The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 saw the day of light on the 19th of July. It was supposed to be accompanied by the highly speculated Max 3 Pro, which has not made an appearance yet. And according to Zhi Zhiyuan, it never will, since it does not exist. Zhi Zhiyuan is Xiaomi’s Product Marketing head and he took to Weibo to explicitly state that there is no Pro variant of the Max 3 that sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710.
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This comes as a surprise since we saw quite a few reports surrounding the Max 3 Pro. There were certifications that confirmed its existence. There is a possibility that Xiaomi might have scrapped the phone at the very last moment to avoid sales conflicts with the Mi8 SE which is the only Xiaomi phone powered by the 710. But that should not have been an issue since the two phones fall into different categories.
The Mi Max 3 succeeds the Max 2, becoming the first Xiaomi phablet to sport a full-screen display. It brings about a dual camera setup on the back and the usual gimmicks that plague every phone of 2018. To be honest, it would not really make sense to fragment the niche category of phablets by offering more variants. So it does make sense to not have another Mi Max 3 with beefier specs. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.