Xiaomi will announce the Mi Mix 3 on October 25, and it promises to be one of the most exciting Xiaomi phones we’ve seen in a while, due to an unusual way of maintaining the all-screen look synonymous with the Mi Mix range, and some incredible world-first technology.
There are videos and leaked renders showing what the phone might look like and how that slider would work.
A new Weibo leak puts paid to all hopes of seeing an in-display fingerprint scanner though. The leaked image shows the phones with a distinct, rear-mounted scanner. It’s unlikely that Xiaomi would offer two fingerprint scanners on one phone.
The rear is also said to come with a glass back finish and thus is expected to support wireless charging.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix pioneered the all-screen, bezel-less style design we’re seeing so much more of today. How will the Mi Mix 3 change things? An official video has shown us everything we need to know — the phone will have a slide-up camera module, something like the Oppo Find X, but likely not motorized.
In the video, people appear to be physically sliding the screen down to reveal the camera module, which is likely to only expose the selfie camera. On Twitter, Xiaomi global spokesperson Donovan Sung said the Mi Mix 3 will have, “A next generation full screen display, with a sliding form factor.” Clues about the slide-up design can also be seen in the official teaser for the phone, which you can see in this article’s main image.
This image of the phone indicates that the slider hosts a dual camera setup on the front. Also, a leaked press render reveals that the phone to be equipped with a 24 MP front-facing camera and an additional sensor which would be used for advanced facial recognition, as mentioned in GSMArena.
According to the company’s global spokesperson, Donovan Sung, the Mi Mix 3 will be capable of 5G connection speeds, and feature 10GB of RAM. This would make it a world first on both counts, and the specs have since been shared via the official Xiaomi Twitter account, too.
According to the report in GSMArena, the Chinese text seems to say that the company has worked with a British Museum to design the handset, which would be in a ceramic-like white colour.