Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 launch highlights: Price, specifications, features
Xiaomi launched its fourth-generation bezel-less smartphone, Mi MIX 3. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 packs a whopping 10GB of RAM along with a sliding camera.Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 starts at CNY 3,299 for the base model with 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage. Mi MIX 3 with 8GB+128GB will retail at 3,599 and the top model (10GB+256GB) at CNY 3,999. Xiaomi also unveiled a special edition of Mi MIX 3 featuring a ceramic body and the legendary Xiezhi creature. This edition of Mi MIX 3 carries a price tag of CNY 4,999.Mi MIX 3 has the same bezel-less display as the previous Mi MIX smartphones. It however features a new sliding form factor for its 24MP+2MP selfie camera module. There’s a dual-camera setup at the rear too which is a combination of 12MP cameras. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. Xiaomi will also launch a 5G-ready Mi MIX 3 later in the first quarter of 2019.Xiaomi’s new smartphone launch took place at The Forbidden City in Beijing. Here are the highlights from the Mi MIX 3 launch event.
That's all from Xiaomi's Mi MIX 3 launch event. To recap, Mi MIX 3 comes with 10GB of RAM and features a sliding camera. It will start at CNY 3,299 in China. Xiaomi also unveiled a special edition of Mi MIX 3 priced at CNY 4,999. Xiaomi will also launch a 5G-ready Mi MIX 3 in Q1, 2019.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 special edition
Xiaomi launched a special edition of Mi MIX 3 featuring a ceramic body and representing Xiezhi, a legendary creature in Chinese and Korean mythology. It has 10GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. This special edition of Mi MIX 3 will be priced at CNY 4,999.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Price
The base model of Mi MIX 3 (6GB+128GB) is priced at CNY 3,299. The 8GB+128GB model will retail at CNY 3,599. The top model of Mi MIX 3 with 10GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available at CNY 3,999.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
Xiaomi will launch the 5G version of Mi MIX 3 in the first quarter of 2019.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Performance
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Colours
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 comes in three colour options of black, green, and blue.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Design
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 has curved edges with a slim body and bottom chin. It has two speaker grilles at the bottom along with a USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Slo-mo video recording
Xiaomi Mi MIX3 comes with slow motion video recording support. The smartphone can record slo-mo videos at 960 frames per second.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 DxOMark
Xiaomi says that Mi MIX 3 has DxOMark score of 103.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Quad-camera setup
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 features AI-powered dual-camera setup at the front and rear. There's a 12MP+12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture dual camera combination at the rear. Up front the smartphone houses a 24MP+2MP dual-camera module with Sony IMX576 sensor for selfies.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 sliding camera
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 features a sliding form factor for its selfie camera. You slide the phone from the back, and the selfie camera pops up. Xiaomi compares the sliding design to the old slider phones.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Display
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 features a Full HD+ 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 specs
Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi MIX 3 will boast 10GB of RAM. Mi MIX 3 will be the first smartphone to pack 10GB of RAM. In comparison, Mi MIX 2 offers 6GB of RAM. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. Some reports suggest it could run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Sliding camera
Here's a teaser video showing how the sliding camera on the Mi MIX 3 works. You simply slide the phone down to launch the selfie camera.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: New camera design
Xiaomi has made its bezel-less display work by placing the front camera at the bottom chin. With the Mi MIX 3, the company is taking a different turn by adding a sliding for factor. Similar to the Oppo Find X, the front camera will slide up on top the smartphone. Vivo Nex also has a pop-up selfie camera to accommodate its edge-to-edge display.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Selfie camera
For selfies, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will feature a 24-megapixel selfie camera. The front camera will be accompanied by selfie-light. This is a big upgrade over the Mi MIX 2 which has a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 x Phillipe Starck
Like the previous Mi MIX smartphones, Mi MIX 3 will also be designed by Phillipe Starck. Xiaomi's launch event for today is titled ‘Art x Technology'.
Mi MIX 3: Slo-mo video
Another camera feature highlighted by Xiaomi is slow motion video recording. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will be capable of shooting slo-mo videos. It hasn't been announced at how many frames per second the slow-mo videos can be shot.
Steady night photography
Xiaomi has been sharing multiple teasers of its upcoming smartphone. Xiaomi says that the Mi MIX 3 will feature steady hand-held night photography. The company also shared a camera sample of the Mi MIX 3 taken at night.