Monday, February 18, 2019

Xiaomi is finally being more transparent about its see-through Mi 9

Last year, Xiaomi released a cool-looking, transparent version of its Mi 8 phone, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which claimed to have a see-through back to reveal the internal parts of the phone. There was just one problem: the “parts” were fake, revealed to be just a cool-looking plate covering the real (and much less photogenic) parts.

Today, Xiaomi announced that it’ll be offering a similarly see-through Mi 9 Explorer Edition for the upcoming Mi 9, but there’s one crucial difference: Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi has admitted that the inside “components” are just a thin, CNC-carved aluminum sheet that looks like a stylized version of the parts, via Android Police.

Lei Jun (Weibo)

It’s a nice change on Xiaomi’s...

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