If you are in China or has a contact in the country, then this is probably the best time to get a Xiaomi phone in China. Recently, the annual 6.18 mid-year shopping festival commenced in China and Xiaomi listed the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S 6GB+128GB version for 1999 yuan (∼$290) on Xiaomi Mall. This deal is still active. Now, Jindong Mall has announced that on June 10th, the 8GB+128GB variant of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will be sold for 2599 yuan ($376) which is 1000 yuan ($145) cheaper than its original price. It appears that this deal will be active only on June 10th for limited units
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 uses a 6.39-inch magnetic power-slide full-screen, with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the screen ratio reaches 93.4%. It has a display resolution of 2340 × 1080 and the magnetic slide can officially take 300,000 slides. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and has a 3200 mAh battery capacity. The smartphone uses a 24MP + 2MP dual front cameras and on the rear, it has a 12MP wide-angle (Sony IMX363) + 12MP telephoto dual rare camera. Its camera supports the four-axis optical image stabilization.
According to the official introduction, through a set of two “NdFeB permanent magnets” of the same pole, the slide cover is pushed out and closed. Officially called “mechanical structure”, this structure has an official service life of up to 300,000 times. However, there are some tests that have proven that it can take as much as 600,000 slides.
This smartphone also has a 5G version which comes with a larger battery and a better SD855 SoC. It is estimated that it will consume 10% more power. Xiaomi said that users can switch between 4G and 5G and if the 5G is deactivated, the power consumption is the same as the 4G version. With the recent commercialization of 5G in China, the 5G version will soon hit the market.