After three generations, Xiaomi's most avant-garde line is renewed. The new Mi 9 Pro 5G lands the new My MIX Alpha one month in advance regarding the annual renewal calendar.
The Xiaomi line that covers the whole screen resets its efforts to remain innovative among a general tendency to eliminate frames at any cost. The renovation of the Mi MIX 3 arrives updating features and also nomenclature for a terminal that once again differs strongly in terms of design with a screen that the terminal almost completely.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha, folding before the whole screen
With the exception of a small band at the back and that gives space to its camera module, the new My MIX Alpha You receive a screen that covers the terminal completely. In a screen technology probably very similar to that of foldable phones and still landing solvent in the markets, Xiaomi dodges the weakness of the hinges with a solid and again impressive design.
It does, of course, and also, avoiding much of the utility wielded by these designs: a compact terminal that is displayed on a larger screen. Xiaomi does not avoid continuing to use the metric of ratio of screen to front of the terminal that has been used regularly to measure the remaining edge in this terminal, since it is located above 180%, although it is not significant at all.
Xiaomi states that there are additional sensors in this Mi MIX Alpha that allow, with the help of artificial intelligence algorithms, to detect when we are interacting with the screen and when we are simply holding the device. Touch personally check what is the ability to avoid phantom pulsations.
His body is one titanium alloy used in the aerospace industry of which Xiaomi claims that it is up to three times more resistant than stainless steel. Its back band is ceramic, and has a sapphire protection to prevent scratches.
As we expected, this generation of cameras also opens the 108 MP resolution for its rear camera, which allows digital zoom in greater detail. While Xiaomi speaks of 8 increases, it remains to be seen the quality of this approach.
In any case, the most relevant feature of this new sensor is its large size. It is a diagonal surface of 1 / 1.33 inches, compared to the current half-inch sensors of 48 MP or 1/2 ", as is usually represented by what will be much larger and therefore the uptake of light will also be significantly higher.
As for the rest of the cameras, Xiaomi incorporates a telephoto with 2x zoom in 12 megapixels and a third camera in ultra wide angle of 20 MP, which allows you to take macro photographs at a distance of only 1.5 centimeters.
As for the rest of the features or specifications more to use, we find the Snapdragon 855 + -, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory in the most advanced and fast UFS 3.0 standard, a battery of 4,050 mAh and support for fast charging that does not Wireless 40 W. It also comes with the additions of MIUI 11, the newly updated Xiaomi customization layer.
|screen||6.4 "OLED, FullHD + (1080p)||OLED, envelope|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845, 10nm||Snapdragon 855+, 7nm|
|RAM||6, 8, 10 GB||12 GB|
|Memory||128, 256 GB||512 GB UFS 3.0|
|Main camera||12 MP f / 1.8 and 2x 12 MP zoom||108 MP f / 1.7, zoom 12 MP f / 2.0 and ultra wide angle 20 MP f / 2.2|
|Front camera||24 MP f / 2.1 and depth 2 MP, slide||Do not|
|Battery||3,200 mAh, fast charging of 18W||4,050 mAh, 40W fast charge|
|Biometra||Rear fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor under screen, optical|
|Connectivity||4G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, USB C, without jack, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou||5G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, USB C, without jack, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou|
|System||Android 9 Pie||Android 10|
|Launching||October 2018||To be confirmed|
|Official price||549 euros||About 2,550 euros|
My MIX Alpha: a concept of the moment, although with price
Xiaomi has repeatedly stated during the presentation that the Mi MIX Alpha is still a concept of smartphone, so it has not reached its final stage and version. In any case, it is already in pre-production and has seen its officially unveiled price for the Chinese market.
Xiaomi says the price is 19,999 yuan, an increase in cost that will move to about 2,550 euros in Europe or about 2,800 dollars Americans in their direct change. In addition, this price is usually increased once the taxes and other costs associated with its distribution in other markets are added.