Concept video by Mi MIX 2 designer Philippe Starck could be a preview of the actual phone



A 38 second video made by designer Philippe Starck and posted on social media could be giving us an advance look at the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. While this is a concept video, keep in mind that the man who made the concept is the actual designer of the first Mi MIX and is the official designer of the sequel. You can see how there is practically nothing to see in the way of bezels on both sides and at the top of the display. At bottom is a "chin" that is about half the size as the one on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Speaking of the bottom bezel, Starck leaves the front-facing camera right where it was on the original Mi MIX, on the bottom right of the so-called chin. Doing this allows Xiaomi to avoid having to use a notch on the top of the screen as seen on the Essential Phone and the renders for the Apple iPhone 8.

Earlier this year, rumored specs for the MIX 2 revealed a 6.4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The screen-to-body ratio weighed in at approximately 86.8%. Powering the device will be the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. We could see two versions, one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage, and another with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. A dual-camera setup (both cameras with 16MP) is seen on back along with a 13MP front-facing selfie snapper. Keeping the lights on is a 4500mAh battery and Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed. The fingerprint scanner is deployed on the back of the phone.

Again, we should remind you that the phone in the video at the top of this story is a concept. However, when the designer of the concept is the designer of the actual phone, it gives you the feeling that the video is showing exactly what to expect from the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. Considering that Starck's comment about the video reads "Even less," it is clear that the Mi MIX 2 is going to be even more bezel-less than the Mi MIX. The latter blew everyone away, and the sequel seems poised to garner even more of a reaction from the public.

source: PhilippeStarck (Facebook) via SarcasticBoys

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Mi MIX 2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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31 Comments

1. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Anyone know if this will have US LTE enabled?

22. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Yes it does. It's called the Samsung S8

27. kunalnarang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

No US LTE bands, no Indian release as well. Only limited to China.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

S9 all the way

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

S8 with no bezels

24. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

which Samsung itself cannot achieved

25. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

which Samsung itself cannot achieved

4. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

S8 with no bezels

5. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 83; Member since: May 02, 2017

No s8 with bezels

6. Chaise unregistered

Just a photoshopped s8

7. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bezels no with S8.

8. Syksyd

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

It should, I have MI Mix, which supports LTE on T-Mobile

9. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Gorgeous phone. Is China the only country pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve with a smartphone. Between this, meizu 's offering pro 7 plus and Vivo xplay 7, tech is being pushed to new levels

10. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

I'd rather say it is the supplier of the screen that is true impetus behind this "pushing the boundary"

11. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

They iPhone 8 Will pale compared WITH this

12. Avieshek unregistered

If it has Snapdragon than it should have the required LTE band this time?

13. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

S8 with more china tech

14. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Absolute winner, but ONLY if it doesn't sacrifice the key features of a powerful and clear speaker where you can really hear people on the other end, a great mic that pick up voices properly for your call partner and a good camera experience.

15. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

iPhonearena 3 days late but at least they acknowledged it. It will be interesting to see this phone side by side with the iPhone 8. Of course it'll get a 6/10 from this site which will now prompt me to definitely buy it.

16. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Why are peoples so horny in no bezel phones? It does looks gorgeous, but not pratical in use. Hard to hold, easy to shatter in thousands pieces when drops it. S8 is an example how fragile bezel less phones are. Same as Mi Mix 1.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You're wrong it's glass what makes phone fragile, every elementary school kids know that.

20. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

LOL? All adults know bezel less phones are much more fragiles if dropped than Phones with thicker bezels. Just read reviews about bezels less Phones and you night understand it one day when you grows up and become an adult.

26. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Glue glass on top of display panel you call it bezelless and drop it, then glue glass on slab of plastic or metal, you call it all bezel, and drop it.. By your logic only glass glued with display will crack because it's "bezelless'. I guess the problem is some people just too stupid to understand this adult or not.

18. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

bezels with no s8

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Next step is make the phone thinner, like proper future smartphone.

21. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

With s8 no bezels

23. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

So you just hold onto the screen? Good design.

28. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Hate curve edges but at least its not overly done like Sammys. Overall, amazing. thin wwit a fat battery. If they can improve their camera and lighten up their mi skin, this could be my next phone!

29. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

note wat

30. Ahmadkhan7312

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2017

Using Mi Mix since it arrived . the best phone i ever had the only drawback is its low light camera quality . Waiting for Mi MIX 2 with camera resolved issue .. Samsung sucks with its battery life used S6 edge note 5 , S7 Edge . You have to keep charger all around the day in car in office in room . Mi Mix last whole 12 Hrs a day with any kind of use.

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