Xiaomi Launches The New MIX3 5G and Mi9 for European Marketsby Andrei Frumusanu on February 24, 2019 7:30 AM EST
Today Xiaomi has announced the launch of the new MIX3 5G and new Mi9 for European markets. The event represents a big and important development for Xiaomi, as it not only showcases Xiaomi’s first ever 5G phone, but also represents the first time that the company is bringing the established Mi-series to a western market.
In recent years and months in particular, Xiaomi has pushed in its western expansion with the first push into the Spanish market. Last year, we saw officially launch in other countries such as Italy, France and the UK.
5G was a big talking point around Xiaomi’s presentation. We saw the company invite Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon on the stage to talk about how the Snapdragon 855’s and X50 will enable new experiences for 2019 devices. We already had heard about the new MIX3 with the Snapdragon 855 – but today’s launch focuses about the brand new MIX3 5G version, which as you would have guessed, is a 5G version of the new MIX3, employing Qualcomm’s new X50 modem.
|Xiaomi MIX3 5G & Mi9|
2340 x 1080
2340 x 1080
|48MP 0.8µm IMX586
2x telephoto zoom
|12MP 1.0µm IMX481
|Wide||-||16MP 1.0 S5K3M5
|Wireless (local)||802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0 LE + NFC
|Cellular||Category 20 4G LTE
|Category 20 4G LTE|
|Features||In-screen FP sensor|
The new MIX3 5G shares the core specifications of the MIX3, from the design to the camera setup. During the announcement, Xiaomi in coordination with Orange was able to first demonstrate a live 5G video call.
We’ve already covered the Chinese launch of the new Mi9 a few days ago. The Mi9’s characterising new characterising features include a new curved back design with a nanocoated shimmer finish, the phone’s new minimalistic bezel design with a new AMOLED screen, and a new triple camera design with a regular angle, wide angle and telephoto modules.
Xiaomi unveils the new MIX3 5G will be available for 599€ in select 5G markets in the comings months. The new Mi9 will be available for 449€ with pre-order starting today, and will be available in Spain, France and Italy, naturally aside from its home-country, China.