Qualcomm has already announced the new flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, so nothing has prevented Xiaomi from demonstrating its first smartphone with 5G support. It turned out to be a modification of the flagship slider Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
The company decided to replace the Snapdragon 845 with a new platform for the 5G modem Snapdragon X50. It supports speeds up to 5 Gb / s, although in Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 the maximum is designated very conditionally – 2+ Gb / s. Perhaps, the engineers wanted to reduce energy consumption and set a limit, or these are the limitations of Qualcomm smart antenna for smartphones.
Xiaomi in 2016 gathered a group for research in the field of 5G. In China, the manufacturer cooperates with the operator China Mobile and explores possible scenarios for the use of networks of the new generation. Among them – broadcast 8K VR-video, navigation with augmented reality, cloud services for streaming games and other technologies.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with support for 5G-networks will appear in Europe in the first quarter of 2019. In terms of design, this version of the smartphone is no different from the original.
Chinese resource IT Home has published a snapshot showing the cost of one of the modifications of the new frameless smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
Judging by the photos, this is a version with 6 GB of RAM, and it will cost approximately $ 533. Unfortunately, the volume of the internal drive is not specified. But, most likely, we are talking about the minimum configuration of 64 GB. For comparison, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s in this modification costs $ 518.
It is already known that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will have a slider form factor. It will be equipped with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 10 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of ROM, a dual main camera and a dual 24 megapixel front camera. In addition, according to rumors, the device will have a 6.4-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of Full HD + and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
Of the features, the smartphone will support the fifth generation network (5G), wireless fast charging, and the ability to record Super Slow-Motion video at a speed of 960 frames per second.
The presentation of the novelty will be held tomorrow in China. The smartphone should go on sale in their homeland a few days after the announcement.