Get In Gear: On the flip side


  • Smartphones
  • Monday, 06 Jan 2020

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is an almost all-display device boasting a 180.6% screen-to-body ratio. — Bloomberg

The New Year brings fresh expectations and in tech, that means looking forward to seeing innovative new products.

LifestyleTech is introducing Get In Gear, a breezy section that will highlight the latest and greatest products that you should look out for.

Mate X

Huawei CEO Richard Yu teased in a report that the Mate X, which made its debut in China last November, will be released in more countries with an improved processor, tougher screen and better hinge.

Huawei Mate XHuawei Mate X

The Mate X is a revolutionary smartphone that has a foldable screen that wraps around the outside of the device.

When folded, the front screen is 6.6in in size and when unfolded, it becomes an 8in screen that’s great for work (think multitasking) and play.

It goes for US$2,400 (RM9,850) in China.

Galaxy A51/A71

Electronics giant Samsung is likely to start the year with the A series, namely the A51 and A71.

Galaxy A71Galaxy A71

The A51 and A71 have a 6.5in and 6.7in screen, respectively, with the same full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,400 pixels).

Both phones feature quad cameras on the back – 48-megapixel main camera (64-megapixel on the A71), 5-megapixel depth camera, 5-megapixel macro camera and 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.

Razr

Remember the Razr flip phone that was released in 2004? Motorola is attempting to “revive” it with a foldable version.

The new device has the same name and retains the clamshell design, giving users two screens: a 2.7in display on the front and when flipped open, a 6.2in display on the inside. — APThe new device has the same name and retains the clamshell design, giving users two screens: a 2.7in display on the front and when flipped open, a 6.2in display on the inside. — AP

The new device has the same name and retains the clamshell design, giving users two screens: a 2.7in display on the front and when flipped open, a 6.2in display on the inside.

It’s expected to go on sale in the United States in January with a US$1,500 (RM6,150) price tag.

Mi Mix Alpha

On Dec 23, Xiaomi posted a teaser on Weibo for the Mi Mix Alpha, an almost all-display device boasting a 180.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Yes, you read that right – the screen wraps around the device, with only a thin strip for the camera.

This strip houses three cameras, including a 108-megapixel sensor with Samsung HMX lens. The phone is expected to cost more than RM10,000.

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