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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgAfter announcing the Black Shark 2 gaming phone earlier this week, Xiaomi on Thursday launched the Mi Mix 3 flagship smartphone at an event in Beijing. Over the past several days, Xiaomi has been teasing various key aspects of the Mi Mix 3 including its sliding design, dual front cameras and that it will be offered with up to 10GB of RAM, among other things. The company has now made this feature-rich smartphone official for the Chinese market.The Mi Mix 3 succeeds the Mi Mix 2S that was unveiled earlier this year in China. The Mi Mix series has is notable for pioneering the bezel-less trend starting with the first iteration back in 2016. The Mi Mix 3 brings a significant upgrade over its predecessor in terms of design as it reduces the bezels even further, going for a truly bezel-less display with no notch. Xiaomi has added a slider mechanism to hide the front cameras while under-the-hood, the Mi Mix 3 packs top-end specs. Here’s a quick look at everything new with the Mi Mix 3.Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 specificationsDisplay: The Mi Mix 3 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) AMOLED display with a 93.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratioProcessor: The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipsetRAM: It comes in three RAM options – 6GB, 8GB and 10GBStorage: The 6GB variant will be offered with 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB version will come with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The special edition 10GB variant will be offered with 256GB of internal storageadvertisementRear camera: The rear camera comes with a primary 12MP wide-angle Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1,8 aperture and OIS. The 12MP secondary telephoto sensor is not optically stabilised and comes with a f/2.4 aperture.The cameras support dual-LED flash and PDAF. The Mi Mix 3 also gets a Night Mode feature for long exposure shots, AI scene recognition and support for 960fps slow motion video recording.Front camera: On the front, the system includes a 24MP primary Sony IMX576 sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth sensing.:Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 features– One of the many highlights of the Mi Mix 3 is its all-screen design. Unlike the past Mi Mix models that come with a thick chin on the bottom to house the front camera. The Mi Mix 3 significantly reduces the bezels on the bottom and pretty much everywhere else around the display to offer a near bezel-less 6.3-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 93.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio.– The Mi Mix 3 gets a slider design that brings out the front cameras. It looks like a more traditional slider phone as compared to the Find X that gets a motorised mechanism to bring up the top. The Mi Mix 3 will require you to use your fingers to pull down the front panel to reveal the dual front-facing cameras. — This brings us to the next big feature about the Mi Mix 3 – dual front-facing cameras. Apart from a large 24MP primary Sony IMX576 sensor, the Mi Mix gets an additional 2MP secondary sensor that will enable selfie portraits.– Xiaomi is also touting an impressive 12MP dual rear camera system much like the Mi 8. The company announced that the Mi Mix 3 earns a DxOMark score of 103, which is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and HTC U12+. The Mi Mix 2S, in comparison, also scored an impressive 97. As per DxOMark’s tests, the Mi Mix 3’s cameras offer good colours, dynamic range and fast autofocus among other things.– The Mi Mix 3 packs a lot of firepower under the hood. It gets a Snapdragon 845 chipset much like its predecessor. It also gets up to 10GB of RAM, making it the second phone after the Black Shark 2 to come with this configuration.– The Mi Mix 3 is also one of the first smartphones to support 5G connectivity. However, Xiaomi announced that it will launch the 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3 sometime in the first quarter of 2019 with Europe being of the markets to get it. The company has not mentioned any other market as yet.Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 price and availabilityThe Mi Mix 3 will be offered in three variants – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The base model is priced at CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 34,700), while the middle variant is priced at Rs 3,599 (approx Rs 38,000) and the top-end variant will cost CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 42,100).Xiaomi also announced a special Forbidden City Edition with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage that will cost CNY 4,999 (approx Rs 52,000). The Mi Mix 3 will be available in China starting November 1. Xiaomi is yet to announce whether the device will make its way to India.advertisementlast_img read more

The Trump Unit Inside Canadas PMO squad to save NAFTA

