Xiaomi’s first concept smartphone Mi Mix with 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio and edge-to-edge display is set to go on sale in China tomorrow. And though the Mi Mix looks quite stunning in terms of design, it doesn’t seem durable. A user in China accidentally dropped a testing unit of Mi Mix, which met the same fate as expected from any other smartphone with a ceramic body.
The ceramic frame of the smartphone simply came off and the display got visible cracks on it. The user posted a picture of the damaged unit, which shows the device has a dent on upper left corner suggesting Mi Mix fell diagonally. We see two prominent dents on the screen running vertically along the display.
The photo proves Mi Mix is quite fragile, especially because it doesn’t come with a Gorilla Glass protection. Xiaomi has decided to go with ceramic frame with this one, which is a delicate material for smartphone bodies. Going by the picture, Mi Mix scores on style, but compromises on a sturdy build. While protective case for Mi Mix comes bundled with the device, insurance for this one seems a must.
Mi Mix has a 6.4-inch display which is edge-to-edge, and Xiaomi says this will come with a custom 17:9 ratio aspect. According to Xiaomi, the company is using high-grade ceramic for the smartphone. Xiaomi is using “seamless connectors to fuse Mi Mix’s body without any external adhesives”. The front camera in Mi Mix is placed at the bottom, which will rotate on its own when a user wants to take selfies.
Specifications of Mi Mix include: a 6.4-inch edgeless display, full ceramic body, and Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. There’s a 16MP PDAF rear camera. It has a 4,400 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The smartphone runs the MIUI 8. It will be available at 3499 yuan. There’s a 18k gold embossed version as well that comes with 4GB RAM + 256GB storage. It is priced at 3,999 yuan. The 18K gold version of the Mi MIX has gold rims around camera and fingerprint sensor.
Sadly the Mi Mix won’t be coming to India any time soon, and the company is still figuring out how to make a lot more of these phones.