The smartphone world is on a fast evolution. Just a while ago, a 5-inch screen looked extremely huge. A few years down the line, the mobile world is full of devices with up to 6 inches in display sizes.
Apparently, Xiaomi is taking this to the next level with a gigantic 6.4-inch smartphone dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Mix. You may find it hard to believe but the Mi Mix has a screen to body ratio of 91.3%, the highest a smartphone has ever gotten. The phone has been announced in China and has a price tag of 3,499 Yuan, or an equivalent of about $516, with sales set to begin on November 4th.
The Xiaomi Mi Max comes with probably anything you can think of as far as smartphones are concerned. The design is unique, featuring side buttons that are made of ceramic, just like its body. As for the display, you get curves around the corners, but there are no sensors that are usually mounted on a top bezel in other phones. Instead, Xiaomi has replaced the proximity sensor with an ultrasound whereas a piezoelectric speaker has taken the place of the earpiece. This new speaker uses the metal frame to produce sound. Surprisingly, the selfie camera has shifted positions, this time appearing on the bottom bezel, but still, you can tilt the phone if you feel the usual position isn’t getting you great selfies.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi Mix shares the same hardware as the recent Google Pixel and Pixel XL. There is a Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM and inbuilt storage of 128GB. As usual with Xiaomi phones, there is support for dual-SIM connectivity. You also get better audio quality thanks to the 192Hz/24-bit DAC chip inside the phone.
The Chinese OEM did not stop there. In addition to this model, there is a high-end model that only changes a few hardware specs. Priced at 3,999 Yuan or $590, this other model will carry 6GB RAM and 256GB of storage, but it will keep the same processor. Other goodies the high-end model comes with include 18-karat gold accents around the rear fingerprint sensor as well as camera. Speaking of the camera, the phablet has a 16MP sensor on the back that comes with support for PDAF, among other features. Oh, you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack, at least for now.
Both models of the Xiaomi Mi Mix come with a huge 4400mAh battery unit that supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Funny enough, the Chinese OEM terms the Xiaomi Mi Mix as a concept phone.