Xiaomi launches Mi MIX in China

At the Mi Note 2 and a new Mi VR headset launch in China, Xiaomi also introduced a revolutionary concept phone called the Mi MIX. Designed by French designer Philippe Starck, the Mi MIX concept phone has a never-seen-before edgeless design, a superb custom 17:9 display with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, the highest on any smartphone in the world.

Lei Jun, CEO and co-founder of Xiaomi, said: “Xiaomi is in a position to explore the frontiers of innovation and deliver even more amazing features to our users. We are truly excited at the limitless possibilities that technology presents to us. Mi Note 2 takes our flagship lineup to the next level, and Mi MIX is a glimpse at what the phone of the future looks like.”

On the specification front, the Mi MIX comes with a 6.4-inch edgeless display with full ceramic body. It has ‘cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic’ technology instead of regular speakers and an earpiece. While the display is a custom one with a narrower border, Xiaomi has put the front camera at the bottom of the phone, which will rotate on its own when a user wants to take selfies.

The Mi Mix has the latest Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor that powers Google’s Pixels. It includes a 4400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology and runs the MIUI 8. Mi Mix also comes with Full NFC Functionality and supports Mi Pay. It also has GPS high-precision positioning, a 16MP primary camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and HD audio quality (192kHz/24-bit resolution).

The phone will be available in China on November 4 and will come in two models. One model would come with 4GB of RAM along with 128GB of in-built storage and cost 3499 yuan (Rs. 34503, $510, AU$680, £420), while a premium model with 18-karat gold accents around the camera and 6GB of RAM along with  256GB of internal storage will cost 3,999 yuan (Rs. 39500, $590, AU$770, £480).

Click here to check out the video showing the Mi Mix in real-world.