Leaked invitation hints at possible announcement of the 5G capable Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
That appears to be the case over at Xiaomi, if a now-deleted tweet by Ben Geskin is to be believed. The tweet was picked up by SlashGear thanks to diligent users on Reddit, so despite its disappearance, we still know what it said, more specifically:
Xiaomi’s event is scheduled one day before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so the company will benefit from all the journalists gathered for the event without having to share the spotlight with other announcements during the Congress. At least for a day.
The tweet mentions that the 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3 is one possible announcement, and for now 5G also means Snapdragon 855 since that’s the SoC that can be paired with Qualcomm’s 5G modem. However, as we mentioned before, the Mi Mix 3 is still fresh out of the oven, so replacing it so soon isn’t very logical, despite the significant upgrades it can get.
Either way, we’re getting a new Xiaomi flagship in just over the month. The question is, will this new device come with 5G in the base model? With the price premium that comes with the 5G modem, Xiaomi might have a hard time keeping the affordable prices it became known for. This means we’ll probably see multiple variants as with Samsung’s lineup that’s going to be announced just 4 days earlier. February can’t come soon enough!