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Deal: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 slider phone now going for RM1,289, but you need to be quick

Bored with your typical candy bar smartphones? The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 that comes with a sliding mechanism is now offered with a huge discount in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations. Although it is a year old, it is still quite a capable flagship device and it looks premium thanks to its ceramic back.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage was released in Malaysia last year for RM2,199 but now you can get it for RM1,289. That’s RM910 off and it is priced the same as the Mi 9 64GB which is also going for RM1,289. However, the device is only offered in Onyx Black and at the time of writing, there are only 2 units available.

The Mi MIX 3 feature a 6.39″ Full HD+ AMOLED display and it runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor. The rear gets a dual-camera setup that offers a 12MP f/1.8 main camera and a 12MP telephoto shooter. For selfies, it has a 24MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor that’s hidden underneath its sliding mechanism.

Powering the device is a 3,200mAh battery and it supports 18W fast charging via USB-C. Like its predecessor, it also supports 10W wireless charging. You can learn more about the device in our full review.

If you have a budget of RM1,289, which device would you pick? The Mi MIX 3 with a Snapdragon 845 processor and 128GB of storage, or the Mi 9 with a Snapdragon 855 and 64GB of storage?


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Alexander Wong