Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 3 on July 19. The mid-range smartphone comes with a big-screen and is designed to offer a premium media performance. However, leading up to the launch, Xiaomi was also touted to unveil a higher-end version of the smartphone dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro. The smartphone was rumored to come with the Snapdragon 710 SoC. While many believed Xiaomi to have postponed the smartphone’s launch, the Chinese company has put rumors to rest, by stating that it will not be introducing the smartphone at all.
The news comes off Weibo, where a Xiaomi executive answered a question about Mi Max 3 Pro not launching at all by saying “Yes”. While this pretty much confirms the news, Xiaomi’s reasons for doing so are still unknown. There is a good chance that the company might have backed out in the last minute to avoid sales conflict between the Mi Max 3 Pro and the Mi Max 3. Although, it’s also possible that the company never planned on launching a higher-end version of the Mi Max 3. But this seems highly likely as there were multiple rumors that cited the smartphone’s existence.
Currently Xiaomi’s only other smartphone that features the Snapdragon 710 SoC is the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. The Snapdragon 710 chipset is designed to bridge the performance gap between high-end and mid-range smartphones.
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Coming back to the Mi Max 3, the smartphone is powered by a decent Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC, which comes paired with an Adreno 509 GPU. It features 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage, and comes with a 6.9-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display. The smartphone is backed by a 5,500mAh battery and runs on MIUI based Android 8.1 Oreo.