Though the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 has been on shelves for a while, the most anticipated variant of the Forbidden City is not available for purchase. Today, the company officially announced the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Forbidden City Edition will go on sale in December. At the same time, the manufacturer invited users to participate in the testing of this handset.
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As you should know, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Forbidden City Edition is jointly created by Xiaomi and the Palace Museum. It comes with the sapphire blue curved glass body, using the special color of the ceramics of the Palace Museum. On the back, it features a Chinese mythical beast in gold called Xie Zhi. This mythical beast in ancient Chinese legends has a long horn, can distinguish between integrity and evil, and is regarded as a sacred animal that can deter evil.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 special edition comes with a 10GB of RAM and a 256GB of internal storage. The rest of the features are the same. But this variant comes in various gift boxes that include a 24K gold bronze statues, theme download cards, a 10W wireless charger, and a smartphone protective case.
However, it’s more interesting to take a look at its key features. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Forbidden City Edition is packed with a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display, with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 and a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a 10GB LPDDR4X memory, a 256GB UFS 2.1 flash storage, a front-facing 24MP + 2MP dual-camera with a soft light, a rear 12MP wide angle + 12MP telephoto dual-camera, and a battery of 3200mAh capacity.
Finally, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Forbidden City Edition is priced at 4999 yuan ($719).