Xiaomi today announced the Mi MIX 3 5G, the company’s first 5G MIMO capable smartphone, as it had promised earlier at the Mi MIX 3 launch event last year. It sports the same 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display of normal MIX 3 with a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio, but this 5G variant comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm SoC with Qualcomm X50 5G modem with a link speed of 1GBPS. It has a ceramic back panel, hybrid cooling, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and has a larger 3800mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 and has support for Qi wireless charging at 5V/2A.
It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4µm pixel size, OIS, EIS, Dual Pixel auto focus and a secondary 12-megapixel telephoto lens with Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor for AI portraits, has AI scene recognition and loss-less zoom. It has a 24-megapixel front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 4-in-1 Super Pixel and secondary 2-megapixel DOF sensor as well as selfie flash. Rear camera video capture maxes out at 4K at 60 fps. The device runs on Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 10 on top.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G comes in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue colors and starts at 599 Euros (US$ 679 / Rs. 48,260 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and wil be on sale from May 2019 through Mi.com, Authorized Mi Stores and retail channels. Xiaomi has not confirmed whether the MIX 3 5G or not, as even the MIX 3 would ever make its way to India. The 5G variant is primarily aimed for EU markets as there are already a few carriers operating in the 5G frequencies.