Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launched with Snapdragon 845 processor and Dual 12 MP rear camera system

Less screen-to-body ratio, dual rear cameras and the display notch are the new trends that has been adopted by smartphone industry. Xiaomi has updated its Mi Mix smartphone range with brand new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, powered with latest Snapdragon 845 processor, Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.5 (based on Android 8.0 Oreo), Dual 12 MP rear cameras and 5.9″ (nearly 81.9% screen-to-body ratio) full HD Display (LCD Panel).

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S design has been revamped (made up of aluminium and ceramic) as when compared to original Xiaomi Mi Mix. Thin bezels at side and at top (dimensions 150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm).

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi has adopted and kept the original position of front facing camera (5MP, f/2.0) on the lower right corner of the Mi Mix 2S and there is no display notch!

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is also the first Xiaomi smarpthone that offers wireless charging (comes with option Xioami Wireless charging pad) and is also powered by Quickcharge 3.0 fast charging (with Type-C Port) and houses a non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S supports dual 12 MP rear cameras, one being a wide-angle lens (f/1.8 lens, dual-pixel auto focus) and other being a telephoto lens (f/2.4 lens). It also supports Portrait mode feature (uses AI feature). Xiaomi mentions on their website that, “Mi MIX 2S uses an IMX363 rear camera sensor, large 1.4μm pixels”. Fingerprint sensor is positioned at back where it belongs.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with 2 storage options viz. 256GB ROM/8 GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM/6 GB RAM with no slot for SD card.

Mi Mix 2S will be avilable only in China for 3299 Yuan (i.e. $527) for the time being (from next week) in white and black color before it hits other regions of the world.

What is missing from Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S? Well, headphone jack connector, water and dust resistance ratings.

What is new? Snapdragon 845 processor, dual 12 MP rear camera system and wireless charging.

Let us know what do you think of new  Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S? Drop your comments below.

Download MIUI 6 Express Launcher for non-Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi recently rolled MIUI 6 update for its device, although we haven’t seen any MIUI 6 based ROM for Xperia devices but now MIUI 6 Express/Lite launcher is available to test on android non-Xiaomi devices.

MIUI 6 Express Launcher works on booth rooted as well as non rooted Sony Xperia handsets and other android handsets like OnePlus One, Galaxy S5. You get MiCloud support, inbuilt call and message app, Xiaomi market store, themes, wallpapers etc.

MIUI 6 Express Launcher

Download MIUI 6 Express Launcher from below and install it like a normal apk.

Download MIUI Lite MIUI 6 Version.apk | 18 MB

MIUI 6 Express Launcher

MIUI 6 Express Launcher apk

MIUI Express version 2.2.0

MIUI 6 Express 2.2.0 version apk

MIUI Express/Lite MIUI 6 Version launcher

MIUI 6 Lite Launcher

MIUI Express 6 launcher settings

MIUI 6 Express Call app

Download MIUI 6 Express launcher

Let us know if it works on your android device. Like the MIUI 6 Express Launcher, drop your comments below.

Source – MIUI Forum, via – XDA

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update rolling – Android 4.4.2

A major update in form of MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update has hit Xiaomi Mi 3 today in India,  Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines. MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update is available over OTA as a stable version with a very long changelog associated with  it. Previous update was KXDMIBE16.0.

MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 android 4.4.2 update is around 590 MB in size, go to your updater app and look for update notifications, if available update your device. New features like new version of Blocklist is present, optimized online music page, optimized UI, VPN issue fixed etc.

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

Download Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update

For all those users who haven’t got the update yet, can manually download the update and flash it on your Mi 3

Download miui_MI3WGlobal_KXDMIBE18.0_6e904c6811_4.4.zip

MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update Changelog

Below you can see the official highlights of update.

Xiaomi Mi 3 MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 changelog

New – Added ‘Resend all’ function in Outbox of Mail (05-28)
New – Optimized online music page (04-23)
New – New version of Blocklist (04-23)
New – Incoming calls will only show in the Status bar during a full – screen task (05-14)
Optimization – Support recognizing time information in a message and adding it to Calendar (05-20)
Optimization – Optimized UI for extremely poor AQI (04-16)
Optimization – Click the ‘Not enough system storage’ notification will go to Cleaner – Advanced directly (04-23)
New – Added two weather types: Freezing rain and hail (05-21)

Have you updated your Xioami Mi 3 on MIUI KXDMIBE18.0 update, let us know what major changes you noticed on user end. Facing any bugs, drop your comments below.

Source – MIUI 

Xiaomi Mi 3 priced in India at Rs 14999 – 15 July, pre-registrations starts

Today, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone, claimed to be the fastest Xiaomi smartphone ever for Rs 14999 in India ( i.e. $251). It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB  RAM. On the top of it, there is a well known user interface known as ‘MIUI’ which is really snappy!

Mi 3 is 8.1mm thin, 145 grams light, and houses an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, coated with 3 layers of thermal graphite.It features Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) and NFC. It takes amazing photos in low light with a super-large Exmor sensor and an ƒ/2.2 aperture. The built-in Phillips dual-LED quickly adds the perfect lighting making subjects beautiful.

Xiaomi Mi 3 Specifications

Below you can find detailed specifications of the Mi 3.

Xiaomi Mi 3 price in india rs 14999

Xiaomi Mi 3 availability in India

Xiaomi Mi 3 will be available for Rs 14999 as mentioned earlier and pre-registrations for purchase will commence from 15 July 2014 in India on MI India site.

Xiaomi Mi 3 availability in India

Undoubtedly it is the most fastest cheapest S800 device in India till now which is almost number of times better than other budget devices in India like Moto G, Asus Zenfone etc. At $250 this phone gives you specifications of another low priced smartphone Nexus 5 and some tech reviewers are calling it as Nexus Killer device.

We’ll keep you posted with the device performance and reviews.