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Xiaomi unveils all-screen concept phone that costs US$2,800

Xiaomi unveils all-screen concept phone that costs US$2,800
Xiaomi says the phone has a screen-to-body ratio of 180.6%. (Picture: Xiaomi)

The MIX Alpha is Xiaomi’s latest concept phone. It has a seamless screen wrapped around the front, back and both sides -- resulting in something that looks like a bendable phone that’s permanently folded. 

With 2.14mm-thin bezels on the top and bottom, the MIX Alpha has nearly no physical buttons or slots other than a power button -- opting instead for virtual buttons on the side screen. And instead of a headphone slot, sound is produced by vibration on the screen. 

There are three cameras in total, including a 108-megapixel camera, all resting on a vertical band that runs down the backside of the phone. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says there are no plans to mass produce the phone, but they have kicked off small scale production. A limited stock is expected to go on sale in late December at 19,999 yuan (US$2,800). 

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Huawei opens world’s first flagship store
Huawei opens world’s first flagship store
Huawei’s first global flagship store opened its doors in Shenzhen on September 28. (Picture: Huawei)

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Tencent, Baidu join Amazon's voice assistant network
Tencent, Baidu join Amazon's voice assistant network
You might eventually be able to use your Amazon Echo to send messages on WeChat. (Picture: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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Apple fixes squid, mosquito and abacus emoji in iOS 13
Apple fixes squid, mosquito and abacus emoji in iOS 13
Apple's old abacus emoji had a a 2x4 bead arrangement that was historically inaccurate. Apple also reoriented it to reflect how it would have been used with the beads on top and bottom. (Picture: Emojipedia)
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China will soon have new regulations on facial recognition payments
China will soon have new regulations on facial recognition payments
A Zhengzhou citizen paying on an Alipay face-scanning device at a drugstore in May 2018. (Picture: Xinhua)

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Alibaba’s new social media app wants you to scan your friends’ faces
Alibaba’s new social media app wants you to scan your friends’ faces
“Scan face and add impressions to know her,” says the app’s description on China’s iOS App Store. (Picture: Real如我)

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Vivo promises a $280 5G phone next year
Vivo promises a $280 5G phone next year
Vivo's new flagship, the Nex 3, has attracted attention with its 64-megapixel pop-up camera and a premium model that comes with 5G. (Picture: Ben Sin/SCMP)

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