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Mi MIX 3: Xiaomi shows how to best solve the notch problem

Xiaomi finally puts an end to the characteristic wide chin of the MIX line. Instead, the Mi MIX 3 will have a display with extremely narrow bezels on all sides and a special new camera mechanism, as an official picture shows.

While other manufacturers had their smartphone innovations in their luggage at IFA 2018, Xiaomi CEO Lin Bin used his own social media account on Weibo to whet people's appetite for the Mi MIX 3. But he didn't limit himself to a cryptic message. This exciting picture shows the complete front of the device.

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Official picture of the Mi Mix 3 with a slide-down display. / © Xiaomi

What looks like a wide bezel above the display at first glance is the camera module of the Mi MIX 3 with main and front camera, earpiece and other sensors. But it doesn't come out the same way as the Oppo Find X. Instead, it seems as if the front and back are separated and the display would actually slide down a bit. 

Although the display is still not bordered with such narrow edges as some render images made us hope, it is much fuller in size than its predecessors. What remains exciting is how the technology is implemented. 

The potential specs of the Mi MIX 3

Information about the equipment of the Mi MIX 3 is rare. Currently, we are talking about Snapdragon 845 with 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB internal memory. There should be a 12MP dual camera on the back and a 4,000 mAh battery available as an energy source. The question of the fingerprint sensor, which is rumored to be integrated into the display, remains open. With the moving display, however, a sensor on the back seems technically easier to implement. 

Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin has already revealed when the MIX 3 is to be launched on the market: The smartphone will be available for purchase from October 3. However, it will be presented on September 15th and thus in the same week in which Apple presents the successor of the iPhone X.

What do you think about Xiaomi's decision to switch to a pop-up camera? Was it a logical step for the brand?

Via: The Verge Source: Xiaomi (Weibo)

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  • Sorin 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    At a quick glance, you say the phone is upside down, the thick, black edge, should be partly down. Actually and rightly, the "edge" is actually right at the top of the phone. I am sure that after a short period of accommodation you will perfectly understand this building philosophy, which has the advantages of very thin edges and without ... notch!
    It's a very nice phone.


  • There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a chin. The Mi Mix 2S looks cool, especially in white. This obsession with having a balanced, bezel less design is akin to making the thinnest phone possible a few years back. It is quite plainly in my humble opinion, RETARDED


  • It looks like the screen is a separate part from the body, is it?


  • Indeed beautiful and sexy design. Without a protective case I would break my Note8 long time back. I am now on my 3rd case this time a hard silicone case. I have already broken two cases even I am very careful with my phone. Nowadays everyone carry big screen mobile phones. The chance it slips from your hand is high. With moving part and no back cover case no buy for me, unless you have enough cash to buy another one!


  • The sliding structure on this and the Oppo look incompatible with a protective case, and seem to add more fragility in case of a fall or impact that an ordinary phone would survive. I've never gone a year without dropping a phone. Unibody construction and a case for me. UPDATE: To the Reply, it looks to me that all the phone internals are under the screen, and the "slider" is the camera module - the rear camera likely works without sliding but the front doesn't. If so, neither section would be cheap to replace and it doesn't look like a do it yourself job.


    • It looks to me as unibody tactics were applied to this, without factoring the screen component in the design. As far as durability, I dunno, but replacing one should be a breeze. Crack your screen, just snap a new one on.

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