Smartphones are slowly but surely moving towards a completely bezel-less era. With every passing generation, the smartphones become sleeker. We even have a screen-embedded fingerprint sensor now, for people who want a bezel-less design but, also a front-facing fingerprint sensor. But, are bezels just an unnecessary extension or do they hold any importance?
With the technology we possess right now, bezels are important. As much as we would like an all-screen no-bezel phone, it seems highly impractical as of now. Apart from a display, the front of the device also houses a camera, sensors and the earpiece as well. Right now, there [...]
The highly anticipated successor to last year’s bezel-less Mi Mix, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has been launched in China at a starting price of CNY 3,299 (Rs. 32,000 approx.). The Xiaomi Mi Mix received a lot of traction in 2016 because of its tri-bezel less design and a front camera placed in the bottom chin. The Mi Mix 2 has been launched with 2017 flagship specifications, thinner bezels and will be available in Black and White colour variants.
While the Mi Mix had a 6.4-inch display with a 17:9 aspect ratio, the new Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99 inch 2160 x 1080 px LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Mi Mix 2 has a 12% reduced bottom bezel and a screen-to-body ratio of 80.8%. [...]
Xiaomi has already announced that the Mi Mix 2 will be officially launched on September 11. However, two new images have leaked, and they reveal a few key specifications of the upcoming smartphone.
The images are of the ‘About Phone’ section of the settings menu of the supposed Mi Mix 2. The images reveal that the Mi Mix 2 will have the yet-to-be announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset under the hood. The chipset has featured in quite a few rumours lately. The images also show that the Mi Mix 2 will run Android 8.0 Oreo with Xiaomi’s custom skin MIUI 9 on top of it. The smartphone will have 256GB onboard storage and a 6.2 inch 2960 x 1440 px [...]
Xiaomi has just officially announced that the Mi Mix 2, successor to last year’s Mi Mix will be launching on September 11. Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the official launch date.
Mi MIX 2 ? ? ? #excited pic.twitter.com/W68XIqk6Gx
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 30, 2017
An image shared during the event announcement shows that the phone features an all display front much like the last year’s Mi Mix. The launch poster shows the top half of the near bezel-less display of the smartphone, suggesting a 93 per cent screen-to-body ratio, much higher than the original Mi MIX.
The Mi Mix may not have been a popular smartphone for Xiaomi, but it helped the company prove itself in the market place by launching the first phone with an all display front. The Mi Mix 2 has been talked about from as early as January , but some real specifications have started to appear.
Philip Starck, the designer of the original Mix will also be responsible for designing the Mix 2. But more importantly the phone will have a larger screen to body ratio and will replace the iPhone 8 as the phone with the largest screen to body ratio. The phone has recently shown itself on benchmark results of Geekbench here showing off an Octa core 1.9 GHz msm8998 which is the Snapdragon [...]
Android co-creator Andy Rubin is working on a new smartphone, and he just teased it in an image on his twitter. Rubin’s company, Essential Products Inc. will be making this phone which only appears partially with the edge of the front right-top corner showing. The tweet reads :
I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands…
I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017
The design reminds us of the Mi MiX however, the edges of the [...]
A Chinese analyst on the Chinese microblogging website, Weibo, claimed that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be launched sometime in the second half of 2017. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is expected to be the successor of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix smartphone, which was launched in October last year.
The post by the Chinese analyst, Pan Jiutang, also revealed that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be equipped with the in-display fingerprint sensor. Philippe Starck, the French designer who also designed the Mi Mix, will design the Mi Mix 2 as well. Speculations suggest that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will not feature any physical buttons, which will be the first of its kind from the Chinese manufacturer, [...]
The Mi Mix which gathered a lot of attention at the time of launch seems to have a little brother hiding somewhere in China. According to new images that have leaked a new Mi Mix Nano that has a 5.5. inch almost Bezel-free display as opposed to the 6.4 inch display seen on the full size Mi Mix. According to the images, the phone seems to be powered by Snapdragon 821, identical to the Mi Mix, with a 2.53 GHz processor and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of storage.
The MiUi 8 shown in the images is running on Android 6.0, but may shift to Android 7.0 Nougat by the time this phone actually hits the market, if at all. The Mi Mix Nano will feature a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080p Display in a frame [...]