Xiaomi wants to grow, and they’re working hard to make that goal happen. Today we see another result of their effort to grow. They’ve launched the Xiaomi Mi MIX handset at their event in Beijing. Their upcoming handset sports a 6.4” display with a 93.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The special design of this device comes out of the hands of legendary designer Philippe Starck.
Looking at the other specifications of the device, for the power it utilizes the Snapdragon 821, the juice is coming from a 4400mAh battery. The device also features a fingerprint scanner, a 16MP shooter at the back of the device and a 5MP selfie camera, which is located at quite an unusual place, the bottom of the bottom lip of the device.
At launch the Mi MIX with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage will cost you RMB 3,499 (≈ $516), and the version with 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage will cost you a hefty RMB 3,999 (≈ $590). As always these devices won’t be available outside of China.
Besides the launch of the Mi MIX, they also lifted up the lid on their new Xiaomi Mi Note 2. That’s their high-performance phablet which features a dual-edge display like we’ve seen it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Although I’m not a fan of the UI of Xiaomi’s flavor of Android, I really wish that these devices would see the light in the rest of the world. Unfortunately, there’s no sign of Xiaomi wanting to expand to Europe in the near future.