Xiaomi revealed that its flagship Mi MIX 3 smartphone is now available in the Philippines for Php 29,990. The Mi MIX 3 comes in Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green, and Onyx Black with the 6GB + 128GB variant.
Customers who purchase the device at Mi Authorized Stores get eco-products and t-shirts.
John Chen, regional director for Southeast Asia, said: “Xiaomi has constantly pushed boundaries in technology and art. As we launch the Mi MIX 3 in the Philippines, we are continuing the tradition of building innovative devices that exceed people’s expectations of what a smartphone should be.”
Mi MIX 3 is the newest device in the company’s Mi MIX series. It has an innovative magnetic slider design. Mi MIX 3’s patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets. Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism immediately kicks in and finishes the opening in a snap with the right amount of force. The slider has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles in lab tests.
The slider design not only creates space for front cameras and antenna, but also allows for the maximum full-screen display. Mi MIX 3 employs a 6.39-inch, 2340 x 1080-pixel FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Its bezels have been further reduced from the its predecessor to achieve an extremely high screen-to-body ratio.
The full-screen slider is fully customizable. Users can slide open the phone to answer calls or customize it to launch different functions. Additionally, there is a special in-game function for the slider, allowing users to access screen capture, screen recorder, or hide notifications during gaming sessions.
Mi MIX 3 features a 12MP + 12MP rear dual camera that uses the same sensors as Mi 8. To further improve low-light performance, Xiaomi introduced a steady handheld night photography mode in Mi MIX 3, bundling various useful software features. Coupled with the rear camera’s 4-axis OIS, Mi MIX 3 is Xiaomi’s best smartphone for low-light photos to date. The rear dual camera also features 4K video recording and 960 fps slow-motion video capture.
The 24MP + 2MP front module sports a Sony IMX576 main sensor that can capture more details than ever before. In low-light conditions, the sensor uses Super Pixel technology to combine the information of four pixels into one 1.8µm large pixel, greatly improving clarity. The secondary 2M sensor captures depth information to facilitate an AI bokeh effect.
With these enhancements, Mi MIX 3 achieved a DxOMark photo score of 108, ranking among the world’s best smartphones for photography.
For the first time, Xiaomi added a dedicated AI button to the left side of the phone. Users can wake Google Assistant by holding the AI button and customize one-click and double-click to perform different functions. Mi MIX 3 also supports Qi standard wireless charging and comes with a 10W wireless charger.