Xiaomi is going to be preparing its most powerful flagship of the year called the Mi MIX 3 very soon, and it will serve as the successor to last year’s Mi MIX 2. More leaked images alleged the flagship bearing a glass or ceramic back but unlike what we’ve heard from previous rumours, there is not going to be a triple-camera setup like we have seen on devices like the P20 Pro (review). However, you will still be getting an all-screen design.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Alleged Hands-on Images Leaked
There are a total of three images leaked that apparently reveal the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. The dual-camera setup is not going to be present on any corner of the flagship but will be present in the centre. Though, the device was not shown from various different angles but the interesting thing to note is that one of the images reveals that the upcoming flagship will have a very small chin bezel. This means that Xiaomi might have found a way to reduce the bezels compared to the Mi MIX 2S and the Mi MIX 2.
Still, we do not know what the top part of the smartphone is going to look like. Rumours state that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will have a pop-up camera like the Vivo NEX (review) to achieve the high screen-to-body ratio. The launch of the smartphone is expected to take place during the month of September and there are bound to be several leaks coming through. Maybe we might get an idea as to the design of the top part of the phone.
Also, if you did not notice this, there is no rear-mounted fingerprint reader, so we are expecting an in-screen fingerprint module, and there is also the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack as it is not visile in the leaked images. This either means that the headphone jack is going to be present at the top of the phone, or it has been omitted from the device completely.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Rumoured Specifications, Features
The details of the screen design of the Mi MIX 3 have not been leaked so we cannot comment on this specification right now. However, we do know that the flagship is going to be armed with a Snapdragon 845 chipset when it launches. The base model could feature 6GB of RAM, while the model with the highest specifications possible will most likely see 8GB RAM. The 8GB RAM could feature 256GB of internal storage while the 6GB RAM version could be limited to 64GB of UFS 2.1 memory.
Like all Xiaomi’s high-end smartphones, this one is not going to feature an expandable storage slot so when the Mi MIX 3 does officially launch in India, you will have to take care as to which model you want to purchase beforehand. Luckily, the bezel-less smartphone will also be sold in a dual-SIM model, so apart from the performance and an attractive design, you have the option to use two contact numbers at once in the future if you wish to.
In the software side, the Mi MIX 3 is expected to be running Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 running on top. However, with Android 9 Pie officially launched, the flagship could be one of the first devices from the company to be updated to the latest version. The previous Mi MIX 2S came with a 12 + 12MP dual-camera configuration at the back. The Mi MIX 3 could feature a similar setup, and it could take advantage of the AI to improve images and videos considerably.
It is possible that the front camera on the Mi MIX 3 will be a pop-up shooter and it could be an 8MP unit. Xiaomi will probably have no choice but to use this form of a camera because the smartphone will have very thin bezels from all angles and corners. This also means that the device will come with an in-display fingerprint reader.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Expected Launch Date
The launch of the flagship is expected to take place on September 15 in China. A launch in India can only take place after the aforementioned date. The Mi MIX 2 is being sold here at a discounted price, and when the Mi MIX 3 arrives here in India, it is most likely will be sold at a much cheaper price. As for the expected price, the truly bezel-less flagship might cost close to Rs. 40,000, but that will probably be for the base model, which could have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.