With Apple’s iPhone launch event just around the corner, Xiaomi has unveiled Mi Mix 2 – the successor to its last year’s bezel-less concept smartphone. The Mi Mix 2, designed by legendary designer Philippe Starck, continues the legacy of the original bezel-less Mi Mix but shrinks down the display size for better real life usage. The specifications of the Mi Mix 2 are top-notch, fit for a flagship device.
Mi Mix 2 Specifications
- 5.99-inch 2160×1080 LCD at 401ppi
- 151.8mm x 75.5mm x 7.7mm, 185g
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB of RAM (8GB on ceramic special edition)
- 64/128/256GB storage options (special edition is only 128GB)
- 3400mAh battery
- No headphone jack
- Bluetooth 5.0
- MIUI 9, based on Android Nougat
- 43 LTE bands
However, no smartphone is perfect. The Mix Mix 2 is not water resistant. It has no headphone jack , no memory card slot and no wireless charging. Regardless of these shortcomings, the Mi Mix 2 is a true design marvel and it’s as close as you can get to a literally bezel-less display. It has a giant screen crammed into a familiar footprint of other smartphones with smaller screens.
The original Mi Mix had a piezoelectric ceramic driver on the back but the Mix Mix 2 now has an actual earpiece speaker tucked at the top of the phone. The front-facing camera is still at the bottom right of the phone but it seems to be seamlessly integrated into the chin of the phone, which Xiaomi boasts to be 12% smaller than its predecessor.
Xiaomi says it designed the Mi Mix 2 to be all about the content — the device itself falls away into the background, putting just the content on the screen into focus. In this regard, the Mi Mix 2 is unlike any other phone in the market today.
Since, Xiaomi now has a presence in over 40 countries, the Mi Mix 2 should be up for sale in most of those markets. The Mi Mix was built to show off Xiaomi’s technological innovations, and the Mi Mix 2 is its worthy successor.
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