Xiaomi's Mi Mix may be getting a sequel soon based on a recent Weibopost by the brand's CEO Lei Jun.
Jun posted the following on Weibo (in Chinese), along with a picture, "Today, I am pleased to meet again with worldwide design master Philip Stark, who introduced me the design concept of millet MIX next generation, and then we both will continue to explore how to make these exciting innovations as a reality The product".
Mi Mix was designed by French designer Philippe Starck and it seems the designer is also working on its successor too.
Xiaomi was aiming to launch a device which had a 93 per cent screen to body ratio and was aiming to develop a device which would impress everyone irrespective of their choice of preferred smartphones. Little is known about the Mi Mix 2 for now, but, it would really be interesting to see how Xiaomi goes about making an already bezel-less phone even more futuristic. It is mostly flat like a pancake and the display - a 6.4-inch IPS LCD - is curved around the corners of the top.
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Xiaomi launched the original Mi Mix in October past year. The display will further get a boost in terms of resolution and support 2K format as compared to the original Mi MIX that comes with support for full HD resolution. For selfies, the purported smartphone is expected to include LED flash enabled telescopic camera.
What made the Mi Mix unique - apart from almost non-existent bezels - was the use of Elliptic Labs' ultrasound technology to replace the proximity sensor on the front of the screen.
The Mi Mix is also Xiaomi's first phone with soft keys. There is 128GB onboard storage on offer.
For photography, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, and EIS.