In the latest development concerning Xiaomi’s upcoming phones, the Mi Max 3, POCOPHONE, and Mi A2 have appeared on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, suggesting an impending launch. Traditionally, the products that show up on the Eurasian database, get launched a month later, and if Xiaomi follows the timeline, we can expect the company to bring out these devices soon.
POCOPHONE, Mi Max 3, Mi A2 Receive EEC Certification
The separate EEC listings of the three phones reveal model numbers M1804D2SG, M1804E4A, M1805E10A, for each device respectively. Xiaomi has filed for only three Xiaomi devices with the EEC. Interestingly, POCOPHONE bears the same model for the ECC listing and FCC listing.
POCOPHONE, Mi Max 3, Mi A2: Launch Imminent?
As we mentioned in the introduction, usually the products that appear in the EEC listings are the ones who get launched within a month timeline. Besides, earlier today, Xiaomi confirmed that it will be holding a global launch event on July 24, 2018, in Madrid, Spain. Also, the Mi A2 Lite has been spotted on a Polish e-commerce website, which seems to be the Android One version of the Redmi 6 Pro that was launched in India.
Xiaomi’s global spokesperson, Donovan Sung, mentioned the launch date of the Mi Max 3. He tweeted,“Mi Fans, something BIG is coming! Big screen, bigger battery.” The phone will be launched on July 19, 2018.
Mi 8, Mi Box 3, Another Mystery Device Spotted on EEC
We found two other Xiaomi phones on EEC bearing model numbers – M1803E1A and M1804C3DG, wherein the former seems to be Xiaomi Mi 8 and the other remains a mysterious phone from the manufacturer. This certification means that Xiaomi is finally bringing out the Mi 8 outside China. There is another listing that mentions ‘Smart TV Mi Box 3’, which suggests that Xiaomi is gearing up to bring a new device that will work with Smart TVs.
Going by all the listings, we can expect all these phones to debut in Russia soon. After that, we may witness Xiaomi holding launch events for India.
POCOPHONE, Mi Max 3, Mi A2: Rumoured Specifications, Features
Concerning specs, the Mi A2 is rumoured to be the re-branded version of the Mi 6X. The only difference will be that it will run stock Android, instead of Xiaomi proprietary MIUI. It will come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM. The phone will sport 12MP + 20MP rear camera with AI integrations. As per the latest leak, the Mi A2 will be launched in Gold, Blue, and Black colour variants.
As for the Mi Max 3, the phone is expected to debut with a 6.9-inch full-HD+ display at 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It will most likely run Android 8.1 Oreo and will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 3GB/ 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB of internal storage. For optics, the Mi Max 3 is expected to pack dual rear camera setup with12MP primary sensor and unknown secondary sensor. On the front, the phone may bear a 5MP or 8MP selfie snapper. A 5400mAh battery is expected to complete the package. It will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
FCC filing for the POCOPHONE revealed that it will come in two variants with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. According to the listing, the device will support LTE Band 40, which is supported by Indian telcos like Reliance Jio. The name POCOPHONE seems to be a codename for the device or it could also be the brand name for a region-specific launch. As of now, the launch date for the POCOPHONE is not known, but now that the phone has appeared on EEC and FCC, we can expect Xiaomi to launch it sooner than expected.