Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 2S earlier this year and this time around, it’s bringing the latest Android 9 Pie beta to the high-end phone through a developer beta. This will thus be the second Xiaomi phone to get an update to Google’s latest mobile OS after the Mi 8 received its MIUI 10 update with Android 9 Pie beta last week.
Several forums reported that the Mi Mix 2S had been seeded to Android 9 Pie for some time now but this was only possible as a developer preview version. With the latest update to MIUI 10 8.9.7, Android 9 will finally come to the Mix 2S as a public beta, meaning any user will now be able to switch to the latest Android interface if they wish to install the new Developer ROM, reports Gizmochina.
The MIUI 10 8.9.7 Android 9 Pie update comes just a month after Xiaomi started testing the Mix 2S with alpha builds followed by beta builds limited to a few developers. With this, the final stable update to Android 9 won’t take long and we suggest you wait till that comes around before wanting to download the public developer beta.
Android 9 to Mi Mix 2S will also add the latest September 2018 batch of Android Security updates with enhanced baseband support. The beta update in itself promises better fluency of the UI and minimal lags on the camera interface. A stable update can be expected as soon as October 2018, once Xiaomi fixes all the bugs present during beta testing.
As for the Mi Mix 2S, the device features a one-of-a-kind bezel-less display without a notch at the top, ceramic unibody frame and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The device initially came with Android Oreo with the company’s MIUI 9 on top and backed by a 3400mAh battery. For optics, there’s a combination of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with Sony IMX363 sensor and f/1.8 aperture along with 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x zoom, both of which offer 4-axis OIS, impressive 1.4-micron pixel size, dual-pixel autofocus, portrait mode and hardware-level multi-frame noise reduction.