Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Mi LEX With Dedicated Xiao AI Buttons Surface Online, Expected to Launch in October

The Mi Mix 3 will also feature a manual slider for revealing the front camera.


The latest from Xiaomi comes in the form of Mi Mix 3 and Mi LEX smartphones which will be announced in the near future. While we have multiple leaks revealing most of the important details of Mi Mix 3, the Mi LEX still remains wrapped. Thanks to the previously leaked images, we know that the Mi Mix 3 will feature a sliding design. In a recent development, a new screenshot has emerged on Weibo, suggesting that the Mi Mix 3 and the Mi LEX could come with a dedicated Xiao AI button on the left side.

Mi Mix 3, Mi LEX: Featuring Dedicated Xiao AI Button

As seen in the leaked images on Weibo, the Mi Mix 3 and the Mi LEX smartphone will feature a button on the left to access the company’s AI assistant called Xiao. The Xiao AI button which can be used to get the device in action on a single press. The dedicated button will be performing several other functions as well. You may ask any question from the AI-assistant by long pressing the button and holding it until the end end of the command. Upon double pressing the button, you can also add a customized function. If there is any reality to this leak, the Mi Mix 3 will be an overwhelming upgrade over its predecessor, Mi Mix 2. Not much is known about the specifications of the Mi LEX, but we do have a fair idea about the Mi Mix 3. Let’s take a look at what we know about the smartphone so far.

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Mi Mix 3: Specifications, Features

A recently leaked hands-on video reveals that the Mi Mix 3 comes with a manual slider for the front camera. Design-wise, the device seems to have drawn inspiration from the Vivo NEX and Oppo Find X.

The Mi Mix 3 is expected to feature a notch-free 6.4-inch QHD+ AMOLED display panel. There is no information on the aspect ratio of the device and hence, the screen resolution remains difficult to guess. In the imaging department, there is a dual-camera set up at the back with a 12+12-megapixels combination primary camera. The camera units will get all the AI-assisted features that the company added in the earlier version of MIUI. The secondary camera could be a 20MP unit and it is expected to come with portrait mode, beauty mode along with other AI-powered features.

Under the hood, the Mi Mix 3 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is you can find on every premium-grade device. The chipset is coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM, based on the storage model. The two storage models will feature 64GB and 128GB internal memory. Sadly, you won’t get the option to expand the storage any further. The Mi Mix 3 is expected to feature a huge 4,000mAh capacity battery which will support Quick Charge 4.0.

On the connectivity front, the Mi Mix 3 will include all the standard features including 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, BeiDou, NFC and a USB Type C port for data transfer and charging. Also, you will not find the 3.5mm headphone jack on this device. For software, the Mi Mix is most likely to run Android Oreo out of the box wrapped under MIUI skin.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Expected Price in India

The device is expected to be priced at 3799 Yuan for the standard variant, which roughly translates to Rs. 40,000. The 6GB RAM with 64GB storage is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs. 38,000 in India. The Ceramic Edition of the device with the same storage could sell for Rs. 45,000. The 8GB variant with 128GB onboard storage could sell for Rs. 41,000 for the Standard Edition and the Ceramic Edition could be priced at Rs. 51,000.