June 19, 2018

Xiaomi Set to Launch Mi Max 3 in July with fast charging support

Mi Max 3 will be launching in July, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed a couple of months ago. Although he didn’t confirm any other information about the handset. The Mi Max 3 will be the successor to the Mi Max 2 which comes with a 6.44-inch full-screen display, Snapdragon 625 CPU and a massive 5300mAh battery. We may see a similar sort of specs sheet for the Mi Max 3 too, rather it can be better. With just a month away from the launch, Mi Max 3 has been certified by the 3C certification body in China. The 3C listing reveals that the Max 3 will come with fast charging support just as the Mi Max 2.

Getting approved by 3C certification means the device is at its final stage of testing and will go into production soon. The certification site listing shows a Xiaomi phone with model number M1807E8S. Although there is no mention of the device name, it is highly speculated that this is the Mi Max 3. The listing also shows that the device with 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A and 12V / 1.5A support. This means that the Mi Max 3 will come with support for up to 18W fast charging.

Launched last year, Mi Max 2 comes with quick charge 3.0. The phablet not only supports fast charging but also reverse charging, meaning you can use it as a power bank to charge other portable devices. No details if we’ll see the same feature in Mi Max 3 as well. The Mi Max 2 comes with 5,300mAh battery inside and Xiaomi claims it can deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage.

Mi Max 3 has been subjected to several rumours and leaks in the past couple of months. Firmware files of the Xiaomi device were leaked about four months back. It revealed that the Mi Max 3 will be equipped with a display of 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen size is yet to be known, but we expect it to be as big as Mi Max 2. The leaked firmware files also hinted at lack of 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Mi Max 3 is expected to sport dual cameras of the back. Out of two cameras, the primary one is rumoured to include a Sony IMX363 sensor similar to that of other Xiaomi devices like Mi Mix 2S and Mi 8. The Mi Max 3 is also tipped to come with support for wireless charging and iris scanner.

There seems to be some confusion on the hardware front. Some rumours say Mi Max 3 will come with Snapdragon 710 chipset, while others say it will be powered by Snapdragon 660 SOC. On the software department, the Mi Max 3 will run Android 8.1 Oreo with the newly announced MIUI 10 on top. The battery size of the Mi Max 3 is also expected to be as massive as Mi Max 2.

As of now, there are no specific details on the pricing of Mi Max 3. Going by the leaked specs of the device, we expect the Mi Max 3 to be priced at par with Mi Max 2, which was launched in India with MRP of Rs 16,999. Xiaomi has slashed the price of the Mi Max 2 recently, the device is currently selling for Rs 13,999. There are no details on when the Mi Max 3 will come to India. Possibilities, however, are it could hit the Indian shores soon after the global launch, like the Mi Max 2.

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