Xiaomi also knows how to make very expensive and impractical phones and that to curl the curl, it has a flexible screen. Yes, Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is finally official, the first smartphone that has a flexible screen that folds on both sides of the mobile, even the sides.
The mobile has a screen that folds on both sides until it reaches the back where it “breaks” to leave room for antennas and cameras.
Xiaomi says that it has fixed the problem of grabbing the mobile when it is a screen with an intelligent system that detects the palm of the hand or when you are holding it, preventing phantom touches.
Even so, the design, although spectacular, is impractical. If we all have something, they are dirty hands that leave traces of grease and other particles, imagine holding a slippery screen that also gets dirty when you hold it.
Xiaomi has included virtual buttons on one of its sides, as well as notification icons, battery, coverage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.
The first mobile with a 108-megapixel camera
Why stay on the screen folded on both sides? Xiaomi has included the first 108-megapixel sensor on the market. A camera that is capable of taking photos at a resolution of 12032 × 9024 pixels and that allows zooming thanks to cropping and magnification.
He is accompanied by two other cameras, a wide-angle of 20 MP F2.2 with a 117 ° field of view and a 12 MP F2 telephoto.
There is no front camera, but you can take selfies with the main camera and see yourself directly from the rear screen.
Why do you need a huge screen on both sides?
It should be clear from now that it is a smartphone that Xiaomi wants to experiment with. Although mobile production starts at the end of the year, very few will be manufactured and put on sale at an astronomical price.
But Xiaomi has created this mobile-first to show the world that they can also play with flexible screens and second, to try to evolve the format and design of the smartphone to what is expected one day to be “single screen”. Without any edges.
For now, Xiaomi’s strategy is to show help information in the back, automatically detecting where you are or what you are going to do to show concise, but important information.
For example, if you call a taxi, it shows you a map with the estimated route and time. If you are on a train, it shows the route, speed, weather information of your destination … Also shortcuts to your connected devices at home.
Features Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- RAM: 12 GB
- Storage: 512 GB UFS3.0
- Cameras: 108 MP F1.69 + 20 MP F2.2 + 12 MP F2
- SIM: Dual SIM 5G
- Battery: 4,050mAh
- Charge: 40W with cable
More than innovation, this Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is a simple demonstration of strength and technique. Little more. Production will be very limited and will cost 20,000 yuan, about 2,560 euros, $2,800 US or £2250 at the current exchange rate.