The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha was announced yesterday. This was not the only phone that landed, but it definitely stole the show, no doubt. The regular Mi MIX 4 did not make an appearance yesterday, but according to a tipster, it is still in Xiaomi's plans.
This information comes from Ice Universe, a well-known tipster. He shared the info via his official Weibo (Chinese social media) page. He simply said that it's not over by confirming that the Mi MIX 4 is "coming soon", with a 108-megapixel camera.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 was rumored to launch yesterday, but that didn't happen
Both the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 and Mi MIX Alpha were rumored to arrive yesterday. Instead, the company announced the Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi MIX Alpha, and its new TV series. If the Mi MIX 4 is still coming, as a tipster claims, there is probably a good reason why it was not announced yesterday.
It is possible that Xiaomi did not want it to be drowned by the Mi MIX Alpha. If the company announces the Mi MIX 4 at a separate event, it will get all the spotlight.
According to the source, the Mi MIX 4 will also include Samsung's 108-megapixel camera. That is the ISOCELL Bright HMX camera, which got announced quite recently.
The Mi MIX 4 arrival actually makes sense, as Xiaomi confirmed that more than one device will feature a 108-megapixel camera. That very same sensor is included on the back of the Mi MIX Alpha, in case you didn't know. It is accompanied by 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel secondary sensors.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 4's design is still a mystery, though. The Mi MIX Alpha managed to surprise everyone with its design. That is not surprising at all, considering that it's unlike anything we've seen thus far.
It will not be as flashy as the Mi MIX Alpha
The Mi MIX 4's design will not be as flashy, that's for sure. That phone will be considerably more affordable than the Mi MIX Alpha. You can still expect it to be a flagship-grade phone, though, and offer extremely thin bezels.
If we had to guess, we'd say that the Mi MIX 4 will include a pop-up camera, and extremely minimal bezels all around. It is possible that the company may include an under-display camera in this phone, but that's not that likely.
The phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855 Plus, if it ever sees the light of day. That is the same processor that is included in the Mi MIX Alpha, and the most powerful one Qualcomm has to offer at this point in time.
The device will include plenty of RAM, and we're expecting ceramic to be included in its build. Android 10 will come pre-installed on the phone, along with Xiaomi's MIUI 11 skin. A large battery is also expected, along with both fast wired and wireless charging.
It is coming soon, probably be the end of the year
The source only said that the Mi MIX 4 is "coming soon", but did not share any more info. If it is coming, we'd guess that it will be announced before the end of the year. October or November seem like the most probable timeframes for its launch.