White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body


White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body

Xiaomi doesn’t have a huge US presence, but the company did make its way to the US today to take to the CES 2017 stage.

Xiaomi today revealed a new white version of the Mi Mix, its borderless concept smartphone. The Mi Mix’s body is ceramic, including its back cover, frame, and side buttons, and it uses seamless connectors to fuse the body parts together without the use of adhesives.

White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body

Specs-wise, this white Mi Mix is largely similar to the black version that launched last year. There’s a 6.4-inch 2048×1080 edgeless display with rounded corners and a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, all of which comes together to help this device be much smaller than you’d expect. Xiaomi says that the Mi Mix has the same dimensions as “leading 5.5-inch smartphones.”

Also included is a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, a 4,400mAh battery, a fingerprint reader, and a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus. On the software side, the Mi Mix is running Android 6.0 below Xiaomi’s custom MIUI user interface.

The bad news is that, like the black version of the Mi Mix, this new white version will only be available in China. There’s no word on pricing, but the black version sells for 3499 Chinese Yuan, or $508 USD.

White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body

Xiaomi today also took the wraps off of two new devices for your home. The Mi Router HD offers 4×4 multi-user MIMO, a built-in surveillance-class hard drive up to 8TB, and up to 2600Mbps transfer speeds with 802.11ac. The Mi Router HD will launch in China in Q1 at $200 for the 1GB model or $500 for the 8GB version.

White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body

And then there’s the Mi TV 4. This ultra-thin television measures just 4.9mm thick, and it’s also got transparent stands so that if you don’t want to mount the TV, it’ll still look like it’s floating.

The Mi TV 4 also comes with a modular setup. This means that the motherboard for the TV is built into the sound system, which Xiaomi says will make it easier to upgrade electronics separately.

Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 runs PatchWall, a customized version of Android that uses deep learning AI tech. This software gathers meta data from movies and TV shows and cross-references it with your watching history to make intelligent recommendations.

The Mi TV 4 will launch in China later this year. Pricing starts at $1500 for the 65-inch TV and modular sound bar, and goes up to $2000 if you want to include a Dolby Atmos 3D spherical surround sound system.

White Xiaomi Mi Mix debuts at CES with ceramic body

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