Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its first 5G-ready smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G, and the long-anticipated Mi 9 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Mi Mix 3 5G brings 5G wireless technology using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with the Snapdragon X50 modem.
The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship, featuring an AI triple camera and 20W wireless charging and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Harnessing power from the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the Mi Mix 3 5G can connect to a sub-6GHz signal that has gigabit-class download speed, which is more than ten times faster than the 4G network. The smartphone is armed with a 7nm chipset and the Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU to increase its performance by 20 per cent as compared to the previous generation. The fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.
To support applications requiring high-levels of device performance during extended periods of time, such as advanced multi-player gaming, Xiaomi has also developed a highly-advanced hybrid cooling system for Mi MIX 3 5G. The Rogers HeatSORB thermal material implements a phase change effect that quickly captures heat generated by the device under demanding scenarios and delays temperature increases. Then, a passive heat pipe composed of six layers of graphite disperses heat at a speed three times faster than a typical dual graphite sheet.
The Mi Mix 3 5G inherits the same 12MP AI dual camera as the Mi MIX 3 and features 960 fps slow-motion video capabilities. For selfies, the Mi Mix 3 5G offers a 24MP + 2MP dual camera setup.
The smartphone features a 6.39-inch 2340 x 1080 full-HD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
The Mi Mix 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599, in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.
The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship with an AI triple camera, with the main camera sporting a 48MP Sony IMX586 ½-inch sensor along with a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera.
According to the company, the Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in your hand. The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display. It incorporates is a new and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone up to 25 per cent faster than the previous generation.
The Mi 9 houses a large 3,300mAh battery and supports fast charging via both wired and wireless charging. The 27W wired charging supports the Qualcomm’s QC4+ standard and allows the Mi 9 to be charged 70 per cent in just 30 minutes and fully in 60 mins. When used with the new 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi 9 can be fully charged in just 90 min, which is as fast as some wired solutions.
The Mi 9 will be available in Europe starting from 28 February, retailing at €449 for the 6GB+64GB version and €499 for the 6GB+128GB. It is available in Piano Black, Ocean Blue and Lavender Violet.