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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leak points to 5,500 mAh battery, wireless charging and more

Iris scanning technology was also hinted at in the recently leaked firmware, though NFC support appears to be missing.

Published onFebruary 22, 2018

  • Potential Xiaomi Mi Max 3 have been unearthed in the code of recent firmware files.
  • The code suggests the rumored handset will include a Snapdragon 660 chip and 5,500 mAh battery with wireless charging functionality.
  • It may also include an iris scanner, though it may be lacking NFC.

Details regarding the rumored Xiaomi Mi Max 3 may have been uncovered by XDA. The device had been the subject of a previous leak and firmware files obtained by XDA reaffirm some of the past speculation.

The leak suggests the device would come with an 18:9 display (likely at 7-inches), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and a 5,500 mAh battery with wireless charging functionality—a first for Xiaomi.

The last leak suggested a Snapdragon 635 chip, so we’re not sure if one of these is inaccurate, or if there are two separate variants; 3 GB/64 GB and 4 GB/128 GB memory configurations were also speculated upon previously, so perhaps the Snapdragon 660 will be reserved for the higher spec model.

Camera details are at this juncture unclear, but the image leaked in January (seen above) suggests a dual rear-camera setup. The front camera, on the other hand, may have iris scanning technology, based on code found in the firmware.

The handset is also expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo and include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, but it seems like it may lack NFC. The inclusion of MicroSD card support, Dirac-tuned audio and Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs were also hinted at in the firmware.

Naturally, the code snippets didn’t include anything about device price or release date, but it has been rumored to cost around CNY 1,699 (roughly $265) and we expect to see it launched nearer the summer. Give us your thoughts on the recent leaks in the comments.

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