Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

The Mi Note 2 has debuted officially and now a new phone called the Mi Mix has debuted as well. This device rethinks several of the key design elements that are common to smartphones today. The Mi mix has a 6.4-inch edgeless display that has a 91.3% screen to body ration for minuscule borders around the screen. This is the highest screen to body ratio of any device to date.

The body of the smartphone is ceramic including a ceramic back cover, frame, and side buttons. That ceramic has a 8 MoHS hardness making it very robust and scratch resistant. The Mi Mix also has seamless connectors that connect the body together without needing adhesives. The phone measures 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9mm and is 209g.

The traditional earpiece is gone and in its place is a cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic sensor that lets you listen to calls with no ear piece. An ultrasonic proximity sensor is behind the display replacing the traditional proximity sensor. The front camera sensor is 50% smaller than traditional camera modules and is placed on the bottom of the screen. Resolution for the front camera is 5MP with a 16MP rear camera.

That display has rounded edges and a native resolution of 2040 x 1080. The processor is a Snapdragon 821 and is paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The smartphone lacks a microSD card slot for expansion. It has WiFi, Bluetooth, fingerprint sensor, Type-C port, Quick Charge 3.0, and dual SIM cards. Power is from a 4400 mAh battery. The 256GB version has a 24k gold plated ring around the camera module to set it apart.

The Mi Mix will sell for RMB 3499 for the 4GB RAM, 128GB storage version and RMB 3999 for the 6GB, 256GB version with launch on November 4.

Xiaomi Mi Mix specs:

Mi Mix

- OS: MIUI 8

- Size: 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm

- Weight: 209g

- Display: 6.4" 2040 x 1080 edgeless display

- Processor: Snapdragon 821

- RAM: 4/6GB

- Internal Storage: 128/256GB UFS 2.0

- no microSD card slot

- Camera (rear): 16MP (F2.0)

- Camera (front): 5MP

- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2 LE, NFC

- Battery: 4400 mAh

- Others: Fingerprint, USB 2.0 Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0, Dual nano-SIM slot

- 256GB version has 24k gold plated ring around the camera module