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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 now official with 6.9-inch display and 5500 mAh battery

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 features a humongous 6.9-inch display. (Source: GSMArena)
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 features a humongous 6.9-inch display. (Source: GSMArena)
After numerous leaks and teasers, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is finally here. Xiaomi's new phablet inherits a lot of specifications from the Redmi Note 5 including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and dual cameras but the standout features of the Mi Max 3 are the 6.9-inch FHD+ 18:9 display and its 5,500 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has received a fair amount of attention with numerous leaks and teasers leading up to its release. Now, the Chinese Android major has made the Mi Max 3 official and most of what we've known so far have come to be true. The phablet is more or less similar to the Redmi Note 5 with the main differences being the huge 6.9-inch screen and a 5,500 mAh battery.

Like the Redmi Note 5, the Mi Max 3 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC with either 4 or 6 GB RAM. We've heard rumors about a possible Snapdragon 710 version but there are no signs of that yet. Storage options likewise include 64 GB and 128 GB options. The device features a FHD+ 18:9 6.9-inch display with not fairly thin bezels. There is a dual-camera setup at the back — a combination of a 12 MP f/1.9 1.4-micron pixel sensor and a 5 MP f/2.0 sensor for hardware bokeh effects. While the Redmi Note 5 offers a 13 MP selfie shooter, the Mi Max 3 is content with an 8 MP sensor. The standard fare of connectivity options are present including dual VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C. Thankfully, the company has retained the 3.5-mm headphone jack. The 5,500 mAh battery should ensure that the device lasts easily through the day and still have enough charge for the next day. 

The Mi Mix 3 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top of it. Needless to say, a MIUI 10 upgrade will be offered and possibly, even the MIUI 11. The smartphone is available for pre-orders now and come in Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue. The 4/64 version costs CNY1,699 (US$250) while the 6/128 version will set you back by CNY1,999 (US$295). With a weight of about 221 grams, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 might not be for everyone but is a decent option for those who need more screen real estate and long battery life. 

(Source: GSMArena)
(Source: GSMArena)
(Source: GSMArena)
(Source: GSMArena)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-19)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.