The original Xiaomi Mi MIX was launched on October 25, 2016 at a special event, where Xiaomi introduced another great device in face of the Mi Note 2. Both phones went on sale on November 1 and showed astonishing sales results. As for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, it was sold out in 50 seconds. But people were amazed by the Mi MIX, the first batch of which was sold out in 10 seconds only. The second batch of these phones showcased identical results being sold out in 30 seconds and 1 minute, respectively. This is a good indicator hinting at a high demand of this or that smartphone. But it’s a real headache for real customers – most of them can’t find their favorite phones to acquire. Mi fans (or haters) began calling it a behavior of monkey. And it started annoying many of them. When the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 was announced along with the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, many were sure Xiaomi had solved the production capacity problem. It was also reported there are 10 million units of the Mi MIX 2 ready for sales. But there is another story behind these statements. Today the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 went on sale, and it was completely sold out in 58 seconds. There is still no info how many units were sold in the frame of the first bunch, but the fact is that you can’t get your hands on this amazing device at this moment.
We mentioned at the beginning of the article that the first gen Xiaomi Mi MIX and second-gen Xiaomi Mi Note 2 were launched at the end of October. So why the company decided to bring its new flagships to the market a month earlier. There is only one reason why Xiaomi acted in this way – it is trying to make competition to the iPhone 8 announced a few days later. But there are a few reasons why these two models can’t be considered as close rivals. First, Apple targets another market. As you know, Xiaomi is mainly introduced in China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and a few other markets. Apple, at the same time, focuses on all possible markets including these regions. Second, Xiaomi has had real capacity problems. And we have to state this is the most realistic reason why it doesn’t sell over 100 million units per year. As for Apple, it has never had similar problems, and even the first batches of its products include millions of units.
Read: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Review
As for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 itself, this is one of the best and most innovative smartphones in the world sporting a Snapdragon 835 chip, 6-inch 2K resolution full screen, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of storage, 3400mAh battery, 5MP front shooter with beautifying AI software, 12MP sensor inherited from the Xiaomi Mi 6, and dual-SIM card supporting dual-standby mode and 46 frequencies at 6 modes. The 6GB models have gone on sale today at a price tag of 3299 yuan ($506), the 6+128GB is sold for 3599 yuan ($552), the 6+256GB model is at 3999 yuan ($613). But as they were sold out instantly, the prices for them reached astronomical numbers (+300-500 yuan ($45-76)). The second bunch of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be available on September 19. As for the 8+128GB version, it will go on sale at the end of November. This phone is demanded a lot. So if you are among those who want to acquire it, keep eyes open not to miss the deals we come in or press the button below to get notified once it appears on GearBest.