Xiaomi's supersized Mi Max 3 with 5500mAh battery is all set to launch in India

After launching the Redmi 6 series in India earlier this month, Xiaomi is turning its attention toward the phablet segment. The Mi Max series continues to do well in the sub-₹20,000 segment, and it looks like Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi Max 3 in the country shortly if a recent tweet is any indication:

The Mi Max 3 was unveiled in China back in July, with the device offering upgrades in key areas from the Mi Max 2. Notably, the Mi Max 3 is based on the 18:9 form factor, which has allowed Xiaomi to fit a tablet-sized 6.9-inch display into the chassis, and the phone has dual cameras at the back. The Mi Max 3 also has a larger 5500mAh battery, which should allow the phone to deliver over two days' worth of usage. Thankfully, Quick Charge 3.0 is standard, and the phone charges over USB-C.

Elsewhere, the Mi Max 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset, and comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The device is running MIUI 9.5 on the software side of things, but it should come with MIUI 10 out of the box in India.

Right now there's no mention as to when the device will launch in India, but it should be in the coming weeks. As for pricing, the base variant of the Mi Max 2 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage retails for the equivalent of $250, so it's safe to assume that the phone will launch at around the ₹16,999 ($235) price point.

We should have plenty more to talk about the Mi Max 3 in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, what are your thoughts on the device?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.