Android Q Beta out on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G

Closely working with developers has always been an integral part of Xiaomi’s DNA. After entering the hardware business, Xiaomi has continued to ensure that our users get the best user experience possible, backed by seamless integration between hardware and software.

Today, Xiaomi announced its participation in the Android Q Beta program, giving developers and early adopters a chance to experience the latest Android release on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G. This will allow them to try out the latest features, test apps they have developed, and make sure that they work well on the upcoming Android Q.

Android Q is the upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, which comes with many new features for developers and users:

  • Dark Theme:​ One of the most requested features, Android Q now has a system-wide Dark Theme. Activate Dark Theme in Settings, or by turning on Battery Saver. Dark Theme also helps save battery.
  • Gesture Navigation:​ Introducing a new gesture-based navigation so you can fluidly move between tasks, and maximize the use of larger, edge to edge glass screens.
  • Suggested actions in notifications: ​You can now take action on messages with suggested actions in notification.
  • Prioritized notifications: ​With Android Q, you can choose whether an app’s notifications are interruptive or gentle. Interruptive notifications will make noise, vibrate, and appear on your lock screen, whereas gentle ones will not. Android Q also introduces algorithms to automatically determine whether notifications should be interruptive.

Android Q offers stronger protections for user privacy, new ways to engage users, Vulkan extensions, and more! Developers and users who wish to learn more about the Android Q Beta can visit: https://developer.android.com/preview 

Mi 9 features an AI triple camera, class-leading 20W wireless charging, and unimaginable performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Mi 9 is available now in select markets, and has a starting price of €449 in Europe.

Mi MIX 5G brings 5G wireless technology to Mi MIX 3, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 modem for unleashing transformative 5G experiences. Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599 in Europe.

To try the Android Q Beta on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G, please visit https://www.mi.com/global/androidqbeta/ to download the software. Full instructions are also available on the site. Users can also submit feedback and report bugs through the webpage, as well as through the Feedback app on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G.

Xiaomi’s first 5G-ready smartphone – Mi MIX 3 5G – Sales begin in Switzerland on May 2nd

Since the launch of Mi MIX 3 5G during MWC earlier this year, Xiaomi has been working tirelessly with key partners across the globe with a single goal, to accelerate the mass availability of our 5G-compatible flagship smartphones. Today, one of our operator partnersSunrisehas announced that Mi MIX 3 5G will be available starting May 2nd in Switzerland. Customers can also visit Sunrise stores to get a taste of the unprecedented 5G speeds and its transformative impact on user experience offered by Mi MIX 3 5G.

Mi MIX 3 5G is Xiaomi’s first 5G-compatible smartphone. Integrating the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, Mi MIX 3 5G can connect to sub-6GHz signals capable of gigabit-class download speed. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 SoC and a newly designed hybrid cooling system, Mi MIX 3 5G is able to sustain prolonged and stable peak performance. Mi MIX 3 5G also features a Full Screen Display enabled by its unique sliding design, not to mention one of the world’s best smartphone photography experiences.

As the 5G era arrives, Xiaomi will continue to extend the greatest effort alongside our many network carrier partners worldwide, with a goal of bringing the latest innovation and technology to everyone in the world.

Xiaomi launches flagships Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9 in Barcelona

Available in May, Mi MIX 3 5G features the latest 5G wireless technology, unrivalled performance and a unique full screen display design.

Barcelona, Spain, 24 February 2019 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced its first 5G-ready smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G. To be available in May, Mi MIX 3 5G brings 5G wireless technology to Mi MIX 3, using the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 modem for unleashing transformative 5G experience. Following shortly after the announcement in Chinese Mainland, Mi 9 has also been announced for other global markets. Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship, featuring an AI triple camera, class-leading 20W wireless charging and unimaginable performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Mi 9 will first be available in Western Europe starting from €449.

Xiaomi’s road to 5G

Xiaomi set its sights on a 5G solution as early as in May 2016 by establishing a team to deep dive on 5G standards and to start exploratory research. As a major participant of 5G trials organized by China Mobile, Xiaomi successfully tested n78 signal connection in September 2018, and completed mmWave (millimeter wave) signal test one month later. By that time, only a handful of smartphone manufacturers in the world had successfully conducted such testings.

