Mirkran, 25 Oct 2016I still think a borderless display has no practical purpose. It just contributes to the WOW fa... morethe practicial purpose is having more compact/portable devices and immersion this is why people have large screen tv's funny enough people said they were impractical too because they can fall of the walls and damage easily vs box tvs on a surface this phone is flying over the demographic that you belong to let me redirect you to larger bezel phones like iphones whose marketing blindsidings fit you
KSouth, 25 Oct 2016The fact that the Mi MIX is such a huge phone makes it a fail though. Why couldn't they make a... moreWe've been tired of those tiny 5" or 5.2" phones we want something big and good so that's it look elsewhere for girlish phones
This would look incredibly awesome with Windows on it. Those tiles would look perfect on that display.
pika2000, 25 Oct 2016Here's a simple definition of innovation from Merriam-webster:
Full Definition of innovation
... moreand what i said is fits perfectly in the context of smart phones using ultrasonic technology to act as a proximity sensor is something new, a 90% screen to body ratio is something new using a cermaic body as a medium for sound waves is something new and for even something OLD if it is implemented in a NEW way it is innovation
sharp hasnt done any of this i reccomend you go read the in detail information on this phone on other websiites and not just look into what it looks like
The fact that the Mi MIX is such a huge phone makes it a fail though. Why couldn't they make a 5" or 5.2" phone like this? Go to hell, Xiaomi.
6.4 inch... God
We are slowly heading to 7 once territory
Can't wait to see people using a phone that's just as big as their head soon
Xiaomi needs to improve the quality and reliability of its flagship smartphones.
pika2000, 25 Oct 2016The mid-range Aquos Crystal model did get released in the US.
Good luck seeing this Xiaomi in... moreWell it depends how it works, I haven't used an Aquos but the obvious innovative aspects from Xiaomi is the ceramic piezo speaker and the ultra sonic proximity sensor that have been neatly packed into an 7.9mm thick ceramic body with a screen ratio bigger than 90%. They are also providing others innovative tech as well like the possibly Sharp supplied rounded corners display. All priced at $590 for the 256GB model.
Who cares if it is China only, I've only ever used xiaomi.eu firmware and they simply strip the China firmware of all Chinese content and add the play store. My wife has had the China only Mi Note Pro for over a year.
Top specs and no OIS in the camera?? Are you kidding me? I love the looks but for me the lack of OIS is a deal breaker. Too bad, I would have bought this phone.
-piezoelectric ceramic driver for the earpiece
-ultrasonic proximity sensor
-made entirely out of ceramic, with ceramic back, ceramic frame, and ceramic buttons
-mortise and tenon joint for attaching the display to the body, instead of glue or other adhesives
-rounded display corner
that's mi mix innovation
i don't know they are hater or jealous xiaomi can do this
Mirkran, 25 Oct 2016I still think a borderless display has no practical purpose. It just contributes to the WOW fa... moreBorderless display help reduce the phone's overall size without sacrificing screen size.
I'm all for the technology. My only concern is Android itself that doesn't seem to have a good palm/unintended touch rejection
They're violating Sharp's patent over the border less design
I have been awaiting this kind of design for quite some time now. There have been some concept phones like this but never released.
I would be definitely interested in buying one if they'll reach Europe.
Assefa, 25 Oct 2016i think because your bad at problem solving and you want others to also be, you sound like th... moreI still think a borderless display has no practical purpose. It just contributes to the WOW factor, the same way one-legged chairs look great and modern.
I don't buy phones because they look nice. I buy phones that perform well. Sorry if I'm not being blindsided by marketing strategies.