Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is expected to be the next mid-range smartphone from the Chinese company to get the bezel-less treatment. A recent report indicated that the smartphone will launch with a massive 7-inch full-screen display and now the full specifications of the device has appeared online.
The specification sheet of Mi Max 3 has appeared on China’s micro-blogging platform Weibo confirming the smartphone will indeed feature a 6.99-inch full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The successor to Mi Max 2 phablet will be the second mid-range device after Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus to get the full-screen bezel-less design. The listing first spotted by GizmoChina shows that Mi Max 3 will be offered in two storage options: 3GB RAM model with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM variant with 128GB internal storage.
While previous reports have claimed that the Mi Max 3 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC, the specification sheet found on Weibo suggests it will use a Snapdragon 635 chipset. The unannounced Snapdragon 635 is expected to be the successor to Snapdragon 625 that brings 20 percent improvement in graphics performance with new Adreno GPU. Qualcomm has not revealed its plans to update Snapdragon 625 mobile platform but its successor is likely to be based on 14nm FinFET process.
Other specifications include use of a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The camera details also contradict the leaked render which suggested dual rear camera setup at the back of Mi Max 3. Apart from large display, one of the selling point of the device is expected to be the beefy 5,500mAh battery.
The leak also suggests that Mi Max 3 will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging and run MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphone is expected to launch sometime in June this year and could retail at a starting price of 1,699 Yuan (approximately Rs 17,000).
Xiaomi has regained the lost market share in China and emerged as the dominant smartphone player in India on the back of strong sales for its budget and mid-range devices like Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 and Mi Max 2. With the updated models, the Chinese smartphone maker will be hoping to replicate last year’s success leading to upgrades among existing smartphone users.