MWC 2019: Xiaomi’s All-New Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9

The 5G dream inches ever closer.

Mobile giant Xiaomi has announced their first 5G integrated smartphone, the Mi MIX 5G, and their all-new flagship, the Mi 9. Both of their latest innovations were shown off at this year’s Mobile World Conference.

The Mi MIX 5G

Integrating the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X50 5G modem, Mi MIX 3 5G can connect to sub-6GHz signals that has a gigabit-class download speed, which is tens of times faster than current 4G networks.

Inside the Mi MIX 3 5G is the newly crowned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, combined with the Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU, it incorporates eight cores for a great balance between performance and power efficiency. The Qualcomm AdrenoTM 640 GPU sees an increased performance by 20% compared to the previous generations, and the fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.

Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599 or around MYR 2,800, in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.


The Mi 9

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, coupled with the 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera . 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.

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, or MYR 2100, for the 6GB+64GB version, and from €499, or MYR 2,300, for the 6GB+128GB. It is available in Piano Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Violet.


“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.” We also hope that these products make their debut here in Malaysia sometime soon.