Xiaomi at its Beijing event on Tuesday launched the Mi MIX concept smartphone, a limited edition handset made in collaboration with French designer Philippe Stark. To recall, the company also launched the Mi Note 2. The smartphone is up for pre-order now, and will become available to buy from November 4. It is available in two variants – 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 34,500), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage (plus 18k gold trim on the rear camera and fingerprint sensor, as seen below) at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,500).
The highlight of the Xiaomi Mi MIX is its near bezel-less display with curved edges on top, and the company is touting a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also bears a ceramic body. Another highlight is the piezoelectric acoustic ceramic earpiece speaker, as well as the ultrasonic proximity sensor rather than the traditional front-facing infrared sensor. The company is also touting a front camera module that’s 50 percent smaller than conventional sensors, and is placed at the bottom right corner of the phone.
The dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) Mi MIX’s 6.4-inch display bears a 17:9 aspect, with a 1080x2040 resolution, a pixel density of 362ppi, and a 94 percent NTSC colour gamut. The smartphone is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Xiaomi has included a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. It bears a 5-megapixel front camera.
Apart from 4G LTE support, connectivity options on board include a GPS/ A-GPS, NFC with Mi Pay support, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, electronic compass, and gyroscope. It bears a 4400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It ships with a leather case in the box. It measures 158.8x81.9x7.9, and weighs in at hefty 209 grams.