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Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha smartphone

Following the official debut of Apple’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, Chinese electronics company Xiaomi now introduces its latest smartphone that could very well be a game changer. Enter, the Mi Mix Alpha, a phone that is almost entirely made of screen.

The Mi Mix Alpha’s so-called “surround screen” wraps around the device, extending to the camera module on the back side. According to Xiaomi, the phone has more than a 180 percent screen-to-body ratio. Status icons including network signal and battery level are featured on the side of the device, while pressure-sensitive volume buttons appear on the side as well.

The Mi Mix Alpha utilizes Samsung’s new 108-megapixel camera sensor, co-developed with Xiaomi. The technology allows for pixels to be combined in two-by-two squares to improve low-light shooting. The phone has no traditional selfie camera, as the back of the device has a display, similar to the front of the phone.

Xiaomi also informs that the Mi Mix Alpha comes with 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 4,050mAh battery, 40W wired fast-charging, 5G connectivity, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. The concept smartphone is scheduled to release in December of this year for approximately $2,800.

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