Xiaomi MI Mix 3 debuts after so much anticipation. The device unveiled in China comes as the first smartphone to feature both 10GB RAM and 5G network connectivity. It also features other fascinating specs, a manual slider for the selfie camera and 10W wireless charging.
Xiaomi MI Mix 3 sports a tall 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 93.4% screen to body ration onboard Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood is Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with either 6GB, 8GB or 10GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal memory. Unfortunately, there’s no expansion slot and the 3.5mm headphone jack didn’t make the cut either.
The camera department features a dual 12MP Sony IMX363 accompanied by a 12MP telephoto lens. It comes with a massive f/1.4um pixel, f/1.8 aperture lens while the secondary cam has f/2.4 aperture and 1.0um pixel size. The front camera, however, is mounted on a manual slide which houses the 12MP Sony IMX 576 sensor, accompanied by a 2MP sub sensor. The sensor in a low situation can achieve 1.8um pixel size by 4-pixel binning but on a reduced resolution of 6MP.
The Xiaomi MI Mix 3 has introduced a new camera features to light up your life. It allows you to take steady handheld night shots and you also get AI scene recognition features. The AI engine now lets you shot 960 fps slow motion video with automatic background music.
Xiaomi MI Mix 3 comes preloaded with MIUI 10 and a dedicated Xiao AI assistant button. The assistant only speaks Chinese and is likely not to be available for the global market.
Packed inside the Mi Mix 3 is a 3200mAh battery that supports 10W Qi wireless charging. It also supports fast charge technology (Quick charge 4.0+) through USB-C port and promises 50% battery charge in 30 minutes.
The price will start from CNY3,299 ($475/£366) for the 6/128GB variant. The 8/128GB version will sell at CNY 3,599 ($518/£399) while the 8/256GB model will be up for CNY 3,999 ($576/£444). All comes in colors of Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, and Onyx Black.
The premium 10GB RAM variant called Forbidden City will have a price tag of CNY 4,999 ($720/£555). It will available from mid-November in a special Blue color and will have a gold-like plated statue of a mythical Chinese creature inside the box.
Pre-order has started on Mi.com for the regular models with sales starting next week, presumably November 1.