Photos of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leaked online show a giant display
Mi Max 3 expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636
The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leaked in a series of photos and videos -- suggesting that the company will deliver a mid-range phablet with a massive 6.9-inch display.
To get an idea of how big that is, both the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 have 5.8-inch displays.
GizomoChina reports that a photo purporting to be of the device’s “About” screen shows it will be powered by the Snapdragon 636 -- the same chipset that powers Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro -- a clear step below the Snapdragon 845 found in the flagship Mi 8 series.
Those looking for something a little more powerful are in luck: There’s also speculation that a pro version -- powered by the more powerful Snapdragon 710 -- might also be released.
On the memory front, it comes with 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB of storage.
Camera wise, another leaked video shows it sporting a vertical dual-camera system on the back with a primary 12MP sensor and alongside a 5MP sensor -- in addition to a front-facing 5MP selfie camera.
The real standout for the device is its 5,500mAh battery -- the highest capacity yet for the Mi Max series.
There’s no word yet on price. But the phone’s predecessor the Mi Max 2 -- another giant phablet that was released last year -- cost around US$250.
Looking at the phones side by side, it looks like they’ve managed to reduce the bezels on the device to add extra space for the display (the Mi Max 2 had a 6.4-inch display).
As is the case with all leaks, none of this is confirmed, but the leaks do match with what Xiaomi’s marketing team have been teasing -- meaning there’s a good chance they are legit. We’ll find out for sure on July 19 when it’s finally unveiled.