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Xiaomi has announced a smartphone with an unusually elongated screen


Xiaomi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its unusual new mobile gadget. If the brand continues to work on its creation, this Xiaomi smartphone will become the world's first owner of an unusual 22.5: 9 screen.

The smartphone with the working title Qin 2 has the main feature - an over-elongated touchscreen display. In some ways, it bears similarities to the compact iPhone SE. The Chinese company managed to bypass another brand - Sony, which presented a smartphone with a screen with a 21: 9 aspect ratio in early 2019.

Unusual solution

The basic characteristics of the Qin 2 are not distinguished by any outstanding parameters. The basis of the 5.1-inch display is an IPS matrix with a resolution of 1440 x 576. Around the entire perimeter, the screen is limited by rather wide frames, which is especially noticeable from above and below. In this regard, the most interesting aspect of the new Xiaomi smartphone is its unusual form factor with aspect ratio.


The manufacturer itself did not comment on its intention to release a Xiaomi phone with an unusually long screen. The company only clarified that the elongated and at the same time narrow shape of the device will make it comfortable to hold in small palms. At one time, Sony, presenting the Xperia gadget in 21: 9 format, announced its new product as the best way to watch videos.


If we take the main trends of 2019 in the smartphone market as a basis, the Qin 2 with an unusually elongated screen turned out to be quite compact. At the same time, the plastic case made its weight no more than 105 g. In comparison with the same 4-inch Apple iPhone SE with parameters 124x59x8 mm, the concept of Xiaomi Qin 2 turned out to be almost 1 centimeter longer, but lost 4 mm in width (its parameters, respectively, 133 x 55 x 9 mm).

The software component of Qin 2 is a special version of the full-fledged Android OS - the Android 9 Go Edition platform, which is adapted for smartphones of not the highest power. In addition, Xiaomi's new smartphone 2019 is complemented by the MIUI 10 proprietary firmware, which is an invariable part of most of the company's smartphones.


The presence of Android 9 Go Edition in the new concept of an elongated Xiaomi smartphone is understandable by the presence of the not very strong Unisoc SC9832E processor (until 2018, this manufacturer specialized exclusively in entry-level chipsets) and only 1 GB of "RAM".

The amount of internal memory was 32 GB. At the same time, it is possible to increase it using microSD cards. The device is powered by a 2100 mAh battery. Qin 2 is equipped with an infrared connector, a USB-C port, a 3.5 mm audio input, a separate button for activating the voice assistant. The main camera has a resolution of 5 MP, details about the front camera are not disclosed.


The manufacturer has not yet named the final dates of Qin 2 going on sale, as well as the date of the official presentation of the finished sample. This largely depends on the success of fundraising. The final cost of the novelty is also not disclosed, it is only known that a Xiaomi smartphone in an unusual form factor will cost $ 73 for those who take part in the crowdfunding campaign.

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Author: Jake Pinkman