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Xiaomi's new Mi Mix Alpha: wraparound display, 108MP camera for $2800

108MP camera means you're shooting insane 12,032 x 9024 photos

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 24, 2019 08:44 pm CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time

Xiaomi is no stranger to pushing the edges (geddit?!) of smartphone displays, and now we're seeing 'waterfall' displays with beautiful edges -- and now Xiaomi is pushing over the edge with its new Mi Mix Alpha smartphone.

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The company has used a "surround screen" on the Mi Mix Alpha that wraps literally around the entire phone, right around to the camera module on the back. Xiaomi seems to be going for, and achieving a look of holy-crap-the-entire-phone-looks-like-a-screen look... Xiaomi claims it has a 180% screen-to-body ratio.

Xiaomi taps Samsung's new 108-megapixel camera sensor, something the company collaborated on, as well as other high-resolution sensors from Samsung. When taking photos or videos, thanks to the surround screen you have a gigantic viewfinder to take those 108MP photos.

Inside, Xiaomi is using the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, 5G connectivity, 40W wired charging into a 4050mAh battery.

You won't be buying the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha as it will be a small-scale production, with handsets coming in December for around $2800. We should expect a Mi Mix Alpha successor in 2020 that could be more mainstream, where for now the Mi Mix Alpha is more of a concept smartphone with some insane specs and features.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

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