Xiaomi has a lot on its plate right now. The Chinese smartphone company is expected to unveil the flagship Mi 7 smartphone at MWC 2018, and Redmi Note 5 sometime next month. But it seems. these aren’t the only smartphones Xiaomi has been working on right now. Rumor mills have been abuzz about the launch of Mi Max 3 as well. Now, a couple of live images of what is believed to be the successor of the Mi Max 2 has surfaced online.
First spotted by Slashleak, the alleged Mi Max 3 photos hint at a large screen size compared to its predecessor. The image also suggests that the screen might feature a display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The placement of the front camera, earpiece, and the sensor are similar to the Mi Max 2, above the display.
The second image shows the top of the alleged Mi Max 3, which features only an IR blaster. In case of the Mi Max 2, the top featured an IR blaster and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This might hint that the 3.5mm audio jack could be moved to the bottom, or the phablet could come with a USB Type-C connector while ditching the legacy audio port.
In terms of specifications, the Mi Max 3 could feature a 7-inch display with thin bezels along the top and bottom. Under the hood, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The phablet is likely to run MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. To keep things ticking, the Mi Max 3 is expected to house a 5,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
Just like the Mi Max 2, the Mi Max 3 will likely be offered in two variants – 64GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM, and 128GB storage with 4GB of RAM. There is no word on the launch date and pricing at the moment. However, we expect more leaks to pour in as the event draws closer.