Xiaomi’s newest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is set to launch soon and the rumors about the phone is rife with speculations of a sliding display and inclusion of Xiao AI feature. And this new leak kind of confirms it. We have seen numerous leaks that talk about how the front camera of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will be in the sliding form, but this new leak on Weibo that shows a GIF of how the phone sliding camera might work.
The two new images confirm what we have known about the design for a while now, but the still images has its edges blurred. This we believe is to protect the button placement on the smartphone. But the still image apparently shows the Xiao AI settings screen which seems to confirm the addition of the feature to the new smartphone. This page was leaks previously as well, and it brought some details with it. A single press on the Xiao AI button will apparently wake the phone and the rest of it will work the same way Samsung’s Bixby button does.
Users will be able to ask Xiao AI question by keeping the button pressed down, but unlike Samsung, Xiaomi is allowing users to customize the button mapping. Users will be able to select an action of their choice when pressing down on the Xiao AI button.
The GIF (check out here) demonstrates how the camera will slide out like the traditional sliding phones and in a rather smooth manner. We have seen a video that showed it doing similar action previously. This slider will bring out the front camera as well as the sensors of the phone, which means that if the phone does have a face unlock feature, the users will have to slide out the camera to use the function.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3: Expected Price and Specifications
The Mi MIX 3 is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display and will ditch the notch seen on Mi 8 and front camera placed on the chin in the previous Mi Mix smartphones. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.
It is expected to feature dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup aided by AI and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter at the front. The selfie camera will be coupled with additional depth sensors for the Face ID implementation. The Mi Mix is also tipped to pack a huge 4,000mAh battery and support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0.
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The Philippe Starck-designed Mi Mix 3 could be the most premium device yet from Xiaomi. It is expected to run MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and will be among the first devices to get Android 9 Pie update. It is also expected to bring wireless charging support and could be priced at RMB 3,799 (around Rs 38,100) for the base variant.