Xiaomi has added another member to its series of phablets with the launch of the Mi Max 3 in China today. The smartphone includes almost everything in big numbers, a huge screen, a big battery, a big camera setup and much more. The surprising thing is that everything is massive except the price tag.
Talking about the display, the Mi Max 3 has a 6.9-inch Full HD+ display which is much bigger than the 6.4-inch panel on the Mi Max 2. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back. With a massive size, the Mi Max 3 weighs 221g.
The smartphone is very identical to the Mi Redmi Note 5 Pro (labeled Redmi Note 5 in China). It has an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset which is paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It runs on MIUI based on Android Oreo 8.1.
The Mi Max 3 sports a dual-camera setup on the back with the primary sensor of 12-megapixel with an aperture of f/1.9 while the second one is a 5-megapixel shooter with a f/2.0 aperture. The purpose of the second camera is to capture portrait snapshots. There is a single 8-megapixel shooter on the front. The front camera is also used by the smartphone for face recognition.
The company is offering two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB – corresponding to the 4GB and 6GB RAM versions. The Mi Max 3 also gets the option to expand the storage to up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.
The main highlight of the Mi Max 3 is the huge 5,500mAh battery which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, charging at 18W. Additionally, the Mi Max 3 smartphone comes with dual VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and unlike others, it does not miss out on the headphone jack, as was the case with the Xiaomi Mi 6X (or to-be Xiaomi Mi A2).
The Mi Max 3 has been launched only for the Chinese market as of now and is priced at 1,699 yuan (~Rs. 17,300) for 4GB+64GB variant while the higher 6GB+128GB model is priced at 1,999 yuan (~Rs. 20,300). The color variants for the device are in Champagne Gold, Black, and Blue colors and there is no word on the global availability yet.
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