Now, just calm down. We know it’s been a difficult time for you, and this might look for all the world like a phoenix rising from the ashes of your Note 7. But you musn’t throw open your desire valves so readily, until we’ve looked at some facts.
OK, well, you’re not. Because Xiaomi is a Chinese brand and its phones don’t often leave home. Also, because the Mi MIX was until very recently just a concept – it has a concepty video featuring French fancifyer Philippe Starck.
That said, Xiaomi now say they’re going to make it, and has released quite detailed specs for it on Facebook. There’s a price being bandied about too, one that converts to about R8,400.
Well, then: add to cart.
Come on, think this through. Do you really want a huge phablet with a 6.4in, curved edge screen taking up 91.3 percent of the front of the phone? A screen so all-encompassing that the little ear speaker has been replaced by piezoelectric technology built-in to the ceramic body of the phone? A display so ginormous that the selfie cam has been relegated to the bottom edge? Will you be happy with Snapdragon 821 processing, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and a 4400mAh battery?
Yes! I’m booking a flight to China right now.
Well, admittedly, it does all sound rather marvellous. Is that Premium Economy? We’re coming too. Or we could wait a few months to see whether it makes the journey to Africa. That’d be cheaper. But then we have to wait…