According to Donovan Sung, Director of Product Management at Xiaomi Global, Xiaomi picked the sliding form factor in order to "create the ultimate full screen display smartphone without compromising on camera performance, including features like steady handheld night photography and 960fps slow-motion video".
The base variant of Mi Mix 3 (with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Storage) is priced at 3,299 Yuan (about $475 or about ₹35,000). However, the standard 128GB storage model is 6GB, while 8GB versions will be available in 128/256GB capacities.
There's also a top of the line model, the "Forbidden City" edition, gives you 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but the price goes all the way up to 4,999 yuan (about US$719). It comes in Onyx Black, Jade Green and Sapphire Blue colors. The third generation device comes with same display as its predecessor but has a new camera design. In addition to the camera, Xiaomi also makes it possible for the action of using the slider to also trigger other actions like opening the task drawer, placing a call, or other actions as customized by the user. The phone employs a magnetic slider design, which has Neodymium permanent magnets. This has undergone extensive testing that projects a life expectancy of approximately 300,000 cycles. For security, you get both fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The screen itself is OLED and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080.
In addition, the Mi Mix 3 comes 5G ready, where it'll be compatible with European networks from the first quarter of 2019. Onboard storage options will include 128GB or 256GB.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it features pure Android experience and is backed by a 3010mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support. Connectivity-wise, the device features a USB Type-C port and other conventional options like 4G, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth.
The phone also has dual front camera with 24 megapixels primary and 2 megapixels secondary sensor. It has four cameras with a 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto on the back. Further, it will be the world's first device to commercially launch with 5G support. The Mi Mix 2s received insane reviews for main reasons and its successor, the Mi Mix 3 hopes to continue that legacy. The primary camera uses a 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor, while a secondary 2MP sensor is used for depth of field effects. It has attained a total DxOMark score of 103 points.