Xiaomi is one of the leaders in the electronic products market. She announces new technologies or devices almost every week. In this review, we will tell you about the Mi MIX Alpha smartphone, which has an innovative design. We will also discuss new TV models and wireless headphones developed by the engineers of the Chinese company.
Screen around the body: the new Xiaomi smartphone
Xiaomi knows how to surprise. This time they impressed everyone with their new development - the Mi MIX Alpha smartphone, in which the screen seemed to be wrapped around the entire body. It is made in such a way that the side edges of the device are not visible. The display closes them.
This type of display is called Surround Screen. It is not surprising that the novelty has become the leader in terms of the ratio of its area to the body. Here it is equal to 180.6%.
It is also interesting that expensive materials, titanium alloys, sapphires, and ceramics were used in the production of this device. Due to the design features, Mi MIX Alpha does not have physical control buttons. They are replaced by special micromotors, which give the user the illusion of physical contact.
Instead of the traditional speaker and proximity sensor, there is a new acoustic technology that creates sound.
In the field of technical equipment, the product does not lag behind either. At the heart of its hardware is the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which is currently the world's most powerful chip for Android devices. In addition, the smartphone is equipped with support for fifth generation networks.
Equipping Mi MIX Alpha with 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 512 GB of built-in memory, such as UFS 3.0, contributes to high performance. Its autonomy is provided by a 4050 mAh battery with support for 40 W fast charging. The manufacturer has not yet announced the availability of a wireless method of energy recovery.
The photo and video capabilities of the gadget are amazing. It is equipped with a main camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 108 megapixels (!).
The manufacturer claims that its dimensions exceed those of similar Sony sensors by 389%. The resolution of his pictures is 12032 x 9024 pixels. The camera also features Super Pixel technology that combines four pixels into one to improve the quality of shooting in low light conditions.
There is also a 20MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and 12MP telephoto lenses with 2x optical zoom.
Production of the device will begin later this year. Its price starts at $ 2,815 . Given its size, the gadget will be sold in small batches.
The Chinese company recently announced three new TV sets. This series of TVs is called Xiaomi Mi TV Pro. They have virtually no bezels, but they have an impressive set of interfaces, HDR and support for 8K resolution.
All devices have thin metal frames and differ in size. TVs with diagonals of 43, 55 and 65 inches are presented. The backs of two of the largest gadgets feature a textured 3D carbon fiber finish.
The core of the technical stuffing of the new series of TV sets is a quad-core 12nm Amlogic T972 chipset. The clock frequency is 1.9 GHz here. The developer claims that its energy efficiency has increased by 55% and its performance has increased by 63%. His work is helped by the presence of 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.
All of this is controlled by the proprietary Patchwall firmware, which has received Smart TV functionality and supports artificial intelligence algorithms.
The list of model interfaces includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) and Bluetooth, three HDMI ports, two USB Type-A and an Ethernet network connector.
When the sales of the devices will start, it is not reported, but the prices are already known. The older TV set will cost $ 477, the other two $ 337 and $ 210 respectively.
In addition to the new smartphone and smart TVs, Xiaomi has recently shown the Mi Air 2 wireless headphones. They are very similar in design to Apple AirPods.
Earlier this year, the company announced the Mi AirDots Pro model, equipped with in-ear silicone nozzles. The novelty has a form factor of earbuds. For more similarity with competitive products, speakers and headphone microphones are also placed like the Apple product.
They are also equipped with infrared sensors that help stop playback after removing Mi Air 2 from your ears.
The device is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and supports the LHDC audio codec. It allows you to reduce the latency of the audio signal during wireless transmission. Each earphone received a touch panel. With its help, it is possible to play music, answer incoming calls and activate the voice assistant. There is a special proprietary application that allows you to individually customize the reaction to different types of touches.
A USB Type-C case is included with the headphones. The autonomy of Mi Air 2 is four hours of operation, with the help of a case it increases to 14 hours. It takes at least one hour to fully charge.
The cost of the Mi Air 2 wireless earbuds in China is $ 56. What prices for them will be in other countries of the world has not yet been established. Sales start date will be announced later.
The Topic of Article: Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha and other new products from the company.