MWC 2019: Xiomi's Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G are Coming to Europe

By Tom Pritchard on at

Xiaomi is at MWC announcing a bunch of new phones for the European market, specifically the Mi 9 and the Mi Mix 3 5G. You may have heard about those already, because Xiaomi has already spilled a lot of details for the Mi 9 for its Chinese launch, and the 4G Mi Mix 3 is here already.

We already know all about the Mi 9, but the good news is that it will be hitting European markets next week, and that presumably includes us. Brexit may be coming, but we've not shifted continents, after all. Sadly we only have the prices in Euros, with the 6GB/64GB model costing €449 and the 6GB/128GB model cost €499. Those work out to £390 and £434 when converted, though don't hold your breath on getting the lucrative direct conversion.

The Mi Mix 5G is the exact same phone that arrived here back in January, complete with the sliding camera, full screen display, and so on. The difference is that it will be compatible with the 5G networks that will be launching later this year. It's coming out in May for €599 (£520 d/c), compared to the £499 it costs to buy the 4G version. Not that many people will be buying these, considering we have no clue when our first commercial 5G services are launching and the only difference is the speed.

Not that anyone will stop you, but you might as well spend that the extra £100-or so you'll have to end up paying on something else. Like a fancy phone case.