Xiaomi Mi Max 3, the successor to last year’s Mi Max 2, was expected to launch at company’s annual product event last month. However, Xiaomi seems to have delayed the launch by few months to ensure the bigger announcements do not undermine this mid-range device. Now, the smartphone had received 3C certification in China further indicating that the launch is imminent.
A Xiaomi smartphone with the model number M1807E8S has been spotted in China’s 3C certification website, which could be the Mi Max 3. The listing reveals it has a power brick with model number MDY-08-ES and comes equipped with 5VDC 3A/9VDC 2A/12VDC 1.5A power charger. The smartphone seems to support up to 18W power output suggesting support for fast charging.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 was first confirmed by its CEO Lei Jun in a Weibo post last month. Jun stated that the smartphone will launch in July and the 3C certification suggests the launch will happen on time. The Mi Max 2 was launched in May last year and a July debut of Mi Max 3 seems to make reasonable amount of sense. The Mi Max and Mi Max 2 were successful devices especially among consumers looking for smartphones with large battery.
In terms of rumors, the Mi Max 3 is tipped to feature a design similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro with display bearing thin bezels. It will likely sport a Full HD+ display supporting taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The reports so far suggest the Mi Max 3 will pack a 7-inch display, making it a tablet in the form factor of a phablet. It is not immediately clear whether the Mi Max 3 will pack the huge display along with a notch similar to Mi 8.
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Like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi Max 3 could be powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC but there are also rumors of Snapdragon 660 being used to make it more powerful. The smartphone is also expected to feature a 5,500mAh battery and run MIUI 10 out of the box. The smartphone will, of course, be launched in China first and could be extended to India in the following months. We will know more details about the device when it stops by TENAA before official launch.