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Xiaomi‘s newest phablet is perhaps the one you’re looking for if you want three big things on your next smartphone: big screen, big battery, and big power.

All of these big things were perhaps ticked with the Mi Max 3. The phone comes with an almost 7-inch screen (6.9-inches, with Full HD+ resolution, to be exact), with 18:9 aspect ratio. Considering the size, we can already classify this as phablet, too – which could be better for multimedia consumption.

Aside from the display, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 also has metal unibody, housing the big 5,500mAh battery which promises long-lasting battery life than before. Inside the Mi Max 3 are the specs that seems to be shared with the Redmi Note 5 – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with either 3GB/4GB of RAM, as well as either 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

The camera setup is also the same, with a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera configuration and 8MP on the front.

Another noteworthy features of the Mi Max 3 would be the retention of the 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as the inclusion of USB-C instead of the usual microUSB 2.0 which is found on most smartphones with big battery life, thus, enabling Quick Charge 3.0 support for charging the enormous battery pack. There’s also dual-band Wi-Fi and VoLTE on board, as well as Bluetooth 5.0.

Finally, the software that manages all of it is Xiaomi’s own flavor of Android Oreo – MIUI 9.5, which features AI capabilities in camera and voice. They’ve promised a MIUI 10 update later this year.

Specifications and Features

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ModelXiaomi Mi Max 3
Display6.9-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (2160 x 1080 px), 350ppi, 18:9 aspect ratio
CPU/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core @1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 509
ROM/Storage64GB / 128GB (expandable via microSD up to 256GB, uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4μm, dual pixel PDAF)
5 MP (depth sensor), LED flash
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
Battery5,500mAh battery (non-removable)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Network Bands4G/LTE/LTE-A, 3G (HSDPA), 2G (GSM)
SIM SlotDual SIM (nano, hybrid)
SensorsFingerprint scanner (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, IR port
OS/SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
(MIUI 9.5)
Dimensions & WeightSize: 176.2 x 87.4 x 8 mm (6.94 x 3.44 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 221 g (7.80 oz)
ColorsBlack, Champagne Gold, Blue
Protection / IP RatingTBA
Other FeaturesN/A

Pricing and Availability

The Mi Max 3 is going to be available in two configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage option which is priced at CNY 1,699 or PhP13,4K / ~US$ 250, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage option is at CNY 1,999 or PhP15,7k / US$ 295. Availability information is yet to be known.