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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 With 5G Connectivity, 10GB RAM and Slider Camera Announced

On: October 25, 2018

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship the Mi Mix 3 at an event held in Beijing. The third generation device comes with same display as its predecessor but has a new camera design. There are a few upgrades in terms of technical specifications as well. Let’s take a look below:

Display & Design:

The Mi Mix 3 features the same edge-to-edge bezel less display like its predecessor. It flaunts a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel. The device features an impressive 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio for immersive viewing. Design-wise, the Mi Mix 3 has curved edges with a slim body. The back of the phone houses a vertical camera setup and a fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi has added a sliding camera module for its front camera. This feature was previously seen on the Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex to accommodate the edge-to-edge display. The Mi Mix 3 is available in Black, Green, and Blue color options. 

Cameras:

In the photography department, the Mi Mix 3 is equipped with dual cameras on the front and rear. The rear camera consists of 12MP +12MP Sony IMX 363 sensors. One is a wide angle lens and the other is telephoto lens. Upfront, the retractable camera slider houses a 24MP+2MP dual module accompanied by selfie light. The selfie camera pops up by sliding up the back, unlike Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex where the slider is powered by motors. Xiaomi has added a host of features and AI-capabilities for enhancing the quality of images to produce better results in low light conditions. The smartphone is capable of recording slow-mo videos at 960 frames per second.

The Mi Mix 3 has achieved a DxOMark score of 103, hitting 108 for photos and 93 for videos.

Performance, Storage & OS:

Under the hood, the Mi Mix 3 houses top-notch hardware. The device is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It is the second smartphone in the world after Xiaomi’s own Black Shark Helo to pack 10GB RAM.  Alongside the 10GB/256GB variant, the Mi Mix 3 will also be available in 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB configurations. 

Battery & Connectivity:

The Mi Mix 3 draws its power from a 4,000 mAh battery unit with support for wireless charging. Xiaomi has also bundled a 10W wireless charger with the phone. Connectivity-wise, the device features a USB Type-C port and other conventional options like 4G, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth.  The 5G variant of Mi Mix 3 will be available across Europe in Q1 2019.

Pricing & Availability:

The base 6GB/128GB model is priced at CNY 3,299 (Rs 34,814). The 8GB/128GB model and 8GB/256GB costs CNY 3,599 (Rs 37,980) and CNY 3,999 (Rs 42,183) respectively. Xiaomi has launched the 10GB variant as a special edition of Mi Mix 3 featuring a ceramic body representing Xiezhi, a legendary creature in Chinese and Korean mythology. It is priced at CNY 4,999 (Rs 52,721). Pricing and availability for India and global markets will be announced soon. We will keep you updated.

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.