Next week, Xiaomi is expected to announce its Mi MIX 3 flagship smartphone incorporating a sliding design in the style of the Oppo Find X. Xiaomi has already revealed much of the specifications and design details of the device in these past few weeks. The latest piece of information coming through reveals that the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 would support 5G, and feature up to 10GB of RAM.
The leak comes from a 15 seconds teaser video of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 that reveals the front of the device, and shows how to operate the slider to reveal the 24 megapixel front camera. Unlike the Oppo Find X, it seems that the sliding module will not mechanically move up when you turn on the screen, but it would require a drag to the screen down and open up the front camera.
This also means that when you are done using the front camera, you will again have to manually drag the screen up to return on its normal compact layout. Also in order to activate the NFC module and pay for purchases in a wireless way, users would have to do the same.
Also today, on the Chinese social network, Weibo, a user leaked more details on the front sliding mechanism module, which could feature a dual 24-megapixel selfie-camera, and secure Facial recognition sensors such as the flood-illuminator and 3D face scan similar to that on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
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On the other hand, Lin Bin, the co-founder of the company published two camera samples taken with the Mi MIX 3 on his Weibo profile. The photographs show the portrait mode in action, although they were taken in a very dark environment, so it’s difficult to get an idea of the image quality based on these shots. There’s some detail in the two shots, one with and one without blur.
The Mi MIX 3 is expected to get a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC that could even work on 5G networks. It will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, and is expected to offer nearly 100 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is also rumored to include an in-display fingerprint sensor. It will run MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and is expected to support 18W fast charging.