Xiaomi is taking the next step in smartphone designs as they unveil their latest gadget known as the Xiaomi Mi Mix.
Most geeks and those who always look out for new engineering integrated in smartphone will surely turn their heads to Xiaomi’s brand new toy.
The Mi Mix will feature an almost bezel-free and makes the phone like all LCD screen on the front. It’s more appealing when viewing images that has a dark(ish) background.
The smartphone’s top, left and right ends have minimal bezels or borders thanks to some incredibly smart design and engineering methods employed. It is also filled with highly rated technical specs for instance its processor, camera as well as software capabilities.
The screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix is not merely borderless, the four edges of the display are also curved. It’s designed by a well-known designer Philippe Starck and he uses ceramic as the smartphone’s frame, back and buttons.
Because there is less bezel over the top of the phone, the front camera was positioned at the bottom while the front panel functions as the earpiece, this was all achieve because of piezoelectric effect. At the same time, the phone’s closeness sensing unit employs ultrasound rather than infrared which happens to be another first for smart phones.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX operates on Snapdragon 821 with 6GB of RAM in addition to Android 6.0 Marshmallow as its operating system.
Not surprisingly, the company’s MIUI 8.0 gives additional features particular to the requirements of a bezel-less smart phone which include sensing whether the user’s hand is just unintentionally in contact with the edges of the screen.
It can hook up to 4G LTE networks as well as dual band Wi-Fi. There is also NFC, a finger print sensing unit and USB Type-C.
A 4400mAh battery powers the unit with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
The almost bezel-less screen of the Xiaomi Mi MIX creates one of the best camera user interface in a smart phone to date. The primary camera alone shoots great pictures using its 16MP resolution, phase detection autofocus along with image enhancements through the MIUI software.
There is a 256GB of built-in storage space however no microSD card slot. A 128GB version is also offered although it just has 4GB of RAM and the camera and fingerprint sensor don’t have 18-karat gold rims.
Sadly, the Xiaomi Mi MIX is only obtainable in China. It’s still labeled as a ‘Concept Phone’ meaning Xiaomi continues todo its assessment if these functions are worthy to be chased.
The 6GB RAM version has an official price of 3,999 Chinese Yuan which costs to nearly ₱29,000 and the more cheaper one is ₱25,000.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Technical Specifications
- 6.4 Inch Full HD IPS Display (1080 x 2040 Pixels, 362 ppi)
- Bezel-less Display with Rounded Corners
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Chipset
- Quad Core Kyro CPUs (2 x 2.35GHz + 2 x 1.6GHz)
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 6GB of RAM
- 16.0 Megapixel Main Camera with PDAF and Dual-LED Flash
- 4K Video Recording with EIS via Gyroscope
- 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera with Autofocus
- 256GB Internal Storage
- Dual nano-SIM
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
- NFC Support
- Bluetooth 4.2 LE with A2DP
- A-GPS with GLONASS
- USB OTG
- USB Type-C (Reversible)
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Piezoelectric Earpiece
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Gyroscope (3-Axis)
- Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm @ 209 g
- 4400mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- Quick Charge 3.0