After a span of almost five months since September, Xiaomi has finally unveiled its first commercial 5G smartphone. As announced previously, it’s the 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3, officially known as the Mi Mix 3 5G. The 5G handset from Xiaomi will be priced at Euro 599 (approximately Rs 48,200) and will be available soon. Apart from the Mi Mix 3 5G, the Xiaomi has also unveiled the Mi 9 for the European markets and will start from Euro 449 (approximately Rs 36,000) for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB variant. The Mi 9 will go up to Euro 499 for the top-end variant with 128GB storage.Xiaomi’s focus for this year’s MWC 2019 event was to showcase an ecosystem of IoT products utilising the 5G connectivity. The Mi Mix 3 5G is Xiaomi’s flagship for 2019 as of now and will be available in all the European markets where 5G network will be rolled out this year. The Mi Mix 3 5G is the second phone in Xiaomi’s portfolio to be powered by the Snapdragon 855. The Mi 9 was unveiled last week in China and is now making it to Xiaomi’s global markets. The Mi 9 focuses mainly on photography with its advanced camera sensors and a stylish build.Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5GThe Mi Mix 3 5G is simply an upgraded variant of the standard Mi Mix 3 launched last September. The original Mi Mix 3 debuted with a Snapdragon 845 chipset. For the 5G variant, Xiaomi has ditched the Snapdragon 845 and gone for the brand new Snapdragon 855 chipset. And unlike all the other smartphones unveiled so far with a Snapdragon 855, the Mi Mix 3 5G is the first one to utilise the Snapdragon X50 modem.advertisement This means that the Mi Mix 3 5G will only be supporting 5G networks as the Snapdragon X50 modem doesn’t feature backward compatibility. However, Xiaomi claims that the X50 modem will be able to sport 20x sustained 5G speeds. The Mi Mix 3 5G is claimed to achieve up to 2Gbps download speeds. The Snapdragon 855 in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G also comes with the custom liquid cooling system.Rest of the Mi Mix 5G remains the same. The Mi Mix 5G still sports the 6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen-to-body-ratio of 93.4 per cent. The display sits on a magnetic slider, which helps the phone hide the front camera as well as the earpiece. The Mi Mix 3 5G runs on the latest version of MIUI 10.For the cameras, there’s a pair of 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup. The rear camera comes with 960fps slow motion and AI scene detection. The front camera gets a 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup. The front camera supports AI live bokeh video. The Mi Mix 3 5G is powered by a 3800mAh battery and comes with support for Quick Charge 4+.Xiaomi Mi 9The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the second flagship smartphone in Xiaomi’s lineup. The Mi 9 comes is also powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset but doesn’t support 5G as the Mi Mix 3 5G. The Mi 9 is the successor to the Mi 8 and comes with some of the latest and most premium features that Xiaomi has to offer.The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with an AMOLED panel with1080p Full HD+ resolution and a screen-to-body-ratio of 90.7 per cent. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. The Mi 9 also comes with wireless charging support. Unlike the Mi Mix 3 5G, the Mi 9 ditches the in-screen fingerprint sensor and comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with a 3300mAh battery setup with 20W charging support. The Mi 9 also supports reverse charging support.As for the camera, the Mi 9 packs three cameras on the rear panel and single on the front. On the back side, the Mi 9 packs a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with 0.8um pixel size, 1/2-inch image sensor, and F 1.75 aperture. The 48-megapixel camera uses 4-in-1 super pixel technology for enhanced details. The second rear camera of the Mi 9 includes a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with which users will be able to capture closer shots with a 2X optical zoom lens. The third 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera is paired with an F2.2 aperture. Xiaomi says that it has used a hard scratch-resistant sapphire glass and a stainless steel frame to cover its 3-camera setup so users don’t worry about any scratches.
Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi Mix 3 5G with Snapdragon 855 announced for global markets, in India Mi 9 may cost under Rs 35,000