Today, Honor partially revealed the Magic 2 at IFA Berlin and it has a completely bezel-less design like the Vivo NEX and the OPPO Find X. Xiaomi isn’t at IFA but its President, Lin Bin, decided to take away focus from the Honor Magic 2 by posting a picture of the upcoming Mi MIX 3.
The Mi MIX 3 has shown in the image has a full-screen display with no notch and chin. This means the front-facing camera, sensors, and speaker have a new home. You guessed it right – behind the display!
Xiaomi has decided to join OPPO and Honor on the “slider train” for its upcoming flagship. However, its own design is a bit different. Unlike the Find X that only has a small section of the back half sliding out, the whole of the back half of the Mi MIX 3 slides upwards. This means the Mi MIX 3 has two longitudinal halves.
With this sort of design, the slide mechanism isn’t motorized but manual. It also means the Mi MIX 3 will likely not be waterproof, though it may be splash-proof as long as it isn’t opened.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) August 30, 2018
No specs have been revealed but we have a launch date. According to Xiaomi’s CEO, the Mi MIX 3 will launch at the end of October. Global spokesperson Donovan Sung, also confirmed on Twitter that the Mi MIX 3 will launch in October.
We expect the phone to come with top end specs such as an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.