"Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism immediately kicks in and finishes the opening in a snap with just the right amount of force". Users can use it to take a self-portrait, open the app drawer, make a call, and do several other tasks by sliding up the slider. It harkens back to the days of old slider phones.
The main highlight of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is the mechanical slider, which helps the company to offer higher screen to body ratio without compromising on any of the sensors. The Mix 3 also features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset, NFC, dual-frequency GPS, 4x4 MIMO, global LTE bands, and there's a variant that comes with 10GB of RAM. The 10GB model is a special edition Palace Museum model, in collaboration with the Forbidden City, Beijing, where the phone's launch event was held on 25 October 2018. Oh, and it also lacks a headphone jack, but at least Xiaomi is still throwing in a USB-C adapter for that. Those that opt for this edition will also receive a 10W wireless Qi charger and a collectible statue in fancy packaging. It was launched in Spain alongside the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite in July, and it was brought to India in August.More news: Owner claims dog is 'gold diggin' pretending to be stray for McDonald's
Before we get around to the phone's front-facing cameras, let's first talk about its rear-facing ones.
You'll need to pay 3,999 yuan ($575) if you'd prefer 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
With its dual PDAF setup, DxOMark Mobile remarked that the Mi MIX 3 has fast and accurate autofocus in all lighting conditions and it can deliver in-focus images each and every time. That will give you the baseline model that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The primary 12MP wide-angle lenses have Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1,8 aperture and OIS.More news: Most reliable vehicle brands of 2018
Slide the screen downward to reveal the selfie cameras.
The rear dual camera also features 4K video recording and 960 fps slow-motion video capture, supported by an AI background music feature that automatically adds sound effects according to the flow of motion in the video.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will be available in three colors; Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Jade Green. It drives a new way of interacting with Mi Mix 3: you just slide to start.More news: 1 winning ticket in SC claims $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Xiaomi will have versions of the Mi Mix 3 with 6GB of RAM, 8GB of RAM and later this year a 10GB model. Prices for other Asian and European markets weren't announced.