Xiaomi Debuts World’s First 108 MP Camera Smartphone

  • The company had recently announced that it was working with Samsung on creating world’s first 108 MP camera
  • Xiaomi will start retailing this smartphone from December 2019

Xiaomi has announced the release of Mi Mix Alpha concept smartphone. Mi Mix Alpha showcases surround screen with a screen-to-body ratio of more than 180.6 per cent. The device features the world’s first 108 MP camera, and is crafted with titanium alloy, ceramics and sapphire.

The other noticeable features on the smartphone include world’s first 108 MP camera sensor and its price. While this concept smartphone has not hit the markets yet, Xiaomi has announced the prices already. The company has announced that the smartphone will be retailed for prices of RMB 19,999 in its home country. This price when converted to India currency translates to almost two lakh rupees.

Mi MIX Alpha (Pic credits – Mi)

108 MP camera developed with Samsung

Interestingly, Xiaomi and Samsung, had recently announced that the duo was working on developing a 108 MP camera together. Otherwise, the two are counted as competitiors in the smartphone as well as consumer electronics markets in the world.

“For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early conceptual stage to production that has resulted in a groundbreaking 108Mp image sensor. We are very pleased that picture resolutions previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones,” said Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi.

“Samsung is continuously pushing for innovations in pixel and logic technologies to engineer our ISOCELL image sensors to capture the world as close to how our eyes perceive them,” added Yongin Park, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics.

Snapdragon 855+ mobile SoC

Mi MIX Alpha uses the same flagship-grade Snapdragon 855+ mobile SoC as the Mi 9 Pro 5G and supports 5G bands of the three major carriers in Mainland China. The device also features 12 GB + 512 GB memory and storage combination, and supports UFS3.0. Mi MIX Alpha is equipped with a 4050 mAh battery and comes with a standard 40W wired fast charge.

Mi’s official statement read, “In addition to the 108MP camera, Mi MIX Alpha also has a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera which supports 1.5 cm super macro photography, and a 12MP telephoto camera that supports 2x optical zoom and Dual PD focus.”

It continued, “The mission of Mi MIX concept smartphone is to make a truly disruptive product without considering the costs and return, and without considering mass production. Xiaomi aims to start small-scale production for Mi MIX Alpha at the end of December and retails at RMB 19,999.”