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Xiaomi has announced that it will unveil the second-generation version of its nearly bezel-free Mi MIX smartphone on September 11, just one day ahead of Apple's expected "iPhone 8" launch event in California.

The Chinese mobile maker confirmed rumors of its event in Beijing next month by sharing a launch poster over microblogging site Weibo featuring a profile of the "full screen" Mi MIX 2 and the accompanying phrase "Evolution, approach to final perfection".

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Xiaomi turned heads in October of last year when it unexpectedly announced the 6.4-inch Mi MIX, which it called "the world's first edgeless display" smartphone, just as iPhone 8 rumors were beginning to gain steam. The device was pooh-poohed by some as "vaporware" when Xiaomi described it as a "concept phone", but the company began shipping the Mi MIX in December in limited quantities and received some respectable reviews.

Once again, French designer Philippe Starck is said to have worked with Xiaomi on the Mi MIX 2, which is expected to feature an even higher screen-to-body ratio than its predecessor, but will adopt a slightly smaller 6-inch display with an 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio.

Speculation suggests Xiaomi may choose a metal rather than ceramic chassis to make the handset easier to mass produce this time. Internally, the Mi MIX 2 is thought to include a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,400mAh battery. Prices are expected to start at around $600, with a higher tier model featuring 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for around $750.

Other China-based smartphone vendors rumored to be launching all-screen handsets to rival Apple's so-called "iPhone 8" include Huawei and Gionee, with others expected to follow suit. Apple will reveal its first iPhone with edge-to-edge OLED display alongside upgraded versions of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus next month.

Article Link: Xiaomi to Debut Mi Mix 2 Smartphone the Day Before Apple's 'iPhone 8' Launch Event
 
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This will supposedly be more bezeless than the iPhone 8...

So why do Xiaomi (and other companies) think they’re being clever by announcing their phone soon before the iPhone? It’s extremely stupid as all the attention will be focused on the iPhone the next day.

If they have a more impressive (looking) phone the best thing is to bring attention to it and not to say ‘we were first’.
 
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This will supposedly be more bezeless than the iPhone 8...

So why do Xiaomi (and other companies) think they’re being clever by announcing their phone soon before the iPhone? It’s extremely stupid as all the attention will be focused on the iPhone the next day.

If they have a more impressive (looking) phone the best thing is to bring attention to it and not to say ‘we were first’.
they do not show the bottom part...i think there will be the chin...like essential phone. So on par with the iphone pro, so around 83-84% screen to body ratio
 
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Concept Looks beautiful. The downside of xiaomi phones are their build quality and "MIUI" which is a heavily skinned version of Android.

Only 13 days to Go Looking forward to Apple September 12 event.:)
 
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they do not show the bottom part...i think there will be the chin...like essential phone. So on par with the iphone pro, so around 83-84% screen to body ratio

got a feeling they got rid of the chin in this one. the poster will keep everyone else guessing.

kudos to them to brave it and announce it a day before Apple's. so it will end up a smash hit or drowned out/forgotten after the Apple event.

so is this still a concept phone? o_O
 
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wonder if they were able to implement the fingerprint reader beneath the display as first intended by Apple
 
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the front facing camera on the essential phone is on the top...but still a chin...i dont know why

Because it uses a LCD screen and therefore it needs a light source, which is placed in the bottom. No need for a light source with OLED screens.
 
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The downside of xiaomi phones are their build quality and "MIUI" which is a heavily skinned version of Android.

I can't agree. My Mi4's build quality is definitely well above average. My girlfriend's Redmi Note 4 feels rock solid and looks like a high end phone with its matte metal back and a chamfered edge.

MIUI isn't merely a skin, it's rather a full fledged OS based on Android. There's pretty much nothing left of the pure Android experience. MIUI looks much like iOS, it's very clean, very fast and simple.
 
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I can't agree. My Mi4's build quality is definitely well above average. My girlfriend's Redmi Note 4 feels rock solid and looks like a high end phone with its matte metal back and a chamfered edge.
I am not saying every xiaomi phone have terrible build quality. Mi mix was well build. I have mi max 2 and the build quality is lower compared to iPhones. The screen pops out even with slight bend

Here is a famous video of jerryrigeverything performing bend test on mi5

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Because it uses a LCD screen and therefore it needs a light source, which is placed in the bottom. No need for a light source with OLED screens.
so you are saying that the new xiaomi Mi mix 2 will use amoled?
 
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What's funny is Xiaomi thinks they're being clever and that by doing this they will steal Apple's thunder.
In reality their release will get lost in the shuffle while everyone will instead be waiting to see what Apple is releasing the next day. :D

But we already know what Apple is releasing...
 
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I can't agree. My Mi4's build quality is definitely well above average. My girlfriend's Redmi Note 4 feels rock solid and looks like a high end phone with its matte metal back and a chamfered edge.

MIUI isn't merely a skin, it's rather a full fledged OS based on Android. There's pretty much nothing left of the pure Android experience. MIUI looks much like iOS, it's very clean, very fast and simple.
I have no problem with the build quality of Xiaomi products in general.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but since it is Android, can't you install a custom launcher as Nova launcher or Google native launcher whatever its name is!
 
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