Xiaomi recently became 2nd the largest smartphone seller in the world, overtaking Apple and moving closer to Samsung.
However, the company does not stop there, there are rumors that it may be about to release a new version of the Mi Mix with an edge-to-edge display and a higher price tag. Here’s everything we know about the Mi Mix 4.
When is the Mi Mix 4 release date?
There is no official announcement from Xiaomi as to when the Mi Mix 4 will arrive, but many sites are already reporting a leak from Chinese informant Bald Panda that Xiaomi will hold a launch event in end of August…
The company is expected to release not only the Mi Mix 4, but also a new version of its mobile operating system, MIUI 13, the Mi Pad 5 tablet and a new device called the Mi CC1, which, according to GizmoChina, will be “ a designer smartphone with an emphasis on performance cameras “.
Gizchina reports that another Chinese tech leader, @DCS, posted on Weibo that the Mi Mix 4 may arrive prior to the event, stating that a release date will be 11th August – although this seems unlikely as it is the same day as the next Galaxy Unpacked event, when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
We’ve already seen confirmation from Gizchina that the Mi Mix 4 seems to have recently passed 3C certification in China, so an imminent release is quite possible.
It is likely that the new device, if it arrives in August, will only be available in China for a while, as is often the case with Xiaomi. The Mi Mix 3 was launched in the country back in October 2018 and hit the UK and other markets in January 2019. It was followed by the Mi Mix 3 5G, which debuted in China in February 2019 and finally landed in the UK in July.
One of the most exciting Xiaomi releases, the Mi Mix Fold, was not even available outside of China, although it was released back in April 2021.
So while Chinese clients can get their overdrafts ready for August, the rest of us should have a little more time to save.
How much will the Mi Mix 4 cost?
This has been the subject of much speculation lately, with the Chinese tech site My Drivers reported that the new device may be priced higher than the Mi 11 Ultra. This would be a big departure from the Mix, as the Ultra costs a whopping £ 1199 / € 1199, while the Mi Mix 3 5G was priced at £ 599 / € 699.
We would be very surprised if Xiaomi doubled the price of the popular Mix line, so we take this rumor with a great deal of skepticism. But some of the suggested specs we’ve seen could indicate the Mix 4 will be a premium device.
What will be the specs of the Mi Mix 4?
Again, here we are just in the realm of speculation and there is no official announcement from Xiaomi about what specs we will see in the Mi Mix 4.
Gizmochina reports that the new device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, which will be the standard pay for high-end devices launched in the second half of 2021. This is broadly in line with all the leaks we’ve seen, so the Mix 4 will have some serious firepower under the hood.
The report also states that Xiaomi will sport a 6.67-inch FHD + OLED display with curved glass. This will be accompanied by a camera under the display allowing the front to remain free of the notches or punch-holes we’re used to.
This is interesting since the previous Mi Mix 3 5G avoided this problem by using a pop-up camera that could be hidden when not in use. It seemed to work, but if the Mi Mix 4 does indeed use an under-display camera, then it will be one of the first devices to do so – the ZTE Axon 20 5G was the first.
One feature that was highlighted in the C3 certification was that the Mi Mix 4 will come with 120W fast charging, while other sites claim that it could also include wireless fast charging up to 80W for its battery capacity. 4500mAh or 5000mAh.
Other than that, the rest of the specs remain a mystery, but we’re predicting an 8GB / 128GB memory and storage configuration for the base model, three cameras on the back rather than the two 12MP sensors found in the Mi Mix 3 5G, and a similarly slim design. …
Naturally, we’ll update this article as more news comes out, but until then, you can also read our guide to the best Xiaomi phones and the best Xiaomi deals in the UK.