News Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: first concept photos appeared

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S was released just six months after the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Now there are already the first signs of the successor and continuation of the Mix series. Today first concept photos of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 appeared!

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Front Camera Pop-Up


First concept photos

The pictures don’t come from Xiaomi directly, of course, but have appeared on several Chinese tech pages. On it we can see a smartphone that immediately reminds us of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The biggest difference: the much narrower “chin”, i.e. the lower edge of the screen. This is where Xiaomi last positioned the front camera. But now it’s back to the top. However, it is hidden in the housing and only slides out of the smartphone when needed. We already know such a pop-up front camera from the Vivo NEX.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Concept Pictures Front

To be fair, however, it has to be said that Xiaomi did not simply copy this idea. The Chinese manufacturer applied for a patent for such a pop-up camera as early as 2015. Three years later this could become a reality. By the way, if you take a closer look, you can see that there is still a small LED flash above the sensor. The Vivo NEX, for example, lacks this. The Xiaomi Mi 8 has also proven that Xiaomi attaches more importance to the front camera in the recent past.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Patent Pop-Up Camera

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with fingerprint sensor in display?

In addition, further information can be extracted from the pictures. No fingerprint sensor is visible on the back. This means either that you unlock the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 only by Face Unlock or that the fingerprint sensor is in the display. With the NEX, face unlocking works surprisingly quickly, so such a solution is quite plausible. But the fingerprint sensor in the display seems just as likely, as this technology is already used in the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

On the back you can see a dual camera again. Of course, nothing is yet known about other features. It is more than conceivable that a Snapdragon 845 processor is at the heart again.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Dual Camera

Of course, this is not official information from Xiaomi. It could just be a very well done fake; we don’t want to rule that out. But if you consider that Xiaomi is currently following a 6-month release rhythm, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 should be released in September. Therefore it is quite logical that the first leaks spread on the Internet, even if the Mix 2S still seems very fresh.

Would this design be a purchase reason for you or are you satisfied with the current design of the Mix series?

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