Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 goes official; features under-display camera, Snapdragon 888+ 5G SoC, and ceramic body

Xiaomi has officially unveiled its latest smartphone under the Mi MIX lineup after a gap of around three years. But, it was worth the wait as the brand has launched the smartphone with some advanced and innovative technology which is the USP of the Mi MIX series smartphone from China-based Xiaomi.

The Mi MIX 4 debuts as Xiaomi’s slimmest ceramic body smartphone so far. It features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The highlight remains the under-display camera sensor of 20-megapixel. Yes, this is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that hides the camera sensor under the display panel.

The under-screen camera technology has improved a lot in the past couple of years that it is ready for a commercial launch in a premium smartphone. However, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says that if you nitpick details in a selfie, then you should stick to the punch-hole camera but adds that the under-screen camera should be good enough for the majority of users.

The display offers a P3 color gamut, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G chipset, making it the first smartphone to be powered by this new flagship processor. It packs up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

In the camera department, there’s a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel 5x optical zoom camera, and a 13-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide camera. While the camera configuration is impressive, Lei Jun says that the company is saving the camera components for the upcoming flagship lineup.

The Mi Mix 4 is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and supports 120W wired charging, which goes from zero to 100 percent in 21 minutes. There’s also 50W wireless charging, which normally takes 45 minutes for a full charge.

Xiaomi will be selling the Mi Mix 4 in China starting from August 16th in three color options — White, Black, and Gray. The 8GB + 128GB model costs 4,999 yuan (around $770) while the 12GB + 512GB is priced at 6,299 yuan (~$970). Currently, there’s no information available about the phone’s availability outside its home market.