Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2 , Mi MiX and Mi VR
Xiaomi made a whole host of announcements today. The three devices announced were the Mi Note 2, Mi VR, and Mi MIX. The last one is by far the most interesting though, as it’s a “concept” device brought to life.
The Mi MIX features a 6.4-inch 17:9 edgeless display with rounded corners. The device has a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, which is insane. It doesn’t even have an earpiece! Instead it uses cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology to vibrate sound rather than play it through an earpiece. It also features an ultrasonic proximity sensor behind the display.
Other specs of the Mi MIX include a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of memory, a 4,400mAh battery, a 16MP rear camera, a half size 5MP front camera on the chin, NFC, 192kHz/24 bit HD audio, and a full ceramic body.
This crazy device will go for RMB 3499 (~$516) for the 4GB + 128GB model and RMB 3999 (~$590) for the Mi MIX 18k with 6GB + 256GB memory along with 18 karat gold accents.
The Mi Note 2 is somewhat similar to the doomed Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It features a dual curved 5.7-inch OLED display, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of meory, a 4,070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, a 22.56MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, HD audio, NFC, and 3D curved glass in the rear surrounded by an aluminum frame.
It looks quite a lot like the Note 7, though hopefully this one won’t explode. The 4GB + 64GB model will cost RMB 2799 (~$413), the 6GB + 128GB model will cost RMB 3299 (~$487), and the global ^6GB + 128GB model will cost RMB 3499 (~$516).
Lastly, Xiaomi announced the Mi VR headset. It includes its own 9-axis motion controller, has a built-in motion sensor, features 16ms low latency, and costs only ~$29 USD. It’s compatible with the Mi Note 2, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, and Mi 5.