With its high-resolution 10-inch display and integrated receipt printer, the new Sunmi V3 Mix POS system is light enough for a mobile device and large enough for a fully-fledged desktop checkout. With barcode scanners, warehouse and inventory management are also possible.
Munich, 31.01.2024 – The demand for lightweight and flexible POS systems that can perform several tasks simultaneously is enormous. With the V3 Mix, Sunmi is presenting an all-rounder that cuts just as good a figure in shoe stores as it does in kiosks or farm stores, at music events, in the hospitality industry or even in exclusive jewelry stores and boutiques. Business Development Manager Steffen Schwenk, responsible for cash registers and printers at value-added distributor Concept International, is convinced of this. “There is nothing else on the market that covers such a wide range of possible applications.”
The Sunmi V3 Mix can accept mobile orders, scan, print receipts and understand NFC-based SoftPOS payments. It can be used as an information terminal for sales promotion directly at the customer or can be mounted on the wall as a self-service checkout. With an optional rotating stand and cash drawer connection, it is also a fully-fledged desktop solution close to the customer. With a wrist strap or carrying strap, it can be conveniently used as a checkout tablet in pop-up stores in the city or countryside, for example.
The eye also buys
The first thing that catches the eye with all Sunmi devices, but especially with the V3 Mix, is the clear, Red Dot award-winning design in black, silver and orange, combined with robust technology, high-quality surfaces with an aluminum-magnesium frame and a pleasant feel. At 24.6 x 23.1 x 7.3 cm, i.e. roughly the size of a thick A4 pad and weighing 670 g, the V3 Mix is large enough for a good overview and small enough for mobile use.
The integrated 80 mm thermal printer for receipts works at a decent 70 mm/s, optionally also on 58 mm standard paper width, and is hardly noticeable as such, as it is only recognizable by a fist-sized bulge on the upper edge – which can also be interpreted as a handle.
The inner values
In addition to the outer appearance, it is the inner values that matter most. After all, the manufacturer describes the system as a “game changer”. Software and architecture are now more important for everyday usability than pure hardware performance. The Sunmi OS 4.0 operating system is based on Android 13 and is therefore cutting-edge in the professional sector. The new version optimizes overall performance, is stable, economical, fast and, thanks to improved compatibility, works seamlessly with other Sunmi devices. Last but not least, the tried-and-tested system is significantly more secure than any of its predecessors.
Software updates and new applications can also be installed during operation via the free “Sunmi Cloud” management tool. System integrators and end customers can set up, manage and support individual tills and pools of several Sunmi tills in a single process. The V3 Mix thus becomes a cash register with remote maintenance.
In addition to a generous basic software package, the Sunmi Cloud AppStore offers various apps and ready-made industry and application profiles for almost every conceivable area of application, e.g. for retail, the hotel industry or payment service providers.
Accessories for all situations
The accessories package reflects the multifunctional approach and ranges from the wall bracket for use as a self-service checkout in retail, to a suitable carrying strap and two stand models. The stand turns a mobile device into a stable click-in cash register, including a cash drawer connection. The stand can even be rotated as an option – to show customers product information or availability in no time at all. Customers can also be involved via a USB connection for a small second screen. This means that the item, quantity, unit price and total price are always in view.
Robust hardware guarantees high performance
A Qualcomm Hexa-Core 2.4/2.0 GHz processor with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM guarantees smooth operation and fast updates. If required, the memory can be expanded via a MicroSD slot, for example for high-quality product videos for sales support directly at the customer.
The integrated 4G module, Wi-Fi, which supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac on 2.4 or 5GHz, and Bluetooth LE 4.2 ensure good connectivity. The NFC module enables uncomplicated payment and fast user authentication. This is also possible via an optional finger sensor or the 2 megapixel front camera, which can also read QR codes for customer or discount promotions, for example.
The integrated fast 1D/2D barcode scanner is conveniently and quickly activated in mobile use via an ergonomic button on the back. It takes over logistics tasks and can replace an extra warehouse and inventory scanner, and also covers quick price checks and invoicing.
In addition, the V3 Mix receives GPS and AGPS data and can, for example, add location stamps to photos or warehouse data for documentation purposes.
The technical security device (TSE), i.e. the audit-proof storage of transaction data for control by the tax authorities, is implemented either via the cloud or via the MicroSD card.
Thanks to its low power consumption, the replaceable battery with 7.2 V and 2,600 mAh is sufficient for an entire shift in mobile operation. Sunmi speaks of 12 hours in non-stop operation and 20 days in standby mode.
Availability and service for resellers
The Sunmi V3 Mix is available immediately. On request, Concept International offers resellers – in cooperation with specialized technology partners – the delivery of POS systems with Android POS software for a wide range of industries.
The recommended retail price starts at 420 euros net. This is almost 600 euros below the level of comparable systems that are not mobile. “In terms of price, the device is a real hit”, as Steffen Schwenk puts it.
Further information and product data sheets can be found here.