In the midst of all the hype surrounding Huawei‘s brand new Mate 20 smartphones, fellow Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi dropped a couple of details regarding their highly anticipated upcoming smartphone. I am, of course, talking about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3.
The first and most important detail you should know about this upcoming smartphone is the fact that it will officially launch on the 25th of October 2018.
Needless to say, I’m super excited. I’ll never forget the first time I got to review the original MIX because that was just such a stunning device. It was one of those convention-defying phones that pretty much told the establishment to take a long walk off a short cliff, and I loved it — flaws and all.
Then, subsequent MIXs were more disappointing than exciting. Xiaomi was trying to ride the hype and excitement surrounding the MIX to sell more devices, not push the envelope. And that was very disappointing because they already had the money-maker Mi flagship phone, they didn’t have to pull the MIX down to that level too. But they did so nonetheless, and those compromises were very apparent in the Mi MIX 2.
Now though, it looks like there’s reason to be excited again. Teaser images of a full-screened smartphone with some kind off sliding mechanism ala OPPO Find X are tantalising, to say the least. Plus, recent posts also hint at the fact that the phone will feature a nutty 10GB of RAM and even have support for 5G connectivity.
Does this finally mean that the smartphone like will make its return back to the experimental and awesome? It’s tough to say, though I certainly hope so. I had such high expectations for the MIX line of devices, I’d hate to be disappointed again.