MWC 2019: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G, Mi 9 global variant launched, price, specifications, and more
Xiaomi Mi MIX3 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor paired with X50 modem.
Joining Samsung and Oppo, Xiaomi also launched its first 5G smartphone at MWC 2019. Instead of launching a new phone, Xiaomi has introduced a 5G variant of the Mi MIX 3 announced last October.
Xiaomi Mi MIX3 5G is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor paired with X50 modem. Xiaomi claims its 5G smartphone will be theoretically capable of downloading a 15-minute video sized 256MB in just 1 second.
In terms of specifications, Mi MIX 3 5G comes with the same set of features and design as the flagship device. Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in two colour options of 'Onyx Black' and 'Sapphire Blue'
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 specifications
Xiaomi had launched the Mi MIX 3 smartphone in China last October. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 features a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. In terms of storage, Mi MIX 3 comes in four variants of 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 10GB+256GB.
In the photography department, Mi MIX 3 sports dual pop-up selfie cameras of 24-megapixel and 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the rear, the smartphone offers dual-camera setup as well with 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lens.
On the software front, it runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Connectivity options on the Mi MIX 3 include dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C port. It packs a 3,200mAh battery along with fast charging and wireless charging. Mi MIX 3 has a rear fingerprint sensor in addition to face unlock.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 price
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G starts at 599 Euros (₹48,000 approx.) Xiaomi Mi will be available starting in May across Mi retail stores and online channels.
In comparison, Mi MIX 3 is available in China at 3,299 Yuan (₹35,000 approx.)
Xiaomi Mi 9 global variant
In addition to its first 5G phone, Xiaomi also launched the Mi 9 flagship phone in China. There are three smartphones in the Mi 9 series including the affordable Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Explorer Edition. In Europe, Xiaomi has launched only the classic Mi 9.
In terms of specifications, Mi 9 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with X50 modem. It features an in-display fingerprint sensor, and packs triple rear cameras.
Xiaomi Mi 9 is priced at 499 Euors for the 6GB+64GB variant. Mi 9 6GB+128GB variant will retail at 499 Euros. Pre-orders for the Mi 9 start in Spain, Italy and France today. The smartphone will be available in three colour options of 'Ocean Blue', 'Lavender Violet', and Piano Black'.