The best place to buy at the moment is Gearbest: https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1714855.html I've just had it delivered and it is the global version with the global LTE chip and global ROM with locked bootloader. I haven't tested Google Pay because I don't use it but I have updated the firmware to the latest global version with no difficulties (no messing around with the bootloader - all through the phone's standard firmware update procedure).
Hi, I suggest you try and cancel it if you are unsure. If you could flash the global and lock the bootloader, it be worth it, but from my limited research locking the bootloader causes boot loops. Check out the mi mix 2s threads for the link to mifourms and the peeps on there moaning.However i haven't checked out the xda forum fully, you might be able to trick the apps by flashing and mucking around with stuff. Dropping 400 quid on a phone with no warranty has put me off the mi 2s. Looking at the oneplus 6 now, amazon sell it in Europe and if anything goes wrong Amazon well help even better customer services than oneplus. I doubt these Chinese outfits will want to know.
Well I'm a little concerned about some of the limitations this may have. I've ordered it and it's showing as on its way. I do use banking apps... Google pay... Other things that will require secure phone. So as things stand it doesn't look too promising for me. It could be around £400 down the pan... Maybe I'll need to try it all on the Chinese rom with English language selected. I can't spend any more time trawling through different websites trying to find out about flashing this. There is too much conflicting info... Yes... I've read you can flash but need to leave bootloader unlocked... I've also read you can lock it... I guess I'll be able to try it all out. :/ . Maybe someone will find a solution (y)
Tried this, but couldn't get it at a price I wanted with a reliable seller unfortunately. :(
For £15 more (with possible ~£4 TCB) buy from an Irish based eBay seller https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s-dual-6gb-ram-64gb-rom-snapdragon-845-white-35222-delivered-from-ireland-possible-105-tcb-ebayt-dimension10-2950963#comment-33928816 Code ends soon!