Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi has launched its latest smartphone Mi Mix 3 at a Beijing event. The main attractions of this device is that it come with a magnetic sliding front camera, a dual vertical camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a true bezel-less display. This smartphone sports no display notch, and negligible chin at the bottom either. To incorporate all the sensors, Xiaomi has hidden them behind the display, and they slide out via a manual pop-up magnetic slider mechanism. There is also fast wireless charging, with a 10W wireless charger. Other big features of the Mi Mix 3 include up to 10GB RAM, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and a 24-megapixel front AI-based camera.
Speaking about the slider, Xiaomi says that the slider, apart from opening up cameras, also acts as a customisable shortcut action for many tasks. You can customise it to take a selfie, open the app drawer, make a call, and more, just by sliding up. The slider also makes a distinct sound every time you slide, and this sound can be personalised to your preference. It is expected to last for as many as 300,000 cycles. Xiaomi has also managed to reduce the antenna space by 72 percent thanks to a new customised antenna design.
About the availability, this smartphone will go on sale sometime at the end of November. It will be available in Onyx Black, Jade Green, and Sapphire Blue colour options, with the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants to go on sale in China from November 1. Xiaomi states that a 5G variant will also be made available in Europe next year. Availability and pricing for the Indian market and other markets is yet to be announced.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone by Xiaomi:
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 sports a 6.4-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ OLED panel with a 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with Adreno 630 GPU, and 6GB/8GB/10GB of RAM options. This device packs 128GB/256GB of internal storage. This dual-SIM (Nano) support device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo based on MIUI 10.
Coming to the camera part, this handset includes a dual camera setup at the front and back with two 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lenses at the back. The wide-angle lens features a Sony IMX363 sensor with dual-pixel tech. The telephoto lens features a Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor. Other features include dual-LED flash, OIS, optical zoom, AI background music, 960fps slow-motion, AI scene detection, AI bokeh, AI studio, and AI scene detection. Up front, it features a 24-megapixel (Sony IMX576) primary sensor along with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with selfie light support. The front camera also offers AI features, including beautification and Bokeh effects.
In terms of connectivity options, this smartphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (4×4 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth *v5.0*, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C support. It also bears a rear fingerprint sensor, supports Google ARCore. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is fuelled by a 3,850mAh battery with 10W Qi wireless charging support.