Xiaomi has been producing excellent phones for years now, and are the 5th largest smartphone company in the world. Availability in the UK is not always great, general you have to import via one of the big Chinese e-tailers such as Gearbest.

They have just released details of their latest Mi MIX 2 which is one of the flagship products developed by Xiaomi.

Collaborating with Philippe Starck’s design studio Xiaomi has produced a stunning ceramic device with a near-bezel-less display.

The MIX 2 comes with flagship specs to match its premium design. It features Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. There’s also a special edition with a whopping 8GB of RAM but with just 128GB of storage

The MIX 2 supports 43 bands meaning it should be fully compatible with the UK 4G spectrum.

It has a decent sized 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support (9V/2A) via USB-C.

The MIX 2 is actually downsized from its predecessor having a more pocketable 5.99-inch display with a longer 2,160 x 1,080 resolution (that’s 18:9 instead of the old 17:9).

The Mi MIX 2 has skipped the trend of dual cameras and you just get a single 12-megapixel camera on the back.

The 64GB version of the Mi Mix 2 phone costs 3299 RMB (£383); the 128GB version costs 3599 RMB (£418), and the 256GB variant costs 3999 RMB (£465). The Special Edition version costs 4,699 RMB (£545).

It is set to launch on September 15th but there is no word about a UK launch.