Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is finally here in Europe, starting with Spain and Italy

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is finally here in Europe, starting with Spain and Italy

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a slider phone which launched in China late last year. Since then, we’ve heard rumblings of a European launch without any confirmation. Later, TechRadar confirmed that the device would launch in the UK in Q1 of 2019, though they couldn’t confirm a release date. Xiaomi Spain and Xiaomi Italy have now announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is on its way to both countries, marking its first launch outside of Asia and opening the door to launch in even more regions in 2019. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will launch in Spain on January 8th and Italy on January 9th, available from AliExpress, Xiaomi’s own website and, of course, Mi Stores for €549.

It’s unlikely that this is the 5G model, as we’d likely see a greater marketing push if that were the case. It’s interesting to note, however, that the company has announced that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will launch in Europe with 5G support in Q1 of 2019 as well. That means if you can hold onto your smartphone, for now, then in probably only a few months time, you’ll be able to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 instead. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is more than just a means of connecting to a 5G network via the Snapdragon X50 modem, boasting a 45% performance improvement over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

If you’re on the fence, you can check out our hands-on and unboxing of the device. This is one of the first sliding camera phones to launch officially in Europe and will be the easiest to import out of all of them for European users. At the time of writing, the other most known slider phones are the OPPO Find X and Honor Magic 2. The OPPO Find X is available for purchase in some European countries, but it costs around €1000, nearly twice the price of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.

We expect to see the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 make its way to other European countries soon, and hopefully, Spain and Italy are just the start. You can check out the specs of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 below.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 XDA Forum

Specifications Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Software MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie
SoC
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x Kryo 385 Gold cores @ 2.8GHz + 4x Kryo 385 Silver cores @ 1.8GHz)
  • Adreno 630 GPU
RAM and storage 6GB/8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB of storage; Palace Museum variant: 10GB of RAM with 256GB of storage
Battery 3,200mAh; 10W wireless charging, Quick Charge 4.0+
Display
  • 6.39-inch Full HD+ (2340×1080) AMOLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI
  • 93.4% screen-to-body ratio
  • 600-nit brightness and 103.8-percent NTSC gamut
Bands
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSPA: 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100MHz
  • FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/27/28/29/30
  • TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
Audio
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter bundled in the box
  • Mono speaker
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (4×4 MU-MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual 4G VoLTE
  • NFC
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • Dual nano SIM slots
Rear camera
  • 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, 4-axis OIS
  • 12MP telephoto camera with Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor, 1.0μm pixels, f/2.4 aperture
  • Video recording up to 4K at 60fps, 960fps slow-motion at 1080p
  • Features: Night Mode, AI scene detection, 960fps slow-motion video recording
Front-facing camera
  • 24MP primary camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 4-in-1 pixel binning to simulate 1.8μm pixels
  • 2MP depth-sensing camera

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