5.5-inch version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix purportedly leaks

17 November 2016

At last month's Xiaomi event, the Mi Mix stole the show. The near-bezelless smartphone embodies the dreams of many users, even though it doesn't actually have as high a screen-to-body ratio as its maker claims. It does look stunning, however, and as a result it's been selling like hot cakes in China.

You may have read up about it, and you may even be very interested in it, but what if you consider it too big to work for your use cases on a day-to-day basis? It does, after all, have a 6.4-inch display, even if its overall footprint is more akin to that of 6-inch phones.

Still, that could be too much for some people, and Xiaomi apparently knows this. A new leak out of China today claims to show a smaller, 5.5-inch version of the Mi Mix photographed alongside its already unveiled bigger brother. The pictures aren't the best, as you can see, so there's still a chance this might be a hoax of sorts.

Alleged smaller 5.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix alongside the 6.4-inch model Alleged smaller 5.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix alongside the 6.4-inch model
Alleged smaller 5.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix alongside the 6.4-inch model

But if it isn't, then it's going to be exciting to see how small a footprint it will have. Going by what its bigger sibling has accomplished, this could very well end up being a 5.5-inch screened device comparable in size to competitors with 5.2" or 5.3" panels. Rumored specs for the new Mi Mix variant include the Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The SoC would thus be the same as for the bigger Mi Mix, while the internal storage gets downgraded somewhat.

The rumors claim the smaller Mi Mix, reportedly codenamed Nano, will be announced before the end of the year.

Source (in Chinese) | Via

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