Xiaomi presents the first commercial available smartphone supporting the 5G network - Mi Mix 3 5G, also shows the most important features of the new flagship - Mi 9. We also got to know the European prices of these smartphones. Check the details.
At the beginning of the conference, the company boasted about the profits and popularity it achieved over several years, declaring billions in profits. It has 244,000,000 active users of Xiaomi smartphones in the world. It is number 1 in Spain among smartphone manufacturers operating on the open market. Is the number 1 manufacturer in the range of wearable gadgets in the world, sold over 500,000 electric scooters, and the portfolio has more than 2,000 products, created by cooperating partners. The company's partners include IKEA (in the field of smart home) and Philips (mainly lighting). Today, the Mi Ecosystem currently has 132,000,000 activated devices. The head of Xiaomi tried to demonstrate the operation of the devices on the example of a smart home installation installed on the stage - but he was not reacted to by Google's assistant, neither lighting nor air purifier ... It happens to be the best :)
Of course, the issues related to smartphones are more interesting for us. In this field, Xiaomi boasts of involvement in the development of 5G technology and more intensive development of IoT platforms - and undoubtedly the AIoT platform from Xiaomi and the number of devices that offers Mi's ecosystem framework is already impressive ... In 2019, the manufacturer fully enters the 5G era. The Qualcomm representative talked about the benefits of the 5G network and the latest Snapdragon 855 system, which enables 5G network support, provides faster AI Engine generation 4 artificial intelligence technology, and support for Elite Gaming players.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
This, of course, was the introduction to the latest smartphone Xiaomi, which supports 5G, which is ... Mi Mix 3 5G - the first commercially available smartphone with 5G support, which will soon be available on the market. It has a Snapdragon 855 (Kryo 485 architecture) and an X50 5G modem. Even the 5G technology has been demonstrated on its example - via video connection within the 5G Orange network.
What else distinguishes the Mi Mix 3 5G? Among others, a magnetic slider, a hybrid cooling system, a ceramic casing with a metal frame, a 6.39 screen, which occupies almost 94% of the front panel, a great camera, appreciated by DxOmark. It also has a dedicated voice assistant key. It will be available in Onyx black and Sapphire blue - the price will start from 599 euro, and will be available in May (through the Mi stores and retail chains).
Xiaomi Mi 9
The next presentation concerned the Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone, which recently debuted in China, and has a global launch at MWC. It has a great specification and a triple camera, and its thickness is only 7.61 mm (due to rounding it seems even slender). In Europe it will be available in three colour versions (Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet, Piano Black). The original colour effect on the casing provides a layered process of its creation, which provides a holographic effect and original reflections, and the whole is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. The camera module protects the layer of sapphire glass. The smartphone drives the Snapdragon 855 (Kryo 485), powered by a 3300 mAh battery, which is enough for a full working day. Mi 9 supports 20W wireless fast charging technology, which allows you to charge the cell in just 1.5 hours.
The smartphone has a 6.39 inch screen (with a small notch), surrounded by narrow frames. In addition, we find a high-speed fingerprint scanner, built-into screen. The whole is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It is worth adding a few words about the triple camera with laser autofocus, which consists of a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x zoom, 48-megapixel camera with Sony IMX586 sensor and a 1/2" CMOS sensor. It is ultra wide angle (117 degrees), with a resolution of 16 megapixels, the camera in the Mi 9 takes close-ups from a distance of 4 centimeters and records in slow-motion at 960 frames per second, Xiaomi also boasts the result that 9 achieved on the DxOmark website. At the front there is a 20 megapixel camera.
And what are the European prices? Xiaomi Mi 9 version 6/64 GB was priced at 449 euro, while Mi 9 version with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory at 499 euro. In several European countries (Spain, France and Italy), this smartphone has been on pre-sale since today. This also confirms the suspicion that Mi 9 Transparent Edition or Mi 9 SE will not go to Europe.