Huge Xiaomi phone hits TENAA: is it the Mi Max 3?

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2.The Xiaomi Mi Max 2. A new Xiaomi phablet has appeared on the website of China’s telecoms authority. The new phone is most likely the Mi Max 3, featuring a 6.9-inch screen and massive battery. The listing doesn’t include pictures, but we managed to glean a few specifications. Xiaomi’s Mi Max family delivers big screens at budget prices and it looks like the next in the series, Mi Max 3, could be on its way soon. China’s TENAA communications authority has listed an unnamed Xiaomi phablet with some distinctly “Max” characteristics. While the listings don’t show any images of the phablet, we can see some telling specifications. The handset comes with a 6.9-inch 2,160 x 1,080 LCD screen (18:9) and 5,400mAh battery. The previous entries in the Max series had 6.44-inch full HD screens (16:9) and 5,300mAh battery, so we’re looking at a similarly large handset. Xiaomi’s Max phones tend to be their biggest, with their greatest battery capacities. A big power upgrade on the cards? The Xiaomi Mi Max.The first-generation Xiaomi Mi Max. Other specs include an unnamed 1.8Ghz octa-core chipset, 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB/128GB of expandable storage. We’re guessing that the Snapdragon 636 is powering the Mi Max 3, as the clock speed doesn’t line up with other recent chips (save for the lower tier Snapdragon 450). The Mi Max series has also traditionally followed the Redmi Note range in the chipset department, adopting the Snapdragon 650 seen in the Redmi Note 3, and the Snapdragon 625 seen in the Note 4. The Redmi Note 5 has a Snapdragon 625 chipset this year, but the Redmi Note 5 Pro has the newer Snapdragon 636. Any other processor for the Mi Max 3 would be a surprise in our book. Editor's PickAndroid smartphones with the best battery life (March 2018)Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size. Others believe it comes down to a phone's processor performance, or the amount of RAM, or how much storage … Further Mi Max 3 details on TENAA include an IR blaster, fingerprint scanner, a 12MP main camera and 5MP selfie camera (the listing counts three cameras, but only actually lists two), Android 8.1, and a headphone jack. The Mi Max 2 was launched in June 2017, while the original Mi Max first saw a launch in May 2016. Based on those timelines, the new phone should arrive before the end of July.

date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:23:48 +0000