Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to feature 7-inch display, 5500 mAh battery, Snapdragon 660
Xiaomi's Redmi Note series may be the company's cash cow but the recently launched Mi Max line has proven itself to be a niche competitor. The Max line is synonymous with large devices bordering on tablet proportions, huge batteries, and all-around mid-range features. The Mi Max 2, released in May, was a successful offering by Xiaomi, so it's no surprise that the company looks to improve on it with its successor, the Mi Max 3.
Keeping with the theme of size, the Mi Max 3 is expected to feature a massive 7-inch display. The Max 2 sported a 6.44-inch display in the 16:9 mold, but the Max 3 will opt for the new 18:9 ratio, which would give it a similar feel in hand to its predecessor. As the display sees a bump, so does the battery, with the Max 3 slated to house a 5500 mAh unit, a slight upgrade on the 5300 mAh one on the Max 2. It's also expected to be equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.
Perhaps the most important improvement on the Max 3 may be the SoC. The Max 2 was expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 660, or the Snapdragon 626 at worst, but the company went back to base on it, opting for the tried and tested Snapdragon 625, a decision that irked fans at launch. The Max 3 is said to be ditch the 625, however, with sources claiming it will be powered by either the Snapdragon 660 or the Snapdragon 630. The latter is more likely. There's also a chance it comes in two variants with both SoCs but that would be quite surprising,
Do note that none of this is confirmed at the moment.