Xiaomi announced the Mi MIX Alpha concept smartphone. It comes as a result of what the company imagines the future of phones to be in the 5G era.
Unlike traditional smartphone assembly methods, Mi MIX Alpha’s internal assembly is first carried out. Its display layer, touch panel, and protection layers are laminated one-by-one. All display components are compiled in that order to achieve high curvature Surround Display design. The Mi MIX Alpha also uses a durable protective layer which optimizes the screen stack structure which allows it to achieve a smooth and flat surface.
The concept device has minimal bezels on the top and bottom as well as ditches the physical side buttons altogether, allowing the nearly all-screen feat. The smartphone also has a brand-new display acoustic technology that replaces the tradition earpiece receiver and proximity sensor. The sides of the phone are pressure-sensitive and leverage a linear motor to simulate the touch of real buttons.
Along with the impressive 180% screen-to-body ratio, the Mi MIX Alpha features a 108MP camera with the highest resolution, highest pixel count, and the largest sensor found in any smartphone.
The main 108MP camera sports a 1/1.33-inch large sensor – 389% than the 48MP camera. The massive sensor is capable of producing 108MP photos with a resolution of 12032×9024 pixels and supports four-in-one Super Pixel which produces large 1.6μm pixels under low-light conditions. The camera also supports new technologies like ISOCELL Plus and smart ISO.
In addition to the 108MP camera, the Mi MIX Alpha also has a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 1.5cm super macro photography support and a 12MP telephoto sensor that supports 2x optical zoom and Dual PD focus.
Xiaomi aims to start a small-scale production for Mi MIX Alpha at the end of December and retails at RMB 19,999 (around PHP 147,000).