Unique screen of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, which wraps around almost the entire phone, manufactured by Visionox. CEO Lei Jun revealed that 1,000 engineers have spent the last two years working on the Alpha, which cost the company an investment of CNY 500 million ($ 70 million).
This is not the first collaboration between the two companies – Visionox supplied flexible screens used in this prototype Xiaomi phone is folded. mobile phone that has a fold design with the three side of the phone fold backwards, more dynamic version of the design Alpha.
Xiaomi even send engineers to help Visionox increase the yield of OLED screens. Mi Mix Alpha at a price beyond the means of anyone but well off early adopters, but as the production of the screen (and the camera 108MP) increases, prices should go down to the level of ordinary flagship before long.
Visionox OLED led by a team from Tsinghua University in Beijing, which is # 16 in the QS World University Ranking for 2020, a leap of Yale and Columbia University.
Note that the current Alpha Mix Mi unit is a prototype that uses plastic in the top of the screen. Xiaomi President Lin Bin posted on Weibo said that the retail units launched in December will use glass instead.