Upping the ante on the bezel-less game, Xiaomi yesterday announced the successor to the Mi Mix 2S. The Mi Mix 3 uses a sliding mechanism which veils the selfie camera and allows for a larger screen-to-body ratio compared to the predecessor.
The Mi Mix 3 comes with a tall 6.39-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The ceramic material, which is used to craft the back of the Mi Mix 3, gives it a striking appearance while the slider is certain to catch anyone’s attention in this civilization of boxy and rectangular smartphones.
Powered by a Snapdragon 845, the Mi Mix 3 wields the power of up to 10GB of RAM. After the recently launched Black Shark Helo, the Mix 3 becomes the second smartphone which uses 10GB of RAM. However, this merit is limited to the highest variant which comes as a special edition model. Interestingly, the Mix 3 is also destined to be among the smartphones with support for 5G.
Alongside the standard ceramic look, Xiaomi also introduced the special “Forbidden City” edition with a golden lion etched on the back, inspired by the lion statues in the ancient palace in the Chinese capital. But for this variant, you’ll be required to pay 1,700 yuan more than the base model and 1,000 yuan more than the second-best version.
The Mi Mix 3 has a surprising camera performance and we already saw DxOMark hailing its capabilities in their well-timed camera review. It scores on par with the Galaxy Note 9 and has been called almost as good as the iPhone XS. Complementing the dual camera setup on the rear are dual cameras on the front, which are backed by Xiaomi’s AI algorithms for beautification and bokeh.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Specifications
Here’s what the new Xiaomi flagship brings to the table in terms of specifications:
|Dimensions and Weight||157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5mm
2,340 x 1,080
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
10GB (Forbidden City Special Edition)
|Rear Cameras||12MP f/1.8 wide-angle +12MP f/2.4 2x telephoto
OIS (primary only) + EIS
|Front Camera||24MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4|
Quick Charge 4+
up to 10W wireless charging
|Software||MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MU-MIMO dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Type-C|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Electronic Compass, Barometer|
|Colors||Jade Green, Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue|
|Price||Starts at 3,299 yuan|
Mi Mix 3 Price and Availability
Xiaomi has announced three variants of the Mix 3 besides the special edition and available options start with a pricing of 3,299 yuan (~Rs 35,000). This is for the 6GB+128GB model while the 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants have been priced at 3,599 yaun (~Rs 38,000) and 3,999 yuan (~Rs 42,000). These are available in Jade Green, Onyx Black, and Sapphire Blue.
The special edition variant can be bought for 4,999 yuan. Lastly, while there’s no word on the availability of the Mi Mix 3 yet, the 5G-enabled variant will be available starting the first quarter of 2019. As of now, we have no information about availability in India but we’ll update you as soon as gather more information about it.