On September 24, Xiaomi introduced a revolutionary product to the mobile device market. This unusual smartphone is called Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha. From your Alpha name, you can assume that this will be not only the most powerful device but also unconventional.
What makes the new smartphone stand out compared to other flagships? The presence of an unusual screen, which covers an area of about 180% of the entire body. That is, the screen not only extends beyond its borders on the front surface but even occupies a large part on the back panel of the Mi MIX Alpha.
As for the most important thing, what will be the price for the device in the Mi MIX line? According to the manufacturer, a lot of money needs to be paid for innovations and revolutionary technologies and the estimated price will be about $ 2800.
Xiaomi says that the flagship smartphone Mi MIX Alpha is not a conceptual device, and official sales will begin in early December.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Specifications
|Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha:||Specs|
|Display:||7.92 inches Flexible Super AMOLED with 2088 x 2250 pixels|
|CPU:||Snapdragon 855+ Octa Core 2.96GHz|
|Memory extension:||Not supported|
|Cameras:||108.0MP + 20.0MP + 12.0MP main camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS|
|Dimensions:||154.4 x 72.3 x 10.4 mm|
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Design
I would like to tell a lot about the appearance since Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is not just a revolutionary smartphone, but also uses high-quality materials. For example, a case made of titanium alloy, so the device is quite lightweight.
The back panel received a physical strip, which is made of ceramic and the main camera with three sensors are located on it. As you might have guessed, there will be no front camera, but you can use the main sensor to take selfie photos.
The entire surface of the Mi MIX Alpha smartphone received a curving screen. A screen is also used on the side faces, but you will not find physical buttons on the device. Therefore, you will use touch control on the side faces as buttons, like on a regular smartphone.
On the front panel, you will not find a traditional conversational speaker, but a conversational speaker will be used as vibration to transmit sound. Although, this technology is already found on many models today.
On the lower edge, a Type-C charging port with fast charging, the main speaker and a microphone are traditionally located.
An amazing design that can be found in science fiction films, but whether it will be practical in real life, we will find out in practice.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Screen
The flagship device Mi MIX Alpha received a 7.92-inch screen size with Super AMOLED technology.
As I mentioned, this is a curved screen using flexible technology. The side faces will be used as physical buttons, as on a standard smartphone.
From the characteristics it can be seen that the screen resolution is 2088 x 2250 pixels – this is not a traditional resolution, and it is difficult to say how it will work with modern applications and games. How the device will be officially released, we will learn more.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Performance
Naturally, the flagship model should have the most high-end processor and the completely new Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset was installed on the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha. Also, the device will have 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory, but there will be no memory card slot.
In addition, the smartphone Mi MIX Alpha will have a 5G network. Data transfer will be at very high speeds and even watching a stream in 4K resolution will not be a problem.
Naturally, you do not need to talk about synthetic tests and benchmark results, the flagship Mi MIX Alpha will be able to run the most demanding games on ultra maximum graphics.
As for the software, most likely the device will receive a new Android 10.0 OS with the MIUI user interface.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Camera
The main sensor is 108-megapixels from Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the second is a 20-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide shots and a 12-megapixel sensor (telephoto).
As I already wrote, there will be no front camera, but you can take selfie photos through the 108-megapixel main module.
The camera received optical image stabilization, so the video will be smoothed and there will be no jumps, even while walking.
You can see the Xiaomi manufacturer’s testing presented below, but I would like to test the camera myself to find out its performance in real life, both in the daytime and at night.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Battery
Inside the Mi MIX Alpha case, a 4050 mAh battery capacity was installed, which is not the highest figure.
Also, given that flagship devices have even lower battery capacity and lower power consumption due to the new Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, the device will work all day.
In addition to battery capacity, an important indicator is charging time. Mi MIX Alpha received a fast charge of 40W, which will allow you to charge the device from 0 to 100% in just 40 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Conclusions and Reviews
The new device from Xiaomi has shown itself to be truly revolutionary. It is difficult to say whether this model will receive high popularity and whether all manufacturers will follow these steps.
As for me, now the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha smartphone is a little wild since I have not seen such solutions before.
Therefore, given my unusual appearance and flagship features, I can well assume that the Mi MIX Alpha will receive the next step in the evolution of design and go to the next level.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: Hands-On Videos