Xiaomi, the Chinese device manufacturer has introduced a concept smartphone, Mi Mix. It has been developed in partnership with designer Philippe Starck.
Lei Jan, Xiaomi CEO and founder named it “a hint at what the phone of the future looks like”.
The near edgeless 6.4in, 17:9 display on the Mi Mix covers 91.3 percent of the existing surface area. So if you actually dislike bezels you’re going to be really taken by this vision of edgeless exquisiteness.
Xiaomi Introduces Mi Mix with Near Bezel-Less Display
The Mi Max phone is made of ceramic. It also has a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 processor, and a 4400mAh battery.
In order to increase the screen-to-body ratio, Xiaomi records that the Mi Mix does not have a physical earpiece speaker or a proximity sensor. In its place it says it is using piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology. It has a ceramic drive unit that changes electrical signals into mechanical energy. That permit audio without an earpiece speaker. The gadget also has an ultrasonic proximity sensor behind the display, substituting the customary front-facing ultraviolet proximity sensor.
The phone is due to go for sale in China early this month. A spokesperson revealed that there will be “limited availability” and didn’t confirm how little phones that indicates.
It is also uncertain to which other markets the device is going to make its way. Xiaomi has yet to bring any of its smartphones to the US. Though it continues to eye the market with interest especially following Samsung’s problems with exploding batteries on the Note 7.
The price for the Mi Mix is RMB 3499 (~$515), for a 4GB + 128GB “normal version”. There’s also a limited-edition preeminent model with additional RAM and storage and 18-karat gold shapely bling for RMB 3999.
Xiaomi phones were first banned in Pakistan as they were not following the country’s law and rules. But now with PTA’s support, they will be able to sell Xiaomi Smartphones soon in Pakistan through partners.