Xiaomi's latest design patent shows a smartphone very similar to Xiaomi MIX Alpha. Its screen was curved backwards but not covering the entire back, according to 91Mobiles.
The prototype of the patented display also adopts a screen design that extends backwards, but the screen of the patented prototype extends only a small part backwards, and the rear camera uses a centered vertical arrangement design.
Compared with Xiaomi MIX Alpha, the patented mobile phone design looks more practical, because it is difficult to keep Xiaomi MIX Alpha from scratching no matter how it is placed, and the patented prototype design is more feasible than MIX Alpha.
Xiaomi released the 5G era concept phone MIX Alpha on September 24, 2019. The price is 19,999 yuan ($2890). It was originally planned to hit the market at the end of December 2019 but there is still no specific launch date.
As a concept phone in the 5G era, Xiaomi MIX Alpha has explored a new form of mobile phone. It uses a surround screen solution, the body is surrounded by a whole screen, extending from the front to the sides to the back.
Xiaomi claims that MIX Alpha has achieved a number of technological breakthroughs, including innovative flexible screen lamination solutions, innovative flexible screen fingerprint unlocking, and innovative screen sounding technology.
Xiaomi MIX Alpha uses a 7.92-inch flexible OLED display with a resolution of 2088 × 2250. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus flagship platform, equipped with 12GB memory + 512GB storage, battery capacity is 4050mAh, and supports 40W wired flash charging.