An image of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 that surfaced in the previous week was found to be fake. The Mi MIX 3 is expected to debut in September this year as the Mi MIX 2 had arrived in the same month last year. Early rumors have suggested that the Mi MIX 3 may offer higher screen-to-body ratio than the predecessor and Mi MIX 2S by sporting slimmer bezels. Fresh renders of the alleged handset that have surfaced today reveals its expected design. The new renders reveal that the Mi MIX 3 may sport a pop-up front camera like the Vivo NEX.
In 2015, Xiaomi had filed for a patent for the front-facing camera. The patent revealed that Xiaomi may introduce a pop-up selfie camera technology that may rise and retract from the top edge of the phone when required. Xiaomi’s pop-up selfie camera technology also includes a LED-flash unit. The alleged Mi MIX 3 renders that have surfaced today includes the LED flash enabled pop-up camera.
The fresh renders also reveal that the screen of the phone is surrounded by ultra-thin bezels. Even the bottom bezel seems to be as thin as other bezels. The Mi MIX 2 has a selfie camera placed in the bottom bezel. If Xiaomi wants to offer more screen space on the Mi MIX 3, it may reduce the bottom bezel by removing the selfie camera. Hence, it may adopt the pop-up selfie camera technology that it filed in 2015.
The renders also reveal that the fingerprint scanner is not present on the rear panel that houses a vertical dual camera setup. There is a possibility that Xiaomi may also introduce its under-display fingerprint scanner technology on the Mi MIX 3.
There is no information available on the specifications of the upcoming Mi MIX 3. However, since the handset is pegged to arrive with flagship specifications, it could feature the Snapdragon 845 SoC.
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