Earlier this month, Xiaomi surprised all smartphone enthusiasts by launching the concept smartphone, Mi MIX. Though there are smartphones with a ceramic body, the Mi MIX is completely built-out of the Ceramic including the frame and physical hardware buttons. The 6.4-inch display comes with 17:9 aspect ratio and has a very thin bezel on the top and side edges. It looks similar to the Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone launched in 2014. But the Mi MIX’s premium build quality and top notch hardware even make it one of the powerful smartphone available in the market. Even though the company likes to call the Mi MIX a concept smartphone, it is actually retailing exclusively in Chinese market though in very limited quantities.
Now, the concept images of the rumored Nubia Slider looks even better than the Mi MIX. But unlike the Mi MIX, these are just renders and we don’t think it will become reality anytime soon. Talking about the design, it comes with a metal frame and sports a wooden finish on the back. The wooden back panel even comes curved all over to the front of the device. From the images, we can see the power button and volume rocker on the right edge of the device whereas the SIM card slot is on the left edge. Just like the Mi MIX, the Nubia Slider comes with a thick bezel on the bottom of the device. Earlier launched Nubia Z9 and Nubia Z11 smartphones came with a bezel-less display but only limited to the side edges.Now the Nubia Slider has the three-sided bezel-less display.
Now the Nubia Slider has the three-sided bezel-less display. While Xiaomi removed the front camera, earpiece, and proximity sensor from the top edge of the device, Nubia uses the slider display where the front camera along with LED flash will be hidden under the display. With just a slide, the user can access the selfie camera. The back of the device might be customized as the images show the device with differnet types of wood along with metal and leather. The USB Type-C port, mic, and 3.5mm audio port are placed on the bottom edge of the device. On the back of the bottom bezel is the loud speaker. There is a circular fingerprint sensor placed on the rear of the Nubia Slider.