Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Technology | By Russell Knight

Top 5 smartphones expected to launch in India ahead of Diwali

Top 5 smartphones expected to launch in India ahead of Diwali

Xiaomi's latest bezel-less phone is coming to India exactly a month after its global unveil. Xiaomi specifically hinted that it won't be launching the Mi 6 in India after the phone was launched earlier this year. The bezel-less Mi Mix 2 is one of the most anticipated phone worldwide and its arrival in India is certainly a thing to rejoice for the smartphone enthusiasts. The phones will be priced around Rs. 32,300, Rs. 35,300 and Rs. 39,200 respectively. The Mi MIX 2 is the successor to last year's Mi MIX smartphone, which started the edge-to-edge display trend in the smartphone industry. The company may also launch a special edition with 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage capacity.

The Mi Mix 2.0 promises to be smaller, slimmer, and lighter than its previous iteration.

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The phone has 12 MP rear camera with IMX386 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS and 4K video recording. The company has also added a sound hole on the top of the device along with a "Sound guiding tube" for the membrane speaker to improve the loudness of the sound. The other variants of 128GB and 256GB storage are priced at CNY 3599 and CNY 3999, respectively.

The Mi Mix 2 is equipped with Qualcomm's flagship SoC Snapdragon 835.

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On the software front, the Mi MIX 2 runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box with Xiaomi's MIUI 9 custom skin layered atop. It will be interesting to see How Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 eats into their market share by giving the best in class design and narrow bezels. It comes with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC and USB Type-C connectivity.

According to multiple reports, one of the main reasons behind this record is Indian market which accounts 10 percent of the devices that were shipped in the country. And it seems that now Chinese company is about to launch its first smartphone in the US. The device comes with a 3400 mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0 support.

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