Towards the end of last year, Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled. This phone opened the eyes of many as they could clearly see where innovation was taking the smartphone world.
The Mi MIX was the world’s first near bezel-less smartphone, boasting a massive screen to body ratio of 91.3% (although some say it’s 83.6%) thanks to a display screen that only leaves a small section on the bottom for housing the selfie camera. The screen size itself wasn’t small either, a huge 6.4-inch panel with a full HD+ resolution and 17:9 aspect ratio, a departure from the usual 16:9.
Since the release of the Mi MIX, we’ve seen the likes of LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Essential Phone coming in with near bezel-less designs. In fact, it’s the latter that was very close to achieving this, but you still get a significant bezel just below the screen.
Now, according to fresh reports, the father of them all is back. And it’s back with a bang! From the look of things, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be massive. For the first time, many will feel hard done by the fact that the Mi MIX 2 won’t support U.S. frequencies – because this phone will be a real beauty.
The man behind the design of the original Mi MIX, Phelippe Starck, will also be in charge of designing the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. Apparently, Starck posted a video on his Facebook page showing off the Mi MIX 2 concept in possibly every angle. You’ll definitely love it, but the details of the specs were not included. Still, we can see a phone that has a much smaller bottom bezel and no bezel on the other three sides. Similar to the Mi MIX, this bezel houses the selfie camera and nothing else. There is a USB Type-C port in the middle and a speaker on either side.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has also been doing rounds on the web. The phone was spotted in benchmarks in early July, where we saw a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. We’ve also heard talk of a massive aspect ratio of 93%, something the latest images do well to support. Recent leaks have also claimed that the Mi MIX 2 could see an early launch priced at about $600 for the base model and $750 for the high-end variant.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 turns out. Meanwhile, would you like Xiaomi to bring this phone to the U.S.? Let us know in your comments below.