Xiaomi opened a new Mi Home store in Shenzhen today. While the event was a chance for the CEO to boast about the company’s sales figures – 70 million mobile phones and ¥100 billion in revenue; it was also an opportunity to officially announce the sale of the full ceramic version of the Mi MIX 2.
When the Mi MIX 2 was announced, Xiaomi said it will be available in two variants – a ceramic version with an aluminium alloy frame and a fully ceramic version. The ceramic version comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage unlike the other variants which come with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The fingerprint scanner and the rear camera also have an 18K gold ring around it.
The body of the fully ceramic version goes through a number of tests to see that it meets the desired standard. First, it is put through a temperature test of up to 1400°C and then a strength test of up to 240 tons.
The full-ceramic version will sell for ¥4699 at Mi Home stores and is also available on the official Mi website.