With a mission to innovate, Xiaomi first developed numerous strategic 5G partnerships with key service providers across the globe, such as 3, Sunrise, TIM, Vodafone and many more. The next step was to make 5G devices available to consumers, and to achieve that Xiaomi had been working tirelessly with some of these carriers since the early stages of Mi MIX 3 5G development. With the official announcement of Mi MIX 3 5G, Xiaomi is now one of the first smartphone manufacturers to produce a 5G phone for commercial use. At the launch event, Xiaomi demonstrated the readiness of Mi MIX 3 5G with a live demo, made possible using the 5G network provided by Orange Spain.

“Xiaomi has spent tremendous efforts developing a 5G smartphone solution and Mi MIX 3 5G represents Xiaomi’s quest to create innovative products for everyone,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi. “We are also delighted and honored to be working with our partners to make 5G a reality for even more users all over the world.”

Mi MIX 3 5G—A performance beast ready for the next-generation mobile network

Integrating the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, Mi MIX 3 5G can connect to sub-6GHz signal that has gigabit-class download speed, which is tens of times faster than 4G network. Besides, the phone is one of the earliest adopters of the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, sustaining a long, stable peak performance thanks to a newly designed hybrid cooling system.

Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and advanced cooling

Inside Mi MIX 3 is the newly crowned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, built using the latest 7nm process. The Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU incorporates eight cores for a great balance between performance and power efficiency. Single core performance is up to 45% faster, a great leap from the previous generation. The Qualcomm Adreno™ 640 GPU see increased performance by 20% compared to the previous generation, and the fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing collaboration with Xiaomi to help bring deliver unprecedented 5G speeds and transformative user experiences to consumers through their latest flagship smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Powering the new Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform features the 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine to make your phone the ultimate personal assistant, the world’s first announced Qualcomm Spectra Computer Vision ISP to capture cinema-grade photography, and Snapdragon elite gaming to transform your premium smartphone into a powerful gaming machine.”

To support applications requiring high-levels of device performance during extended periods of time, such as advanced multi-player gaming, Xiaomi has also developed a highly-advanced hybrid cooling system for Mi MIX 3 5G. The Rogers® HeatSORB™ thermal material implements a phase change effect that quickly captures heat generated by the device under demanding scenarios and delays temperature increases. Then, a passive heat pipe composed of six layers of graphite disperses heat at a speed three times faster than a typical dual graphite sheet.

World-class photography

Mi MIX 3 5G inherits the same 12MP AI dual camera from Mi MIX 3, which received a DxOMark photo score of 108, and features all the AI features users have come to expect from Xiaomi smartphones, including 960 fps slow-motion video capabilities. For selfies, Mi MIX 3 5G offers a 24MP + 2MP dual camera setup, making great use of Sony’s IMX576 sensor to capture more detail. The camera is managed by the Qualcomm Spectra™ 380 ISP for a speedy and power efficient camera experience so you can get more shots per charge.

Sliding design enables improved Full Screen Display

Mi MIX 3 5G uses Xiaomi’s patented magnetic slider, offering a great tactile experience and wide array of customizations. Users can set the slide to perform functions such as answering calls or starting up the camera app. Thanks to the slider design, the bezels are extremely thin, achieving an extreme screen-to-body ratio. What you notice is only the screen, which is a 6.39” 2340 x 1080 FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599, in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.

Mi 9—AI triple camera flagship

Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship with an AI triple camera, with the main camera utilizing the latest 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2″ sensor. Users can choose to shoot high-resolution 48-megapixel images, or in low-light conditions, take even clearer and brighter photos as Mi 9 will combine four pixels to one, resulting in very sensitive 1.6μm large pixels. The AI triple camera combination of the main camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera gave Mi 9 a score of 107 by the authoritative DxOMark website, giving it the second highest score of all tested smartphones. In addition, a video score of 99 puts it at number one on DxOMark for video capture. 

Dressed to the nines

Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. An advanced back cover color process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up.

The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.

“Inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudi, Mi 9 beautifully combines the reflection of light, seamless curves, and the use of natural elements to create a masterpiece of art”, says Carlos Canals Roura, President of The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, “A maximum expression of beauty” .

