Xiaomi has announced Mi Mix 3, the latest introduction in its fullscreen flagship phone series. It’s yet another new advanced Chinese device with a great relationship between image and image achieved by hiding the front cameras on a sliding mechanism – no hitch required. Unlike Vivo Nex or Oppo Find X, the slider is not powered by motors. CEO Lei Jun compares the design with older sliding phones and suggests that it will be relaxing just for playing with.
The two previous Mi Mix phones were both pioneering trials of Xiaomi to reduce the frames around the screen as much as possible, but they predated the now-present note and compromised by placing the selfie camera under the screen and forcing you to hold the phone upside down or deal with an unflattering angle. Even Xiaomi himself adopted the booklet earlier this year with Mi 8. But Mi Mix 3 maintains the spirit of the series while it seems to fix one of its major shortcomings.
Xiaomi claims a body-to-body ratio of 93.4 percent, and has cut down the “chin” at the bottom of the screen by almost 4.5 millimeters compared to Mi Mix 2S.
Specifically, the Mi Mix 3 series moves to OLED with a 6.4 “1080p panel. There are a total of four cameras: 12 megapixel wide-angle and telemodules on the backside and a 24-megapixel self-camera baked by a 2-megapixel sensor on the front.
Like most other advanced Android phones this year, Mi Mix 3 has a Snapdragon 845 processor, but breaks down new memory bases by including 10GB of RAM. Xiaomi also bundles the phone with a 10W wireless charger. A 5G version is ready for release in Europe next year.
Xiaomo launch event is currently underway in Beijing. We update with additional information, such as price information for China and India, as soon as we have them.