Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has finally unveiled its 2018 flagship - the Mi MIX 2S - at an event in Shanghai, China.
Apart from an identical dual-rear setup, the Mi MIX 2S looks nothing like the iPhone X. However, going by Xiaomi's claims, the Mi MIX 2S could possibly be an Apple flagship killer, given its compelling price and superlative specs.
The MIX 2S sports a dual-lens setup including a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, f/1.8 aperture, wide-angle lens and four-axis OIS. Completing the setup is another 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture, telephoto lens and optical zoom.
Xiaomi is also touting the presence of dual-core PDAF on the primary-camera.
On the front, there's a 5-megapixel camera with HDR and Face Unlock capabilities.
With a new AI-powered dual-lens camera setup, Xiaomi boasts of receiving a 101 score on DxOMark Mobile rankings for photos, the same as the iPhone X. So, it is not just about identical looking rear-cameras but also about similar performance of the two flagship products.
The MIX 2S' price starts at CNY 3,299 (Rs. 34,200) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to CNY 3,599 (Rs. 37,300) for the 6GB RAM/128GB inbuilt storage, and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 41,400) for the 8GB RAM/ 256GB variant.
While the smartphone will go on sale from April 3 in China, there is no information for an India launch yet.
Given the latest 2018 specs and an upgraded MIUI 9 featuring AI features, the Mi MIX 2S is surely an impressive phone. Also, its compelling price point adds to its charm. But is it an iPhone X killer? You decide.