After several leaks, and teasers, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was finally announced yesterday. The new phone came with a magnetic slider for selfie camera, flagship internals, and four cameras – having two on each side. These are some of its highlights, read on as you see the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 full specification, price and date of availability.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Features
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 comes with a 6.4 AMOLED screen, and the manufacturer claims a massive 93.4% screen-to-body ratio and Full HD+ resolution. The rear part of the Mi Mix 3 is mounted in a magnetic slider, which reveals a 24MP + 2MP front camera combo when slid out. The main sensor here is the Sony IMX576, which the company claims can achieve 1.8µm pixel size by 4-pixel binning in low-light environments. Its resolution is effectively reduced to 6MP in those conditions though.
At the back, you will also find another dual camera combo – 12MP + 12MP, the primary sensor being Sony IMX363 with 1.4µm pixel size and f/1.8 lens, while the secondary telephoto cam has f/2.4 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3brings a new Night Mode that lets you take hand-held long exposure shots, similar to what Huawei introduced earlier this year. Xiaomi even featured side-by-side comparisons of the Mi Mix 3 and P20 Pro Night mode shots, suggesting that its phone easily outperforms its rival.
On the inside of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, you will find a Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB, 8GB, or 10GB or RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage. all depending on the memory option you decide to buy. There is no microSD slot for memory expansion though, which means you are left with the in-built memory option alone. You are entitled to fast wired charging through the USB-C port, as well as decent 10W wireless charging.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 also have a 5G version, although it will be available in the first quarter of 2019. The company did made it known that it will be available in Europe, but has not mentioned any other markets yet.
Moving to the software aspect, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will arrive with MIUI 10 out-of-the-box and will sport a hardware button on the left side of the Xiao AI assistant. The AI only speaks Chinese though, which means it is not going to be available outside China.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November 1|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|– MIUI 10|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||512 GB, 10 GB RAM or 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Dual||12 MP, PDAF|
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@960fps|
|Dual||Mechanical pop-up 24 MP|
Mechanical pop-up 2 MP, depth sensor
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging|
– Wireless charging
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Colors||Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, Forbidden City Blue (10 GB only)|
|Price||About 500 EUR|
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Price and Availability
The Mi Mix 3 will be available in three different colours; Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, and Onyx Black.
Now looking at the price, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will cost CNY3,299 ($474 in US, and €420 in Europe) for the 6GB/128GB version, CNY3,599 ($515 in US, and €450 in Europe) for the 8GB/128GB version, and CNY3,999 ($575 in US, and €505 in Europe) for the 8GB/256GB version. All the versions will come with a 10W wireless charger included in the retail package as well as a protective case.
The 10GB RAM variant is called Forbidden City and comes in a different hue of Blue. It will come with a gold-plated statue of a mythical Chinese creature in the box and will cost CNY4,999 ($720 in US and €630 in Europe).
Pre-order has already started for the regular variants, with actual sales kicking off by November 1. The fancy Forbidden City edition will be available towards the end of November 2018.