While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 flagship phone has been available in the Chinese market for nearly a month now, the Forbidden City edition also known as the special Palace Museum variant is not yet available. Today, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer has officially announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City Edition will go on sale next month, in December. At the same time, Xiaomi has invited the Mi Mix 3 users to participate in the testing of the special variant.
As you can tell, Xiaomi has partnered with the Palace Museum to release a Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City model. It comes with the sapphire blue curved glass frame, using the special shade of a ceramics from the Palace Museum. On the back end of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City Edition, it features a Chinese legendary creature “Xiezhi” decal imprinted in gold color. The mythical legendary beast, which is thought of as the Chinese equivalent of the Japanese “Komainu,” in ancient legends in China has a long horn, can distinguish between the good and bad.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 special Forbidden City edition ships with a 10GB of RAM and a 256GB of on-board storage. The rest of the specs sheet are the same from the standard Mi Mix 3 that was releases earlier this month. But this model comes in an upscale gift boxes that include a 24K gold bronze miniature statues, a 10W wireless charging pad, and a smartphone protective case.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Forbidden City model comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display and a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels. Under the hood, it got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with a 10GB LPDDR4X RAM, a 256GB ROM, a dual-lens front-facing 24MP + 2MP, a rear-facing 12MP wide angle + 12MP telephoto dual sensors, and a battery capacity of 3200mAh.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City Edition will be sold in Chinese market for 4999 yuan, roughly $719 USD.
Xiaomi is currently in testing phase for the Mi Mix 3 5G variant. Xiaomi will also release another variant of the Mi Mix 3 with 5G support in early 2019.