Xiaomi has finally unveiled the next generation of its famous phablet series ‘MI Max’ with huge screen and even bigger battery. However, the new entrant dubbed as Mi Max 3 is kept well within reach of Mi fans having an affordable price tag.
The new phablet comes with a massive display, dual camera setup on the rear, a gigantic battery backup and an affordable price tag. Moreover, the Mi Max 3 follows the present trend of 18:9 display with thinner bezels all around. The metal-based design is admittedly quite clean-looking, available in Black, Gold, and Blue.
The Mi Max 3 houses a fairly large display on the front measuring 6.9-inch in size stirring to the tablet category with FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at a good enough pixel density of 350 PPI. The Mi Max 3 has no on-screen buttons this time, so the overall size should be the same as Mi Max 2.
Mi Max 3 is a dual SIM supported phablet by default that runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.5 lying on top. Under the hood, you get the mid-tier Snapdragon 636 processor with eight Kryo cores. You have two options for memory combos; 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB.
The photography department of the new phablet is dominated by a dual camera setup on the rear comprising of 12MP primary lens with 1.4um pixels for enhanced lighting in photos as well as AI assist in the final output along with a 5MP secondary one. However, the front shooter comes with an 8 MP lens.
The mi Max 3 is fuelled by an enormous 5,500 mAh battery that seems impressive because of its 7.99mm waistline. Thanks for having Quick Charge 3.0 features to recharge the phablet in quick time.
Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi has offered the Mi Max 3 for sale in the home market of China with an affordable pricing of CNY 1,699 (~$250, PKR 32,000) for the base variant of 4GB/64GB while the higher model of 6GB/128GB is priced at CNY 2,029 (~$300, PKR 38,500).
No words on its international release as of now but you may expect its availability in the Asian markets including Pakistan and India in coming weeks.
Mi Max 3 Specifications
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||1.8 GHz octa-core Kryo 260|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Display||6.9″ 18:9 IPS LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution|
|Card slot||Yes, 256GB|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, VoLTE, GPS, audio-jack, IR Blaster, FM Radio|
|Primary Camera||12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0, LED, PDAF, 1.4um pixels, 4K video|
|Battery||5,500 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Price||$250 (4 GB), $300 (6 GB)|