Xiaomi on Thursday launched another smartphone with 10GB of RAM. The latest offering from the company is Mi Mix 3, third-generation bezel-less phone that has an impressive 93.4% screen-to-body ratio. The new Xiaomi phone achieves such high aspect ratio without using a notch on the screen. Instead, it uses a sliding camera panel for taking selfies, similar to Oppo Find X.
“Mi MIX 3’s patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets that have been carefully calibrated. Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism immediately kicks in and finishes the opening in a snap with just the right amount of force. Xiaomi has dedicated substantial resources to the production process to ensure the slider has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles in lab tests,” Xiaomi explains the new slider design.
“The full-screen slider is fully customizable. Users can slide open the phone to answer calls or customize it to launch different functions. Additionally, there is a special in-game function for the slider, allowing users to access screen capture, screen recorder, or hide notifications during gaming sessions,” it added.
The company also touts that DxOMark has given it an overall score of 103, with a photo score of 108 and a video score of 93. This places it behind the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone XS Max in terms of overall score, and at the same level as the HTC U12+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The detailed DxOMark review is also out.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 specifications
Display: The Mi Mix 3 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) AMOLED display with a 93.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Processor: The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset
RAM: It comes in three RAM options – 6GB, 8GB and 10GB
Storage: The 6GB variant will be offered with 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB version will come with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The special edition 10GB variant will be offered with 256GB of internal storage
Rear camera: The rear camera comes with a primary 12MP wide-angle Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1,8 aperture and OIS. The 12MP secondary telephoto sensor is not optically stabilised and comes with a f/2.4 aperture. The cameras support dual-LED flash and PDAF. The Mi Mix 3 also gets a Night Mode feature for long exposure shots, AI scene recognition and support for 960fps slow-motion video recording.
Front camera: On the front, the system includes a 24MP primary Sony IMX576 sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth sensing.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 features
Coming to specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based on MIUI 10, and supports dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) slots. It features a 6.4-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ OLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with Adreno 630 GPU, and up to 10GB of RAM.
Optics include dual camera set up at the front and back – with two 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lenses at the back. The wide-angle lens features a Sony IMX363 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels, as well as dual-pixel tech. The telephoto lens features a Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor with a f/2.4 aperture and 1-micron pixels. Other features include dual-LED flash, OIS, optical zoom, AI background music, 960fps slow-motion, AI scene detection, AI bokeh, AI studio, and AI scene detection. At the front, there is one 24-megapixel (Sony IMX576 sensor) with 1.8-micron pixels, and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor with selfie light support. The front camera also offers AI features, including beautification and Bokeh effects.
The smartphone sports a rear fingerprint sensor supports Google ARCore and packs a 3,850mAh battery with 10W Qi wireless charging support. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (4×4 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth *v5.0*, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C support.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 price and availability
The Mi Mix 3 will be offered in three variants – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The base model is priced at CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 34,700), while the middle variant is priced at Rs 3,599 (approx Rs 38,000) and the top-end variant will cost CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 42,100).
Xiaomi also announced a special Forbidden City Edition with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage that will cost CNY 4,999 (approx Rs 52,000). The Mi Mix 3 will be available in China starting November 1. Xiaomi is yet to announce whether the device will make its way to India.