On July 19, Xiaomi had launched the Mi Max 3 phablet. The smartphone comes in two storage models and both of them are powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC. Before the announcement of the smartphone, the rumor mill had claimed that there will be another higher variant called Mi Max 3 Pro featuring Snapdragon 710, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Even after the launch of the smartphone, the rumors of the Mi Max 3 Pro refused to die. However, Zhi Zhiyuan who is the product marketing director with Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi Max 3 Pro does not exist.
The above Weibo post confirms that the company has no plans to launch the Mi Max 3 Pro with Snapdragon 710. The SD636 powered Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is an impressive smartphone and a worthy upgrade over the Mi Max 2 phone from last year. It has arrive with a larger display, a bigger battery, better processor and newer design.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 features 6.99-inch IPS LCD display that offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Since it is features a tall aspect ratio display with reduces upper and lower bezels, the size of the smartphone is almost similar to a traditional 6.3-inch smartphone.
The Snapdragon 636 chipset powers the 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM variants of the Mi Max 3. It houses a behemoth battery of 5,500mAh capacity is present inside the Xiaomi phablet. The huge battery supports Quick Charge 3.0 and it is equipped with reverse charging feature which allows it to charge other devices.
The 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup is placed on the rear panel of the Mi Max 3. For shooting selfies, it is fitted with an 8-megapixel front camera. It is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and MIUI 9.5. The 64 GB and 128 GB Xiaomi Mi Max 3 are respectively priced at 1,699 Yuan and 1,999 Yuan
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that was launched alongside the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones on May 31 is the first ever Snapdragon 710 smartphone. Launching Mi Max 3 Pro with SD710 could have affected the sales of both phones.