Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 is an all-screen magnetic slider phone with 10GB of RAM

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Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 3 smartphone at its Beijing event on Thursday. The device comes with a magnetic sliding front camera, a dual vertical camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a true bezel-less display. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 price starts at CNY 3,299 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option, CNY 3,599 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB variant, and CNY 3,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256B RAM storage.

There’s also a ‘Palace Museum’ special edition with a special design and accessories that comes with 10GB RAM + 256GB storage – it is priced at CNY 4,999, and will go on sale sometime at the end of November. The smartphone will be available in Onyx Black, Jade Green, and Sapphire Blue color options, with the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants to go on sale in China from November 1.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 specifications
The  Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based on MIUI 10, and supports dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) slots. It came with a 6.4-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ OLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with Adreno 630 GPU, and up to 10GB of RAM.

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 has a dual camera set up at the front and back – with two 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lenses at the back. The wide-angle lens features a Sony IMX363 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels, as well as dual-pixel tech. The telephoto lens features a Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor with a f/2.4 aperture and 1-micron pixels. Other features include dual-LED flash, OIS, optical zoom, AI background music, 960fps slow-motion, AI scene detection, AI bokeh, AI studio, and AI scene detection. At the front, there is one 24-megapixel (Sony IMX576 sensor) with 1.8-micron pixels, and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor with selfie light support. The front camera also offers AI features, including beautification and Bokeh effects. The smartphone sports a rear fingerprint sensor supports Google ARCore, and packs a 3,850mAh battery with 10W Qi wireless charging support. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (4×4 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth *v5.0*, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C support.

The slider needs to be started by hand, but after the initial push it becomes magnetically assisted. Here’s how Xiaomi puts it:

Mi MIX 3’s patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets that have been carefully calibrated. Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism immediately kicks in and finishes the opening in a snap with just the right amount of force. Xiaomi has dedicated substantial resources to the production process to ensure the slider has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles in lab tests.


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