Purported images and details of the Mi Max 3 surface
The Mi Max 2 was a niche, capable device in the phablet space when it was released back in May last year. There were rumors a few weeks ago that its successor would be powered by a Snapdragon 660 and that may just be true, as a new leak that surfaced a few days ago has also backed it up.
The Mi Max 3, going by the new information, makes a number of improvements on its predecessor. The Max 2 featured a 6.44-inch 16:9 display but the Max 3 is slated to sport an 18:9 7-inch FHD+ one, which would have an in-hand feel quite similar to its last-gen iteration. The device is also said to be powered by the Snapdragon 660, the highly-lauded but underutilized sub-premium Qualcomm SoC from last year. Interestingly, the Max 2 was also rumored to feature that SoC before it was launched but ended up being powered by the much weaker Snapdragon 625. We’re not sure how likely it is that the Max 3 will make good on that promise this time around, as we believe a Snapdragon 630 is the more viable option.
Camera-wise, the Max 3 will see an upgrade from the single rear sensor on its predecessor to a dual rear camera setup (12 MP + 12 MP) and an 8 MP selfie shooter. It’s expected to ship with a 5500 mAh battery, up from 5300 mAh on the Max 2, and Quick Charge 3.0 for fast-charging. Pricing is expected to be in the $230 price range.
Of course, all of these are but rumors. You’d do well to take it with a truckload of salt.
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