Xiaomi has launched its new Mi Max 3, which can be dubbed as a phablet besides it just being a smartphone. It does not have a display notch, ensuring a simpler appearance. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sports a tall 6.9-inch FHD+ display supporting 1080 x 2160 pixels. There is a brightness capacity of 520 nits, along with 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 84% NTSC color gamut. The device is fueled by Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC clocking at 1.8GHz and coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. The phablet runs the MIUI based on Android Oreo 8.1 and bears 5,500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 18W charging support. Among connectivity features, it supports dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, GLONASS, GPS / A-GPS, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Regarding the camera, the handset hosts a vertically aligned dual rear setup with 12 MP and 5 MP sensors and f1.9 aperture for both. The setup is equipped with dual-LED flash and AI portrait mode. The front camera features the 8 MP sensor with f2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, soft selfie light and face recognition. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is priced at CNY 1,699 or about Rs. 17,300 for its base 4/64GB variant, and at CNY 1,999 or around Rs. 20,400 for its 6/128GB variant. Both variants are expandable up to 256GB via microSD. The phone is presently up for pre-orders, with shipments starting from July 20 in China. Its color variants available in Xiaomi’s homeland are Dream Gold, Dark Blue, and Meteorite Black. It measures 176.15 x 87.4 x 7.99mm and weighs 221 grams.