Xiaomi's Mi Mix concept phone is insane, will go on sale next month

Xiaomi rolled out the Mi Note 2 earlier today, offering everything you’d possibly want from a high-end phone. The Chinese manufacturer also introduced a concept phone — called the Mi Mix — that goes beyond “anything that’s available in the market today.” The phone features a massive 6.4-inch edgeless display, but the 91.3% screen-to-body ratio means that the Mix isn’t larger than your average 5.7-inch phone. Xiaomi partnered with French designer Philippe Starck in designing the phone, which features a ceramic body.

Xiaomi Mi Mix concept phone

As the front of the phone is just a slab, Xiaomi is using an ultrasonic distance sensor instead of the traditional proximity sensor. The 5MP front camera is located at the bottom, and uses a custom sensor that’s 50% smaller than the average camera sensor. There’s no earpiece as well, so if you’re one to take calls, you’ll have to rely on cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology, which transmits sound without the need for a receiver.

Xiaomi Mi Mix concept phone

Other specs are standard fare, and include a Snapdragon 821, up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage, 16MP camera, and a 4400mAh battery. Xiaomi mentioned that the design and conceptualization of the phone stretched out over the course of the last two years, and the company will in fact start selling the Mix in China starting next month. The model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage will retail for ¥3,499 ($ 516), and the variant with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage will be available for ¥3,999 ($ 590).

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