When other mainstream brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Motorola were surrounding with the idea of foldable smartphones, Xiaomi decided to take a different approach to the concept. Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha in China last year . A smartphone that comes with a wrap-around display!
It was launched at an initial price of CNY 19,999 (approximately Rs. 2,00,000). This smartphone was recently showcased in India at a media gathering, which leads us to speculate that the device may hit the Indian market soon.
Xiaomi has also teased an image of Mi Mix Alpha on its official Twitter page which gives us more reason to believe that it may launch in India soon. The company has also shared a short teaser video of the smartphone on Twitter.
A dedicated Mi Mix Alpha page has gone live on the company’s official India website which has given all the detailed specifications of the phone.
We reached out to Xiaomi India, head of categories, Raghu Reddy, to learn more about the Mi Mix Alpha coming to market, and we were told: “We are evaluating the commercial launch of the Mi MIX Alpha in India globally. Have been. , Currently, has only one production line capable of manufacturing the Mi MIX Alpha which is in China. The price of China is CNY 19,999. So in India, after adding import duty, custom duty and other expenses, it will be around Rs 2,50,000. . “
Even though Xiaomi has given many hints about the India launch of the phone, but we still have no official launch date.
Mi mix alpha specifications
The “surround screen” on the Alpha revolves entirely around the device at a point where there is a thin strip at the back, devoid of camera performance. This effect appears as if the Mi Mix Alpha is made up entirely of a screen with status icons such as network signals and battery charge levels visible. Since there are no buttons on the device, the phone has pressure-sensitive volume buttons that give the user haptic feedback, just like the Vivo Nexus 3.
Mi Mix Alpha is also going to use Samsung’s latest 108 MP camera sensor which was co-developed with Xiaomi. Since the display wraps around the phone, the device does not have a selfie camera and a back camera is used to take selfies. There is also a 20 MP ultra wide lens and 12 MP telephoto lens.
Under the hood, we can see that the Mi Mix Alpha is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and comes with 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, 40W of wired fast-charging and a 4,050mAh battery. The phone also has support for 5G.