Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2, Mi Mix concept smartphone

Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2016

Due to the more complicated manufacturing methods for this design, the Mi Note 2 costs a little but more than Xiaomi's typical price points. Here are all the specifications.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also expected to come in two variants - a 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and a 6GB RAM with 128GB native storage. Why Xiaomi? Well, after announcing the fairly standard Mi Note 2, the Chinese handset maker went on to announce a new concept phone called the Mi Mix featuring a massive 6.4-inch display, ceramic body, and an insane screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%.

At the event, Xiaomi was proud to point out that French designer Philippe Starck is behind this refined look. The Mi Mix also has seamless connectors that connect the body together without needing adhesives. The smartphone's 91.3-percent screen-to-body ratio and edgeless display give users plenty of screen space to play with.

Global variant includes 6 GB RAM 128 GB ROM and support for 37 bands
Global variant includes 6 GB RAM 128 GB ROM and support for 37 bands

Days after the premiere of the third season of tech thriller Black Mirror, it appears Xiaomi has unveiled a phone that artfully captures the "couple of years into the future" feeling the show strives towards. The front camera, half the size of most modules, is on the bottom. An ultrasonic proximity sensor is built into Mi MIX and sits behind the display, replacing the traditional front-facing infrared proximity sensor.

The Xiao Mi MIX will be released in China on November 4 and will be priced at 3,499 yuan (P24,969) for the 4GB model and 3,999 yuan (P28,525) for the 6GB Pro version. So, now there's a third rumor about Xiaomi Mi Note 2 supposed price tag $590 that leaves all the Xiaomi fans puzzled. It has also confirmed that the device will feature a dual curved display. Xiaomi has used what it calls "cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology" to do away with the speaker setup, which works in a similar way to bone conduction audio technology, found in some headphones and previously in Google Glass. It will also feature Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

An official presentation and a hands-on video with the Mi Mix follow below. There is a high-precision Global Positioning System module inside and a fully functional NFC module. These phones run the MIUI 8. The latter model actually comes with an 18K gold finish on the frame, which is just another thing to set it apart from the competition. I played around with the phone for a while to be witness to the type of trickery Xiaomi has managed.