The next Mi Mix will receive a global release as Xiaomi teases groundbreaking battery technology
Xiaomi has confirmed yet more details about its upcoming smartphones ahead of its March 29 hardware event. Yesterday, the company announced on its Weibo channel that the Mi Mix series would be returning following a hiatus after the short-lived Mi Mix Alpha. Additionally, it confirmed that the upcoming but unnamed Mi Mix device would be the first smartphone with a liquid lens camera, although Huawei is expected to unveil comparable technology in the P50 series next month.
Now, Xiaomi has unveiled its plans to revitalise the Mi Mix series on its global Twitter account. Until now, we have only seen Xiaomi certifying what is expected to be the next Mi Mix smartphone in China, leading us to believe that this would be the only region in which it would be sold. Xiaomi has form for releasing high-end smartphones only in its home market, as it did with the Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra, so it would not be too much of a surprise if the company pursued a similar path with its next Mi Mix device. However, Xiaomi's teaser on its global Twitter account implies that it plans to sell the next Mi Mix in multiple markets, unlike the Mi Mix Alpha.
The company has shared more light on the Mi 11 Ultra, which should be receiving a global release. According to two Weibo posts, Xiaomi has equipped the Mi 11 Ultra with a Silicon-Oxygen Anode battery rather than a conventional Lithium-Ion one. Theoretically, Silicon-Oxygen Anode batteries are much denser than Lithium-Ion ones, which should allow Xiaomi to include thinner batteries in their smartphones or higher capacity ones.
Apparently, this new battery technology will be capable of recharging more quickly than Lithium-Ion batteries can too. We are struggling to see how much faster one would like to recharge their smartphone than what the likes of the Mi 10 Ultra or OnePlus 9 Pro currently offer, mind you. Still, we do not have to wait long before Xiaomi reveals what its new battery technology can do.