Currently, display sizes of 5 to 5.5 inch are common on smartphones. Thanks to the 18:9 trend and the “Notch” display recess, manufacturers are able to install a large display in handy devices. The first rumours about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 give an idea of the dimensions of the device: The smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer is hardly durable – at least not with one hand. Despite its 18:9 format, the screen measures a gigantic 7 inches. The Mi-Max series is a compromise of strong hardware at an affordable price. New rumours reveal the maximum features of the “Phablet” (a cross between “Phone” and “Tablet”)?
The analysis revealed some exciting information. The affordable Phablet wire-less charges the large 5,500 mAh battery. In 2017, the Chinese manufacturer joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which is a further indication of this. There is also a photo showing wireless charging. Xiaomi is probably using an iris scanner in the front, which can be used to unlock the smartphone with the eye. The processor is not, as previously assumed, a Snapdragon 630 or 660 – but the somewhat weaker Snapdragon 636 with a processor clock rate of 1.8 GHz per core.
The leak confirms the 18:9 format, but provides no indication of the screen size. The two camera sensors on the back are either from Sony or Samsung. In front sits a snapshot of Samsung. Probably the latest Android 8.1 Oreo is installed ex works. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the rear. Exciting: The Mi Max 3 should offer space for two SIM cards and two microSD cards. However, the Spar tablet comes without NFC, which is used for fast pairing of Bluetooth devices.
In 2016 Xiaomi released the first model of the Mi-Max series. The Xiaomi Mi Max had a 6.44-inch display and was already considered a real giant. The second successor Mi Max 3 could now top that. Despite the large screen diagonal of a full 7 inches, due to the 18:9 format it should hardly be larger than the Mi Max. The resolution is supposedly 2160×1080 pixels and thus corresponds to Full HD+. To explain: “Full HD+” or short “FHD+” stands for an extended Full-HD resolution, the regular resolution is 1920×1080 pixels.
More detailed data on the price and a possible release of the giant smartphone is still missing. For the predecessors were each about 200 euros due – the Mi Max 3 is probably not far above that.