Chinese smartphone brand Xioami has officially launched the 5G variant of its Mi Mix 3 smartphone at a pre-MWC event in Barcelona, Spain. The company has touted the device to be one among the world’s first commercially available 5G smartphones. Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The company has also said that with this processor, the device will deliver 20 times sustained performance.
The Snapdragon X50 5G modem is also said to enable over 2Gbps of peak download speed with 5G connectivity enabled. This basically means that the Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone will be able to download a 15-minute 1080p video that will be 256MB in size in one second. In addition to the Mi Mix 3 5G, the Mi 9 smartphone that was launched recently in China by the company has also been unveiled at the event. Here’s a look at the pricing and details of the newly launched smartphones:
Mi Mix 3 5G price and availability
The price of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone is EUR 599, which is approximately Rs 48,300. The Chinese smartphone brand has partnered with UK Three, Orange, Sunrise, Telefonica, Tim, and Vodafone. The 5G variant of the smartphone will be going on sale starting May this year via Official Mi Stores, Mi.com and a few retail stores.
The Mi 9 smartphone, on the other hand, has been launched at a starting price of EUR 449, which is approximately Rs 36,200. While this is the price of the base variant that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, the model that comes with 128GB storage comes with a price tag of EUR 499, which is approximately Rs 40,200. The device can be pre-ordered at Official Mi Stores, Mi.com, Cdiscount, Darty, and Fnac in Spain.
Mi Mix 3 5G specifications
Apart from the new processor and support for 5G connectivity, the Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone has the same hardware specifications as the previously launched variant of the device. The smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a screen-to-body ratio of 93.4%. Mi Mix 3 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clubbed with a Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
The device comes with a dual rear camera setup the comprises of two 12MP sensors that are capable of recording 960fps videos and have support for AI scene detection. For selfies and video calls, there is a dual front camera setup that is housed in the slider of the Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone. It has a 24MP primary sensor coupled with a 2MP secondary sensor. The selfie cameras also come with AI live selfie video bokeh mode.
The #5G era has arrived!
— Mi @ #MWC19 (@xiaomi) February 24, 2019
There is also a fingerprint scanner on the device that has been placed on its back panel. Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone houses a 3,800mAh battery that has Quick Charge 4+ support and has a dedicated Google Assistant button. The connectivity options of the smartphone include 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.