Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh

Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Xiaomi has just announced its latest offering in the form of Mi Max 3 in China today.

If you, however, are in the market for a phone that can largely replace your tablet, laptop or desktop computer on your next weekend out camping, the Mi Max 3 is your guy.

At 6.94 x 3.44 x 0.31 in (176.15 x 87.4 x 7.99 mm) and 7.80 oz (221 g), the Mi Max 3 is certain to be your best friend in the dark alleys after a long night out, too, and we aren't talking about the low-light camera modes. On the right, a paltry 4.7-inch phone.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a decent choice for a powerful smartphone under a reasonable price point, especially for those who fancy big screens.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 features a huge display of 6.9 inches that offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 along with FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.

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The device's battery is also supersized, with a 5,500-mAh pack inside that has a standby time of 474 hours. Bundled with the device is a 9V 2A fast charging brick.

In terms of specs, the Mi Max 3 is still definitely in mid-range territory.

Talking about the cameras, the device sports dual rear cameras featuring 12MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor.

The Mi Max 3 will be available in three color options - Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue - and two variants: a base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that retails for the equivalent of ¥1,699 ($250), and a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for ¥1,999 ($300). Even Xiaomi founder Bin Lin indulged the expectant crowd with a look of the phone on Weibo. (~$296). Starting from July 20, the Mi Max 3 will be available for buying through multiple platforms in China such as Xiaomi Home, Gome, Suning, Xiaomi Mall app, Tmall, Jingdong and other online and offline stores. For the front, it features an 8-megapixel camera for selfies with a soft LED flash, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture. What could it be?

What do you guys make of the Mi Max 3? Before drawing conclusions, it is advisable to wait for the event to go live.

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