The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is one of the most interesting handsets that was launched recently in China. Sadly though, it has yet to escape the confines of the Great Wall officially. However, that seems to be more and more likely as the handset was just found on European Economic Community (EEC). This is augmented by a recent Reddit user post who reported that the MIX 3 could be coming to Germany on the 1st of December.
Xiaomi’s newfound focus on Europe and a recent debut in the UK makes these new sightings even more believable. In fact, the company has also scheduled a launch event in New York where rumours suggest the MIX 3 will also be revealed. Furthermore, the device was also detected at Bluetooth SIG. We also reported recently that the Black Shark Helo will also be launched in the European market. However, pricing of either handset is not yet known. Xiaomi has yet to speak anything about this officially.
October 18, 2018 – Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Spotted on TENAA, MIIT Ahead of Launch on October 25
The successor to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is just around the corner. We are expecting Xiaomi to announce the new Mi Mix 3 with a sliding camera design, new hardware and more, on October 25. As we are getting closer to the d-day, the smartphone has also been popping up on various certification sites. We have also seen a hands-on video of the phone, showcasing its front face unlock feature.
We have now spotted a Xiaomi phone with model number M1810E5E on the certification site MIIT, and also on TENAA. Last month, we saw another model number M1810E5A on MIIT. These model numbers could be for different regions, but we aren’t sure yet. Unfortunately, none of these listings reveal any other details about the phone. There aren’t any information regarding the specifications, software, etc. We will have to wait till the launch day to find out more. All we know for now, is that the phone will have a sliding design which will house the front camera setup. It is also said to feature a full bezel-less display, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
October 16, 2018 – [Exclusive] Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Storage and Colour Variants Revealed
Xiaomi first teased the third generation of its Mi Mix series very unexpectedly at IFA 2018. Although that was some time ago, now we’re halfway into October and the bezel-less beauty is likely to launch by the end of this month. Yesterday night we had an official teaser posted by Donovan Sung, Global Spokesperson of Xiaomi of the Mi Mix 3 on Twitter albeit it didn’t reveal much. Today, we have some exclusive information regarding the Mix 3 colours and storage variants. While we’re naming it Mi Mix 3 for the sake of simplicity here, previous reports have suggested that Xiaomi could rebrand the handset as Mi LEX. However, the latest official teaser has no such indication.
As you can see in the image below, the Mi Mix 3 is expected to come in three colours – Black, Green Emerald, and Sapphire Blue. As for variants, the base variant will be 6GB + 128GB, then comes the 8GB with options of 128GB or 256GB storage. Emerald Green was also a limited edition of the Mi Mix 2s and it looked gorgeous and with the new Mi Mix 3, we expect it to be even more jaw-dropping.
Regarding the design of the Mi Mix 3, one thing is pretty much official and i.e. the handset will feature a slider camera system. There are other mysteries still, but we still don’t know if the slider mechanism will be electric or just manual hand-propelled one. Also, from the official IFA 2018 image of the Mi Mix 3, it seems that the phone is split in two. The front houses the screen while the rear part of the slider houses the cameras. Regardless, we expect the handset to bring a near to 100 percent screen-to-body ratio in the race for the ultimate bezel-less device. Besides the display itself, we’re also expecting an on-screen fingerprint reader on the upcoming phablet.
Mi Mix 3 Expected Specifications
As for the specifications, it’s very well known that the handset is a flagship and will feature the Snapdragon 845 SoC. Third-party screen guards have suggested that the handset could feature a 6.4-inch display with at least Full-HD resolution.
As for optics, speculation suggests the Mi Mix 3 would feature a 16MP + 13MP combo on the rear while the slider will boast of a 20MP and a 3D face recognition module. To round it off, we expect the pricing to be around the $450 mark. Xiaomi has teased the handset launch on its official Weibo channel and we expect to see Xiaomi’s hardware acumen on October 25.