Xiaomi’s Mi MIX Alpha Has a 108MP Camera and is Mostly Screen

It is pricey too. Around $2800

xiaomi mi mix alpha
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Xiaomi’s Mi Mix has always been the company’s test-bed for radical design changes. The first Mi Mix had tiny bezels and ushered the wave of tiny bezels being cool again. The sequels continued with this formula but somehow faded to the sea of familiarity. Well, this new Mi Mix surely wants to take that back.

The new Mi Mix Alpha sure looks stunning. It has a display that surrounds the whole body, save for the section at the back that has the camera. The front is almost bezel-less with no camera cut-out. Xiaomi says it has ‘aerospace grade’ titanium alloy, single piece of sapphire glass and a ceramic back strip. Other components like the fingerprint scanner and acoustic technology for the earpiece system are hidden underneath the display.

The wrap around display means that it does not have physical buttons and in lieu, it has pressure sensitive buttons on both sides. They are connected to linear motors s that they simulate the touch of physical buttons.

The Mi Mix Alpha has a triple camera setup at the back. There is the 108MP primary camera on a relatively large 1/1.33″ sensor and has a f/1.6 lens with OIS. This camera effectively takes 26MP photos since it combines 4 pixels to make one ‘super’ pixel. There is also a 20MP ultra wide angle camera with a 1/2.8″ sensor and f/2.2 aperture. The telephoto camera is a 12MP unit with 2x optical zoom and a 1/2.55″ sensor.

It uses the latest Snapdragon 855+ processor and it is paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage. The battery capacity is a generous 4050mAh and has 40W fast charging as standard.

Apparently this phone is launching in December and it will cost quite a lot, around $,2810 a piece.