Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 leaks out in alleged live image revealing updated design

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 leaks out in alleged live image revealing updated design
Back in September of last year, Xiaomi announced the second-generation of its bezel-less smartphone, the Mi Mix 2, which was followed in March by an updated version dubbed the Mi Mix 2s. Now, though, in what seems to be the first live image, Xiaomi’s third-generation Mix 3 has appeared, showing off a streamlined design.

Unlike previous Mi Mix devices that have favored razor-thin top and side bezels and a slight chin down below, the Mi Mix 3 looks set to switch things up slightly by boasting bezels that are equally as thin all around, giving the appearance of a higher screen-to-body ratio. However, because of this, there doesn’t appear to have been enough room in the bottom bezel to fit a selfie camera, as seen on previous devices. In fact, upon inspection of the image, no front-facing lens can be spotted anywhere, suggesting Xiaomi may have adopted the techniques shown off by Vivo and Oppo that consist in a pop-out module for the sensor.

In regards to the rear of the smartphone, no images of the back panel have leaked as of yet, although the device is expected to resemble the Mi Mix 2S. This means a ceramic build should make a return alongside a vertical camera setup in the top corner that may boast two 12-megapixel sensors and a dual-tone LED flash. On an added note, the rear fingerprint scanner will likely be present once again.

As with most 2018 flagship models, the Mi Mix 3 should ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside and may be coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Furthermore, considering the smartphone isn’t expected till later in the year, Android 9.0 P should be expected straight out of the box along with the MIUI custom interface.
For now, Xiaomi is yet to make any official statement related to the upcoming smartphone but considering last year’s Mi Mix 2 made its official debut in September, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Mi Mix 3 follow the same schedule.

FEATURED VIDEO

27 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1091; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looks good but Meizu 16 looks better.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 504; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Meizu 16 has bigger top and bottom chins than this, more like S8/S9. While Vivo, Oppo have taken the game to a whole new level.

7. NateDiaz

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Symmetrical bezels look better tho.

3. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Just need to put an OLED screen in it and it'll be perfect

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

Not everyone wants an oled screen. At least I don't.

11. Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Why the hell not???

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

Because the screen on my Mix2 is excellent and one of the highest rated lcd's around.

23. Serious85

Posts: 19; Member since: May 23, 2017

Approved, my Mix2 is almost perfect!

12. maherk

Posts: 6540; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sure, not everyone, but definitely the majority, thus why almost all OEMs are moving to OLED technology, and why OLED TVs are the most expensive and rated the best within their class.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1091; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

True but micro led is the future. It has all the benefits of OLED without the shortcomings. More OEM's should be investing in micro led.

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

Most OEM's are also moving to notches too. Does that mean it's better? To each his own. The Mix2 screen is already excellent.

22. maherk

Posts: 6540; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah because the argument of having a notch is exactly the same as having an advanced technology like OLED.

24. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

It is. The original idea for the notch was to house the front camera and various sensors whilst maximizing screen space. Some companies like Xiaomi opted for a different solution for the Mix2. The same thing they did with their choice of screen. Just because it's newer or more advanced doesn't make it better because practicality is also important.

25. maherk

Posts: 6540; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So it's more advanced yet it's not better? Lmao Dude, Xiaomi didn't go with Amoled because it's still more expensive than LCD, but now they're going with Amoled, and they have already used it on the Mi 8. You'll find a way to defend it once they use it on the next Mix 3 ;)

27. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

Why do you find that concept strange? An F-22 Raptor is more advanced than an A10 Warthog but it's certainly not better or more practical. Do you own or even seen a Mix2? Because the lcd is regarded as one of the best around. Yes, cost was a factor but they got it right. The screen type is way down my list in choosing a phone.

4. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I hope this is genuine. I've been waiting for symmetry which this appears to have. I hope they also release a variant with in-display fingerprint sensor. If so, they've got my money.

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 04, 2015

I'll probably be buying it to replace my Mix2 but hope they put at least a 4000mah battery in it. Not that the current one is bad but you can never have enough juice.

8. Farcaster

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Clock widget looks familiar like I've seen it somewhere.

26. worldpeace

Posts: 3049; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Probably you've seen it in S9's screen?

9. DFranch

Posts: 469; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I have to admit, that looks perfect. Especially since I'm on Verizon and the mix 1 & 2 actually work on verizon, so it would stand to reason that the 3 would as well. I'd like to see a big battery too (3500mah at least) and a 6" screen.

10. fyah_king unregistered

Looks like they trim the chin.

13. Khyron

Posts: 396; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

That look is stunning

14. nodes

Posts: 1122; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

oooooh, i like this design trend. thanks Vivo!

19. Poptart2828

Posts: 268; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Got my vivo nex just yesterday. Up and running google in 5 minutes with all the apps. Very easy. Also connected to t mobile 4g lte.

16. jim262

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

I own both the 2 & 2S, love these notchless phones. Camera on 2S is great. Dolby sound for the speakers would be fantastic. Better glass would be great as well. Love the ceramic build. Great phones!!

20. Poptart2828

Posts: 268; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

they are head turners indeed

21. monoke

Posts: 1100; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Looks good! Things I hope it has.. on screen fps, headphone jack, find x style pop up for just front cam, 2 speakers, fat battery. I know I just described the perfect phone and it gonna happen. Lol.

Latest Stories