The key to success of the Xiaomi Mi MIX is the fact this is the first smartphone with a full-screen design turned from a concept into a real phone. Thanks to it a new era started in the smartphone history. Moreover, it became the highest demanded smartphone feature outrunning the double-curved screens as well as dual-camera modules. But it turns out customers want more. More specifically, they want a larger screen on their phones. Thus the manufacturers have to enlarge the screen-to-body ratio on their upcoming models. Currently, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 can be considered as the only true full-screen smartphone, as it has only a chin, while the rest of edges practically lack. This was possible to implement due to a few innovative technologies such as a piezoelectric ceramic driver and an ultrasonic proximity sensor. The rest of smartphone makers including Apple don’t own such technologies. So they have to put the sensors, speakers, and other required features on both the forehead and chin. But what if the next Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 phone will come with a 100% screen-to-body ratio and use other innovative technologies? This sounds a bit confusing, but today the supposed prototype renders of the upcoming Mi MIX 3 have leaked via ZEALER. Let’s take a peek at them and make some assumptions.
When the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has been set to launch in September, its promotion poster carried a phrase of Full Screen 2.0. This simply meant the forthcoming model will come with a number of improvements concerning the bezel-less display technology as well as the features used in the previous model. It was so. The Mi MIX 2 was redesigned. It came with a new screen, and a number of improvements concerning the bugs found on its predecessor.
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For example, the piezoelectric ceramic driver means the vibrations are beamed through the glass making users listen to a call without the traditional gap for a speaker. But the first model has some issues related to the caller’s voice quality. It was fixed in the current model. Another case, the ultrasonic proximity sensor means the phone will dim when the display is held against your face. To solve all the problems found on the first-gen model and to bring new ones (technologies, hah) the company launched the second-gen Mi MIX 2 with three innovations – a micro-front camera module, COF (Chip-on-Film) screen driver flexible packaging technology, and active antenna tuning program to enhance the call quality. Thanks to them it could reduce the phone size by 12%. However, still, there is a chin carrying the front camera, and a few sensors.
The leaked renders of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 showcase the company is going to completely redesign this phone and use a marketing move used in the Meizu Pro 7. As you remember, the latter comes with a second screen placed on the back. The auxiliary display comes at a 1.9-inch diagonal using an AMOLED screen and 240×536 pixel resolution. However, it’s capable of providing only a few functions such as time, pedometer results, music playback, and a few notifications. Seems Xiaomi wants to take this technology/design further, though we have heard Meizu has abandoned it.
According to the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 renders, it will use a 100% full-screen on the front and quite large secondary screen on the back. Thus the chin will be canceled at all. This means the front side will be used as regularly for playing games, browsing the web, and other operations we used to do on the screens of our phone. So all the speakers, camera sensors, and other sensors will be placed on the opposite panel. At this moment, it seems unreal. But people have been talking about the Mi MIX similarly.