Xiaomi showed off its newest model - and a revamped 5G model of last year's phone - at Mobile World Congress, along with some ridiculously fast wireless charging, 48MP cameras, and holographic phone coatings.
For now, there is no certain information on the weight or dimensions of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, which is a bit tense moment, after all the 4G variant was a bit bulky. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC along with an Snapdragon X50 5G modem that is touted to deliver 20 times sustained performance. Xiaomi is bringing the phone to Spain and western Europe market first in partnership with some of the leading operators.
After launching its Mi 9 flagship smartphone in China a week prior, Xiaomi has announced it will be coming to worldwide markets at its press conference at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The screen on the Mi 9 measures 6.39-inches diagonally and uses an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor as seen on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus.
Xiaomi 's Mi 9 has some uncomparable features such as its fast 20W wireless charging functionality.
In collaboration with European telecom operator Orange, Xiaomi also demonstrated a live 5G video call at the event using the Mi Mix 3 phone. A couple of hours later, the first broken Xiaomi Mi 9 appeared online.
"We think this is one of the most competitive prices for a 5G smartphone today and it's going to be available very, very soon", Sung said.
Back in 2018, Xiaomi announced its first smartphone with a sliding camera, the Mi MIX 3.
The device starts at €449 (converts to around $500, £390, AU$715) for the 64GB memory device and costs €499 (roughly $550, £430, AU$800) if you want 128GB internal storage. 2019's Mi 9 looks to correct last year's ugly design with a far better looking one that has nearly no notch at all, an in-glass fingerprint scanner, and a brand new triple camera system around back.
Set to be released this May, the phone comes at a price tag of 599 euros (~RM2768) with two colours, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black.