Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser hints at pop-out camera, September release

Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser hints at pop-out camera, September release
Just a few days ago the first alleged live images of the Mi Mix 3 appeared online, showing off a new design approach that favored evenly distributed bezels instead of the prominent chin featured on previous devices, although no front-facing camera was visible. If a leaked teaser is anything to go by, however, the reason behind this may have just been revealed.

Although the poster in question is pretty simple, it does contain the silhouette of a smartphone that clearly sports a pop-out module up top, suggesting Xiaomi will opt to include a moving part on its next Mi Mix device in a bid to reduce the overall size of the bezels. Furthermore, accompanying the phrase “The light of Mi” is what looks set to be the announcement date, which is listed as September this year. No specific date within the month is mentioned, although it shouldn’t be too long before the company announces one. In any case, though, Xiaomi looks set to face tough competition from a number of brands during that time period such as Apple with its new iPhone lineup, LG with its V40 flagship and potentially Sony with its updated Xperia XZ3.

As with most of its upcoming competition, the Mi Mix 3 is expected to ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside and possibly 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Furthermore, a dual-camera setup is expected to make a return on the rear while, on the software side of things, Android 9.0 P  along with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 overlay seems to be the most likely candidate when the release date is taken into account. Lastly, on an added note, the rear fingerprint scanner featured on the Mi Mix 2S may be removed in favor of a new in-display one.

source: AndroidPure

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18 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Copying is easier/cheaper than creating.. First Sharp, then Apple, now Vivo..

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Look around you...there's a reason everyone is using the same ideas and features because smartphone innovation at a hardware level is at a plateau right now.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

R/D is for that ...

4. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Lot's of money is required but Smartphones are cheaper than before now, many manufactures are struggling to keep them alive in the race, Don't talk about Samsung, Apple, Huawei they they all have their complete eco system whether it is OS, Hardware, Supply Chain, Services and so on...

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I know, but even the design or X rear camera? Do they believe with a phone that looks like X they can steal Apple's clients?

7. Gymnastic

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2016

What about the LG Optimus 3D MAX. The iPhone X has copied that design. Apple isn't a better innovative company but it makes things interesting again.

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2331; Member since: May 04, 2015

Xiaomi is copying the iPhone X with the Mix series? Please give me some of what you've been smoking. They aren't even copying the Vivo Nex with the pop-up camera as they patented their version back in 2015. Xiaomi and Apple customers are completely different. Value and innovation versus empty hype in my opinion.

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Look at the camera.. Both have traffic light design with led flash between the cameras. Was this necessary? Why not like Mi6? Except the bottom bezel, whole body of Mi8 is equal to X.

15. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

Putting the flash between 2 cameras is not something unique.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2331; Member since: May 04, 2015

We're talking about the Mix here but I agree the Mi8 is an embarrassing copy. As for the cameras, there are very few camera layout designs and positions that can be used and Apple aren't the first to use that particular layout, so I disagree with your point.

12. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Their sales say Yes! Btw I can get the chin will still be bigger!

8. Darckent

Posts: 91; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Xiaomi are a joke.. They blatantly just copy without being innovative That's why I hope Vivo succeed over this company

10. Gymnastic

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2016

I guess Vivo is the smartphone maker that has the most phones with a 'notch', and according to the big public iPhone started that hype (what's not true) Therefore, in my country Xiaomi is the only 'chinaphone' maker that is available to buy without import and original guarantee. Vivo and Oppo still remain silent

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 2331; Member since: May 04, 2015

Huh? Go to GSMArena and read the review of the Nex. I was going to buy one until I saw that article.

5. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I wonder if they'll get this sucker to at least 95% screen to body! That'll be nuts!

9. Gymnastic

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2016

95%, is that what the company will be saying or what it exactly is Find X isn't 91,36% but 86,76% NEX S is 86,31% That is only slightly better than other cheaper devices that on the market

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They can easily use bigger screen to achieve higher STB %. Bezel remains the same, so as screen goes bigger the STB goes as well.

18. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Not a fan of the pop up camera. Will wait to see how well it holds up over time, otherwise this is looking good Xiaomi.

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