Xiaomi rolls out Andriod Pie for their Flagship
Xiaomi’s one of the premium smartphone available in the market is all set to get the latest Android P (9.0) update after a long wait. The new software update comes from Google for the Mi Mix 2S with the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.9.7 beta build. The last two numbers indicate the date of when the update first rolled out, which is September 7. However, the report says that it first started rolling out on September 5, adding that users said it provided better performance on their units with this update. The file size of the update is about 2.0GB, although it’s said to differ on the user basis.
Xiaomi officially announced about the update on the MIUI Forum, with a prior warning that this was a beta update and will come with its fair share of bugs
• Mi Mix 2S was confirmed to be the first Xiaomi phone to get Android Pie
• It comes with build number MIUI 10 8.9.7
• The file size of the update is about 2.0GB
It also provides Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM links for those who’d wish to side-load or flash.
Meanwhile, a report by GizChina claims users are experiencing a better operation on the device and a more smooth UI, after the updated. However, there seems to be no major difference in functionality. Once again, this update is meant for early birds and will contain its fair share of bugs.
On the other hand, the report reveals that the Mi Mix 2S receives an AnTuTu score of 275,937 after receiving Android P treatment. Which seems to give a beefed-up performance boost.
Back in August, Xiaomi announced that the Mi Mix 2S would be the phone maker’s first smartphone to get the Android Pie update. Following that, it had invited beta testers willing to try out Android 9.0 on the Mi Mix 2S.
Android Pie brings certain unique features to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S including the gesture-based navigation system, Digital Wellbeing, improved security, App Slices, and better text selection.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S specifications
The dual-SIM Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S was another from the MIX series which brought in the bezeless display, a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 403ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB/ 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of onboard storage.
In terms of optics, the smartphone bears a vertically stacked pair of dual rear cameras with two 12-megapixel sensors. On the front, the Mi Mix 2S gets a 5-megapixel selfie camera with HDR and Face Unlock capabilities.