Last year, Xiaomi released a cool-looking, transparent version of the Mi-8 phone, the Mi-8 Explorer Edition, which claimed to have a transparent back that revealed the inside of the phone. There was only one problem: the "parts" were fake, it turned out to be just a cool-looking record covering the real (and much less photogenic) parts.
Today, Xiaomi announced that there will be a similar picture. With Mi 9 Explorer Edition for the upcoming Mi 9, there's one key difference: Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, has admitted that the inner "components" consist only of a thin, CNC-carved aluminum sheet that looks like a stylized version The parts look like Android Police .
It's a nice change from Xiaomi, and it's good to see that the company is more transparent, which is actually in the transparent phone. For as soon as you set aside the harassment of the previous year's model, it looks pretty cool visually (even if the inside of a phone does not really look like that.)
It is expected that Xiaomi will fully announce the Mi 9 MWC 2019, so expect more news in the coming days.