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The Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 is probably the most anticipated "affordable-phablet" of the year. And now, the company has officially launched the same for a starting price of Rs 16,999 (1699 Yuan) in China. The smartphone will be available from the 20th of July from Mi.com and Mi Stores across the country.
The Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 will be available in 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage for a price of 1699 Yuan (Rs 16,999) and 1999 Yuan (Rs 19,999), respectively. The smartphone will be available in Black, Blue, and Gold color variants. Considering the Chinese pricing, the company might launch the Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 in India for a price of Rs 18,000 for the entry-level model and the 6 GB RAM model is expected to cost Rs 22,000 or 23,000.
Display and Battery
The main highlight of the Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 is the display and the battery. The smartphone has a 6.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080px with 300+ pixels per inch. As the phone has a massive display, the company has also packed in a mammoth 5500 mAh Li-ion battery with Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 capability.
The smartphone has a full metal unibody design along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB type C port. Do note that, the design of the Mi MAX 3 is similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the smartphone does not have a plastic antenna band on the top and bottom portion of the smartphone.
The smartphone is running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core chipset with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM paired with 64 GB or 128 GB storage, respectively. Both smartphones do have a micro SD Card slot for additional storage expansion.
The smartphone has a dual camera setup on the back of the smartphone with a 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor, similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and has an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera, which is likely to support Face Unlock.
The smartphone is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with the custom MIUI 9 skin on the top with a promised update for MIUI 1o by the end of 2018. The smartphone might also get updated to Android Pistachio in the near future.
The Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 seems like a nice upgrade to the Xiaomi Mi MAX 2 in terms of specifications. This will be a great device for those, who watch a lot of content on their smartphone as the device has a big screen backed by a mammoth battery.