03 October 2019
Xiaomi's launch event for next week will be packed with product announcements including a new Mi Mix-series smartphone. It was initially rumored to be the Mi Mix 4 but a recent report claimed it to be Mi Mix 5G. And now, Xiaomi has officially started teasing the phone and confirmed that it will actually be called Mi Mix Alpha.
These new teasers have been shared by Xiaomi on its official Weibo account. The main image shows a phone placed in the same ways books are arranged on a shelf. The display of the phone can be seen stretching beyond the usual area and going across the curves/edges. It is hard to say if it is the Waterfall display we saw with the Vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro or it is actually a foldable phone like the Huawei Mate X.
One thing is confirmed that the Mi Mix Alpha will offer an insane screen-to-body ratio, maybe even the highest one available on any smartphone so far. The recently released Vivo NEX 3 offers a 99.6% ratio and if we go by these teasers, Xiaomi is all set to reach the complete 100% mark. One of the teasers even suggests it might go beyond 100% which will undoubtedly be absolutely crazy.
The new Mi Mix Alpha is set to get official on September 24th alongside the Mi 9 Pro 5G smartphone. It can be expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and up to 12GB of RAM. The storage options can go as high as 512GB which has started to become a norm among expensive flagships. The software is likely to be MIUI 11 which will also make its debut at the same event as Xiaomi's latest custom skin.