Xiaomi is selling the concept phone of your wildest dreams
Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen, and Xiaomi’s newly announced Mi Mix Android phablet is very sci-fi with its 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. This 6.4-inch device has just been announced as a concept phone by the Chinese company, but weirdly enough, it has a price, ¥3,499 ($516), and a release date of November 4th in its home country.
With all the latest spec you could cram into a phone and the Xiaomi Mi Mix probably has it. The rear of this handset and its side buttons are both made out of ceramic. The display is curved at the corners — just like that Sharp prototype we recently saw — and all the top-mounted sensors have been removed. The proximity sensor has been replaced by ultrasound, the earpiece has been replaced with a piezoelectric speaker that uses the metal frame to generate sound, and the front-facing camera is relocated to the bottom (though the phone can thankfully be rotated upside down for more flattering selfies).
This is the world’s most interesting phone out there possible, in my opinion. The phone is stunningly beautiful. Now we’ve seen most of the companies goes bonkers and gamble all-in like crazy on the unique features hey can come out with. People keep saying that smartphones as always kind of generic and lack new features but they can never be this wrong. Xiomi has literally reincarnated a concept and made it a reality. When you hold this phone, it feels you’re only holding the display as what we’ve seen only in Iron-Man movies. But it is a reality now. I mean look at this.
Inside, the Mi Mix has the latest Snapdragon 821 chip that powers Google’s Pixels, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Looking at the status bar above, the Mi Mix seems to also have support for two SIMs, a popular feature in China, and Xiaomi also notes it has a 192Hz / 24-bit DAC chip for higher-resolution audio. There’ll also be a ¥3,999 ($590) option with 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 18-karat gold accents around the camera and fingerprint sensor on the rear of the Mix. The battery weighs in at a generous 4,400mAh, the rear camera comes in at 16 megapixels with phase-detect autofocus, and yes, the headphone jack is intact (“for now,” as Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra jokes on Facebook).
It is a huge phone and one might not been able to use the entire screen but Xiomi already took care of it, they included a unique feature to bring the navigation buttons further up reachable on the display. This phone runs android and on top they’ve the MIUI. It has one of the best usability features.
The big deal here, though, is really that design and the incredible display. Xiaomi recruited noted French designer Philippe Starck to lead the design effort — which, frankly, with a display like this basically left him to just say “keep it simple, stupid” for the rest of the device. The Xiaomi Mi Mix is said to launch on November 4th in China. I personally like the phone, might get my hands on the same. It looks incredible and has the best features. What do you think? Would you opt for this? Let me know. PEACE!
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