Will You Buy Xiaomi 'Futuristic Device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G For $3000 (approx. N1.5m) ?


 Earlier scheduled for released in December 2019 but postponed until further notice due to manufacturing complexities, Xiaomi dubbed 'Future Device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G is a phone with a folded screen that doesn’t actually fold.

Will You Buy Xiaomi 'Futuristic Device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G For $3000
Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G - Source: https://www.mi.com/global/mi-mix-alpha

As per Amritanshu Mukherjee in his hands-on-review of the device, "if you love technology even in the tiniest of ways, the Mi Mix Alpha will get your blood rushing through your veins. After all, it's a phone that has screens on all the sides -- ALL THE SIDES!

Technically, the top and bottom don't have screens but rest of the surfaces are covered by the display. There's a slim strip at the back that holds the cameras as well as the antennas but that's it. All screen everywhere."



Xiaomi says Mi Mix Alpha 5G features a 7.9-inch display measured from end to end, but tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee (also known as MKBHD) likens the actual size of its main section to that of an iPhone 11 Pro Max. 

The Mi Mix Alpha has Snapdragon 855 Plus chip bundled with a 5G modem runs the show while a 4050mAh battery keeps the entire thing alive, with a 40W fast-charging system to fill it up quickly. You also get 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 flash storage. No front camera but main camera performs the magic.

Xiaomi 'Futuristic Device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G
Xiaomi 'Futuristic Device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G - Source: MKBHD/theverge.com

Highlight Specifications of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G

DISPLAY: 7.92 inches (2088 x 2250 pixels), Flexible Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen,16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Dimensions: 154.4 x 72.3 x 10.4 mm (6.08 x 2.85 x 0.41 in), Weight 241 g (8.50 oz)

Body Material: Glass front, ceramic/glass back, titanium alloy frame (TC4)

SIMs: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

NETWORK: 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, Wi Fi, NFC

CAMERA: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, 

Rear Triple 
(108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
12 MP, f/2.0, 54mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm, Laser AF

OS: Android 11

Chipset: Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm), Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)

STORAGE: 12GB RAM with 512GB Storage, no Card Slot

BATTERY: Non-Removable Li-Po 4050 mAh, 40W Fast charging

Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

While the world awaits the official launching of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G, the price during unveiling of the device in September 2019 by Xiaomi was 19,999 yuan, or about $3,000. That is approximately 1.5 million Nigeria Naira (based on current ($1 - N500) foreign exchange as at press time).

We hope to see Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G go into mass production and global launch in the future but the question still remains, will you buy Xiaomi 'futuristic device' Mi Mix Alpha 5G for $3000 (approx. N1.5m) - despite the flaws noted by critics ?

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