Last Update: April 22nd, 2019
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is the Chinese manufacturer’s latest high-end smartphone. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 845 chipset, and features camera hardware that is identical to some previous models, such as the Mi 8 or Mi MIX 2S, both of which were launched earlier this year. The 6.39″ screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is certainly pretty big, almost as big as the original. Bezels are just dead space, so efficient design demands that they be covered with screen. The original Mix got 3/4 of the way there, now the fourth model in the series slimmed down the one remaining bezel – the bottom one.
Here is a pre-order/in stock/availability tracker for Mi MIX 3 in USA:
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Specs-wise, the Mi Mix 3 moves the series to OLED with a 6.4-inch 1080p panel. There are four cameras in total: 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto modules on the back, and a 24-megapixel selfie camera backed by a 2-megapixel sensor on the front. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back, so unlike the Oppo Find X you don’t have to pop the cameras up every time you want to unlock it.
As with basically every other high-end Android phone this year, the Mi Mix 3 has a Snapdragon 845 processor, but breaks new memory grounds by including up to 10GB of RAM. Xiaomi is also bundling the phone with a 10W wireless charger. A 5G version is set for release in Europe early next year.
The Mi Mix 3 will be out on November 1st in China, starting at 3,299 yuan ($475) for a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage; that’s the same base price that the 64GB Mi 2S launched at. 3,999 yuan ($575) gets you 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The 10GB model is a “Forbidden City Palace Museum” special edition variant that comes with 256GB of storage and costs 4,999 yuan ($720). Pricing for India and other markets should be announced soon.