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.

READ:  Xiaomi Mi A3 With 48MP Rear Camera to Launch in India on August 21

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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First Image of Huawei’s Edgeless ‘Honor Magic’ Concept Smartphone LeakedRahul YadavDanielJyotirmoy Manna,Howrah,KolkataMohit Recent comment authors
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[…] Huawei is all set to unveil a new Honor smartphone dubbed as the Honor Magic on December 16. Before the launch, images of the Honor Magic have leaked, which show off the neat edge-to-edge design of the high-end smartphone. It is a concept phone by Huawei, just like Xiaomi’s Mi Mix. […]

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Gorilla Glass is a brand name for Corning’s tempered glass. Tempered glass is very strong when you hit it from the front, but if you make a tiny nick on the edge the internal stresses cause the glass to instantly shatter.

The demos you see always test the front surface and never the edges. When you drop your phone, it’s usually an edge strike that causes the damage you see.

If you drop the phone, you’re impacting it from the side where it’s weak, so yes it’ll crack.

They advertise it as scratch and impact resist, which it does wonderfully.

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