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Philippe Starck’s Xiaomi Mi MIX Takes Us Back To The Future

By Victor Baker


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Xiaomi Mi MIX

If you don’t know this yet, Xiaomi is the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker right now, but the Chinese electronics company aims to go even higher with their newest product. Imagined by the renowned French designer Philippe Starck, the Xiaomi Mi MIX is the company’s newest smartphone, which brags about being the first handset to ever feature a bezel-less display.

Manufactured out of ceramics, including the back panel, frame, and buttons, the Mi MIX shows off a uni-body and scratch-resistant construction, and just in case you were wondering, it will only be available in black. This stylish phone features a 6.4-inch IPS LCD edge-less display, with a 2040 x 1080 FHD resolution and 362 PPI pixel density, backed up by a 1300:1 contrast ratio and a 91.3% (screen-to-body ratio.

A 16 MP main camera with dual-LED flash and a f/2.0 aperture will help users take those perfect shots for social media, while the device’s capabilities of recording 4K/1080p/720p at 30 fps and roll in slow-motion at 120 fps will probably be appreciated as well.

Xiaomi Mi MIX

But wait, there’s more! This cool smartphone will be also able to impress thanks to its autofocus phase detection, facial recognition and panorama mode. And did we mention the 5 MP front camera is able to capture 1080p videos? Let’s move on and focus on performance, since this device has been ‘graded’ better than the iPhone 7.

The Mi MIX comes powered by the latest generation Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 821 processors working at 2.35 GHz, alongside Adreno 530 graphics and Xiaomi will deliver its smartphone in either 128 GB + 4 GB RAM configuration or 256 GB + 6 GB RAM, with a special exclusive model that will also feature a rear camera and fingertip sensor decorated with 18K gold.

The phone also benefits from a 4400 mAh non-removable battery, with fast-charging technology promising owners a short period of off-line time. In theory, the phone can work 256 hours in sleep mode and can handle up to 13 hours worth of heavy usage or gaming. The Xiaomi Mi MIX will be available for $510 USD or $590 USD, respectively, starting November 4th.

Xiaomi Mi MIX

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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