Xiaomi’s first in-display camera phone finally has a launch date

August 4, 2021

Samsung is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11, where it will launch Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is expected to feature an in-display selfie camera. A day prior, Xiaomi will announce the much-anticipated Mi Mix 4. All rumors point to it being the company’s first phone with an in-display camera. Today, we will look at what to expect from the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 4.

Mi Mix lineup Overview
Unlike the Mi lineup that is more of a mainstream flagship device, the Mi Mix lineup is more about innovation. Take the Mi Mix Alpha as an example. The device with a one-of-a-kind wrap-around screen was announced in 2019, and only a handful of them reached the public eye.

Mi Mix lineup had commercial flagship, too, the last one being the aforementioned Mi Mix 3 5 G from 2019. The regular Mi Mix 3 was launched even earlier in 2018. Here, we are looking at 3 years of gap between the Mi Mix 4 and its immediate predecessor.

Mi Mix 4 Rumors Roundup:
According to a popular leakster Ice Universe, Mi Mix 4 will feature an in-display selfie camera. He also shared a picture of what the display would look like. Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3 renders from the same source, there is no trace of the camera in the Mi Mix 4.

This could mean that Xiaomi’s in-display camera technology will have low-light transmittance, which would affect the quality of the picture. On the other hand, it would look and feel better during everyday use.

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Design and Display
To capture high-quality selfie pictures, Xiaomi will be limiting the screen resolution to FHD. Mi Mix 4 will use a hyperboloid panel from Huaxing Optoelectronics.

Renders from HoiINDI show a rectangular phone with rounded corners. There is a huge camera bump with a secondary screen at the back, like the one on Mi 11 Ultra, but larger. The rear panel also houses the “MIX” branding.

Performance and Memory
As with other flagships of 2021, Mi Mix 4 will be powered by Snapdragon 888 or 888+. Users will choose between three memory configurations – 8+256 GB, 12+256 GB, and 12+512 GB.

It is speculated that Xiaomi will be using Micron’s LPDDR5 uMCP RAM memory. Mi Mix 4 will ship with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out-of-the-box.

Camera
According to rumors, Mi Mix 4 will use Samsung’s 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor for the primary camera. It will be accompanied by a 48 MP ultrawide lens and a 48 MP telephoto lens.

Rest of the specs
Moving on, Mix 4’s battery size will be between 4,500 and 5,000 mAh. 3 C certification of the phone has revealed support for 120 W fast charging. In addition, it will have a wireless charging speed in the range of 70 W – 80 W.

Other rumored features include Ultrawide Band (UWB) and mmWave 5 G connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Price and Launch Date
As mentioned earlier, Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Mix 4 on August 10 in China. The price of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is rumored to start at CNY 6,000 (~NPR 111,000).

SmartphonePrice in China (Expected)Launch Date (Official)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4CNY 6,000 (~NPR 111,000)August 10

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