Xiaomi experimenting with waterproof nano coating?

There has been plenty of talk, and even a few spy photos of the next Xiaomi phone, however nothing from the company itself until last night when Co-founder Lin Bin posted photos of a water-proof Xiaomi Mi2 on his Weibo account.

Huawei, Sony and many other smartphone manufacturers have waterproof phones on the maker, but what makes the Xiaomi Mi2 experiment all the more interesting is that the phone takes a dip in a bucket of water without the rear shell in place!

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According to Lin Bin, the Mi2 was fully submerged for 10 seconds and is still fully functioning when removed.

We can’t see that Xiaomi would start to ship a water-proof version of the Mi2 so late on in its product cycle, especially considering how well it continues to sell, but this experiment does suggest that the next flagship Mi3 could feature and water-proof nano membrane of some kind!

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  1. March 27, 2013

    sweet! I had a fealing xiaomi is makeing something special for us:)
    Stiil waiting for my xiaomi mi2 to arrive…:)

  2. Lexey
    March 28, 2013

    thats what i told em on fb that they need water proof phone ahahaah and they reply good idea )

    • March 28, 2013

      Make sure they give you your % 🙂

  3. haha
    March 28, 2013

    liqupeled chinese phone? yes please!

  4. Mateus
    March 28, 2013

    Doesn’t nano coating wear off with time if there is friction with other objects? I mean, SiO2 coating wears off cars and shoes overtime at least…

    • Camaman
      March 28, 2013

      I guess if you cover the insides it won’t wear off.

  5. hehehehh
    April 29, 2014

    well reading this article now again after a while..

    gotta say that xiaomi should really think about waterproofing their future phones, sony, and recently samsung took on that road with the S5..