Xiaomi is all set to launch its longtime rumoured Mi Mix 3 smartphone tomorrow, i.e. on October 25, at 2 PM local time in China, which translates to 11:30 AM IST. The launch event is scheduled to happen in the Palace Museum, Beijing. A lot has already been talked about the Mi Mix 3. Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi Mix 3 will come with Oppo Find X like sliding camera and much slimmer bezels compared to the Mi Mix 2S and Mi Mix 2. Xiaomi has also revealed that Mi Mix 3 will come with 10GB RAM and also the first commercial 5G phone. Let’s take a quick look at everything we know about the Mi Mix 2 successor.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Design
The last two devices under the Mi Mix series – the Mi Mix 2 and the Mi Mix 2S – looked almost similar besides some changes in the internals. But that’s not going to be the case with the Mi Mix 3. With the Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi is not only bringing powerful hardware to the consumers, but also a new design. As noted, Xiaomi has already revealed that the Mi Mix 3 will be the first phone from the company to come with a slider which will equip the selfie camera and the sensors on it. The slider of the Mi Mix 3 is expected to work similar to the Oppo Find X. There’s, however, no clarity on the functioning of the slider for now.
Rumours suggest that the Mi Mix 3 will sport super-slim bezels, unlike the Mi Mix 2S which much like the Mi Mix 2 has a slightly thick top and bottom bezels. Some of the leaked images reveal that the bottom bezel of the Mi Mix 3 will be slightly thicker than the top bezel. But compared to the Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, and the Mi Mix 2S, the bezels around the Mi Mix 3 will be slimmer. The Mi Mix 3 will be one big phone. It is expected to come with a much higher screen-to-body ratio than the predecessor, almost around 95%.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Camera
Besides the design enhancement, the camera department of the Mi Mix 3 will also see a major improvement compared to the Mi Mix 2 and Mix 2S. Some of the latest rumours suggest that for the first time Xiaomi will bring the dual selfie camera technology to its Mi Mix series. Yes, the Mi Mix 3 will have two camera sensors on the front and both of them will be placed on the slider in addition to the sensors.
Rumours suggest that the Mi Mix 3 will come with four cameras in total, two in the front and two on the back. On the rear panel, the smartphone is expected to sport a 20MP primary sensor and 16MP secondary sensor. Early this week, Xiaomi executive confirmed that the dual rear camera of the Mi Mix 3 would be capable of shooting 1080p slow-motion video at 960 fps. Some of the camera shots of the Mi Mix 3 clicked in low-light also leaked the other day. The samples reveal that the blurring effect of the phone clicked in low-light scenario will be unbeatable.
The Mi Mix 3 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours. Some of the latest leaks suggest that to unlock the phone, the users will need to slide down the display for the 3D face unlock sensor to scan the face and unlock the device. The Mi Mix 3 is also said to come with a dedicated button for Xiao AI voice assistant on the side of the phone.
Other Features and Specifications of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
In-display fingerprint sensor or a rear mounted one? Past rumours suggested that the Mi Mix 3 will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Rumours revealed that the smartphone much like the Mi 8 Pro would come with a pressure sensitive under display fingerprint sensor. But now, contrary to the past rumours, some of the latest leaks suggest that the smartphone look a lot like the Mi Mix 2S from the back, meaning the Mi Mix 3 is said to come with a vertically aligned dual camera and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the back side.
Specs sheet of the Mi Mix 3 has also leaked online. As far as the specs are concerned, the Mi Mix 3 is expected to come with a 6.4-inch S-AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. On the hardware front, Mi Mix 3 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with up to 10GB RAM.