Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G for a 5G network in the Middle East

I’d say the buzzword for 2019 has been “5G” at many tech-focused events across the world. People forget that the Middle East already forged ahead by deploying 5G well in advance. There’s just one problem – there aren’t any readily-available smartphones that support 5G. Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi have taken the lead in releasing or announcing compatible smartphones.

Xiaomi officially unveiled the Mi Mix 3 5G at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem provides the 5G connectivity for the Mi Mix 3. This allows users to connect to sub-6GHz signals capable of gigabit-class download speeds.

Xiaomi MiMix 3 5G
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
Display6.39-inch AMOLED @ 1080 x 2340 pixels (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio with ~403 ppi)
Rear Camera12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1-micron)
Front Camera24 MP (1.8-micron) + 2 MP (depth sensor)
Storage128 GB
Memory6 GB
Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS
Battery and chargingNon-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+), Wireless charging 10W
ColoursSapphire Blue and Onyx Black

5G components are more power-intensive in the smartphone; it will have an impact on the thermal properties. Xiaomi has developed a highly-advanced hybrid cooling system by using the Rogers® HeatSORB™ thermal material. Whether you are streaming videos or playing video games, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G shouldn’t feel very hot in your hands or pocket.

Other standard hardware specs inherited from the Mi Mix 3 include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It features the 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, making your phone the ultimate personal assistant. Smartphone photography gets a boost with the built-in Qualcomm Spectra Computer Vision ISP.

Vodafone Qatar have partnered with Galeries Lafayette to officially allow people to pre-order the Mi Mix 3 5G. If this is the first 5G smartphone to be released for consumers, Xiaomi has the advantage being the first in the Middle East region.

Photo Credit: Vodafone Qatar

Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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