The highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi Max 3 had already been subjected to teasers and leaks weeks before the official launch. Today, the phone was finally unwrapped during an official event and we can now see what rumors became true and which did not.
First off, Mi Max 3 has a 6.9-inch screen and comes with a 5,500mAh battery, alongside the thinnest bezels on the Mi Max line so far.
The phone runs the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset the Redmi Note 5 does, with an octa-core CPU at 1.8 GHz. It features a similar dual camera setup with a 12 MP main one with a f/19 aperture, plus dual pixel PDAF and a secondary 5 MP unit with f/2.0 lens which enables portrait mode. The selfie camera has an 8 MP sensor.
It also has Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The phone comes with Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.5 and a handful of AI features such as scene recognition, face unlock and voice assistant.
Expect a MIUI 10 update, as well as a MIUI 11 one.
The phone comes in black, champagne gold and blue and it will be available in two configurations: 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage for $252/€220 or 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage for $300.
The phone is not available outside China yet and Xiaomi has not given any hints about when or if it will ever be.