Xiaomi CEO Confirms Working On Mi Mix's Successor With Designer Phillipe Starck

Pablo Tucker
February 17, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi MIX was an exciting, if somewhat impractical phone. Further, Jun in his Weibo post said Starck has some ideas for the Mi Mix successor, and for now both parties will explore how quickly they can bring the idea into a reality. With the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi may be looking to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 93 per cent, it is being said. According to the CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, the company is already working on a successor to this widely popular device. While Xiaomi Mi MIX never entered any global market, but even with its limited availability in China, the smartphone managed to set a trend of a "bezel-less" design for smartphones across the world.

Xiaomi is now lagging behind some top manufacturers in the industry, so it makes sense for the company to release more handsets like the Mi Mix so as to get themselves ahead of the rivals.

The Mi MIX is one of the most exciting devices to come out of Xiaomi's sheds. In fact, the phone has a whopping 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio, making the phone bezel-less in nature.

The Mi MIX 2 is also expected to feature an ultrasonic fingerprint reader embedded under the display.

The device will come with a full ceramic build with acoustic technology which will completely replace the traditional earpiece speaker and will allow users to enjoy phone calls without using a specific earpiece.

To put things in perspective, the original Mi MIX features a 6.4-inch display and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pro version has 6GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The phone maker also moved the front camera to the bottom of the phone. The Mi Mix was launched in China last year and the white variant of the phone made its debut at CES 2017 earlier this year.

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