The iPhone X may not be the first “Full Screen” smartphone but it’s the first iPhone to come without a home button (not even a virtual one). Because of this new change, Apple had introduced a couple of gestures which are easy to adapt by existing iOS users. Apparently, this seems to be so effective that the folks at Xiaomi’s MIUI development team are incorporating some of these gestures on their upcoming MIUI 9 update.
The all-screen and almost bezel-less Mi MIX 2 is now available in Malaysia. This is the successor of the original Xiaomi Mi MIX and it’s more practical now thanks to its smaller 5.99″ display with an 18:9 display aspect ratio.
There’s no denying that Xiaomi‘s original attempt at the “bezel-less” smartphone, 2016’s Mi MIX, was an impractical device. It was big, thanks to the large screen and not so slim 17:9 aspect ratio, heavy, and a little too slippery because its innards were encased in a polished ceramic shell.
But I loved the crap out of that smartphone. It was fascinating, edgy and a big middle finger to the already established cookie cutter smartphone look. Needless to say, I was really excited for the new Mi MIX 2 because I was hoping Xiaomi would make it more bonkers than ever.
But they went ahead and did exactly the opposite.
The Mi MIX is an impressive device. It was one of the first smartphones to push for a bezel-less design with an impressive 91.3% screen to body ratio.
During its announcement late last year, Xiaomi called the Mi MIX their concept smartphone but surprisingly, it is a product that you can actually buy. Now it appears that a new one is on its way, as designer Philippe Starck had shared an interesting clip of its next successor.
The Mi MIX is the most interesting phone yet from Xiaomi with its bezel-less display and a unique ceramic body. It was announced in China a few months ago and it was available only in black. For those who prefer a lighter shade, Xiaomi has announced a white Mi MIX during its debut keynote at CES 2017.
Want to get your hands on the latest Xiaomi flagships? The Mi Note 2 and the Mi MIX are now available in Malaysia through grey importer DirectD.
A ‘concept phone’. Those were the words I heard when Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX — something I thought they wouldn’t sell because that’s what the term ‘concept’ usually means. Then the presentation continued and my jaw hit the floor.
Wait, they’re going to sell it?!
Following the launch of Xiaomi’s new flagship Mi Note 2, the company also unveiled a brand new concept smartphone called the Mi MIX. Why is it special? Well, it’s got a bezel-less screen and a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio.