Xiaomi today unveiled its latest all-screen flagship — the Mi Mix 3 — in China. The Mix series from Xiaomi is an early adopter of the bezel-less smartphone design without the now-ubiquitous notch. And today’s release takes it even further!
The Mi Mix 3, unlike its predecessor, has no front-facing camera at the bottom chin of the display. Instead, the handset has the camera configuration beneath the screen backed by a sliding mechanism, which Xiaomi claims to have a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles. Since there’s no camera at the bottom, the chin size is now reduced by nearly 4.5mm to gain a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio.
The Mix 3’s slider is fully customizable. It can be configured to answer calls or launch different functions. You can also access screen capture, screen recorder, or hide notifications during gaming sessions.
The mechanized sliding panel hides a 24-megapixel selfie camera that’s accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor for depth of field control. While the rear has the 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto modules with OIS, portrait mode, and AI features. This is the first time Xiaomi is bringing dual camera setup on the front in the Mix series.
Speaking of tech specs, the Mi Mix 3 has a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio at 2340 x 1080 resolution. Like most 2018 Android flagships, the Mix 3 equips a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, but what’s raising the bar here is the 10GB RAM that Xiaomi is offering. There are 6GB and 8GB variants available as well. Xiaomi will launch a 5G compatible Mi Mix 3 in Europe early next year.
The Mi Mix 3 will launch on November 1 in China, with a starting price of 3,299 Yuan ($475) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. xiaomi-mi-mix-3The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will set you at 3,599 Yuan ($520). And the monstrous 10GB RAM and 256GB storage model is a “Forbidden City Palace Museum” special edition that’s priced at 4,999 Yuan ($720). Available finishes include Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, and Onyx Black.
OnePlus 6T to launch in Nepal on November 11
OnePlus’ fastest device is coming faster than ever in Nepal this time.
OnePlus recently announced that it will be launching the OnePlus 6T in Nepal on November 11. The company launched the handset just last month in New York.
Yes, OnePlus is sticking to its ridiculous six-month update cycle that outdates the only flagship every six months.
The OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, and a chin, of course, on the front. It packs a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending upon your preference.
OnePlus has added an in-display fingerprint scanner to the handset, and removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery included in slightly larger in capacity than what we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6. Rest follows what’s on the OnePlus 6.
You can pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Nepal beginning November 11, and get the handset delivered in the next few days if not weeks. OnePlus Nepal is offering the handset at a discounted price of 69,999 NPR for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, in partnership with Alibaba’s Daraz to celebrate its Double 11 sales day.
That said, the regular OnePlus 6T pricing will likely be a little over what Daraz is offering.
We’ve reached out to OnePlus for more information, and will update this article as the story progresses.
Update: OnePlus will be selling the OnePlus 6T for 75,999 NPR in Nepal after the Daraz Double 11 sale is over. Grab the discounted price while you can.
OnePlus 6T gets new Thunder Purple finish in China
OnePlus fans in China are in for a treat that’s not black but purple.
OnePlus has announced a new OnePlus 6T variant that it’ll trade exclusively in China for the time being. The new OnePlus flagship doesn’t take another tech specs bump in this news, rather a new finish. Thunder Purple.
While the US and rest of the world has to settle for OnePlus 6T Mirror Black and Midnight Black, customers in China will be able to avail a new Thunder Purple finish of the OnePlus 6T. It’s similar to Samsung’s Lavender Purple, with more light purple at the bottom and darker as it reaches to the top.
For 3,399 Yuan ($490), you can grab the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in China. Rest of the world, waiting could be the only option for now.
Apple Pay is set to launch in Germany
This could happen anytime soon.
Apple is about to launch Apple Pay in Germany. Local banks have started emailing customers about Apple Pay’s launch in the country, but none have mentioned an exact launch date yet. Plus, Apple’s Germany website also states “coming soon” for the mobile payments service, leaving us without an exact date.
Apple earlier this year promised that it will launch Apple Pay in Germany before the end of this year; we can now see where it’s headed. Apple Pay made its debut in Europe when it launched in the United Kingdom in 2015, and now covers most parts of the continent. The contactless payments service could go live in Germany anytime soon.
At launch, Apple Pay will support American Express, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Boon, Bunq, ComDirect, Square, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, N26, O2 Banking, and Vim Pay customers in Germany.
Stay tuned for more information as the story progresses.