first_imgWASHINGTON (NEWS 1130) – If Donald Trump deploys the big bomb during upcoming NAFTA negotiations, and threatens to blow up the continental trade agreement, a unit within the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be assigned to try disarming it.The Canadian government has created an election-style nerve centre to handle White House-related challenges and officials who describe its operations say it has about eight regular staff: two former trade officials, two senior PMO officials, an ambassador, a writer, a cabinet minister, and it’s run by a young staffer with a reputation for staying cool while smothering political fires.The most blistering inferno it’s preparing to confront is a scenario where the president threatens NAFTA. Everybody involved anticipates the threat level from Trump will rise with the heat of negotiations.A well-connected Washington lobbyist milling about last week’s talks said a Trump pullout threat is virtually assured: “Almost 100 per cent.” Trade lawyer Dan Ujczo said it’s a logical play for the president: ”The threat of withdrawal is his key negotiating leverage.”However one former U.S. trade official says the president has shown himself too eager to play his best card. He said the president has weakened his hand with an April tactical error, when he threatened to blow up NAFTA four months before negotiations started.Robert Holleyman said Canada and Mexico got a valuable heads up on what would happen next: the business community panicked, lawmakers were miffed, and Washington made clear it preferred saving NAFTA.”It was, at a minimum, terrible timing,” said Holleyman, Barack Obama’s deputy United States Trade Representative.”You do that at the 11th hour in the negotiation — not at the throat-clearing stage… I suspect President Trump will be unable to play that card again. And if he does play it, it won’t be as strong as it would’ve been… The Canadians and Mexicans will say, ‘You… will face a huge backlash in your own Congress.”’Congress definitely holds some power: It could refuse to cancel the law implementing NAFTA, which would set up court fights between the various parties including the president, industries, and possibly lawmakers.It’s the job of that Ottawa unit to prevent that messy scenario.The Canada-U.S. unit resembles, in several ways, a campaign war room — though its members hate that term. It gathers data on key constituencies — for instance, it collects American politicians’ opinions on issues and plugs them into a database.It plans outreach efforts. It co-ordinates rapid response.All the relationship-building in recent months involving ministers criss-crossing the U.S. for hundreds of meetings would be deployed in the event of a crisis. For example: Should Trump try ending NAFTA, instructions might quickly go out to Canadian minister X to call U.S. state governor Y to lobby friendly Washington official Z.That order would come from the centre.The idea for a dedicated unit came before Trump’s inauguration, from PMO officials Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, longtime Ontario provincial political officials who had used the approach before on top issues.”This is the unit that spends 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thinking about this — trying to anticipate every possibility,” said one official.”The U.S. file is… so super-hot that you can take the slightest thing and turn it into a huge story that’s in every newspaper in North America. It’s really important to have the right person (handling it).”Enter Brian Clow.He was chief of staff to Chrystia Freeland when she was trade minister, but that’s not the principal reason he was brought in. What senior officials like was his penchant for staying cool, and working fast, in the Liberal election war room in 2015.Clow would not speak for this story.But someone who trained him in working war rooms was happy to share some thoughts about him and the job. It was Warren Kinsella who brought the modern campaign war room to Canada in 1993, modelled on Bill Clinton’s 1992 run, and who also authored, ”Kicking Ass In Canadian Politics.”Kinsella demands three attributes from war-room staff: Keeping your mouth shut about the war room. Working fast. Doing thorough research.These campaign operations shape news coverage by providing key components of a story, quickly, to journalists operating in a tougher environment of 24-hour news and declining research budgets: quotes, facts, and people willing to be interviewed.”(Clinton aide James) Carville told me, ‘The media atom has split.’… You can’t just take (reporters) out to lunch and spin them and the story appears two days later,”’ Kinsella said.”(A war room is) basically a newsroom.”It also provides a central hub so different offices are in contact, and don’t contradict each other. The Canada-U.S. unit includes the PMO’s Butts and Telford, Freeland, ambassador to Washington David MacNaughton, and writer Michael Den Tandt.Kinsella was impressed with his speed, cool, and ability to pump out video content while he worked on the 2007 and 2011 Ontario Liberal campaigns.The Trump mission is infinitely harder, Kinsella said.Kinsella joked that in elections all his job entailed was pulling pins from grenades and lobbying them. This team must prevent explosions, while working with thousands of officials, multiple government departments, two countries, industry groups, one global economic superpower, and an unpredictable president.The unit got to conduct early test runs.When Trump complained about Canadian dairy and lumber, and threatened a NAFTA pullout, it handled the response. The Canadian side kept the temperature down; it responded to heated rhetoric with statistics and telephone calls, and things quickly cooled down.”They can’t declare war on Trump,” Kinsella said. ”In this situation you can’t throw hand grenades — we’re David, they’re Goliath.”NAFTA negotiations last week offered a glimpse of the unit’s work.The U.S. government began by complaining about Canada’s historic trade surpluses. Canadian officials were later in the lobby, handing out fact sheets showing a trade deficit.”We used to call those ‘heat sheets,” Kinsella explained. He’d have his team slip them under hotel-room doors while reporters were sleeping, so they might shape the next day’s news.”You build an incremental case,” Kinsella said.”That’s how you win a campaign.”last_img read more