Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Mix 3 — the third iteration of a bezel-less designed phone, kicking the notch display into touch.
Wait.. Xiaomi? Don’t know them? Well, you might not be overly familiar with them yet, but they’re the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand and they are prepping for a big push into the UK. Just a month after we heard about a new UK store, Xiaomi have revealed a secret weapon – Wilkin Lee – you may remember him spearheading the Honor campaigns here.
In a couple of weeks, Xiaomi will showcase their flagship smartphone, debuting outside of greater China. The company will also be bringing us a wide range of smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The launch will be followed by the opening of that first UK store, on Saturday 10th November at Westfield shopping centre in White City.
Xiaomi officially entered the Western European market with a launch in Spain in November 2017, followed by France and Italy in May 2018. Now it’s the turn of the UK.
With a design very similar to the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find X, the Mi Mix 3 comes with a sliding mechanism which hides the front and rear camera, but unlike the Vivo and Oppo, the Mi Mix 3 does not feature a motorized slider, going old school with a manual slider.
Specs are as follows..
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset
- 10GB RAM, 128/256GB storage,
- Wireless charging,
- dual-SIM connectivity,
- 3850mAh battery with fast charging,
- USB-C connectivity.
- Rear fingerprint sensor.
- 6.4-inch FHD+ OLED screen, Xiaomi has managed to reduce the bottom chin on the Mi Mix 3 by nearly 4.5mm to increase its body-to-screen ratio to 93.4 percent.
Yes, yes. You read that right. 10GB of RAM. This thing should fly.
As for those cameras, the Mi Mix 3 comes with a dual-camera setup at both front and rear of the device. The primary 12 megapixel shooter uses a Sony IMX363 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and 1.4um pixel size, paired with a secondary 12 megapixel Samsung telephoto sensor offering 2x optical zoom. At the front, there’s a 24 megapixel selfie camera with Super Pixel low-light tech and a secondary 2 megapixel depth camera to aid the camera in capturing Portrait selfies.
The Mi Mix 3 will be available in Onyx Black, Jade Green, and Sapphire Blue colors. Prices for the device start from 3299 yuan £370 for the 6GB RAM/128GB variant and goes all the way up to 3999 yuan £448 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB variant.
There’s also a special ‘The Palace Museum’ edition of the Mi Mix 3 that comes with 24K gold-coated bronze statue for around £560 with 10GB RAM and 256GB storage, and goes on sale in China from November 1, but no news on Global release dates.