The Xiaomi Mi Mix created a school, especially in China. After the surprise of the first model were several brands that ventured to create their’ frameless’ inspired by the smartphone of Xiaomi. We have already tried some of them like Doogee Mix or Maze Alpha, but they are not the only ones, Ulefone also has its own Mi Mix and now a new version is coming.
The Ulefone Mix was coming in September of this year, but the Chinese company didn’t want to wait to make the family grow and they have already announced the Ulefone Mix 2, a model that offers design and features even more basic than the first.
Ulefone Mix 2 data sheet
|ULEFONE MIX 2|
|DESIGN||152.5 x 71.6 x 8.9 mm
Metal and glass
Rear fingerprint reader
|SCREEN||5.7 inches 18: 9
HD + 1440 x 720 pixels
OCta-core 1.3 GHz
|MEMORY||16 GB + MicroSD 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|REAR CAMERA||Dual 13 + 5 MP, Sony IMX135 sensor, f / 2.0, LED flash, automatic HDR, manual mode|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||5 MP, f / 2.4, flash through the screen|
|CONNECTIVITY||4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, MicroUSB, Dual SIM|
Design is one of the most changing points in this new generation. In the first model, Ulefone was clearly inspired by the Mi Mix, with the screen tightly fitted to the top and sides, while the lower frame was wider and housed a fingerprint reader. Now, the Ulefone Mix 2 bets on a different distrution in which the upper and lower frames have the same width, leaving a front that reminds (save the distances) in the style of the Pixel 2 XL or the Galaxy S8.
The change in the front results in the relocation of the fingerprint reader, which now passes to the rear of the chassis. Ulefone ensures that the reader recognises the fingerprint in just 0.1 seconds. Speaking of the back, like the first model, it has a very striking reflective finish.
Regarding the screen, we have a 5.7 inch 18:9 format panel, just like most flagships’ full screen’ released this year. However, here the HD+ resolution (1,440 x 720 pixels) reminds us that we are looking at a much simpler mobile phone.
Double chamber and adjusted features
If you continue to follow the technical profile of the Ulefone Mix 2, you will find a dual camera at the rear that combines a 13 megapixel Sony IMX135 sensor with a 5 megapixel secondary sensor. The camera integrates LED flash and automatic and manual HDR modes, while the front camera has 5 megapixels.
Inside it has a Mediatek MT6737 chip, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM memory and a 16 GB storage background expandable with MicroSD. As for the connections, take the essential ones, but don’t expect dual band WiFi or USB-C. Finally, the battery is 3,300 mAh and comes standard with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Prices and versions of Ulefone Mix 2
As we have seen, despite having a cutting-edge design, the Ulefone Mix 2 has a rather modest technical profile, a point that is reflected in its tight price. The terminal is already on sale at Gearbest for $109.99. The terminal is available in blue or black, both with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of capacity.