We always wanted an edge-less design phone, and Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile manufacturer has launched just that.
Xiaomi announced the 'Mi Mix', a 6.4-inch device that looks right out of the concept design of the future, at an event yesterday. However, you'll have to be in China to use this product, as it will go on sale in China from November 4.
Mi MiX is a completely different package. Unlike other smartphones, the front camera is positioned at the bottom chin instead of the upper part. Covered with an edge-to-edge display, the proximity sensor has also been replaced by ultrasound.
With a ceramic body, the edge-less display has been designed by French designer Philippe.
Empowered with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Mi Mix comes with 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage at the price of ¥3,499 ($516). It will support dual-sim and will use a 192Hz/24-bit DAC chip for higher quality audio. There's also a higher-end option, which comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage. The second variant features 18K gold plating on the camera and fingerprint sensor and comes at the price of ¥3,999 ($590).
The Mi Mix is also providing a 4,400mAh battery cell that should last for almost two days on a single charge. It also features Quick charge 3.0. Like other Xiaomi phones, there's a fingerprint reader on the back. The device will pack a 16 MP camera with phase-detect autofocus, and 5-megapixel front camera. And there will, in fact, be a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike iPhone 7.
The Mi Mix runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Xiaomi’s own custom MIUI 8 on top of it.
Many are referring to Xiaomi's Mi Mix as the next version of iPhone 7. That's primarily because of the edgeless display. But will it be able to stand against the real iPhone 8? Only the tech will determine that in future.