On September 24 last year, Xiaomi officially released the Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone. It came with a screen-to-body ratio of 180.6%, dual card 5G support, 100MP triple-camera, and a price of 19,999 yuan ($2870). It was originally planned to go on sale in December last year. But now, according to official sources from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi MIX Alpha has no hope of mass production and will no longer be listed.
Today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun talked on Weibo, saying that this is a pre-research project and the pre-research goal has been successfully completed. Later, it turned out that the mass production is too difficult. So they finally decided not to send it to mass production. Also, they are now concentrated on doing the next generation MIX. As for when the new generation MIX will be released, Lei Jun bluntly said that it will take some time.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha has always been in a very important position on Xiaomi’s official website. The introduction is detailed, and ‘Stay tuned’ is displayed after clicking the purchase. But this doesn’t mean it will go on sale as a final product.
We have previously reported that the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone uses a surround screen design, eliminating the handset, front camera, and side buttons. Only 2.15 mm space is reserved for the chin and forehead. Its side part can display the battery power, system-related information, and notifications. The antennas on both sides are driven by dual display chips, and both support pressure sensitivity and built-in lateral linear motors. The entire screen adopts the surrounding shape layered lamination and screw-in assembly technology. At the same time, it comes with the flexible screen fingerprint, ultrasonic distance sensing and other technologies.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha Key Features
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chip. The latter supports dual-card 5G. Its running memory is 12GB. As for the internal storage, it uses a UFS 3.0 platform. The storage space is 512GB. In terms of battery, it sports a 4050mAh nano silicon negative battery, which supports 40W wired flash charging. It also has a 1.0cc large sound cavity.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone sports a Samsung 108MP ultra-high-definition main camera. The camera has a photosensitive size of 1/1.33 inches, an aperture of F/1.69, and a pixel area of 1.6μm. It can directly output a 12032×9024 pixel picture. The image size can reach 40MB, while supporting four-axis optical image stabilization.