The word is on all languages in the living room: the 2019 edition of MWC is resolutely oriented towards 5G, even more than last year. For the occasion, the manufacturer Xiaomi had come with a redesign of its Mi Mix 3, equipped with new processor and a 5G modem, so.
Mi Mix 3: we tested the Xiaomi smartphone which “slide”
Apparently, nothing changes on the Mi Mix 3 5G compared to the version we tested recently. The device is always provided with a Sliding front photo sensor and which makes it possible to obtain an even larger display surface than on a conventional smartphone, whether or not equipped with a notch. There is also a 6.39 ″ screen Amoled of 2340 x 1080 pixels. There is always a double rear sensor of 12 + 12 MP and a double front sensor of 24 + 2 MP.
No, what really changes are the technical specifications of the device: the processor of the Mi Mix 3 has given way to the brand new Snapdragon 855 engraved in 7 nm. If the Mi Mix 3 5G already looks like one of the most powerful devices of the year, Xiaomi did not stop there. This Android Pie smartphone will also run on a Qualcomm X50 chip, which will allow it to connect to the 5G network at a signal below 6 GHz. This will give it “a download speed in gigabit, ten times that of the 4G network”, dixit Xiaomi.
Xiaomi was quick to develop this new technology in its smartphones. it was only last September that the manufacturer was able to connect one of its devices to the 5G network for the first time. Now only remains to wait for a real deployment of 5G at the national level, which should not happen before next year. In any case, it will be necessary to wait until the 2nd quarter this year to obtain the Mi Mix 3 5G, which will be marketed from 649.90 euros in France (or 599 if you bring it from Spain).
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