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Full-screen Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 announced with slider mechanism

By Anton D. Nagy October 25, 2018, 4:00 am

Just as we expected, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix 3 today, the latest addition to its full-screen flagship line-up. The way Xiaomi achieved this full-screen huge screen-to-body ratio phone is by using a slider mechanism, something that we’ve seen from other Chinese phone-makers as well. As a direct consequence, the Mi Mix 3 doesn’t have a notch. The difference, however, compared to other sliders like the Vivo Nex or OPPO Find X, is that the Mi Mix 3 doesn’t use any motors. Instead, it’s a classic slider mechanism that CEO Lei Jun believes will be relaxing just to play with.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 features a 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080p resolution. A Snapdragon 845 chip powers the phone, combined with up to 10GB of RAM (with a minimum configuration at 6GB). The back features a dual camera setup comprised of two 12-megapixel cameras, one wide-angle and one telephoto. A 24-megapixel selfie camera will take care of your front-facing pictures, backed by a 2-megapixel sensor on the front.

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The fingerprint scanner is on the back, so you can unlock your phone without sliding up your cameras. Apparently, for early next year, Xiaomi is preparing a 5G version in Europe.

As far as pricing is concerned, the base model will go for 3,299 yuan ($475) for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For 3,999 yuan ($575) you get the 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage variant, while the 10GB model with 256GB of storage costs 4,999 yuan ($720). The latter is also a “Forbidden City Palace Museum” special edition.

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