Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S went on sale for the first time in China on Tuesday. The flash sale as expected was concluded in a matter of minutes. The device is no doubt a popular product and so its sales performance is not surprising. As usual, some smart alecs are cashing in on the non-availability of the phone to buy as a number of third-party retailers were spotted to have listed the device for sale at higher prices ranging from 200 yuan to 500 yuan.
The original RRP of the Mi Mix 2S is 3299 yuan for the standard version of the millet MIX 2S but in some cases, this price has risen to 3499 yuan. The high-end version of the Xiaomi flagship goes for as much as 4300 Yuan instead of 3,999 Yuan.
If you think the price increase is too much to pay for the device, then you’d have to wait for the next flash sale billed to hold on April 6 (Friday) in China. Intending buyers outside China will have to wait longer to get the device on third-party retailers. Of course, the price will be higher than that of the China version.
As a reminder, the Mi Mix 2s is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to pack the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. It also has a dual-camera setup at the back, where one of the snappers has large 1.4ɥm pixels and bright f/1.8 aperture, while the secondary shooter has a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The device runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android Oreo 8.0 and has Qi wireless charging support – a first on a ceramic device. The Mix 2s prices start from 3,299 Yuan (€426/$530) for the 6/64GB variant and go as high as 3,999 Yuan ($516/€636) for the 8/256 GB model. All units come with a free Qi wireless charger valued at around $15.