The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a slider phone which launched in China late last year. Since then, we’ve heard rumblings of a European launch without any confirmation. Later, TechRadar confirmed that the device would launch in the UK in Q1 of 2019, though they couldn’t confirm a release date. Xiaomi Spain and Xiaomi Italy have now announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is on its way to both countries, marking its first launch outside of Asia and opening the door to launch in even more regions in 2019. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will launch in Spain on January 8th and Italy on January 9th, available from AliExpress, Xiaomi’s own website and, of course, Mi Stores for €549.
It’s unlikely that this is the 5G model, as we’d likely see a greater marketing push if that were the case. It’s interesting to note, however, that the company has announced that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will launch in Europe with 5G support in Q1 of 2019 as well. That means if you can hold onto your smartphone, for now, then in probably only a few months time, you’ll be able to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 instead. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is more than just a means of connecting to a 5G network via the Snapdragon X50 modem, boasting a 45% performance improvement over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.