Xiaomi is upgrading one of its current high-end smartphones with more 2019-appropriate features. Meet the latest Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.
As the name suggests, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G now has a faster 5G connectivity. A feature that’s starting to be a buzzword in the smartphone industry today.
To do this, Xiaomi has to upgrade the device’s chipset. The Mi Mix 3 5G now sport the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor from the Snapdragon 845 chipset that the initial model has.
But, having a Snapdragon 855 chipset is not enough to enable 5G connectivity. It’s the Qualcomm X50 modem that actually enables this wireless feature, which the latest Mi Mix 3 5G has.
Other than the bumped up chipset and connectivity features, it’s still the same Mi Mix 3 that was announced back in October last year. It still has a sliding mechanism, a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and a 3,200mAh battery.
There are 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual cameras on the front and two 12-megapixel sensors on the back with optical image stabilization.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~404ppi
- 103% NTSC coverage, Always-On display, 93.4% screen-to-body ratio
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 128GB internal storage, non-expandable
- 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual front camera
- 12-megapixel (wide) + 12-megapixel dual (2x telephoto) dual rear cameras, dual-pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone flash
- 960fps slow-mo video recording, AI scene detection
- Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Dedicated Xiao AI voice assistant button
- Magnetic slider
- No headphone jack, USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter included
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual frequency GPS
- USB Type-C
- Colors: Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black
- 3,200mAh non-removable battery, 10W wireless fast-charger included
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is available for USD599 (~Php31,000) starting this May. It’s pricing and availability details in the Philippines are yet to be announced. But considering that the 5G support here in the country is still very limited, there might be no reason to get excited on this one. Not unless you really need that Snapdragon 855 upgrade.