Xiaomi has announced the successor to the Mi Mix 3, which was released back in 2018 – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 – which is the brand’s first smartphone to feature an under-display camera. This smartphone is the most notable addition in the series since the inception of the Mix Series back in 2016.
The smartphone manufacturer refers to the technology as CUP (Camera Under Panel) with the screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 having a 400ppi area that lets light pass through to the selfie camera, which the company describes as “virtually invisible.” The camera itself is a 20 megapixel sensor and the display is a massive 6.67-inches 120Hz curved OLED panel running at a resolution of 1080p.
Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is the first smartphone to be announced with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus, which is an overclocked version of their flagship 888 chip with a top speed of 3GHz. The Mix 4 is also equipped with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and different storage options, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The rear camera features a 108-megapixel sensor with OIS (Isocell HMX, 0.8 microns, 1.6-micron pixel binning), a 13MP ultra-wide camera (free-form lens, 120-degree field of view), and an 8MP 5X periscope shooter with OIS.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 also offers a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The smartphone, by default, is able to reach full charge in 21 minutes via wired charging and 45 minutes via wireless charging. However, the smartphone reportedly features a ‘Boost Mode’, which offers wired and wireless charging times of 15 minutes and 28 minutes respectively. It bears mentioning that this faster charging presumably results in increased battery degradation over time, which is why Xiaomi has made it an optional choice.
Some other features of the Mix 4 include the real-time on-device subtitles and translations, a SIM-lock feature, and shutdown prevention functionality. The smartphone will also feature an IP53 rating for splash resisting, an IR blaster, and NFC.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 starts at CNY 4,999 ($770) and goes up to CNY 6,299 ($970) for the 12/512GB model. The smartphone will first hit stores in China on August 16 while the company is yet to reveal the exact date for an international launch.
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