The Mi Mix was launched this week alongside the Mi Note 2 but issues of supply are already cropping up even though the device doesn’t go on sale until next month. The reason is because of the difficulty posed by the production of its ceramic body.
The President of Xiaomi, Lin Bin, said in a press statement that they are facing difficulties in the firing process involved in the production process. In his words, if they set out to make 100 units, only about 5% of the ceramic bodies made passes quality tests. Mr. Lin Bin says there are still no solutions yet and he doesn’t think the numbers produced will increase in the next couple of months.
Part of his press statement addressed the allegation of the Mi Mix being a rip off of the Sharp Aquos Crystal. The Mi Mix, according to the president, is a lot different from the Aquos Crystal. Both phones are made from different materials, ceramic for the Mix and plastic for the Crystal. They also sport different hardware configurations and the Mix wins in the screen to body ratio: 91.3% as against the Crystal’s 82.1%. Let’s also not forget that Sharp supplied the display, so if it is not an issue for them……
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The Mi Mix will go on sale on the 4th of November. It features a 6.4” display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage, 16MP primary camera, 5MP front facing shooter, and a 4400mAh battery.