Last year’s Xiaomi Mi Mix did a lot to shake up how much bezel is acceptable for a smartphone released in 2017. Tech giants like Samsung and LG both now have phones with an amazing body-to-display ratio and this year, Xiaomi is looking to shake things up even more with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
Last year’s Mi Mix was a very limited run of devices that featured premium build materials like an all ceramic back. It appears as though the Mi Mix 2 won’t see the same limited run of production, as Xiaomi’s CEO has confirmed that mass production of the latest device is already underway. That’s good news for those of us who’d like to experience the device without having to fork over nearly $1K to sites like GearBest.
Last year’s Mi Mix saw most of the important components housed in a chin on the bottom of the phone while the rest was bezel-less, but some new Snapdragon promotional materials give us a peek at what Xiaomi has been working on. It looks strangely enough like the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.
Xiaomi’s CEO also talked about how his company played a critical role in convincing Google to support phones with different aspect ratios. Recent smartphones from most manufacturers have expanded their screens to offer an 18:9 resolution, while Xiaomi themselves prefer to release phones with a 17:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi’s CEO confirms his company was in talks with Google for over six months before they agreed to support different ratios.
The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be revealed on September 12th in Beijing, just a day before Apple is slated to take the wraps off the upcoming iPhone 8. We know the device will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and an incredible 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. To put that into comparison with some recently released phones, the Galaxy Note 8 has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.2%, while the LG V30 has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.2%.