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 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat Xiaomi MI UI

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