Bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone is fragile, breaks at a fall

By November 2nd, 2016 AT 4:10 PM

The world wooed at the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone when it got launched a few days back. Designed by Philippe Starck, this smartphone is made out of ceramics (back panel, frame, and buttons), with a unibody construction. It has a staggering 6.4-inch LCD edgeless display having an impressive scree-to-body ratio of 91.3%.

Mi Mix

Now a recent news from MyDrivers has made the world skeptical about the new Xiaomi Mi Mix. According to the report, the device reportedly slipped out of the hand of a customer at Xiaomi’s store in Hangzhou. The result was a disaster that not only the display but also its black ceramic body was broken.

The image below shows the broken Xiaomi Mi Mix. The fall is a proof that Mi Mix doesn’t feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection. Meanwhile, the specifications of Mi Mix looks impressive. It boasts of a 16 MP main camera with dual-LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera is capable of recording 4K/1080p/720p at 30 fps and roll in slow-motion at 120 fps. It also features autofocus phase detection, facial recognition, and panorama mode. The secondary camera of the phone is a 5MP, which also captures 1080 pixels video.

Xiaomi Mi Mix is powered by Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 821 at 2.35 GHz coupled with Adreno 530 graphics. The phone comes in two storage variants — 128 GB with 4 GB RAM, and 256 GB paired with 6 GB RAM. This 256GB storage is a limited edition variant.

To support its high-end specs, Xiaomi Mi Mix also comes with a 4400mAh non-removable battery. It supports fast charging. The phone is priced at $510 USD and $590 USD for the two storage variants mentioned above.

Also Read: Xiaomi has no plans to launch Mi Note 2, Mi MIX smartphones in India

The company had scheduled a flash sale on Friday. It was planning to sell only 10,000 Mi Mix units this month. Meanwhile, Indians has a reason not to ponder much over this because Xiaomi has revealed that for now, it has no plans of launching this limited edition Mi Mix smartphone in India. Alongside the Mi Mix, the company has also skipped Mi Note 2 launch in India.

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