Xiaomi saw record smartphone shipments last year with most of its budget devices like Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A becoming best sellers in their own price segment. While the Chinese smartphone maker is yet to detail its total shipments for 2017, the company is likely to refresh all its products from last year with modern design in 2018.
The very first sign of that was seen with the launch of Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launched last year. One of the device likely to get refreshed this year with bezel-less design is the Mi Max 2. We have already heard rumored specifications of Mi Max 3 and now the device has appeared online in the form of a leaked image.
The leaked image shows the rear panel of the Mi Max 3 and it is identical to that of Max 2. The major difference being that the Max 3 sports a dual rear camera setup as opposed to single rear camera seen on Max 2. There is also a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, which shouldn’t be surprising considering the outgoing model also has the biometric sensor at the back.
Earlier leaks claimed that the Mi Max 3 features a 7-inch display with thin top and bottom bezels. The new leak spotted by GizmoChina reveals some of the expected specifications including using Snapdragon 660 chipset. The use of Snapdragon 660 will be a major improvement over the Snapdragon 625 SoC found on Mi Max 2. It also reveals that the phone will run MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
There are also details like Mi Max 3 will feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with support for 18:9 aspect ratio and will arrive in two storage variants: 3GB or 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The phone will be backed by a 5,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.
It is expected to use a dual camera setup with dual 12-megapixel image sensor while the front camera with a 5-megapixel image sensor. All rumors in the past speculated that the smartphone will have only rear camera. The design, in particular, is expected to be the real highlight but the smartphone is expected to become available in the second quarter of this year.