China's Xiaomi has launched its contribution to a new wave of smartphones that will be able to take advantage of faster 5G mobile networks at a lower price than analysts expect from rivals such as Samsung. The flagship marks a couple of first for the brand, including triple rear cameras and 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, among others. This means the Mi Mix 5G is capable of downloading a 15-minute 1080p (256MB) video in a second or 26 MP3 files (320Kbps) in a second.
Xiaomi has announced that the Mi 9 price will be €499 (about Rs 36,000) for the 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage variant. So the manufacturer has increased the battery capacity of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G version from 3300mAh to 3800mAh to ensure sufficient battery life.
This year's MWC is all about folding phones and 5G connectivity, and Xiaomi just threw its hat in the ring with the announcement of its first 5G smartphone: the Mi Mix 3 5G.
It also features the sliding design that allows you to access the front-facing selfie camera while having a full screen on the front without a notch. Ahead of the event, a Xiaomi representative promised T3 that the price "will be competitive" and the company delivered on that promise in its launch presentation, where it confirmed that the handset will start at just €449 (about £390). It packs a 3,200mAh battery along with fast charging and wireless charging. In Europe, Xiaomi has launched only the classic Mi 9.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is a cool-looking flagship device that comes with a unique manual slider. The three colors available will be Piano Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavendar Violet, all with that darling halo-making nano-coating on the back to turn that one shade into a rainbow. Xiaomi says it will be available in May on Mi.com, at Mi Stores, and at retail partner stores.