The year 2017 has been exciting for smartphone enthusiasts, but the prospects of 2018 are already looking great. Some of the best devices are yet to come, and Xiaomi is a name that has been ringing in the ears of those looking forward to 2018 innovations in the smartphone industry.
Rumours about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – successor to the company's most popular Redmi Note 4 – have been floating around a lot, building anticipation among smartphone enthusiasts. But the official unveiling is not due until early next year, so there's still time. But it's not just the Redmi Note 5 you should be watching out for.
A fresh set of leaks from Chinese site CNMO has provided details of a new smartphone Xiaomi is working on, which will woo customers who have an eye for large displays. Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio and bezel-less designs, accommodating big displays in compact bodies has become a popular trend. What if Xiaomi can fit in a bigger than usual display inside a bezel-less body? Well, it's happening.
Succeeding the Mi Max 2 smartphone, which was known for its massive display, Xiaomi is preparing for the launch of Mi Max 3. According to the report, the handset will sport a 7-inch display with 2,160x1,080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio in a bezel-less unibody.
The leaked photo of the device looks stunning and quite suitable for movie buffs and those who love to work with big screens. To impress them further, the Mi Max 3 is said to have a dual camera setup on the back with unknown specifications.
Under the hood, the smartphone is said to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor and a massive 5,500mAH battery with fast-charging support. If these specs sound like an exaggeration, wait until you have heard the configuration of its predecessor.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Review) came with a 6.44-inch Full HD display, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front snapper, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB RAM and a 5,300mAh battery. At the time, the Mi Max 2 offered the best configuration in its class, and the Mi Max 3 seems like a reasonable upgrade.
But it's also reasonable to think that these rumours are in their early stages. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched in May before it arrived in India in July, so we still have good two quarters before the annual upgrade term is reached for the Mi Max 3.
If the company follows the timetable, we will only see the Mi Max 3 after handsets like the Redmi Note 5 and the Mi 7.