Not all the rumours about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 ended up being true, a 4,300mAh battery was always going to be ambitious in such a thin and relatively cheap phone, but it was a significant, attractive upgrade on its predecessor.
Now, more than four months since the Mi Mix 2 made headlines, our attention is turning towards the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
It may feel a little premature, so soon after the Mi Mix 2 release date, to be discussing the Mi Mix 3, and we’re not expecting to see the Mi Mix 3 for a few months yet but that hasn’t stopped us collating all the rumours to get us excited.
Here’s what we know so far about the Mi Mix 3 release date, price, specs and more. We’ll be updating this page as and when more information becomes available so be sure to check back in to see what’s in store for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 release date and price
The original Xiaomi Mi Mix was announced in December 2016 followed by the Mi Mix 2 in October 2017. Based on this pattern of releases, we’d expect the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 release date to be in September, at the earliest, but more realistically, October.
Xiaomi will likely unveil the phone in September but won’t start shipping until the following month.
Xiaomi doesn’t currently ship directly to the UK, despite its growing popularity, so unless the company has had a change of direction, the Mi Mix 3 will only be available from resellers such as GearBest and Geekbuying as an import.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 design
We may have seen the first glimpses of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, or at least its rear, thanks to Concept Leaks. The leaked image shows a smooth black panel with space for what appears to be a vertical dual rear camera, as well as a central fingerprint scanner.
The corners on the leaked handset are notably more rounded than Xiaomi’s previous models, too.
Beyond this, we’d be surprised in Xiaomi ditched the bezel-less display it has become famous for meaning many of the upgrades are likely to be internal, including the battery, camera specs and chipset.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 features
Leaks regarding the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s features have been few and far between and the previous models have been relatively well received, so it’s unlikely Xiaomi will fix something that isn’t broken.
Instead, we’ll run through what we’d like to see from the Mi Mix 3.
Xiaomi’s phones aren’t waterproof, or water resistant for that matter, and with its more expensive rivals (as well as some mid-range models) offering such protection, we’d like to see it added to the Mi Mix 3.
With Apple and Samsung both offering wireless charging, Xiaomi will be missing a trick not adding the feature to the Mi Mix 3.
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We still bemoan the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone, and subsequent handsets from Apple and its rivals. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 similarly ditched the headphone jack and we’d like to see it return.
If OnePlus can continue to make and sell flagships with the jack, why can’t Xiaomi?
Facebook’s Oculus recently announced it had partnered with Xiaomi to build the Oculus Go so the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could add more support for VR apps and hardware, running more advanced sensors, for example.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 specs
There isn’t much to go on specs-wise this early on in the rumour mill but we’d be surprised not to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2’s 5.99in, 18:9 display was so well received, the Mi Mix 3 may also follow suit.
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