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Xiaomi envisions edgeless screen future with Mi Mix flagship smartphone

The 'Apple of China' brings a new take on the smartphone display, with its nearly bezel-less Mi Mix that will be available in November.

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Often referred to as the "Apple of China", Xiaomi on Tuesday revealed its next flagship smartphone, dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which features an edge-to-edge display that has a nearly nonexistent bezel.

The Mi Mix's 6.4-inch screen has a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, Xiaomi said. It has 17:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2040×1080.

Even though the Mi Mix is labeled as a concept phone, Xiaomi plans to sell the smartphone in China this November. Xiaomi tapped French designer Phillippe Starck for help on the handset's aesthetics.

The Mi Mix will come in two models: one will feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage and retail for 3,499 yuan (roughly $510), while a premium model with 18k gold embossing and 256GB onboard storage will cost 3,999 yuan (roughly $590).

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Inside, the top-tier Mi Mix features a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4400mAh battery, NFC, Qualcomm Quickcharge, and fingerprint sensor on the rear.

The smartphone maker was able to do away with a traditional speaker for phone calls, thanks to "cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology", which is similar to bone conduction audio technology found on the Google Glass.