Xiaomi has reportedly started rolling out MIUI 10 beta update based on Android 9 Pie for the Mi Max 3 smartphones in China, according to latest reports. This could hint at a stable update release for the handset within this year itself, or at least by early 2019. The Mi Max 3, as we reported, was launched in China late in August, and is on its way to India too.
Xiaomi had opened registrations for global beta testing for MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie for some of its phones, including the Mi Max 3, late in October. It looks like the testing is proceeding at a decent pace since the new beta update is not just restricted to registered testers. As you may already know, Android 9 Pie will add several new features and a much better looking UI to Android smartphones. Among the most loved new features are fullscreen gesture navigation, Digital Wellbeing, and more options for notifications.
Mi Max 3 MIUI 10 Beta Update Precautions
Along with the announcement about the new update, Xiaomi has also issued a couple of precautions to make sure that those updating their Mi Max 3 don’t get stuck with bad bugs. The first is to install the latest version of software update available OTA before flashing the new MIUI 10 beta update. This new official update comes with the build number v8.11.26. The other precaution is to uninstall Google Play app before flashing the new ROM, and then reinstall it after the update is successful.
This shows that Xiaomi is still at some distance from reaching the final and bug-free version of its Pie-based MIUI 10 software for the Mi Max 3. However, it is commendable that the Chinese brand is working towards including a wide range of handsets in the new series of Android Pie-based software updates.
Why Should One Buy Mi Max 3?
Soon to launch be launched in India, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a well-crafted handset aimed at users who like large screen phones with extra-long batter life. It sells well in China, where it costs as little as CNY 1,699 (approximately, INR 17,320). The handset’s call to fame is a large 6.9-inch display in a sleek 6.3-inch display body and an even larger 5500mAh battery.
The device looks handsome and offers an immersive viewing experience thanks to its 18:9 aspect ratio and fullscreen display. The screen resolution is Full HD+, with 84 percent NTSC color gamut. There are three display modes to make it even better: night display, reading mode, and sunlight display. You can even adjust the color temperatures according to your own preference. For an even more immersive video watching experience, the Mi Max 3 comes with stereo speakers. There is a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with new AI features, large 1.4-micrometer pixels, and dual-pixel autofocus. The front camera has an 8MP sensor and large pixels, with a soft LED light for selfies, AI portrait mode, AI Beautify, and Face Unlock features.
The Mi Max 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, paired to either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The smaller RAM variant gets 64GB of internal storage, while the larger one gets 128GB. It is important to note that the Mi Max Prime had the most powerful processor in the Mi Max series: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652. The Mi Max 2 and the Mi Max 3 have downgraded processors in comparison. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack as well, and the fingerprint sensor is rear-mounted. Xiaomi says the screen-to-body ratio of this handset is 6.5 percent higher than that of the Mi Max 2. Also, there is Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 support for the massive battery, with parallel charging support.