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Xiaomi unveils iPhone 8
By Thom Holwerda on 2016-10-25 10:42:29

Xiaomi just unveiled their copy of the next iPhone, and it looks pretty great.

Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen, and Xiaomi's newly announced Mi Mix Android phablet is very sci-fi with its 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. This 6.4-inch device has just been announced as a concept phone by the Chinese company, but weirdly enough, it has a price, ¥3,499 ($516), and a release date of November 4th in its home country.

Think of every out-there spec you could cram into a phone and the Xiaomi Mi Mix probably has it. The rear of this handset and its side buttons are both made out of ceramic. The display is curved at the corners - just like that Sharp prototype we recently saw - and all the top-mounted sensors have been removed. The proximity sensor has been replaced by ultrasound, the earpiece has been replaced with a piezoelectric speaker that uses the metal frame to generate sound, and the front-facing camera is relocated to the bottom (though the phone can thankfully be rotated upside down for more flattering selfies).

It's quite likely the next iPhone will do away with the top and bottom bezel entirely in favour of a display much like this one. There's also been some talk about a ceramic iPhone, also just like this Xiaomi phone. It's pretty blatantly shameless that Xiaomi is ripping off the next iPhone, and I hope Obama (or Clinton, the next president) bans Xiaomi from shipping this shameless ripoff of the next iPhone from sales in the US to protect Apple's courageous innovation from these foul Asian companies.

The shamelessness is just unbelievable here. I can't believe we live in a world that allows Asian companies to copy future Apple products. It makes me sick.

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