Xiaomi’s concept phone Mi MIX Alpha launched

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Xiaomi's concept phone Mi MIX Alpha launched

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX was one of the first bezel-less concept phones on the market in 2016, and that concept has been improved upon by its successor as a tradition. After a leak and official post on twitter, on 24 September Xiaomi finally launched its concept phone the Mi MIX Alpha 5G, one step further from the previous MIX series.

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According to the company, Mi MIX Alpha is in the flagship lineup and will bring next-generation features not seen before on any smartphones.

About Mi MIX Alpha

Design

Mi MIX Alpha- design

The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is the world’s first smartphone with a 7.92-inch 4D surround screen display that wraps around to the back excluding a vertical strip that houses the camera. The single display panel surrounds the whole body with a 180.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and with 2.15mm narrow bezels top and bottom.

Mi MIX Alpha- 180.6 percent screen-to-body ratio

The concept of the phone is quite impressive but much vulnerable to physical damage. To protect the concept, the phone is supported by a durable and lightweight titanium frame. The vertical strip at the back is made up of black ceramic material, and the triple camera is protected by the sapphire glass to avoid scratches.

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Mi MIX Alpha- pressure sensitive display

Due to the surround screen display, the company couldn’t add buttons on the side of the phone, so they used pressure-sensitive sides which can mimic a physical button with the help of a linear motor similar to the Mate 30 Pro.

Mi MIX Alpha- Mis-touch detection.

For the accidental touches, the company used Multiple sensors and AI algorithms to predict screen usage patterns and deactivates the inactive touch areas.

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Performance

Mi MIX Alpha hardware specs
Image: Gizmochina

Xiaomi didn’t expose the detailed hardware specification of the Mi MIX Alpha but confirms that the Snapdragon 855+ chipset will power the phone with 5G dual sim support. The company used 512GB UFS 3.0 storage for the faster read and write speed coupled with 12GB of RAM.

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Camera

Mi MIX Alpha  - camera

Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is the world’s first phone to feature a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX camera sensor at the back of the phone. The 108MP camera sensor can capture up to 12032 x 9024-pixel resolution with an ultra-large 1/1.33” sensor. You see the same amount of details in the images even after 8X zoom.

You see the same amount of details in the images even after 8X zoom in Mi MIX Alpha.

The phone is equipped with a triple-camera setup out of which 108MP is the primary camera and the other two camera sensors are a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. Some additional camera features are Laser focus, flicker sensor, and four-axis OIS.

Mi MIX Alpha has no selfie camera just flip the phone to use the rear camera to take selfies.

The MIX Alpha is not equipped with a front camera s because you can flip the phone to use the rear camera setup to capture your selfie.

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Battery

According to the company, the MIX Alpha will carry a 4,050mAh battery along with 40W fast charging support just like Mi 9 Pro 5G.

Software

Mi MIX Alpha- software

Xiaomi develops some smart addition to its software to take full advantage of the surround screen. Apart from switching to selfie mode by flipping your phone to rear display, the real-time AI scenario will allow you to carry out other tasks like cab booking, train schedule, etc. irrespective of what’s on the front display. You can also control your home devices.

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You can set light up for a different notification and while charging the entire screen can light up.

Price and Availability

The company will produce Mi MIX Alpha on a small scale as a trial basis first at the end of this year. The phone will cost 19,990 Yuan ($ 2808 approx) in China. Now let see how people accept this phone which is highly-priced even more than Samsung fold but also a next-generation concept smartphone.

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