Xiaomi may not be working on a smaller version of the Mi Mix called the Mi Mix Nano after all. The brand’s marketing director Zang Zhiyuan has now come ahead and confirmed the non-existence of the handset.
According to Zhiyuan’s Weibo post, there’s no such product as the Mi Mix Nano. He also accused a brand of using low level tricks to do sales. Mysteriously, the statement was later deleted. This could either mean that Xiaomi genuinely isn’t planning on releasing a miniature Mi Mix or it is but isn’t calling the phone the Nano.
A previous rumor had claimed that the handset would be hitting the scene in the first week of December. That’s only a few weeks away, so we’ll find out soon enough if Xiaomi’s releasing the phone or not. If it doesn’t come out by then, the smartphone will likely be fake just as Zhiyuan said it was.
Another possibility could be that the Mi Mix Nano is Xiaomi’s secret all-new product which the brand said it was going to launch at its debut CES appearance on 5 January 2017. The primary appeal of the device is supposed to be its smaller 5.5-inch footprint as compared to the 6.4-inch one of the original.
The switch to a tinier size also reduces the screen-to-body ratio down to 90%. Other expected specs include a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top. As for price, the Mi Mix Nano might go for CNY 2999 (approx $435 or Rs 29700).