At the Xiaomi Annual Technology Awards 2019, the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha R & D team won the Group’s Million Dollar Technology Award. Lu Weibing revealed this in a congratulatory tweet to the mobile phone department as well as the Mix Alpha team!
On September 24 last year, Xiaomi officially released the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone. This phone comes with a screen ratio of 180.6%. It supports 5G dual card, 108MP main camera in a triple camera setup and the price is 19,999 yuan ($2889). However, the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha is yet to hit the shelves.
For the criteria of choosing the Million Dollar Technology Award winner, the company revealed that the goal is to focus on a small team of no more than ten people. The selection criteria are 1. Must be original; 2. Must be leading; First-class; 3. These technologies must conform to Xiaomi’s core strategy, that is, mobile phone + AIoT.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha 5G concept phone uses a surround screen design. It, therefore, eliminates the phone front camera and side buttons. Only 2.15 mm space is on the chin and forehead; its side can display battery power, and system information. The antennas on both sides are driven by dual display chips, both support pressure sensitivity and built-in side linear motors. In addition, it uses a flexible on-screen fingerprint sensor an ultrasonic distance sensor.
Xiaomi MIX Alpha 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, which supports 5G. It uses 12GB of RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. The battery capacity is 4050 mAh (nano silicon negative battery) which supports 40W wired flash charge. This device also comes with a large 1.0cc sound cavity.
The MIX Alpha 5G concept phone uses Samsung s 108MP ultra-high-definition main camera. The camera’s photosensitive size is 1 / 1.33 inches, the aperture is F / 1.69, and the pixel area is 1.6 μm. The picture size can reach 40MB and at the same time support OIS four-axis optical image stabilization.