Xiaomi, one of the leading smartphone manufacturer, is mostly known for its budget smartphone offerings.
Xiaomi will have versions of the Mi Mix 3 with 6GB of RAM, 8GB of RAM and later this year a 10GB model.
The quest for bigger screens led to many smartphone companies ending up cutting a part of the screen to accommodate the camera. It will then go on sale via Mi.com on October 27. The variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is priced at $100 more ($575). Mi MIX 3 will come with a rear dual camera sporting two 12 megapixel sensors backed by AI features. Additionally, there is a special in-game function for the slider, allowing users to access screen capture, screen recorder, or hide notifications during gaming sessions - though that means there will be an extra piece of thing protruding out from the side of the phone. We haven't seen slider phones of this kind since the early 2000s.
It's still unclear whether Xiaomi will launch the smartphone in the country or not, if it does, Mi MIX will become the first 5G smartphone in India to run 10GB of RAM. It also has dual cameras on both front and back.
The secondary camera is a 12 MP telephoto camera with smaller f/2.4 aperture with 1.0 micron pixels. The work appears to have paid off for Xiaomi as DxOMark gave the Mi Mix 3 an overall rating of 103, which is just behind the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone XS Max. According to the company, Xiaomi claimed that the slider has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles in lab tests. The Chinese tech giant has taken a different route this time, including several changes that separate the Mi Mix 3 design from the previous releases.
The device joins the LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy 9 lineup in being powered by Qualcomm's premium Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, a chip created to be ultra fast with top-of-the-line performance. The battery comes in at 3,850mAh and supports fast wired and wireless charging at 10 watts. The secondary front camera is a 2 MP depth sensing camera. The phone will be available there starting on November 1. The primary front camera uses pixel binning technique to achieve the pixel size of 1.8 micron.