The Mi Mix 3 has shown up once again in the rumor mills, this time in the form of 2 hands-on photos. The leak adds more fuel to the speculation that Xiaomi is going extreme with this iteration of the series.
To recall, the original Mi Mix was a considered a revolutionary device upon its launch in 2016 thanks to its nearly bezel-less screen. Nearly bezel-less won’t cut it anymore in this day and age when the likes of Oppo and Vivo are removing borders completely.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Speculation
Enter the latest photos of the Mi Mix 3 which show a smartphone without any major interruptions on its screen. The Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2’s chin has disappeared and the earpiece now lives right at the top. Most Android OEMs maintain a bit of chin in their phones, but it looks like Xiaomi is going the iPhone X route with its design.
That doesn’t mean there’ll be a notch though, since there doesn’t appear to be any sign of that in either image. Previous leaks have indicated that the Mi Mix 3 is going to feature a pop-up selfie snapper since there’s no space for it up front anymore. Moving parts are always a risk, so we’ll have to wait and see how successful the move is.
One surprising aspect of the leak is the fact that the Xiaomi device seems to be running on MIUI 9. The company’s already announced MIUI 10 and its unlikely the brand’s next big flagship won’t have the latest software inside.
It’s possible that this is an early prototype of the Mi Mix 3. In that case, there might be some changes between what we’re seeing above and the final product. We’ll find out the truth of the matter in September when Xiaomi will probably debut the smartphone.