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Doogee's Mix 4 does away with the notch

The Doogee Mix 4 has a sliding 5.99-inch screen and is 11 mm thick. (Source: SlashGear)
The Doogee Mix 4 has a sliding 5.99-inch screen and is 11 mm thick. (Source: SlashGear)
Doogee’s Mix 4 prototype smartphone has been unveiled on a popular YouTube channel, and it seems the Shenzhen-based company has come up with a novel way of discarding the controversial notch. The Mix 4 device has a mechanical slider, allowing the front-facing camera to be neatly placed behind the display when not in use.

According to Doogee’s official website, the company is “targeting to be the most popular smartphone supplier in the world.” It is likely that Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and the other major players in the global smartphone market will not be too concerned about this statement at the moment, but at least the lesser-known manufacturer is attempting to lead in innovation. An unboxing of the Mix 4 by YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss has shown a device which offers an almost bezel-less design and features the selfie camera on a mechanical slider that fits behind the screen.

Other reports about the Mix 4 have noted the slightly unfortunate placing of the light sensor and speaker alongside the front-facing camera on the slider; however, as this is a prototype device there is a reasonable chance developers at Doogee will still be rearranging the components before any release date announcement is made. Few specifications about the smartphone have been offered apart from mention of a Snapdragon processor and speculation that it may have an in-screen fingerprint reader.

No potential launch date for the Mix 4 has been given by Doogee, but Mrwhosetheboss (Arun Maini) suggests it might see the light of day by the end of the year.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-04- 6 (Update: 2018-04- 6)