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

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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Mi MIX 2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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23 Comments

1. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

3. TheOracle1

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 04, 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.

18. holymungdiver

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 22, 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

19. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 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..

2. monoke

Posts: 1142; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Oef Nice!

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.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

8. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

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.

13. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

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.

20. TheOracle1

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 04, 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.

16. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Because you really NEED those 30 apps open...

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Depend.. 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.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

11. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 04, 2015

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

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

21. ajsmsg78

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

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

22. CrystalReinl

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2017

I heard that the Mi Note 3 phone will use Snapdragon 836, right?

23. CrystalReinl

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2017

Mi Mix 2 vs Mi Mix, what's the differences?

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