In the (suprise)second phone to be annouced after Note 2 at the Beijing event, Xiaomi released what could be the most beautiful smartphone oof 2016 - Xiaomi Mi Mix. The phone is developed in partnership with Philippe Starck, a godly figure in product design. What was borne from this partnership is a sleek 6.4-inch body made entirely of ceramic and literally NO bezels on three sides.
That makes for a screen-to-body ratio an impossibly 91.3 percent! If you compare that with The iPhone 7 Plus 67.7 percent and Google Pixel XL managed 71.2 percent, the Xiaomi Mi Mix looks like it belongs to the future world.
To achieve that, the company ditched the physical earpiece speaker and sensors that usually occupy the top bezel. Instead, it went with a piezoelectric ceramic driver for the earpiece and an ultrasonic proximity sensor, both of which are hidden behind the display. The front camera sits at the bottom of the device; Xiaomi says the module takes up only half the space that regular front cameras require.
Other notable features include the 17:9 aspect ratio of the massive display, which is 23 percent larger than that of the similarly-sized iPhone 7 Plus, and 18K gold rims around the rear camera and fingerprint sensor in a special edition of the Mix.
The handset also packs powerful specifications:
- 6.4-inch 2040 x 1080 pixel display
- 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
- Your choice of 4GB RAM + 128GB storage or 6GB RAM + 256GB UFS 2.0 storage
- 4,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support
- 16-megapixel rear camera
5-megapixel front camera
- High-precision GPS with sensor-assisted positioning
The Mi Mix will be available from November 4 in China at RMB 3499 ($516) for the 4GB/128GB version and RMB 3999 ($590) for the 18K edition with 6GB/256GB.
The Mi Mix’s design has to be one of the outstanding ones this year, i cannot see another breakthrough coming this year or even in next? Having hit a stale patch for a while, it looks like Xiaomi might be able to get the customers excited again with this new Mi Mix. We cannot wait to make it available for sale. Watch this space!