❤ Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 slider phone

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Xiaomi had a gathering in New York City to show off some of their new products coming to the United States (more information can be found below). At the event, they also had the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, POCOPHONE F1, Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, and Mi 8 Lite. We were able to spend some time with the Mi Mix 3 mechanically retractable slider phone, one of the most interesting devices currently on the market. The device is only available in mainland China and Taiwan, but the device is launching in the United Kingdom and other international markets during Q1 of 2019.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has the latest specifications that you would expect in a 2018 flagship Android device, but what makes it really stand out is its nearly bezel-less display thanks to its slider mechanism. When you want to use the front-facing camera, you slide the display down to reveal the module. It’s a brilliant way to give us more screen real estate without introducing something like a display notch or display hole.

Check out our brief hands-on video of the Mi Mix 3 from the Xiaomi pop-up event held in New York City. The Mi Mix 3 is a really cool device and I can’t wait to get my hands on a device for a full review, which will be happening soon. Let us know what you think of the Mi Mix 3 in the comments below!

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Software MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie
SoC
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x Kryo 385 Gold cores @ 2.8GHz + 4x Kryo 385 Silver cores @ 1.8GHz)
  • Adreno 630 GPU
RAM and storage 6GB/8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB of storage; Palace Museum variant: 10GB of RAM with 256GB of storage
Battery 3,200mAh; 10W wireless charging, Quick Charge 4.0+
Display
  • 6.39-inch Full HD+ (2340×1080) AMOLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI
  • 93.4% screen-to-body ratio
  • 600-nit brightness and 103.8-percent NTSC gamut
Bands
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSPA: 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100MHz
  • FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/27/28/29/30
  • TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
Audio
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter bundled in the box
  • Mono speaker
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (4×4 MU-MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual 4G VoLTE
  • NFC
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • Dual nano SIM slots
Rear camera
  • 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, 4-axis OIS
  • 12MP telephoto camera with Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor, 1.0μm pixels, f/2.4 aperture
  • Video recording up to 4K at 60fps, 960fps slow-motion at 1080p
  • Features: Night Mode, AI scene detection, 960fps slow-motion video recording
Front-facing camera
  • 24MP primary camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 4-in-1 pixel binning to simulate 1.8μm pixels
  • 2MP depth sensing camera

3 Xiaomi Products coming to the United States

Xiaomi has announced that 3 of their latest products will soon be available in the United States. These include the Mi Wireless Charging Pad, the Mi Robot Builder Rover, and the Mi Home Security Camera. The wireless charging pad supports up to 10W Qi wireless charging. The robot builder is a 1,086 piece kit which supports wireless smartphone control. The security camera supports 360 degrees, 1080p video, night vision, motion detection, real-time two-way talk, and remote control via the Mi Home app. Keep an eye out on Xiaomi’s U.S. website for pricing and availability information.