The Xiaomi Mi Max series of devices are characterized by large, edge-to-edge screens and mid-range hardware. And if rumours are to be believed, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will keep with tradition.
According to a report in Chinese blog CNMO, the Mi Max 3 will have a 7-inch 18:9 display, 5,500mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip depending on the model. That’d put it in line with its predecessors — the Snapdragon 630 and 660 are midrange chips that strike a great balance of performance and power draw, meaning the 5,500mAh battery might deliver hours of battery life. (Unlike most other Xiaomi devices, phones in the Mi Max series tend to have beefier batteries to accommodate the large screens’ power draw.)
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Mi Max 3 is said to have a dual-camera setup and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, the latter which Xiaomi devices have a tendency to forego.
The source of the Mi Max 3’s rumoured specs also published a few device renders.
It’s important to note that renders are easily faked and that CNMO’s published fake renders in the past. But assuming these are accurate, they show a Mi Max 3 with a bezel-less design and a minimal amount of body poking out around the top and the bottom of the screen. They also show a bottom-firing speaker and a fingerprint sensor in the top-centre, indicating the Mi Max 3 has on-screen buttons.
The Mi Max 3 rumblings come as Xiaomi adopts a new design paradigm. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Plus, for example, launched with an 18:9 display and a bezel-less design. The upcoming phone’s release date remains a mystery, but we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in January.
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