Xiaomi’s next smartphone, the Mi Mix 2, and the successor to the Mi Mix, will soon be unboxed. The Mi Mix 2 looks nearly bezel-less; the company started the whole bezel-less concept with their phablet line last year. The device is designed by Philippe Starck, and his recent post on his Facebook page indicates that the new device will come with even smaller bezels – the post itself has the tagline: “even less”.
Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company and world’s 5th largest smartphone maker in 2015, is headquartered in Beijing. The company is into designing, developing and selling smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics.
The short clip doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming device, and the actual device is still in the conceptual phase, indicating that the design will evolve by the time it gets to the final stage. The recent post by the company designer and the short video clip merely hint about the even thinner bezels. If true, a few sources say that the Mi Mix 2 will easily win the best screen to body ratio among flagship devices this year.
From earlier leaks, we know that the Mi Mix 2 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The device is expected to come with a 19-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel camera at the front, and it is rumored to have 3D face recognition, which is quickly becoming a prerequisite for high-end smartphones, including the recently released Galaxy Note 8 and the upcoming iPhone 8. It is expected to house a whopping 4500mAh battery and will come with three different storage options – 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB.
Considering that the Mi Mix released last October, we can expect the Mi Mix 2 to be unveiled very soon, with a price tag of CNY 4,999, or about $750. It’s not clear at this point which markets the Mi Mix 2 will be released to.
Here’s the video posted by Philippe Starke: