Xiaomi has released a new software update for the Mi Max 3, and the Mi Note 3, which brings in some very useful features and improvements. The new MIUI 10 update is currently only available for users in China, and enables eSIM functionality on these smartphones.
The Mi Max 3 was announced in July this year, and is only available in China as of now. Xiaomi will be releasing this phone in India very soon. The Mi Note 3, on the other hand, has been available in India for a while now, and was released in September last year.
Both of these are mid-range smartphones, which come with large displays, and an affordable price tag. The latest update, which adds the eSIM functionality, makes these phones even better.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Mi Note 3 MIUI 10 Update: What’s New?
According to the report by Xiaomi Today, the latest MIUI 10 update for the Mi Max 3, and the Mi Note 3, is version 8.9.20. This update mainly brings one new feature, which is, support for eSIM. This is a very useful feature, as it enables users to add a new cellular connection without having to use a physical SIM card. You just enable it in the settings, get a new cellular connection, and the carrier will simply activate it via software.
Once activated, you can use the new connection without actually having the carrier SIM on your device. An eSIM allows you to program several connections on to your device. As of now, both these devices get this functionality. However, you cannot use the eSIM feature if you are already using two physical SIM cards.
Apart from the new eSIM feature, the update also adds the ability to send an SOS message to an emergency contact, by pressing the Power button thrice. Several bugs have also been fixed, which makes the OS faster and more stable.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 comes with a large 6.9-inch LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. There’s no screen notch, and you get bezels all over the screen, but they are not too thick. It is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, which is coupled with up to 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.
At the back, you get a dual camera setup, which has a primary 12MP sensor and a secondary 5MP unit. The camera features AI software to help improve the photography experience. At the front, there’s an 8MP unit, which supports Face Unlock and Portrait mode.
A 5500mAh battery keeps the lights on, for quite some time, if you use the phone normally. The battery supports quick charge 3.0, which means that you don’t have to wait long for it to be charge. The phone gets an USB Type-C port, and also a 3.5mm headphone jack. Software wise, it currently runs MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Specifications
The Mi Note 3 is an older device, almost an year to be exact. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and large bezels all around. If you’ve got this phone, the new update will make things faster, so we recommend installing it.
This phone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is paired with up to 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. It also gets a dual-rear camera setup, and is better than the one found on the Mi Max 3. You get a primary 12MP sensor with OIS, and a secondary 12MP telephoto sensor. On the front too, a larger 16MP sensor takes care of selfies.
The phone is backed by a 3500mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 3.0 via the USB Type-C port. A front-mounted fingerprint scanner is available, and the phone uses a glass body construction with an aluminium frame.