Xiaomi is all set to reveal the Mi Mix 3 on October 25 in China. The Mi MIX 2S that was unveiled earlier this year featured almost the same design as the Mi MIX 2 that was announced in September 2017, but it came with improved internals. Rumors surrounding the Mi MIX 3 have revealed that it will be arriving with a refreshed design along with powerful internals. Here is all the information on the specs and features of the Mi MIX 3 that have surfaced so far.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Launch Event
Xiaomi will be holding the launch event for the Mi MIX 3 on at 2 PM (local time) on Oct. 25. The unveil event will be held at The Palace Museum situated at the Forbidden City, Beijing.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Design
All the Mi MIX series of smartphones that have released so far have featured tri-bezeless design. The original Mi MIX, Mi MIX 2 and Mi MIX 2S have featured slimmer upper and side bezels. The selfie cameras on the Mi MIX series were placed on the bezel below the display. Hence, these phones have featured thicker bottom bezels. The upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will be sporting a manual slider design. Since the front-facing camera of the MI MIX 3 is placed on its slider, the handset sports a super-slim bezels around the display.
The official image shown above shows that the bottom bezel is slightly thick, but considerably slimmer than predecessor models. The new design on the Mi MIX 3 certainly promises higher screen-to-body ratio of around 95 percent. The dual selfie camera unit and other sensors are also placed on the slider of the phone. Recent leaks have revealed that in order to unlock the phone, one needs to simply slide the display downwards and let the 3D face scanning sensors unlock the device. It will be also featuring a dedicated button the side that will give instant access to the Xiao AI voice assistant.
Initial reports have claimed that the phone will be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint reader. It was speculated to feature the same pressure-sensitive under-display fingerprint reader that was added on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro smartphone that was announced in the previous month. However, leaked photos that have shown the rear design of the phone have revealed that its will be resembling the Mi MIX 2S. In other words, the Mi MIX 3 may sport a vertical dual camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner like the Mi MIX 2S.