Xiaomi’s Mi MIX was rather a revolutionary device with barely existing bezels around the display, but smartphone never made it out of China. While curious eyes are now prying over its successor, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, French designer Philippe Starck has shared a concept video that gives a good look at the upcoming smartphone.
The French designer is the same man who designed the original Mi MIX and is said to be the official designer of the sequel. The 38-second video posted on social media shows the device having barely an outline of bezel on the both sides and at the top of the display. There’s just ultra-thin bezel at the bottom of the bottom which appears to about half the size seen on Samsung’s premium smartphone, the Galaxy S8. In case if you are trying to look for the front-facing camera, Starck has left the front sensor right where it was placed on the first-generation Mi MIX phone.
Several concept videos on smartphones cascade almost every alternate week, most of them rather turning out to be true. However, this short clip comes from the actual designer of a product, which means the Mi MIX 2 might carry smaller bezels though a few changes are expected to happen before the final version of the smartphone is unveiled.
Rumours earlier have suggested that the Mi MIX 2 could feature a 6.4-inch display with a 2560×1440 resolution. The smartphone is said to carry an AMOLED panel instead of an LCD panel on the Mi MIX. At the heart, the device could carry Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phone is expected to come in two RAM/native storage variants- 4GB RAM+128GB storage and a 6GB RAM+256GB RAM storage model. The Mi MIX 2 is tipped to come with a dual camera setup, pack a 4500mAh battery and run Android 7.1.1 OS. The fingerprint sensor is said to be deployed underneath the display. Reports suggest that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 could be announced later this sometime in October.