Since last few days, Xiaomi has been posting the images and videos of its highly anticipated, upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi Mix 3, on its official Twitter account. Armed with features like a dual front-facing camera of 24MP and 960 FPS video support, Xiaomi is all set to spice up the competition in the premium smartphone segment with its Mi Mix 3. It is due to be released on the 25th of October, 2018 in Beijing.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Entry Into the Premium Segment
Xiaomi has been killing it in the smartphone market so far, especially in India. It wasn’t very long back when the Chinese smartphone manufacturer overtook Samsung to become the best selling smartphone manufacturer in the country. Considering that it had only been operational for about 3 years in the country, that is quite an impressive performance.
After that, the Chinese company hasn’t looked back at all. After dominating the budget smartphone segment, Xiaomi is now turning its attention towards the premium segment. The launch of its sub-brand, POCO, signified its intent to compete against the likes of OnePlus, Samsung and Apple, giving their flagships a run for their money. And now, with the upcoming Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi is looking to introduce features that can cause consumers to favour it over the other flagships.
Rumours suggest that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be available in four RAM/inbuilt storage variants – 6GB RAM/ 64GB of inbuilt storage (priced at $510 or RS. 37,600), 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage (priced at $555 or Rs. 40,900), 8GB RAM/128GB inbuilt storage (priced at $600 or Rs. 44,200) and 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage (priced at $645 or Rs. 47,500).
All About the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi has been teasing features about its upcoming Mi Mix 3 for quite some time now. While all the official features haven’t totally been revealed yet, we do know about a couple of the stand out aspects of the smartphone. One of the most recent and eye-catching revelations has been its front camera. We now know for a fact that the Mi Mix 3 will sport a dual lens front facing camera consisting of 24 MP lenses. In addition to this, there is also going to be a standard front facing flash that the phone will be equipped with.
The phone will be sporting a nearly bezel-less design. The front cameras would be of the pop-up type. The sliding design feature of the display has been previously used in Oppo Find X. In addition to this, it is expected that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 would be including the feature of 960 FPS video recording mode. This is to directly compete against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9, which will be launching at a date closer to that of the Mi Mix 3.
It was originally expected that the Mi Mix 3 would be sporting an in-display fingerprint sensor. But, leaked images have revealed that the fingerprint scanner would be included in a notch at the back of the phone. In addition to that, the smartphone has a glass back.
In addition to all this, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be the world’s first smartphone to feature both, 10 GB of RAM and 5G connection speed.
Will Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Taste Success or Not?
In a nutshell, it’s widely believed that Xiaomi’s branding campaign regarding the Mi Mix 3 has been spot on. It is indeed looking like a work of art already, going in well with their tagline of Art x Technology. Come October 25, it won’t come as a surprise if all its units are sold in a flash. Will it be able to compete against the likes of Samsung, Oppo, Huawei in the domains of their flagships, we’ll have to wait and see.