Xiaomi knows how to take our breath away. No one was expecting another device announcement after the Mi Note 2 one yet Xiaomi brought forward a huge ceramic phone with almost edge-to-edge display #mobilemagic
Mi MIX has all the ingredients for a recipe of success. First of all, the design (realized in collaboration with French artist Philippe Starck) concentrates on viewing space, offering an insane 91.3% screen-to-body ratio! This means it’s extremely close to achieve a popular concept of the future – borderless smartphones.
Lots of elements crucial to a phone changed. The 5MP front-facing camera “stepped down” and is now located at the bottom of the phone where a slice of bezel remains. The 16MP rear cam with PDAF carries along the circular fingerprint sensor.
On the other hand, after removing the regular earpiece, Xiaomi found an innovative way to help you take calls in despite the ceramic body. Cue the “cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology” – this thing sends vibrations right through the glass to your ear.
Another change refers to the usual infrared sensor which was replaced by an ultrasonic proximity sensor placed beneath the display. In matters of innovation, that’s about it; the rest is great hardware.
Next month, Mi MIX will launch in China with a Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and 4400 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. There will also be a Pro model with 6 GB RAM, 256 GB storage and gold trim. The first will retail for 3499 Yuan ($517) and the second one for 3999 Yuan ($590). Unfortunately, there’s no word in the US launch so be ready to order it online from China.