Xiaomi Partners with Elliptic Labs on Notch-Less Mi Mix 3 Smartphone

Xiaomi is again partnering with Elliptic Labs, provider of “Inner Beauty” AI virtual proximity sensor software, which replaces a phone’s traditional IR hardware proximity sensor with software embedded with machine learning, said to enable the removal of hardware while enhancing detection accuracy and the user experience.

Phones equipped with the technology are able to avoid thick bezels, notches and holes required by optical devices, maximising the functional area of the screen. Xiaomi’s new Mi Mix 3 takes full advantage of this technology to create a full-screen design with only a thin, reinforcing bezel.

The device features a 6.4″ Super AMOLED HDR display with a resolution of 1,080 × 2,340, 403 ppi, brightness of 600cd/m², 103.8% NTSC colour gamut, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of around 85%. It runs Android 8.1, powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 512GB internal storage and up to 10GB RAM.

The dual-lens 12+12MP primary camera features phase-detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation, and it can capture video in up to 2160p60 and HDR, plus 960fps super-slow-motion capture. Meanwhile, a mechanical pop-up section houses the dual-lens 24+2MP internal camera, which can shoot in up to 1080p30.

In addition, the Mi Mix 3 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a fast-charging 3,200mAh battery, USB-C connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0. 6GB and 8GB RAM variants are expected to ship from November 1st, priced from 3,299 Chinese yuan (around $475), while the 10GB RAM “Palace Museum” edition will ship later in November, priced at 4,999 yuan (about $720). Xiaomi also teased a 5G version of the handset, due in the first quarter of 2019.