At the Xiaomi event, it was promised that it was his big entry into the 5G Era. The expectations were turned to the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha and it seems that the Chinese managed to surprise.
Mi MIX Alpha enters not only in the 5G Era but in the age of 360 screens and cameras with more than 100 MP.
Xiaomi announced the launch of the Mi MIX Alpha smartphone. Mi MIX Alpha is the result of Xiaomi’s daring imagination for the future of phones in the 5G era.
Thus, Mi MIX Alpha features an innovative surround screen with a screen/body ratio exceeding 180.6%. Also, the device comes with the world’s first 108MP camera and is manufactured with a unique combination of titanium alloy, ceramic and sapphire to create a revolutionary phone concept.
Xiaomi’s Mi MIX exploration began in 2016 when the company launched the revolutionary smartphone concept with a borderless display, or for what we know today, greatly reduced margins. A pioneering concept in the sector.
The truth is that since its launch, the Mi MIX series has represented the best of innovation.
The First 360º Screen Smartphone
Despite the 108 MP camera that the market expected, Xiaomi had to surprise on the screen. This has always been the focus of the Mi MIX series. As such, the brand was original enough to create a screen that extends to the entire rear. Just interrupted by a track where the camera module is placed.
Thus, this screen occupies a total area of 180.6%, according to the mark.
Behind the surround screen, some innovative technologies have required a new method of assembling devices. Unlike traditional smartphone mounting methods, with display layers, touchscreen and protection layers being laminated one by one.
All layers of the screen components are compiled in this order to get the high curvature Surround Display design so that the internal tension caused by the bending of the screen layers can be freed layer by layer.
Besides, Mi MIX Alpha has minimal frames at the top and bottom and does not have any physical side buttons. A new acoustic screen technology replaces the traditional speaker receiver and proximity sensor, while the sides of the device are pressure sensitive and use a linear motor to simulate the touch of real buttons.
The Mi MIX Alpha comes with an amazing 108MP camera, marking another important milestone in smartphone photography.
The 108MP main camera includes a large 1/3.33 inch sensor – 389% larger than the 48MP camera. This image sensor is thus capable of producing 108 MP photos with a resolution of 12032 x 9024 pixels. Besides, the camera also supports new technologies, such as ISOCELL Plus and intelligent ISO, and is equipped with four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) to ensure stable video.
In addition to the 108MP camera, Mi MIX Alpha also features a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera that supports 1.5 CM Super macro photography and a 12MP telephoto camera that supports 2x optical zoom and Dual DP focus.
The 5G Era, High performance and Other Specifications
In addition to the innovative Surround Display, the upper and lower parts of the smartphone are built with aerospace titanium alloy. The alloy is three times tougher than stainless steel but weighs less. In the back, the entire protective cover of the camera area uses a single piece of sapphire glass, embedded in the ceramic.
The SoC used is, of course, the Snapdragon 855 +, then supporting the 5G bands of the three major carriers of mainland China. The device also has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. Additionally, it includes a 4050mAh battery with the announced fast charging technology of 40W.
According to Xiaomi, Mi MIX Alpha arrives in December for a price of RMB 19999, €2500 and $2800. So we see Xiaomi entering the luxury market with its new Mi MIX.