Xiaomi recently revealed their latest flagship phone, the Mi Mix 3, during a launch event held at the Forbidden City in China on October 25. It comes with a notch-less, slidable display which you can flick down to unveil a dual selfie camera, similar to the Oppo Find X’s motorized camera array.
While it does seem the slider mechanism on the Mi Mix 3 got its inspiration from the Oppo Find X, Xiaomi made a much more practical design choice for their latest flagship phone. Instead of harnessing a motorized camera module that slides out within a second, they incorporated a magnetic slider that users can manually slide to reveal the device’s dual front cameras. But on the downside, this mechanism can break down over time, same as the motorized system on the Oppo Find X. That being said, Xiaomi claims that the Mi Mix 3’s mechanism can be used 300,000 times without any issues.
Apart from its slide-down design, the Mi Mix 3 also houses a 256GB of internal storage and 10GB of RAM – outstanding specs found in the Palace Museum Edition. This special version of the Mi Mix 3 comes in a Forbidden City Blue color and has an inscription of a Chinese mythical creature “Xie Zhi” on the back. It is also accompanied by a 24K gold-coated collectible statue of the mythical beast and is boxed in a unique packaging. As for the standard variants, there are three storage options including 128GB + 6GB, 128GB + 8GB, and 256GB + 8GB. They will be available in Jade Green, Onyx Black, and Sapphire Blue color variants.
Here are the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3:
|Specs||Xiaomi Mi Mix 3|
|Display||6.39-inch (1080 x 2340p)|
|Processor||4x2.8GHz & 4x1.7GHz, octa-core|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie|
|RAM||10GB (Palace Museum Edition), 8GB/6GB (Standard)|
|Internal Storage||256GB, 128GB|
|Primary Camera||dual 12MP + 12MP (wide + telephoto)|
|Front Camera||dual 24MP + 2MP (depth sensor)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 845 (10nm)|
|Headphone Jack||No (but comes with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter)|
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Price and Release Date
Xiaomi unveiled the prices of the Mi Mix 3’s variants. The Palace Museum Edition retails for CNY 4,999 (~₱ 38,545), while the prices of the standard variants are as follows:
- 256GB + 8GB – CNY 3,999 (~₱ 30,830)
- 128GB + 8GB – CNY 3,599 (~₱ 27,745)
- 128GB + 6GB – CNY 3,299 (~₱ 25,434)
In terms of release date, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be up for sale in China on November 1, while there’s no official word yet on when it will be available in the Philippines. It may arrive in the coming weeks after its November release.
Hero image courtesy of Xiaomi