It was May 2016 when Xiaomi released its first Xiaomi Mi Max and a year later, the second model namely Xiaomi Mi Max was announced. Now, we are trying to approach the third year and based on the latest reports, a Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has already begun works on its much-awaited and much-anticipated flagship Xiaomi Mi Max 3.
In actual fact, there have been so many rumors and leaks about Xiaomi Mi Max 3 dating as far as December 2017, but interestingly, we have the latest and most reliable total of the reports, all of which are not confirmed (sad!). But obviously, that is exactly how it has always been. Leaks and rumors always give us hints of what’s coming. Most of them materialize and others don’t. That is just how the flagship device world works.
Digging down inside Xiaomi Mi Max 3, it’s rumored to be including a 6.99-inches (1080 x 2160) display, Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Moreover, a dual 12MP + 20MP rear sensor, whopping 6GB of RAM and massive 128GB of onboard memory and hefty 5400mAh non-removable battery is also expected.
In our Xiaomi Mi Max 3 review, we will discuss about what we believe will be the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 according to the best of our knowledge. So, let’s dive right into it.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Release Date and Price
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 release date has been suggested by number resources since December 2017, but nothing is announced officially yet. Firstly, it was expected to release in March, later was pushed to April, but didn’t launch in April too.
Now, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has said on China’s social media platform Weibo that Xiaomi Mi Max 3 launch date will July 2018 – if that rumor turns out to be true, the Mi Max 3 will hit the market a month later, almost in August 2018.
Price-wise, a previous report pegged Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Price will be CNY 1000, which after conversion comes to around $155. A predecessor Xiaomi Mi Max 2 had an RRP of 1699 RMB for its 4GB/64GB, whereas 1999 RMB for its upper 4GB/128GB variant.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Design and Display
As always, a China-based flagship vendor is committed to providing users with fully-backed feature smartphones at an affordable price point. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (a successor of Xiaomi Mi Max 2) comes with pretty decent improvements. The Mi Max 3 houses a metal unibody design which has similarity to its predecessor. Also, loaded with a fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted) which works superb and unlock the phone in less than 0.5 seconds. Moreover, due to its largest screen, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 can be concluded as a phablet.
The Mi Max 3 boasts a tallest 6.99-inches IPS LCD display which is well-supported by 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution at 350 PPI density. The display reproduces bright and crisp colours and is also coupled with extensive viewing angles. Due to its biggest display, it’s an ideal choice for people who love playing graphics enriched games or watching HD videos. Furthermore, the screen of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass that prevents it from minor falls and scratches.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Camera and Performance
For capturing images with your loved ones, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is bundled with a solid dual 12MP + 20 MP rear sensor backed by Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. There is an 8MP front-facing camera allows users to capture selfies or make video calls with their near and dear.
The brain behind Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 paired with a hefty 6GB/4GB/3GB of RAM and Adreno 616 handles a graphical department. The phone, without a doubt, ensures a seamless and flawless performance whether you play heavy games or work on multiple apps at once with sowing a sign of lag.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Storage and OS
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 comes with 3 different storage tiers – 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB – ready to accommodate your all files and data without any hassle. Excitingly, its onboard memory is expandable further up to 256GB via microSD card; hence you can save your images, video and even movies with ease.
As far as its software factor is concerned, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box and will be wrapped under the proprietary MIUI 9.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Battery and Connectivity
A massive battery is one of the impressive features of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 which is hyped to last more than a single day even with a heavy use and delivers more with a light usage. It’s most likely that the Mi Max 3 will fulfill all battery-related complaints consumers hold in most pocket-friendly smartphones. It is backed by a non-removable 5500mAh Li-Po battery. The tail doesn’t end; the giant battery also has support for fast charging through Quick Charge 3.0.
In terms of connectivity, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 comes with a bunch of connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and a USB Type-C port. Additionally, Xiaomi Mi Max supports dual SIM which enables users to use two networks simultaneously.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Specifications
We have listed down Xiaomi Mi Max 3 features and specifications. So, let’s have a look.
- 9-inches IPS LCD 1080 x 2160 Display
- Weight: 221 grams
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Chipset
- Adreno 616 GPU
- 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB of Onboard Memory
- Expandable Storage Up to 256GB
- 12MP + 20MP Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
- 5400mAh Non-Removable Battery
Undoubtedly, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a powerful flagship smartphone offering all the attractive features. For watching HD videos and playing games, there is a large and bright display designed with care. A rear dual camera setup produces outstanding quality images and high-resolution videos. Moreover, it gives enough backup and runs for long hours on a single charge.
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