Alpha Smartphone: Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha

Xiaomi introduced the most expensive and most extraordinary of its smartphones - Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. And if you can find more expensive devices, then the original, perhaps, will not work.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is wrapped in a screen, as ingift wrap. Unless beautiful and without a bow. Contrary to expectations, the ability to expand the screen is not provided, the device does not turn into a tablet like Huawei Mate X. Why then is such a screen needed? There is a suspicion that, above all, for beauty.

Display diagonal is 7.92 ″, resolution 2088 × 2250 pixels. The screen has no borders. According to the company’s calculations, it occupies 180% of the surface (they considered, clearly, only the front). 2.15 mm stripes are not occupied by the screen above and below. Both side ends are used both for the output of certain information, and for controlling a smartphone.

It is claimed that the profit from such a screen will bethe ability to unload the front panel. In the future, it is planned to add intelligent scene matching and offer information associated with the location and usage patterns of the device. For example, if a user ends up at the airport and a boarding pass is loaded into the smartphone’s memory for the appropriate time, it will automatically be displayed on the “back” part of the screen. For taxi passengers, it will show routes in real time.

Also, the screen itself serves as a speaker.

Physical buttons, of course, are absent, forside edges are blown away by them. Both “side” surfaces of the screen are pressure sensitive and allow you to perform operations such as screen lock and volume control.

The device has built-in temperature and humidity sensors

The second place in terms of coolness, because the screen is clearly outcompetition, here is the camera. That is, there are three cameras here: a wide-angle 20-megapixel SONY IMX350, a 12-megapixel classic portrait camera and a 108-megapixel camera with a physical size of 1 / 1.33 ″, which is unprecedented for smartphone cameras.
Among other things, macro shooting from a distance of 1.5 cm is supported.

The smartphone is based on a top-end chipsetSnapdragon 855 Plus +, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of internal storage, and this, of course, is the fastest UFS3.0 memory. The smartphone works in 5G networks. The device is powered by a 4050 mAh nano-silicon lithium-ion battery with ultra-fast charging of 40 watts.

The case is made of aviation titanium alloy. The camera is protected by sapphire crystal.

The smartphone is presented as a concept, howeversmall-scale mass production is expected to be launched as early as December. The price, like the device itself, looks exclusive - 19999 yuan (180,000 rubles) at the start of sales.

Main features of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha:

Screen OLED, 7.92 ″, 2088 × 2250, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
1 x Kryo 485, 3 x Kryo 485, 4 x Kryo 485, Adreno 640
Memory: RAM 12 GB, ROM 512 GB, LPDDR4X, UFS3.0
Mobile Internet 5G, LTE
Mobile networks5G, LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 4050 mAh, 40W fast charge
Dimensions154.38 x 72.3 x 10.4 mm
Weight241 g
Camera108 MP, flash, autofocus, triple: 108 MP f / 1.69 Samsung HMX + 12 MP f / 2.0 Samsung S5K2L7 + 20 MP f / 2.2 117 ° Sony IMX350
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, MIUI Alpha
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approach, Barometer, Illuminance, Fingerprint (screen)

Tatyana Kobelskaya