Xiaomi sets July 19 launch date for Mi Max 3

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Launch

The Mi Max 3 finally has a launch date after months of rumors and teasers. The phablet phone will make its first appearance in China on July 19.

Xiaomi confirmed the arrival via its official Weibo handle and a tweet from its global spokesperson Donovan Sung. It was naturally light on details, but it does confirm that the device will have a big screen and a bigger battery. That’s to be expected since those are the highlights of the smartphone series.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Expected Specs

Leaks in the past have suggested that the Mi Max 3 will be offering a huge 6.9-inch display in an FHD+ resolution within an 18:9 aspect ratio. This is a massive jump over the Mi Max 2’s 6.44-inch screen, probably made possible by a reduction in bezels.

As for the battery, all signs point to a 5400mAh unit. Xiaomi may also equip it with stereo speakers, a first for the lineup. It’s a solid addition if true. After all, the phone is supposed to be a multimedia-focused handset with its big screen and big battery, so the audio quality should match up accordingly.

Rumor has it that the Mi Max 3 will be available in 3 variants. The entry-level one might sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. The middle-of-the-road one might sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. The third ‘Pro’ one might sport 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM.

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The Mi Max 3 Pro may also get a bump up in the processor department thanks to a Snapdragon 710 SoC. The other pair could settle for a Snapdragon 636 chipset. All 3 are probably going to be fitted with dual cameras, Android 8.1 Oreo layered with MIUI 10, and a fingerprint scanner.

As for price, the Mi Max 3 Pro could cost CNY 1699 (roughly Rs 17430). The regular models will likely be cheaper than that.