Plenty of details of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and Mi 7 flagship phones have been revealed through their firmware files in the recent past. Today, XDA Developers has revealed some of the key specs and features of the forthcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 mid-range phablet through its firmware files.
The first-generation Mi Max came with a 4,850mAh battery and the Mi Max 2 came with a bigger battery of 5,300mAh capacity. The firmware files of Mi Max 3 have revealed that it will be arriving with a behemoth battery of 5,500mAh capacity.
The Snapdragon 660 chipset will be powering the Mi Max 3. The original Mi Max came in Snapdragon 650 and 652 chipset variants. Hence, there is a possibility that the Mi Max 3 may also in arrive Snapdragon 630 chipset option, but there is no supporting evidence for it in its firmware files.
As rumors have claimed, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will indeed feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display. However, there is no confirmation on its exact size and the resolution that it will be supporting. It is a safe bet to assume that it will carry support for FHD+ resolution. It will be equipped with a rear positioned fingerprint scanner.
The firmware files of Mi Max 3 have references for wireless charging. For instance, there are some strings in the APK of MIUI Keyguard that contains text like “wireless charging has stopped”, “position offset” and “please reposition.”
Xiaomi had joined the Wireless Power Consortium last year which indicates that some of the phones from the company that will be released this year will carry support for Qi wireless charging. The first phone to feature it could be the Mi 7 and the next one could be the Mi Max 3. A help video and graphic on how to place the handset on the charging base for wireless charging has been also found in the firmware files. A demo image showing a generic device placed on wireless charging been has been also unearthed.
The back panel of the Mi Max 3 is expected to feature Sony IMX363 or an S5K217+S5K5E8 Samsung dual camera module. The frontside of the phone features S6K4H7 Samsung sensor and OmniVision OV2281 iris scanner. Since the lines related to iris recognition have been commented out, the company seems to be still deciding on adding this feature on Mi Max 3.
The firmware files suggest that the device is running on Android 8.1 Oreo. However, it could be a developer ROM. It may probably launch with Nougat flavored MUI 9. The other features that will be arriving on the Mi Max 3 include dual-SIM support, microSD card slot, IR blaster, LED light for alerts, aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs by Qualcomm. The device lacks NFC connectivity. Lastly, it may feature dual speakers.
There is no information available on the launch date of Mi Max 3. Judging by the launch patterns of the predecessor models, it seems that the new phablet may get unveiled in May.