03 October 2019
Xiaomi at a launch event in China where it took the covers off the Mi 9 Pro 5G also pulled out a phone from its future bag of products and introduced in front of us. This is Mi Mix Alpha and the company has named it appropriately as the device has come to dominate and to make everything look mundane. But, wait! it's concept phone and hasn't been developed for purchase, at least, for now.
Xiaomi brings new concepts via its Mi Mix series and the latest one is no different. The Mi Mix Alpha pushes the boundaries of the phone screen and extends it to the back as well. It’s not technically a dual-display phone as it extends the waterfall display to a whole new level.
The screen starts from the front and flows to the back, covering the curved edges as well. With every new Mi Mix device, Xiaomi brings something unseen and unpredictable. Every year we see a new solution for a bezel-free experience. With its foresightedness, Xiaomi makes something truly incredible and you won’t be able to take your eyes off.
Mi Mix Alpha display wraps entirely around the device to the point where it meets the camera module on the other side. Thus it makes the device completely made up of screen and according to the company, the Mi Mix Alpha has a screen-to-body ratio of 180.6%.
Also, there’s no need to have a selfie camera as the screen provided on the back will let you take selfies using the back cameras only. The only bezels you will see on this concept phone is a narrow strip that holds the camera setup.
The phone is completely bezel-free and the status icons like the battery usage, 5G network, SIM status can be seen on the edge of the device. This isn’t the design only that makes the device look unique, the Mi Mix Alpha has some powerful and grand specifications. It holds a 108MP Samsung-made sensor on the back. According to the company, it’s co-developed by Xiaomi and for better light sensitivity in low light, the pixels are combined into 2x2 squares to produce 27MP images.
The wraparound display removes the physical side buttons as well, but Xiaomi has managed to offer substitutes with the help of pressure-sensitive areas and a linear motor to develop simulation whenever a touch is detected.
According to Xiaomi, the Mis-touch detection with the help of multiple sensors and AI algorithms make sure of the precise usage of the screen and it deactivates inactive areas to ignore unwanted touch to the edges.
Under the hood, there are traditional specifications, including the very latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 128GB RAM, 512GB storage. The 5G connectivity, 40W fast-charging tech with 4,050mAH battery enhance the beauty of this device further.
Mi Mix Alpha is a concept phone and we don’t know if Xiaomi decides to release or mass-produce it. But, the Chinese smartphones manufacturer has once again carved its name in the pages of history successfully.