After Xiaomi surprised with a gaming laptop at the Mi Mix 2S launch event, the next candidate on the launch list is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3, apart of course from the Mi7 and Mi A2, about which we have already reported. There was already much speculation about the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 at the end of last year. In this article we try to sort out the rumour mill and create some clarity. If you don’t want to hear rumors, you can stop reading here.
We live in a world where our smartphones replace many electronic devices in our lives. The Xiaomi Max series bridges the gap between tablet and smartphone like no other smartphone on the market. The tablet market is coming to an end and smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, in the case of the Xiaomi Mi Max and Max 2 it’s a massive 6.5 inches.
Design and Display
If Xiaomi uses the tri-bezelless style (small edges left, right and top) in the Mi Max 3, then it would be possible to fit a 7 inch display in 18:9 format, with the same housing size as a Mi Max 2. If you will use your Mi Max smartphone in public, you can prepare to get curious and disturbing glances from your surroundings:
Regarding the case I would wish for a similar beautiful unibody metal case as with the Max 2, but Qi Wireless Charging could make us here a stroke by the bill. Wireless charging will not be possible with a metal back, on the other hand the Mi Max 3 does not fit on a charging pad rack that has become so popular in cars. Face-Unlock will certainly exist, with the presumed iris scanner I would be rather sceptical. Xiaomi solves the face unlock via the front camera absolutely satisfactorily and this feature is also available in the new Mix 2S.
The Mi Max 3 will again deliver a mega-battery with mega runtime. The predecessor Phablet is still high on our battery list today. This is ensured by a 5300 mAh battery, which can also be expected in the Mi Max 3.
Performance and features
The hardware should be in accordance with Redmi Note 5. A Snapdragon 636 will drive the Mi Max 3, maybe there is also a premium version with SD660 available too. This makes the Phablet ideally equipped for gaming and and it will navigate through the system without any lags. The camera will most likely be a dual-cam setup as we already know it from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. MIUI 9.5 with Android Oreo Basis is also a must.
Of course, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will also feature a dual SIM smartphone and probably the latest standards in reception. Whether this time there will be a Global Version with more LTE bands is not known up to know.
The Mi Max 3 will cost a little more than 220$. With the planned equipment this will be an absolute top price. For friends of a real Phablets there are currently no real alternatives to the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 and we are looking forward to the new Mi Max 3.