Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands-on video leaked ahead of October launch

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands-on video leaked ahead of October launch
Is Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 going to be the first 5G smartphone? Lin Ben, the company's CEO teased a picture of the upcoming phablet, which wouldn't be such surprising if not for the enabled “5G” sign that can be seen in the status bar.

Considering that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is expected to be introduced on the market in October, it's quite unusual for it to include 5G support, as the latest reports claim the first 5G phones won't be ready until early 2019.

In any case, if you're just as hyped about Xiaomi's upcoming flagship as we are, here is a short hands-on video that shows how the pop-up camera section at the top of the Mi Mix 3 works. 

The video was initially posted on Weibo yesterday and has since been re-uploaded on YouTube for our viewing pleasure. The Mi Mix 3 does seem to be a true bezel-less smartphone, but the sliding mechanism might not be on everyone's liking.

Xiaomi had to make some compromises in order to include an edge-to-edge display and hiding the camera and the rest of the sensors behind the display seems to be the only way to do it for the time being.

source: Weibo via Slashleaks

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Mi Mix 3
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3200 mAh



1. maherk

Posts: 6923; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I think this is best implementation for a bezeless phones. Nokia phones used to have this manual sliding mechanism, and I think this is more durable in the long run than the Vivo and Oppo's offerings.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 838; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Mechanical slider mechanisms are more prone to failure IMO. Two separate parts of phone attached through some strip(?) I had seen lots of slider phones of the past failing quite often. Also there is always going to be some miniscule gap between front and back portion of the phone that will keep collecting dirt no matter what. And not to mention that since phone is essentially separately into two front and back portions, there comes an unnecessary covering between two portions either increasing thickness to compensate for lower available volume inside the phone Or can result in compromises inside in form of battery capacity, camera, 3.5 mm jack, camera sensor size etc. IMO Vivo NEX has the best solution. Or just go the route of a small display on back of phone to eliminate need of front camera. Just like some patents done recently. Oppo Find X and this slider design are unnecessary complicated and fragile. PS - Try using a case on such a slider phone. It's impossible. At least Oppo Find X has got a case that is open on the top side.

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1433; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I have a Sony Ericsson G705 that 10 years later still works. Same with an Xperia X1i. I think the sliding mechanism is a great solution, might make the phone slightly thicker but is that such a big issue?

12. Gustaurus

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

Did u mean small display on back like Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus? Unfortunately no one is interested on that phone concept. Aplause to Meizu for trying to be different. For now, none of Meizu flagship phone join in "iPhone X" style like notch and vertical camera position on the corner. Great job for them.

16. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

The manual approach is far better than OPPO & Vivo's approach, and is much easier to repair. And have you seen how fragile Find X is? Just try to search the find x bend test and see it for yourself.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Oppo Find X's clone

3. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Umm, no! A lot of differences. There's no chin unlike the X. No motorized camera unlike the X. FPS under the screen unlike the X.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 838; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

There is a chin. Unless you can't see. Infact Find X has just 3.4 mm chin, smaller than iPhone X's 4mm one. It's just that since the side bezels aren't proportionate in Find X, the bottom one stands out.

14. Gustaurus

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

Pls Googling before u said that iPhone X bottom bezel have 4mm one..

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Doogee Mix 4 Clone

13. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It was vaporware though, only a dummy prototype was produced Doogee never made the actual phone.

7. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

This is a step back imo. My experience with manual sliders is they'll always end up wobbling and creak noises in time. The Find X pop up with on screen fps to reduce mechanical usage would've been preferable.

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 607; Member since: May 02, 2016

So .. they already know notched displays are not the way to have the bezeless phone ?

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Glad Xiaomi went with a slider design much better than the mechanized pop up camera on Vivo nex.

15. Gustaurus

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

Sadly it will hard to find protector case for it -_-

11. dmdzordilla

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

You all haven’t tried nor experienced the phone yet and you still have all those comments. How about trust the engineers and be positive looking forward. Because this might be their solution.

17. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Why everyone's saying that you wouldn't be able to put a case on it? Do you know that you could use a double one, right? Bumper on the top and a thin one just for the bottom section, like a sandwich case. There were a lot of cases for the Nokia 5300, clear ones, colored ones. Jesus. Do some research.

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