If rumours are to be believed then the Mi Max 3 could be the next smartphone from Xiaomi and could have a few firsts to its name.
There's no word from Xiaomi regarding the launch of the Mi Max 3, but, we might see this Chinese smartphone brand launching it at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. If the information is legit, it could be the second (the first one is rumored to be the Mi 7) Xiaomi device to offer wireless charging support. Xiaomi might also launch an inferior variant with the Snapdragon 630 SoC. Well, the good thing is the firmware files of the phablet has been leaked by XDA Developers in its latest report.
Plenty of details of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and Mi 7 flagship phones have been revealed through their firmware files in the recent past. The Chinese blog CNMO first detailed the smartphone in December past year and claimed that it will feature a huge 5,500mAh battery in its thin bezel-less design. The company's Mi Max smartphones have been quite popular among the consumers who don't want to skimp on the battery and prefer phones that can last more than "just a day". The latest report reveals that Mi Max 3 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. But these firmware files obtained by XDA Developers do not confirm the size of the display. For instance, there are some strings in the APK of MIUI Keyguard that contains text like "wireless charging has stopped", "position offset" and "please reposition". The firmware files also revealed what sensors Xiaomi plans to use for its device.
It may also include an iris scanner, though it may be lacking NFC. The frontside of the phone features S6K4H7 Samsung sensor and OmniVision OV2281 iris scanner. The Mi Max 3 will have either Sony's IMX363 camera sensor, or, Samsung's S5K217 + S5K5E8 sensors on the back.
The report further claims that the smartphone could have an IR Blaster, LED light notifications, dual SD card support, audio tuned by Dirac and Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs. There is also a help video or graphic made by Xiaomi that shows the user how to place their device right on the wireless charger.