This is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in all its glory (HD images)

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Xiaomi will take the wraps off the Mi Max 3 on Thursday, July 19. The Mi Max series is known for its large displays and this year’s version is no different. However, the switch to an 18:9 aspect ratio means the Mi Max 3 will have a smaller footprint even though it has a larger display.

Ahead of the release tomorrow, new photos of the device have leaked online and they are the sharpest we have seen so far, therefore providing the highest level of detail. One of the images also shows the “About Phone” section of the device which gives us the chance to confirm some of its specs.

The Mi Max 3 in the photos is the gold variant and it has white front bezels. The bezels have been significantly shrunk and it makes the phone easier to hold. The bottom bezel is bare and the top is home to three holes and the earpiece. While two of those holes are housing the sensors (proximity and light) and the front camera, the third hole is most likely home to a front flash, a first for the series.

The back of the device is equally interesting. The phone has the same U-shaped antenna lines as the Mi Max 2 and a fingerprint placed in the middle. Where it differs is in the number and position of cameras. The Mi Max 3 will come with dual cameras – 12MP + 5MP arranged vertically and sharing a single housing with the LED flash.

A sticker on the rear of the device also shows that the phone will have support for dual SIM cards. However, you will have to choose between using two SIM cards or a single SIM card and a MicroSD card.

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Based on the details revealed under the “about phone” section, the Mi Max 3 is running MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The processor is rumored to be the Snapdragon 636. Other specs revealed from the TENAA listing includes a 6.9-inch FHD+ screen and a 5,500mAh battery.