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.
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.
Xiaomi surprised the world a year ago when it first unveiled its bezel-less concept smartphone, the Mi MIX. For 2017, more smartphone makers are following this trend as seen on the current Galaxy S8, Essential Phone, LG V30 and the vivo V7+.
To step up its game, Xiaomi has unveiled its latest successor that comes with its Full Screen 2.0 display.
After revealing their Mi A1 smartphone earlier this week, Xiaomi will be announcing not one but two new models tomorrow at Beijing. The main highlight is the successor of its radically designed Mi Mix as shown above. It is probably the first flagship phone in recent times that started the whole all-screen bezel-less obsession.
Xiaomi’s Co-Founder and President, Lin Bin, had also recently revealed that a bigger Mi 6 will be making its debut at their upcoming event.
Xiaomi blew our collective minds when they unveiled their “concept phone” the Mi MIX. Then, they blew our collective minds a second time when they announced that the phone would actually go on sale and a pretty affordable — by flagship standards — price.
Well, it looks like they’re going to be back at it again very soon as the company has announced the official release date for the upcoming Mi MIX 2.
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?!