Smartphones of the Mi Mix series have always been famous for their unusual screens. But this time the creators managed to surpass themselves.
The main feature of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is the screen, which not only occupies the entire front panel, but also folds over to the back. It almost completely covers the body, with the exception of a narrow strip on the back, which houses the triple camera. As a result, the 7.92-inch screen to front panel ratio is 180%. There are no physical buttons, there was no place for them. In order not to make cutouts for the speakers, the developers implemented sound transmission directly through the screen.
On the one hand, questions arise regarding the usability of such a device, the user will be afraid to drop it all the time. It is also not clear how such a huge screen will affect battery life and how the system will recognize which of the touches are accidental and which are not. But on the other hand, Mi Mix Alpha looks not only beautiful, but great! Such a smartphone will always and everywhere attract attention.
The manufacturer positions the device as "conceptual". In other words, Mi Mix Alpha was created not to make any technological revolutions, but to show the company's capabilities. While Samsung and Huawei are trying to create a market smartphones with folding screens, Xiaomi decided to go the other way.
Since the screen wraps around the smartphone from all sides, the company decided to abandon the selfie camera, instead, the user can use the main one, controlling the shooting process through the back of the screen. Moreover, an impressive system of three cameras is involved here - the main one at 108 megapixels and two auxiliary ones, an ultra-wide angle at 20 megapixels and a telephoto camera at 12 megapixels. That is, the maximum resolution of images reaches an impressive 12,032x9024 pixels! This is the first smartphone in the world to use a 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor from Samsung. The sensor has a size of 1/1.33 and is superior in this parameter to all those used in competitor solutions.
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 855 processor. The amount of RAM is 12 GB, and the storage capacity is 512 GB. It is also known that the device supports 5G networks and has a fast charging function. The battery capacity is 4050 mAh.
By Xiaomi statement, Mi Mix Alpha limited edition will be available in December. As for the cost, it is no less impressive than the specifications of the new product - $2800. So the smartphone can be called not only the most original, but also the most expensive solution of 2019.