The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has just been officially announced and it has been already dissected by curious minds to see what lies inside the bezel-less smartphone. The first teardown photos of the Mi MIX 2S have surfaced giving us a peek at the internals of the device, along with its repairability levels.
To begin with, the Mi MIX 2S is not very different from the Mi MIX 2 when it comes to the aesthetics. Xiaomi purposely ditched the notch design and went with the traditional edge-to-edge display without any cutout. The front camera is placed at the bottom bezel while the fingerprint sensor is at the back.
Mi MIX 2S features a four-curved ceramic body, however, because of the anti-fingerprint coating at the back, there are minimal signs of fingerprints. Sina.com conducted the teardown and discovered that the Mi MIX 2S backplate disassembly requires care owing to the ceramic body. A little heating is needed to open the back panel. Interestingly, the back cover of the battery is not only glued but has a plastic snap design, for easy removal.
Underneath, the fingerprint sensor, wireless charging coil, and NFC antenna are located. The rear panel also houses the dual-camera setup. The teardown reveals that the dual camera lens uses sapphire glass which is resistant to scratches. A closer look reveals the metal stent around the lens which is about 0.05mm higher than the glass and essentially protects the lens.
It is worth noting that the Mi MIX 2S camera has achieved a DxOMark score of 97, which is at par with the iPhone X. The setup, as also revealed through the teardown, includes a Sony IMX 363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4µm pixels which is claimed to allow 25 percent more light more detailed low-light shots. The second camera utilizes a smaller 1/3.4-inch sensor combined with an equivalent 46mm telephoto lens for zooming.
For heat dissipation, there is a graphite sheet which has a double-layered design covering almost all areas of the motherboard. Next up, the 3,400mAh battery occupies most part. As for the display, which comes with narrow bezels and is one of the vulnerable elements, Xiaomi has used decorative strips on the front shell to protect the liquid crystal module and mitigate the impact during the dropping process.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S specifications
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with a 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB / 256GB of internal storage.
Watch: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S First Look
The smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back which includes a pair of 12-megapixel wide angle and telephoto lens with AI scene detection and 4-axis OIS. There is also a 5-megapixel front camera with background blur feature. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9 OS. The Mi MIX 2S is fueled by a 3,400mAh battery.