The new mid-range phablet by Xiaomi called Mi Max 3 is set to ‘make a splash’ on August 23 in Hong Kong, according to the Facebook page of Xiaomi Hong Kong. The smartphone packs a solid 6.9-inch display and is powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 636 processor. It is made for heavy use, and to that effect comes with a large battery with QuickCharge support.
While the Mi Max 3 is still not launched in India or anywhere outside China, the company took to social media today to announce the Hong Kong arrival of the new handset, and here’s what we know about it.
Mi Max 3: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is the successor to the Mi Max 2 phablet, and it ships with a 6.9-inch display. The device is a mid-range smartphone by the Chinese vendor and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. The CPU features Kyro 260 architecture, is clocked at speeds up to 1.8GHz, and is paired to Adreno 509 graphics card.
The phablet runs MIUI 9.5 software based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and the design language follows the 18:9 aspect ratio with a nearly 80 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The Mi Max 3’s display is an IPS LCD unit with Full HD+ 1080×2160 pixels resolution, and RAM options are 4GB and 6GB. The 4GB RAM variant gets 64GB internal storage and the larger RAM model gets 128GB storage, both expandable to 256GB via the second SIM card slot.
Camera equipment also is impressive, with the rear primary sensor packing 12 megapixels and aided by a 5MP depth sensor. The rear dual camera gets phase-detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR and panorama modes, large 1.4-micrometre pixels, and a wide f/1.9 aperture. The rear dual camera is capable of ultra slow motion HD video recording with 720 pixels at 120 frames per second, and 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second.
The front shooter is an 8MP camera that also employs large 1.12-micrometre pixels and gets a wide f/2.0 aperture, with 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps.
In keeping with its phablet design language, the handset gets a large 5,500 mAh Li-Ion battery that can be charged via 18W fast charging, with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 support.
Also fitted is a Type-C reversible USB port, A-GPS hardware, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual-band WiFi 802.11 a//b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct and WiFi Hotspot. The handset comes in a sleek 8mm body and weighs just 221 grams. It will ship in three colours: Black, Gold, and Blue.
Mi Max 3: Launch
Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 3 for its home market last month, in the 4GB RAM variant, and released a 6GB RAM variant in August. The phone is releasing in Hong Kong now, and we expect it to launch in India by the end of this month.
Mi Max 3: Price in India
The Mi Max 3 was launched for 1,999 Chinese Yuan in the 6GB RAM variant for China, and Xiaomi has not yet revealed the price for Hong Kong market. We expect the device to launch in India with a price tag of about Rs 20,000 for the 6GB variant and Rs 16,000 for the 4GB variant.
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