Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled a new Android-powered device dubbed the Mi Mix, which boasts a large 6.4-inch edgeless display.
The smartphone has a 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio – and this compares favourably to the corresponding figures of 65.6 per cent for the iPhone 7 and 76.1 per cent for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
While the Mi Mix has been announced as a concept phone, it does have a launch date of November 4th pencilled in for its home country.
In terms of its design, the smartphone has a black body made entirely from ceramic, with a more expensive model also featuring an 18k gold trim around the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and camera.
A proximity sensor that normally sits above the screen of a typical smartphone and is used to turn the display off when held to the user's face, is instead replaced by a screen-embedded ultrasonic sensor.
The traditional earpiece has also been replaced by something referred to as “cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology”, which Xiaomi states sits inside the handset and transmits sounds as vibrations through the glass of the handset and against the user's ear.
Full high definition resolution of 1920×1080 makes full use of the large screen, which is the same as the smaller 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, but slightly less than that of the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Note 7. All of these devices are smaller than the Mi Mix, but have a higher resolution of 2560×1440.
In terms of hardware, the Mi Mix is powered by a Snapdragon 821 chip that runs Google's Pixels, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also appears to support two SIM cards, which is a popular function in China.