The Mi Mix 3 has gone quiet of late after making a big splash in the rumor mills for months. The phone was supposed to come out on September 15, but that date came and went without any sign of the device.
Now the rumor mills have started churning a new date – October 15. One Weibo tipster leaked an image of what looks like an official poster advertising the launch of the Mi Mix 3. It mentions that the event is going to take place at the Nanjing Olympics Sports Centre.
Of course, it should be kept in mind that such posters are easy enough to fake. Another Weibo user has uploaded a promo teaser with the Mi Mix 3 taking center stage. This image highlights the device’s full-screen design.
We already know the Mi Mix 3 is going to feature an edge-to-edge design since Xiaomi has shown off an official hands-on image of the handset. The company was highlighting the fact that the smartphone will support 5G technology upon launch.
One aspect which the snap didn’t reveal is the Mi Mix 3’s sliding camera. The phone clearly doesn’t have any space left for a selfie snapper up front. This has reportedly led to a mechanical sliding lens being attached to the back of the device. The mechanism may not be motorized like the Oppo Find X.
A recent Smartprix report claimed that Xiaomi is going to include a dedicated button for its voice assistant, Xiaomi AI, on the device. The service is only available in China right now, so the brand may come up with another use for it outside its home base.
Xiaomi President Lin Bin had previously stated that the Mi Mix 3 will be making its debut in October. Even if the October 15 date is inaccurate, the phone will probably appear sooner rather than later. We’ll let you know when things get a bit more official.