Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be designed by Phillipe Starck, confirms CEO Lei Jun

Xiaomi is reported to work on the near bezel-less Mi Mix successor that could feature a 93 percent screen to body ratio

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Highlights

    • Xiaomi working on Mi Mix successor.
    • Mi Mix II to come with 93% screen-to-body ratio.
    • The new smartphone tipped to feature ceramic body.

The major players in the smartphone market are already mulling over bezel-less display for their next flagship. And now the ‘Apple of China’ seems to follow up with Lei Jun the founder and CEO of Xiaomi confirming that the company is working on the successor Mi Mix smartphone. Jun took to his Weibo post unveil that the company is partnering with the French designer Phillipe Starck to develop the next-generation flagship. Starck previously worked with Xiaomi to design the company’s first near bezel-less display smartphone Mi Mix.

The CEO didn’t shared any additional detail, however, the rumours suggest that the new smartphone could come with a 93 percent screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi Mi Mix already has an impressive 91.3 screen-to-body ratio which is the highlight of the smartphone. The Mi Mix II is tipped to come with the similar ceramic body like its predecessor. But while the phone is still in its initial stage we can expect several changes to emanate before the company squares on the final design.

Source: Weibo
Source: Weibo

To recall, the Mi Mix had an aesthetically appealing design with ceramic inbuilt body. The smartphone was revealed in October last year with a White version introduced early this year at CES 2017.

In terms of specs, the Mi Mix feature a 6.4-inch display with 9:17 aspect ratio. It comes with a 1080×2040 resolution and pixel density of 362ppi. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor the phone is accompanied by 4GB/6GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It packs a non-removable Li-Ion 4,400mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0. The Mi Mix sport piezoelectric acoustic ceramic earpiece and an ultrasonic proximity sensor.

Launched in China last year, the Mi Mix is available in the country in two variants- 4GB RAM/128GB internal memory which is priced at CNY 3,499 (around Rs. 34,500) and 6GB RAM/256GB inbuilt storage tagged with a price of CNY 3,999 (Rs. 39,500 approximately).