White is the new black - hands on with Xiaomi's stark white Mi Mix


While a lot of big OEMs played it safe in 2016, one company that truly tried to differentiate itself from the rest of the world is that of Xiaomi. Xiaomi is still a relatively unknown brand in the United States and Europe, but the company got the attention of the entire tech world when it came out with the Mi Mix towards the end of last year. The Mi Mix and its stunning bezel-less design really is an amazing accomplishment, and at their first ever press event at CES, Xiaomi showed off the phone in a brand new white color scheme.

As a quick refresher, the Mi Mix is a massive 6.4-inch slate with an insane screen-to-body ratio of 91.3-percent. That screen features a resolution of 1080 x 2040, and after finally getting a chance to look at the phone in person, the immersion that the screen is able to create is truly stunning. The way that the screen subtly curves and goes as far to the edge of the frame that it can is drool-worthy, and up until this point, the phone has only come in a black color option.


There's no doubt that the black color and 18K gold trim looks stunning, but the new stark white that was just shown off here in Vegas is great-looking in its own, unique way. Some outlets are saying that the white color ruins the bezel-less nature of the display, but after handling both versions of the Mi Mix, the white certainly does do a much better job at hiding finger prints - something that can't be said at all about the black variant.

Aside from this new color, this is the exact same Mi Mix that was introduced back in October. As such, the phone is rocking the Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 4440 mAh battery, and a 16MP rear-facing camera for snapping photos. Unfortunately, just like the black Mi Mix, the white version will only be available to purchase in China. It's a shame that Xiaomi still doesn't have any plans to bring the phone over to the States, but until then, at least we got to finally get our hands on this beauty. Check out the gallery below to see the phone in all of its white glory.

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Mi MIX
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2040 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4400 mAh

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6 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If the black comes with gold trim, the white could come with platinum trim too.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Uh oh, "White is the new Black." People will rage and call it race bait

3. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

On phones the front should be black. Of course they fool us by showing either no image or a darker toned one. But open e.g. Google's homepage (white page with a little bit text) and you immediately see why you should avoid white phones.

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

So you'd rather be deceived into believing that the bezel is slimmer by buying a black version of aphone when it's actually the same with every colors?

5. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

This a difficult machine to build but not something very essential from buyers perspective. Praises for Xiaomi anyway. :-)

6. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I love it! But, I prefer the black version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. It's more elegant. This looks stunning, don't get me wrong, but I prefer the black one instead. :D

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