Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi is all set to launch its new flagship smartphone, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, in China on October 25. Leaks and rumours about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 have been dominating the internet and the company’s official spokesperson, Donovan Sung, keeps sharing information about the smartphone on his Twitter profile.
In his latest tweet which was posted a few hours back today, Sung has revealed why Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will come with a slider camera. His tweet says that the company had applied for a patent for a popup selfie camera in 2015, and had then made some test devices. He went on to say that the company is choosing to go instead for a sliding form factor in order to give users a “better full screen display experience, especially for photography.”
Background on Mi MIX: As early as 2015, we applied for a patent for a popup camera, and made some test devices.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) October 18, 2018
His tweet is coupled with images of a smartphone with an elevating selfie camera.
Earlier on October 16, Sung had confirmed about the presence of sliding form factor on the upcoming mobile. And yesterday, he had asked people to guess why they had chosen to keep a slider on Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
His tweet today answers the question for his followers.
Interestingly, this isn’t the only news about Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s camera that has surfaced online today. Two camera samples taken from the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 have been shared by the company’s founder Lin Bin on his Weibo profile.
Both the samples have been taken with Portrait mode on, and the pictures show a very dark environment, this making it hard to judge the image quality.
A teaser video of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has also been shared online. The video is 15 seconds long and it the front panel of the Android smartphone can clearly be seen in it. It also flips the smartphone over and shows its back panel with a dual rear camera setup.
The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is the successor of company’s Mi Mix 2 device. It is the first ever smartphone to come with 5G capabilities and would come with a massive 10GB RAM.
Image courtesy: Donovan Sung’s Twitter profile, Lin Bin’s Weibo page
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