Xiaomi is about to run another special edition smartphone in China and it involves bringing in one of Japan’s biggest (digital) voices… again.
— 📱 🖥 👶 🔍 🇮🇩 (@bang_gogo_) June 26, 2018
The appealing shade of pale turquoise will be standard for anyone who knows anything about anime-style mascot Hatsune Miku, a synthetic singing voice available to manipulate on the music compositing program Vocaloid. Last year around Valentine’s Day, Miku was emblazoned on a special edition Mi Note 4X in a chibi form.
The posted price of ¥2,099 ($319) is ¥100 more than the normal top spec variant, so if Xiaomi is worth its scruples, this should land buyers with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.