On the front, Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display. Under this display is a new and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone up to 25% faster than the previous generation.

World’s first 20W wireless charging; TÜV safe quick charging certification

Inside the Mi 9 is a large 3300mAh battery, featuring a fast charging solution for both wired and wireless charging. This solution has received certification from renowned German institution TUV Rheinland for safe quick charging.

The 27W wired charging supports Qualcomm’s QC4+ standard, and enables Mi 9 to safely charge to 70% in just 30 minutes, and fully charge in 60 mins. When used with the new 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi 9 can fully charge in just 90 min, as fast as some wired solutions.

Mi 9 will be available in Europe from 28 February, retailing from €449 for the 6GB+64GB version, and from €499 for the 6GB+128GB. It is available in Piano Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Violet.

Mi LED Smart Bulb

Xiaomi also announced Mi LED Smart Bulb during its product launch. Featuring 16 million stunning colors and adjustable colour temperature and brightness, users will be able to control the lights remotely with Mi Home app. Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa at the moment, Mi LED Smart Bulb will also support Apple Home Kit in Q2 2019.

Mi LED Smart Bulb is currently available in Europe for €19.9.

Mi Explorers

As one of the most user-centric company in the world, Xiaomi developed a unique community culture with Mi Fans from all over the world. The Mi Explorers program is one of our most important Mi Fan initiative. Selected Mi Fans are granted with exclusive access to the latest devices, while Xiaomi collects valuable feedback from them and works on improving products. This time, Xiaomi selected twenty Mi Fans from Spain, France, UK, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, providing them with Mi 9 preview access, and brought them to participate Xiaomi’s global launch in Barcelona, Spain, as well as Mobile World Congress 2019.

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About Xiaomi

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 9 July, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 132 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.

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[News] Xiaomi showcases 5G version of Mi MIX 3 with Snapdragon 855

GUANGZHOU, China, December 6 2018—Today, Xiaomi showcased the 5G version of Mi MIX 3 at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference. Among one of the first 5G smartphones, 5G version Mi MIX 3 sports Qualcomm’s latest chipset platform, Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem, with a maximum download speed of up to 2Gbps. Xiaomi also demonstrated Web surfing and live video streaming using the 5G network, providing a vivid experience of the future benefits of 5G.

Leading the way in the 5G era with China Mobile 5G smartphone in Q3 2018

Xiaomi has always prioritized R&D, especially with regards to core wireless technologies for the smartphone industry. The high download speed brought by Mi MIX 2‘s four-antenna LTE technology, Mi 6‘s 2 x 2 dual-channel Wi-Fi are widely acclaimed. Mi 8‘s dual-frequency GPS is also at the forefront of the industry.

That still holds true in the 5G era. Back in early 2016, Xiaomi set up a 5G exploratory research team to conduct comprehensive and in-depth research on the 5G standard. Since then, Xiaomi has participated in and led some discussions on 5G technical topics and has led the development of the industry.

5G has higher requirements for antenna design and transmission than 4G and Xiaomi is leading in antenna array research and development. Xiaomi also contributed greatly to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, a collaboration between groups of telecommunications standards associations, helping it revise the existing standard of NB-IoT, an important part of 5G technology.

At the beginning of 2017, Xiaomi officially launched the design of 5G smartphones. In September 2018, Xiaomi took the lead in building 5G signaling and data link connections, laying the foundation for 5G commercial use. Xiaomi will participate in the first wave of 5G pre-commercial field test launched by China Mobile in the first quarter of 2019, and will also launch the 5G version of Mi MIX 3 in Europe, and then launch commercial smartphones supporting China Mobile’s 5G network in the third quarter of 2019.

Exploring new 5G applications

In July 2018, Xiaomi signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Mobile. Taking advantage of its own strengths in the IoT field, Xiaomi will cooperate with China Mobile and other partners to explore new applications that make full use of 5G technology.

In the future, Xiaomi will make full use of its position as the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, and jointly promote 5G in the smart home field with China Mobile. Xiaomi will also explore opportunities in emerging business areas, such as 8K ultra-high-definition VR streaming, 3D holographic video call, 3D AR street view navigation, video game streaming services, among others.