Xiaomi Mi Mix 3's slide-out camera allegedly shown on video (but there's a catch)

03 September 2018
The slide out camera will help keep the Mix series notch-free.

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TimeTraveler, 05 Sep 2018Manual slide out cameras can probably last longer than motorized... moreI agree with that

At least they didn't put the FFC at the bottom like they did with the other two which was the worst position ever .

  • Bailey

Sturdy, 08 Sep 2018at least it should be sturdy enough to avoid running after a cas... moreIt not impossible at all I had a Sony Ericsson phone that did the same thing slide up and down like that if they could get a case in the 90's they could get one today.

  • jepoydizon

It should not be a problem (slide mechanism design). We all have seen that design before smartphone was introduced.

  • Sturdy

at least it should be sturdy enough to avoid running after a case, compatibility for which is a perfect impossible..

According to a tweet by Donovan Sung it will launch in October

TimeTraveler, 05 Sep 2018Manual slide out cameras can probably last longer than motorized... moreYa, but it a bit concerning for the locking mechanism
If it slide manually, it means it have some kind of lock mechanism and I'm curious about the wear and tear of those

Manual slide out cameras can probably last longer than motorized slide out cameras.

Akinaro, 04 Sep 2018I would actually prefer manual, it remind me good old days of SE... moreI am having both modern devices and a rather "Ancient" in today's terms Samsung S8300 UltraTouch. it's a slider with touchscreen. and I can handle it very easily. so yeah. I can definitely relate to what you're saying XD
Edit: I just wish that S8300UT had 3.5mm jack. T_T Oh well~

Anonymous, 04 Sep 2018Man! What are you hating about htat tiny chin bezels? Hahahaha
I think he wants a symmetrical bezels set from all directions. ^^

kettlecorn, 05 Sep 2018Knew it from the teaser photo, you can clearly see how the scree... moreThickness. even 8.6mm is fairly acceptable in 2018.xiaomi mi mix phones are known for decently good battery life. (Not stellar. but not crappy either)

ipolit.matveich, 05 Sep 2018I think it is stupid to make this mechanism just because of the ... moreWell~! You can grab a sony xz1c. (or xz2c if you don't mind the lack of 3.5mm) they are both very petite sized and preform excellently.
Edit: C in both cases stand for Compact.
Edit2: No. I am not a sony fangirl. >_>

I think it is stupid to make this mechanism just because of the front camera. I would prefer if they would've made the corner front camera as in the renders which we circulating before Mi Mix2 was presented.
And of course I don't have problem with designs such as those of Samsung S8/S9 and Meizu 15/16.
But of course people will buy it, so until Xiaomi keeps low prices, it can sell any shit in design aspect.
Even I bought Redmi 5 plus and Redmi Note 5 Pro (of course I hate how big they are) and all the time since then I am searching to replace them with something which can be operated by human with non mutated hands (notch phones are not option for me, this is what is really ugly).

  • kettlecorn

Knew it from the teaser photo, you can clearly see how the screen went past the body below. I'm concerned on the battery capacity, looking at the video the charging port is housed on the bottom. A usb-c port is around 2.6mm on its own so minimum the lower half would have to be crazy thin (~7mm) to keep the phone to an acceptable thickness. Hmm, what will they sacrifice? Battery or thickness?

Love this, throwback to the old slide phones as well.
I'm just hoping they can make it super sturdy, or at least sturdy enough to withstand Jerryrig's bend test.

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Pakalini, 04 Sep 2018Yet still has a chin, nice try.Man! What are you hating about htat tiny chin bezels?

  • Anonymous

Good idea, like a bb priv.

Id buy it

orklid, 04 Sep 2018Makes more sense to me than motors. Reminds me of Nokia slider p... moreAgreed. Maybe younger people didn't have these 'slide' phones. For me, I believe it's way more reliable than motorized ones.

Makes more sense to me than motors. Reminds me of Nokia slider phones from the past. Loved those... Make it magnetic and add some more stuffs up on top. Sensors, dual cams, flash, IR unlock, sterio speaker and whatever :p

  • Xtr

These sliding design is old, Nokia uses that old the time back in the day. And yes, umotorized slide would last a long, long time. The mechanism can even outlast the life of the chips inside.