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The Mi Mix is Xiaomi's beautiful, bezel-less ceramic smartphone that costs just $516

By midian182 · 12 replies
Oct 25, 2016
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  1. If you’re a fan of massive smartphones with virtually bezel-less screens, your dream device may have just been unveiled by Xiaomi. The Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch Android phablet that boasts an amazing 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, putting it way ahead of the iPhone 7 (65.6 percent) and the Galaxy S7 Edge (76.1 percent). Best of all, it sells at a competitively priced $516.

    The Chinese phone maker revealed the handset at a press event today. In addition to that 2040 x 1080 display, the Mi Mix, which was developed with the help of French designer Philippe Starck, features curved corners and a polished black body made from ceramic.

    Xiaomi had to remove the top sensors to make room for the screen. CEO Lei Jun said the company spent three years coming up with a speaker replacement, before finally using a piezoelectric speaker inside the handset that generates sounds through vibrations.

    The Mix’s proximity sensor has been replaced with an ultrasonic sensor that sits behind the screen. It can detect light to determine if the phone is being held against someone’s face. The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is now located at the bottom of the phone; thankfully, the handset can be rotated to avoid 'double chin selfies.'

    The phablet packs some impressive other components, too. It’s powered by a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 processor, comes with 4GB of RAM, and features 128GB storage. There’s a 4400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, high-precision GPS, a 16MP rear camera, and a 5MP front snapper.

    You can get the deluxe edition for $74 extra that boasts 6GB of RAM, 256GB UFS 2.0 storage, and 18K gold rims around the rear camera and fingerprint sensor.

    The Mi Mix launches in China on November 4. No word yet on a US release date.

    Check out the video below to see the handset in action.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,744   +3,165

    It's nice, but still too rich for my blood ..... and they don't have the self-destruct feature like Samsung so 007 will have to take a pass too!
    mcborge likes this.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,787   +1,073

    Unless the specs are wrong, no band 17 (700mhz) for the USA market means it would be a poor choice
    for the American market. Why can't manufacturers just put them all in a phone?
    Huawei did, which is why my newest phone is another Huawei.
    Must be some sort of license thing with qualcom or something.
  4. Comanche

    Comanche TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +35

    This is interesting for a long time many people including myself was waiting for a phone that it was all screen but before this became a reality I thought , I drop my phone very often and I always put a case on my phone , now how do you protect this thing from breaking, and it sounds funny how a phone , articles say is only $516.00 like im buying an apple for breakfast.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,212   +2,676

    It looks unusual, and it sounds even more so - like an English-speaking Chinese with a strong french accent :)
  6. JimmyJammy

    JimmyJammy TS Rookie

    I hope it support all band for US.. or at less Tmobile -_- !!! this look good phone
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,202   +1,647

    there will probably be different versions you can buy.
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,787   +1,073

    Yeah, but you never know. I know Huawei pretty much comes out with 2 versions, hopefully more makers will start
    making them "global" with all frequencies included.
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,202   +1,647

    I don't think that will be possible because if Xiaomi wants to sell phones in the us they have to do it through the telecom companies from there and you can 100% expect restrictions imposed by them.
    besides, Xiaomi has always made multiple versions of the phones for different regions (US EU China etc)
    p51d007 likes this.
  10. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 284   +99

    "It’s powered by a 2.35MHz Snapdragon 821 processor,"....might want to fix that. 2.35MHz...does thing have a Zilog Z80 in it??? Welcome to the 70's and 80's!
    Phr3d and diman82 like this.
  11. Wizwill

    Wizwill TS Enthusiast Posts: 95   +39

    For someone who uses the rear camera to take REAL pictures (you could leave off the front camera - I don't take selfies), one of the most important specs is whether or not that camera has optical stabilization. Nothing worse than having to snap a dozen shots to ensure a crisp one.
    Also, $74 for 128 Gb worth of storage and a bit more RAM ? Not too bad but why not option an SD slot to allow pictures and contacts to be stored exclusively on that (non-cloud) for security and portability?
    At the price quoted (and including all correct bands for US), I'd strongly consider this (and will need to once my Note 4 falls apart)
  12. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,202   +1,647

    it's a very good camera, you don't have to worry.
  13. Mike89

    Mike89 TS Booster Posts: 60   +26

    As far as I know, all Xiaomi phones don't have bands for 4G in the US and only one band for 3G in US. Apparently Xiaomi is not interested in the US market. Dunno if that's going to change or not.

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