated the tech world's keen interest in (almost) edge-to-edge design. Naturally, there's been quite a bit of speculation as to what the device's successor may include, with a recent rumor suggesting the so-called Mi MIX 2 could offer an even more impressive screen-to-body ratio than the first iteration. Now, a rather premature GearBest listing suggests the next-gen model could arrive with up to 8 gigs of RAM. 

Of course, this information is not confirmed, which makes sense given that the Mi MIX 2 has not even been made official as yet. Nonetheless, this is potentially exciting for those chasing the higher-end specs, and fittingly, the Mi MIX 2 will apparently be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 graphics. If the details are correct, the entry-level model will include 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, with a mid-tier version to be laden with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM. The top-end, 8 GB RAM version, meanwhile, is said to be furnished with 256 GB of internal storage. 

The display is touted as a 6.4-inch, 1440 x 2540 AMOLED offering, while the 19-megapixel main camera could be accompanied by a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. Firmware-wise, GearBest's listing has the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 running MIUI 9 atop Android 7.1 Nougat. 

Without any concrete leaks or solid information, we're going to take this with a pinch of salt for the time being. The image accompanying the listing has clearly been whipped up with some haste, and doesn't really try to appear official. Thus, we'll reserve our excitement until we have something a little more substantial to mull over.

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posted on 20 Apr 2017, 05:41 11

1. Tondern (Posts: 133; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)

8 gigs of RAM only? My 3-year old gaming PC has double that. I'll buy my next smartphone when they have proper high-end specs.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 06:04

3. TheOracle1 (Posts: 391; Member since: 04 May 2015)

Lol. I'm definitely buying once it's released. I just hope they keep band 4 for T-Mobile, otherwise I'll go back to the first version.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 16:58

18. holymungdiver (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2017)

I love it tondern that's the spirit. S8+ can blow me that things just way too thin feels like a Hershey bar minus the almonds 6.2 inches ain't nothing if it doesn't have the width I was gonna buy a s8plus but sorry that thing is just too small. Xiomi hurry the he'll up with the mm2 already taking forever and screw everyone else go completely bezeless already before someone beats you to the punch if they go bezeless with the note 8 Yalll as a company will die

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 01:35

19. Master_Oogway (Posts: 74; Member since: 06 Oct 2016)

It's just a typical Chinese online marketplace strategy to gain attention and traffic from all over the world...

Just create a listing of some awaited smartphones with imaginary specs. And wholla!!! Job done... Online tech news portals will spread the news for free of cost..

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 05:43 3

2. monoke (Posts: 705; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)

You know xiaomi's gonna stuff everything thing they can into this phone as I feel this line has now become their flagship replacing the normal mi line. Let's hope they give it a proper camera this time. I get the feeling they may be the first to implement the screen fps scanner since since they're willing to take chances more than others.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 06:34

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1828; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Oef Nice!

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:50

5. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

I don't get the obsession with high RAM in phones. 4GB is more than enough for all phones, with 6GB for extreme multitasking.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 08:25

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Its called marketing. In noobs world. I mean in every day peoples world where they have no idea about specs 8gb ram is more than 4gb ram, so it must be much better. Same applies to megapixels etc. Chinese OEM's mostly aim for marketing specs and not actual optimization and R&D. Just throw as much ram as possible with lots of megapixels and market it.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 08:51 2

8. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)

It's not just marketing, 6gb of ram is legitimately awesome.

My Mi Note 2 is faster and multitasks better than any phone I've used. This includes the S7 edge, Nexus 6P, and the Note 4.

I can have 30 apps open and have no refresh with nearly all of them.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 10:02 1

9. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

There is no reason to load 30 tabs in memory. They can leak data in background and are a privacy concern.

4GB is enough to keep 13-14 apps and over 20 tabs in background.

I own a OP3 and honestly rarely go over 3.5 GB in real life usage.

Then again, if I was burning 800$ on a phone, I better get moar RAM.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 12:07 1

13. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)

30 *Apps.

Well there is a reason for me. I use that many apps daily, so it's very easy to switch in-between. But yeah 800 is way too much on a phone period. Mine was only 550.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 12:41

14. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

They drain battery in background, which is a major issue on my OP3 since the SD820 is really bad at standby efficiency with a lot of tasks in background.

I hardly get 4.5 hours SoT. Used to get 5.5+ when I got out, but batteries age.

I'm waiting for a processor which is efficient enough to not drain battery in background, but no success. SD835 as well as 8895 have voltage binning issues, so I'll have to wait another year.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 15:15

16. rsiders (Posts: 1050; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Because you really NEED those 30 apps open...

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 15:35

17. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


World of tank blitz with all setting set to max its use nearly 3 gb of ram alone.

So if i wana be able to play thats game and switch to a webpage ect 6 gb would be welcome.

8 gb might be a little overkill lol.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 10:19

20. TheOracle1 (Posts: 391; Member since: 04 May 2015)

Greenify solves that problem on my phones. If you're on MIUI it will kill everything in sight as it's that way by default. You have to manually white list apps.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 08:24

6. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Is it again going to have a super s**tty back camera?

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 10:04

10. ibend (Posts: 6464; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

not super s**tty..
just s**tty..

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 11:11

11. p51d007 (Posts: 321; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

Yeah, and still most likely NO LOVE for the USA...since it most likely WON'T have bands
2,4,5,17 which are needed to use the LTE network(s) correctly.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 11:58

12. TheOracle1 (Posts: 391; Member since: 04 May 2015)

The current one has Band 4 for T-Mobile which is fine with me.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 12:42

15. trojan_horse (Posts: 3979; Member since: 06 May 2016)

Bring on the next flagship killer, Xiaomi! Eager to see what's in store.

posted on 1 hour ago

21. ajsmsg78 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)

I'm buying if there is band 12 support. If not I'll pass.

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