Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G Specs and Price: Wrap-around display, 108 MP Cam and SD 855+

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G launched with a mind-blowing 360° Surround Display & 108MP Ceramic Camera Strip

Xiaomi has always been seen dishing out its most exciting technologies for the Mix lineup and the just-released Mi Mix Alpha did not dishearten – it comes with a wrap-around display, 108 MP camera and the latest chipset by Qualcomm.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Specs and Features

Powerful Hardware

The stunning looking smartphone will have Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. The battery is 4,050 nano silicone cathode power cell with 40W wired fast-charging. However, this is the less intriguing part – the more interesting is the actual display that goes all around the phone.

Gorgeous Design

Xiaomi says this design allows it to achieve a screen to body ratio of 180%. It’s higher than even the Mate X foldable phone, although you can’t unwrap the Alpha and get one giant continuous panel.

The panel has 2.15 mm thick bezels on top and bottom and a camera strip on the back, with the lenses protected by a sapphire glass. The edges are pressure-sensitive and will provide notifications. There is no speaker or any other holes – the proximity sensor is ultrasonic, audio is available thanks to “Display Acoustic Technology” and there is advanced palm rejection technology.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G views

The part of the display on the back is said to have AI algorithms that detect key scenarios like calling a cab, using your Xiaomi devices at home with the Mi Home app or when you need it to pull up flight itinerary.

First Ever 100 + MP Shooter

Of course, you can also use the backside for selfies – now you have all the 108 megapixels for your mugshots.

The main camera has a huge 1/1.33” type sensor and a Tetracell technology, which is meant to output 27MP pixel-binned shots. The Ultrawide shooter below has a 20 MP imager and 117-degree FoV, while the third snapper is a 12 MP telephoto lens.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G - taking selfie camera

Never A Fragile Beauty

You would think this device is extremely fragile, but Xiaomi did its best to protect it – the frame is an aerospace-grade alloy, while the back strip is ceramic with already mentioned sapphire glass protection for the shooters. If you are willing to shed the massive amount of money, you have to wait until December when the phone will hit the shelves.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G
Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G Full Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China
  • 5G: 5G SA / NSA / Sub6 / mmWave; N41/N78/N79
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2048/150 Mbps, 5G (2+ Gbps DL)

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, September
  • Status: Release 2019, December

Design

  • Dimensions: 154.4 x 72.3 x 10.4 mm (6.08 x 2.85 x 0.41 in)
  • Weight: 241 g (8.50 oz)
  • Build: Titanium alloy frame (TC4), ceramic back strip
  • Colours: Black
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: Flexible Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 7.92 inches, 201.8 cm2 (~180.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 2088 x 2250 pixels (~388 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10; MIUI 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
  • Storage: 512GB 12GB RAM, UFS3.0
  • Card slot: No

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
    • 12 MP, f/2.0, 54mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
    • 20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, Laser AF
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
  • Selfie Camera: (uses main camera)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G camera details

Multimedia

  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 40W

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Price and Availability

However, there is a massive caveat that we just have to mention – it will cost CNY19,999 – that is over $2,800/€2,500. Yes, the Mi Mix Alpha is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the yet-unreleased Huawei Mate X.

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