5G Compatible Mi Mix 3 Will Launch Ahead Of MWC
Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 3 smartphone back in October 2018. At the time of its launch, the company promised that a 5G compatible variant of the same will be launched in the year 2019. An invitation poster that has now been taken down revealed that Xiaomi will launch the 5G compatible Mi Mix 3 a day before MWC. Except for the Snapdragon 855 SoC that has the 5G modem built-in, the new device will have similar specifications as the regular variant.
MWC or Mobile World Congress is one of the most significant tech events in the world, especially for mobile devices. The MWC event will be held in Barcelona, Spain between the dates 25-28 February. Usually, MWC sees the launch of flagship smartphones from several manufacturers but this year could be a bit different. Samsung has also scheduled its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event for 20 February where the company will launch its Galaxy S10 lineup and the foldable phone.
Why Launch The 5G Compatible Mi Mix 3 Before MWC ?
Apparently, Xiaomi wants to grab the maximum attention possible at the time of launching one of the worlds first 5G compatible smartphone. Launching the 5G compatible Mi Mix 3 at an event full of other excellent products can undervalue the significance of the former. Additionally, Xiaomi will likely be able to maintain the sense of appreciation for the smartphone throughout the MWC event.
Mi Mix 3 Features & Design
The Mi Mix 3 has an innovative design with a sliding back that conceals the front-facing cameras. On the front of the smartphone sits a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a very high screen to body ratio of 93.4%.
The Mi Mix 3 has dual neodymium magnets that provide it with the sliding functionality. According to Xiaomi, the sliding mechanism has been tested up to 0.3 million times which provides a reference point about its durability.
Under the hood, the 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3 will feature the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC that is fabricated using 7 nm manufacturing technology. The chipset consists of an Octa-Core Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU.
For photography, the Mi Mix has dual 12 MP + 12 MP rear cameras and dual 24 MP + 2 MP front cameras. The rear cameras of the Mi Mix 3 can capture 2160p videos and the front camera can capture 1080p videos.
The rear of the Mi Mix 3 is made of Ceramic which harbours the dual rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor for securely unlocking it. In terms of memory and storage, the 5G compatible Mi Mix 3 is expected to be available in three storage capacities like the standard variant which are as follow:
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
- 10 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
The price of the 5G compatible Mi Mix 3 will be announced at the time of its launch. However, it will surely be more than the standard variant which starts at 3,299 ¥ (around Rs. 34,800/-) and goes all the way up to3,999 ¥ (around Rs. 42,200/-).