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Xiaomi is forging its own path with this one, not following Apple’s lead towards notched designs nor adopting Oppo/vivos pop-up mechanisms. This is a manual slider and, besides solving the question of where to put the selfie camera, it enables a tactile interaction with the phone that just feels so satisfying.
The end result is 93.4% screen to body ratio (that’s the official number), a hard won improvement over the 91.3% of the original (we had issues with that number, but the new phone seems to be right on the money). Beside excelling in the screen department, the Mi Mix 3 has a flagship camera as well. It has dual cameras on its front and back and Xiaomi claims its one of the best mobile cameras on the market (with numbers to back it up).
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 845. It’s a highly capable chip-set and we’re quite familiar with its performance (we ran some early benchmarks anyway). While MIUI is not the lightest of skins, the interface feels snappy and fluid, apps launch quickly. There is a dedicated A1 button at the left side of the phone which can be used to control Xiao Ai voice assistant. The headphone jack has also been avoided on this device.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 – Price, Full Specifications & Features
|Release date||October 2018|
|Launched in India||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||157.89 x 74.69 x 8.46|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3850|
|Colours||Jade Green, Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.39|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1-micron)|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Rear flash||Dual LED|
|Front camera||24-megapixel (1.8-micron) + 2-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 8.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be shipping with a 10W wireless charge and will go on sale in China from November 1st. The 6GB + 128GB variant will be selling for RMB 3,299, 8GB + 128GB for RMB 3,599 and 8GB + 256GB for RMB 3,999. There is a Palace Museum Edition with 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage priced at RMB 4,999. Availability in other markets will be announced soon.