This morning a new version of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 appeared on the BYD Auto store in China. For those unfamiliar with it, BYD is a Shenzhen-based Chinese manufacturing company that has two major subsidiaries, BYD Automobile and BYD Electronic. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 BYD Edition will be priced at 5799 yuan and is limited to 500 units.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 BYD Official Edition: the smartphone for fans of the Chinese car manufacturer
The specs remain the same from the 8 + 256GB version already on sale in China with black ceramic, but BYD's personalization elements are reflected in the BYD logo on the back cover, the BYD boot screen and the integrated BYD wallpapers. In addition, the packaging is also designed with custom elements by BYD.
This is a very interesting collaboration, as BYD is not only an auto manufacturer, but thanks to its subsidiary BYD Electronics it is also the main supplier of the light and high precision ceramic backplate created for the Mi MIX 4, as well as be the exclusive supplier of the small metal front shell. So it's definitely more than just a collaboration.
I also point out that this is not the first smartphone born from the collaboration with BYD. In fact, we have other devices with ceramic backs such as the Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
Let's quickly recall the specifications of the Mi MIX 4 which integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus, along with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal memory. The smartphone adopts a 6,67-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, a PPI of 400 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Then we have the CUP technology that allows you to hide the camera under the screen.
Finally, the smartphone comes with a 4500mAh battery with support for 120W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.