Xiaomi is a pretty well known Chinese smartphone maker that’s been popular overseas but not so much here in the U.S. Now the company is releasing a new smartphone called the Mi Mix and it’s an absolutely stunning piece of hardware. The Mi Mix is an edge to edge 6.4″ display but not just a right and left edge to edge but also top to nearly bottom. This phone looks completely amazing and for many smartphone geeks, it represents what many of them want to see in a front display. Check out the promo video for the Mi Mix below.
The Mi Mix price tag is equally impressive at ¥3,499 ($516USD) and will be released in its home country of China on November 4th. You might be asking where the earpiece is on this thing, well it’s been replaced by a piezoelectric speaker that uses the metal band to generate sound, similar to bone conduction. The proximity sensor is now an ultrasound sensor and the front-facing camera is at the bottom, the only part of the front that has any sort of bezel. The phone can be turned upside down to facilitate selfies better, in case you were nervous about that.
The guts of the phone include a Snapdragon 821 which is on other high end Android phones, 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. As with many of Xiaomi’s phones, the Mi Mix will support dual sims and this thing also has a 192Hz / 24-bit DAC chip for HQ audio. There will also be a higher end model with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage with 18-karat gold accents. The rear camera is a 16MP shooter with the typical flagship specs and the battery comes in at 4,400mAh.
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Xiaomi worked with French designer Philippe Starck on the design of the phone and we have to say, we sure hope this device makes it to the U.S. with LTE band support here. This is a very nice looking phone. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.The Verge