After months of leaks and teasers, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has finally been launched at an event in Beijing, today. It comes as the successor to Mi Mix 2s and the latest entry in the company’s series of flagships. The phone preserves the tradition of the notch-less screen set by its predecessors, by featuring a slider mechanism to host the front-facing cameras.
The Mi Mix series was originally launched to pioneer the bezel-less and notchless design, however, in earlier versions Mix phones, the awkward camera position was a huge turn-off.
Eventually with the evolution of motorized camera slider in the OPPO Find X gave way to Xiaomi to install a manual slider mechanism about which the CEO Lei Jun says that “it’ll be relaxing just to play with.”
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hosts a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a FullHD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The company claims a screen-to-body ratio of 93.4% which definitely places it in our list of the phones with the highest screen to body ratio. The device also received a cut down on the chin at the bottom of the display by nearly 4.5 millimeters as compared to Mi Mix 2s.
Contrary to the previous rumors of Snapdragon 855 inclusion in the phone, the Mi Mix 3 is equipped with Snapdragon 845 just like all the other 2018 flagships but packs a groundbreaking 10GB RAM, making it the first flagship with such huge RAM capacity. The phone will come with 6/8/10GB RAM options along with 128GB/256GB storage.
The camera is another highlighting feature of the phone which managed to produce 108 and 93 marks respectively in photography and video on DxO Mark. There are four cameras in total; a 12MP wide-angle along with a 12MP telephoto module on the back, and a 24MP+2MP dual selfie camera sensor on the front.
The Mi Mix 3 will be available in China from November 1 with following approximate prices and will eventually start shipping globally.
- 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage: $475
- 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage: $575
- 10GB RAM, 256GB Storage (Forbidden City Special Edition): $720
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Specs
- Display: 6.4 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- RAM: 10GB, 8GB or 6GB
- Internal Storage: 128Gb or 256GB
- Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Battery: 4000mAh
- OS: Android Oreo