October saw Xiaomi announce their plans to take over the smartphone industry with the incredible-looking Mi Mix. The new Android Phablet features a 6.4-inch display that is practically bezel-less, with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. That’s the most on any of the current flagships phones being sold in the world. The display is also curved at the corners, to make for a device that rivals, and probably beats all other smartphones on the market in terms of sheer beauty alone, especially with the shiny ceramic back and sides.
To make room for the bezel-less screen, Xiaomi have removed all the top mounted sensors, and moved the front-facing camera to the bottom of the device. The proximity sensor has been replaced by a sonar-based sensor that fits underneath the display, and the front audio now comes courtesy of a piezoelectric speaker, which vibrates the Mi Mix’s own ceramic body to generate sounds.
Aside from the futuristic 2040 x 1080 IPS LCD display, the Xiaomi Mi Mix will be shipped with an impressive 4400mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, a 16 MP f/2.0 rear camera, and a 5.0 MP front facing selfie cam. Both cameras will offer phase detection autofocus, geotagging, and a host of other features.
The device will be offered in China in two variants:
- a ¥3,499 ($517) model that has 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
- And a ¥3,999 ($591) option that has 6GB RAM, 256GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner at the back, and 18 karat gold rings around the rear camera unit.
While it’s unclear just how many will make it to the outside world, shipping started within the host country on 4th November.