A leaked photo has surfaced today that shows the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sitting besides its predecessor, the Mi Max 2 smartphone. The image shows that the form factor of the Mi Max 3 is quite similar to the predecessor and still it manages to offer a larger display. Also, newer reports have also revealed the differences between their specs.
Dimensions and Display
In the below image, the Mi Max 2 is placed on the left whereas its upcoming successor is seated on the right. The Mi Max 2 measures 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm and it houses a 6.44-inch display with capacitive buttons on the lower bezel.
The TENAA listing of the Mi Max 3 has revealed that it will be a tall aspect ratio smartphone with an elongated form factor. Its dimensions are 176.2 x 87.4 x 8mm. The upper and lower bezels of the Mi Max 3 are reduced. Instead of capacitive buttons, the smartphone will feature on-screen buttons for navigation.
Performance: Battery, SoC and Variants
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 includes a 5,300mAh capacity and it weighs 211 grams. The Mi Max 3 weighs 221 grams as it is packed with a 5,500mAh battery. Xiaomi has included support for Quick Charge 3.0 on the Mi Max 3, whereas the large battery of Mi Max 2 lacks support for fast charging.
Even though 14nm Snapdragon 625 is a power efficient SoC, the Mi Max 2 was criticized during its launch as it featured the same SoC that powered the original Mi Max smartphone from 2016. The new 14nm Snapdragon 636 SoC will be powering the Mi Max 3. As far as its performance is concerned, it is said to be on par with Snapdragon 820 SoC that were found under the hood of the flagship phones from 2016. The Mi Max 3 is also expected to include the new dual-band GPS technology feature for accurate navigation experience.
The 64 GB and 128 GB storage variants of the Mi Max 2 featured 4 GB of RAM. Few months after the launch of the Mi Max 2, Xiaomi had also launched its 32 GB storage + 4 GB RAM edition. The successor smartphone will be arriving in two RAM variants of 4 GB and 6 GB and they will respectively feature 64 GB and 128 GB of storage. The TENAA listing of the Mi Max 3 also includes a 32 GB model. Probably, the Chinese manufacturer may introduce it few months later.
Rear and Front Cameras
The Mi Max 2 has a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Mi Max 3 is the first Mi Max phone to include a dual camera setup. It will be arriving with Sony IMX363 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera module. The 8-megapixel frontal shooter on the Mi Max 3 will be equipped with soft light LED flash. A slew of AI-based functions such AI scene recognition, AI object identification, AI voice assistant and AI photography. Apart from fingerprint scanner that is also available on the Mi Max 2, the Mi Max 3 will be also equipped with AI driven facial recognition.
Pricing and Color Variants
The 64 GB and 128 GB storage editions of the Mi Max 2 were made available in 1,699 Yuan (~$253) and 1,999 Yuan pricing (~$298). The pricing of the 64 GB and 128 GB models of the Mi Max 3 are not known. The Mi Max 2 was launched in colors like black and gold. Apart from gold and black hues, the Mi Max 3 will be also arriving in a new blue colored variant.
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