In a couple of days at MWC 2018, we will probably see multiple devices with the flagship SD845 chipset and amongst them will be Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi MIX 2S. Nevertheless, not every smartphone user will be able to afford flagship devices and that is why it is pertinent for manufacturers to make provision for top-notch mid-range devices. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is one of such expected mid-range smartphones and exclusive information from XDA developers suggests that this smartphone chip will be the king of mid-range smartphones – Snapdragon 660.
In addition, the reports also suggest that the battery capacity will be up to 5500mAh thus we are looking at a minimum of 15 hours average working time. Anything less than an 18:9 aspect ratio display would have been disappointing for this huge 7-inch device.
Surprisingly, the “wireless charging” parameter appeared in the firmware. This feature is expected in flagship Xiaomi Mi 7 but the Max 3 will sport same. This implies that the back of the Xiaomi Max 3 will be designed to suit the wireless charging feature probably with a glass material and the industrial design has to be adjusted as well.
A configuration file also revealed what the camera department of this device will look like. The rear will most likely come with a dual camera setup with either an IMX363 from Sony or an S5K217+S5K5E8 Samsung dual camera setup. For selfies, S5K4H7 from Samsung will do the job but it seems like an auxiliary imaging sensor – an iris scanner will be available too. This sensor will be OmniVision 2281 which “leverages a 1.12-micron pixel with PureCel technology to enable accurate, reliable iris recognition for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks”
The firmware suggests the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo.This device still retains the IR blaster, memory card expansion, support for aptX HD high-fidelity Bluetooth audio transmission.