The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is set for a July launch
Xiaomi has released a number of devices already this year. Starting with the mid-range Redmi Note 5 Pro to a flagship like the Mi Mix 2S, the company has launched something in all the price brackets. In spite of that, there still hasn't been concrete word of the Mi Max 3, the upcoming sub-tablet-sized battery monster line. Until now, that is, as CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the device will be unveiled in July.
The Mi Max 2 was launched around May last year, so a June date for its successor isn't exactly in line with what we expected. Details of the Mi Max 3 have floated around the Internet for a while now, with most claiming that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 660, and could feature a 7-inch display, powered by a 5500 mAh battery.
All of that doesn't sound particularly implausible. The bump in display size is likely due to the shift to an 18:9 display, with a bigger battery compensating for that. We already saw the Snapdragon 660 on the Mi Note 3 and Mi 6X, so having it on the Mi Max 3 makes perfect sense.