After 3 years of development, 60 patents filed, and roughly 500 million Chinese yuan, Xiaomi’s under-display camera has finally arrived. The handset maker (and maker of everything under the sun) showed off its third-gen under-display camera technology last year, only be beaten by ZTE in getting it onto the market, twice.

Xiaomi Mix 4 Smartphone

Folks, this is the Xiaomi Mix 4, the brand’s first device with an under-display camera. Fronting the device is a 120 Hz 6.67-inch Camera Under Panel (CUP) full-screen FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) TrueTone AMOLED display, packing 400 PPI and boasting a billion colors, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support, and more importantly, a 20 MP camera beneath it.

Around the rear is a tri-camera setup comprising of a 108 MP “4-in-1” Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) main camera, a 13 MP free-form ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8 MP telephoto capable of 50x periscope telephoto (5x optical zoom) with OIS.

Xiaomi Mix 4 Smartphone

The device is powered by this flagship chip from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 888+, along with the fastest memory there is today, LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1, and paired to a 4,500 mAh battery that supports 120 W fast wired charging and 50 W wireless charging.

Other key features include Wi-Fi 6, Harman Kardon sound, stereo speaker, support Hi-Res audio, Ultra Wide Band (UWB) for spatial positioning, NFC, Corning Gorilla Victus glass, super Bluetooth, IR blaster, X curvilinear motor, and all-new “anti-lost” function. The latter is worthy of a mention.

Xiaomi Mix 4 Smartphone

The so-call anti-lost is not to be confused with Find My Device. It is more. It will prevent the device from being used if someone picked it up. It is a series of features, including binding the SIM card to the phone to prevent the SIM card from being misused on another phone.

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At the same time, the phone can be located even if the SIM card is removed as the device will create a virtual SIM card on the phone itself. Finally, the phone cannot be restarted (to set to factory settings and such) without entering the PIN you have set.

Xiaomi Mix 4 Smartphone

The Xiaomi Mix 4 Smartphone is offered in 8 + 128 GB, 8 + 256 GB, 12 + 256 GB, and 12 + 512 GB flavors and has a starting price of 4,999 yuan (around US$770). The phone will be released next month.

Images: Xiaomi [CH].

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