Mi Max 3 Announced with 6.9-inch Display, 5,500mAh Battery in China at Starting Price of about Rs.17,000

The first sale of the Mi Max 3 is scheduled at 10 AM tomorrow i.e Jul 20.


Xiaomi has just announced its latest offering in the form of Mi Max 3 in China today. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a feature-rich smartphone that comes with an affordable price point.  The Mi Max 3 is the successor to the Mi Max 2, and the handset comes with significant improvements. Let’s dive deep into the specifications and features of this newly announced smartphone.

Mi Max 3: Specifications, Features

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 flaunts an aluminum unibody design, identical to that in its predecessor. The device comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader which the company claims can unlock the device in less than 0.5 seconds. The smartphone sports a 6.9-inch Full HD + IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 79.8% screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels with an 18:9 aspect ratio that reproduces bright and vivid colors and is also paired with wide viewing angles. Owing to its big display, the phablet is a good choice for those who love watching videos or playing games. The screen on the device is further protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM that ensures a seamless smartphone experience with performance increased by 40%. You can work on multiple apps at the same time and also enjoy games on the big screen without having to worry about the performance of the smartphone. On the software front, the Mi Max 3 runs an Android 8.1 (Oreo) wrapped under MIUI 10 skin. For optics, the device packs a dual rear 12MP+ 5MP camera setup which is accompanied by an LED flash to capture quality images in poor lighting conditions. On the front, the phablet houses 8MP camera. The Mi Max 3 comes with features like AI dual camera, AI face unlock, AI voice assistant, and bi-amp stereo speakers.

The device is fuelled by a massive non-removable Li-Ion 5500 mAh battery and it comes with a fast charging option. The sensors onboard include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors along with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. For connectivity, the options include  4G, VoLTE support, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and a USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

Mi Max 3: Price, Storage, Color Variants

The Mi Max 3 comes in three color variants for now- Gold, Blue and Matte Black. All the color variants are priced the same. The device comes in two storage variants, one offering 128GB onboard storage with 6 GB RAM and the other offering 64 GB inbuilt storage with 4 GB RAM. You can further expand the storage up to 256GB using a microSD card. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 comes with a dual SIM support that gives you the flexibility to use two networks at the same time. The 4GB+ 64GB RAM variant is priced at 1,699 Yuan in China that translates to about Rs.17,321 for the Indian market. The 6GB+ 128GB RAM variant is priced at Rs.1,999 in China and is about Rs.20,380 for the Indian market. The device will be available for the first sale at 10 AM tomorrow, i.e. July 20 in China.

Mi Max 3: Launch Event, Live Updates

The launch event for the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 starts at 7:30 PM in China which is 5 PM as per the Indian timing. All the official specifications, features and pricing of the device is a common knowledge now, but the real excitement to the event comes with the latest post by the Xiaomi co-founder. The event was expected to be a formal presentation ceremony for launching the Mi Max 3, which of course, the device deserves, considering the impressive features it packs but there is ‘One more thing’. The Xiaomi fans are predicting the launch of Mi Max 3 Pro. All we need is to wait and see.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a decent choice for a powerful smartphone under a reasonable price point, especially for those who fancy big screens. Let’s see how this Xiaomi offering performs in the market. What are your thoughts on the newly-launched Xiaomi Mi Max 3? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, stay tuned for the live updates of the events.