Xiaomi last year in October unveiled the stunning, Mi MIX smartphone with an 84% screen-to-body ratio. The device is almost bezel less with the display stretching out to to the three sides of the devices. The only bezel you find is at the bottom which houses the sensors and the camera. Xaiomi turned what looked like an impossible concept to achieve into reality, putting pressure on other industry leaders to work on a larger display. We have started hear rumors about Xiaomi’s next offering, one would wonder what’s next? According to the reports out of China, Xiaomi is aiming for a 93% screen-to-body ratio for Mi MIX 2 and an in-display finger print scanner.
Well it wouldn’t be wrong to say the Xiaomi heralded an era of almost bezel less smartphones with increased screen-to-body ratio. Samsung is working on something similar with their ‘Infinity Display‘ with their Galaxy S8 devices and LG has debuted LG G6 with very slim bezels, in addition, Apple for their anniversary iPhone, iPhone8/ iPhoneX are pushing for a bezel-less display. With Xiaomi pushing for a 93% screen to body ratio means that smartphone will be all display with some added features.
Another feature that has been mentioned is the in-display fingerprint scanner. In Xiaomi Mi MIX the fingerprint scanner is at the rear of the device and if the new information is to be believed than Mi MIX 2 will have a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the display of the device. A Chinese analyst, Pan Jiutang, suggests that Xiaomi will be the first company to use the in-display fingerprint technology by Goodix. Goodix showcased this technology at the Mobile World Congress and it seems that apart from Xiaomi, Apple may also make use of this tech for iPhone 8/ iPhone X.
The rest of the features of Xiaomi Mi MIX are sketchy but you can expect it to be powered by its own homegrown Pinecone chipset along with a stunning ceramic build. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled in the Q4 of 2017.