A new leak has emerged which claims to reveal key internal specifications of the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone, the Mi Max 3. The new leak comes mere days after a mysterious Xiaomi smartphone was spotted on China’s 3C certification website which is being speculated to be the Mi Max 3. As is the case with all leak and rumours, the credibility will be a matter of concern. Be that as it may, let’s take a look at what information has been revealed.
Mi Max 3: Leaked Specifications, Features
According to the leaked spec list that has been circulating on Weibo, the Mi Max 3 should be a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the Mi Max 2. The new smartphone will come with a 6.99-inch LCD screen with a full-HD+ resolution. If a panel of this size is fit in the same form factor as the older phone, then the screen-to-body ratio should be significantly higher. This would also be conforming with the trend of 18:9 screens. This does not give us an indication of a notch at the top of the display though. SO we will have to wait and see how the final product will look.
The leak also suggests that the Mi Max 3 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chipset. This SoC uses a custom Kryo 360 octa-core CPU where two 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A75 Cores are tuned for performance, and the other six 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A55 cores have been tuned for efficiency. We have already seen this chipset on the recently launched Vivo Nex A and the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.
When it comes to the storage configuration, the Weibo listing reveals that the phone will have two RAM models — one with 4GB and the other with 6GB. This does not give us a look at what the internal memory capacity would be. Furthermore, a previous leak had suggested that the phone would be launched in 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB configurations. This is an aspect of the device with some inconsistencies, and we will have to wait until we have something more concrete regarding the storage.
Then there are the alleged details regarding the options of the upcoming smartphone. The leak claims the phone to come with a dual camera setup at the back where the primary lens is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX63 sensor. No information has been provided regarding the second sensor or the front shooter. Contrarily, the older Mi Max 2 merely had a 12MP camera at the back while the front shooter measured 5MP.
Unsurprisingly, the final information provided in the leak is that the new phone would come with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. However, the phone would be updated to the latest MIUI 10 interface which sees two critical system optimisations that are part of a larger performance piece which roughly spans 14 areas of the system. A few highlights of the new UI include full-screen display gestures, improved camera quality and features, and overall system performance improvements.
Mi Max 3: Specifications Revealed by 3C Certification
The previously spotted 3C certification listing gave us a look at a Xiaomi smartphone with the model number M1807E8S. This phone is produced by Inventec (Nanjing) Technology and supports 5V DC 3A / 9V DC 2A / 12V DC 1.5A up to 18W fast charging using the “MDY-08-ES” power adapter. Although there aren’t any further details revealed here, it is expected that the phone will come with a 5500mAh battery with support for wireless charging.
Mi Max 3: Expected Launch, Price in India
Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun had confirmed that the Mi Max 3 would be launching sometime in July this year. Based on the pricing of the previous older handset, the Mi Max 3 should be priced anywhere between the Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000 range.