Xiaomi introduced this week its new Mi Mix mobile phone. The device is labeled as a concept by the Chinese tech company, but it will launch in China next month.
The Mi Mix Concept
The Mi Mix smartphone is not being specifically marketed for the average U.S. consumer, but you can import it if you really want to. In China, the Mi Mix will come with a price tag of around $515 USD. While the overall design of the upcoming Xiaomi phone does look rather plain, the top portion of the device features just a sliver of top bezel.
According to Droid Life, the edge-to-edge 1080p LCD display of the Mix measures 6.4″, giving the phone a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The new Xiaomi flagship smartphone offers custom 17:9 display and 16:9 viewing area even with soft keys.
The Mi Mix smartphone is powered by a 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and comes with 6 GB LPDDR4 of RAM. The mobile device comes with a 4,400 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The phone features a full ceramic body, buttons, frame and back cover.
The Mix provides up to 256GB UFS 2.0 storage. The phone supports full NFC functionality: P2P, card emulation, read and write. Xiaomi's upcoming mobile phone is also equipped with high-precision GPS with sensor-assisted positioning.
In order to create the Mi Mix concept, Xiaomi collaborated with famed French designer Philippe Starck. The project started back in the year 2014, Starck helping the team to set a high-level direction and guiding the device's look and feel.
According to Engadget, the high-end Xiaomi device has no earpiece or proximity sensor, allowing for a cleaner look on the top edge. With 16 MP PDAF rear camera, 5 MP front camera, its big display and edgeless design, the Mix looks fancy and probably also performs well with these specs.