Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to feature wireless charging, iris scanner and more

Graphical representation of wireless charging on a Xiaomi smartphone

Graphical representation of wireless charging on a Xiaomi smartphone

The Max 3 will feature a Sony IMX363 or Samsung's dual camera module (S5K217+S5K5E8) while the front will have a Samsung S5K4H7 module.

Earlier, a Chinese blog CNMO detailed the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in December past year. The firmware also revealed that this bezel-less smartphone would come packed with a 3400 mAh battery. Interestingly, Xiaomi will be introducing wireless charging in the Mi Max lineup with the Mi Max 3 smartphone. But that still means the Mi Max 3, which probably doesn't look like that, will nearly surely support Qi inductive charging. This may not be too much of a surprise, considering that Xiaomi did join the Wireless Power Consortium (WPS) previous year, but pretty much everyone though that wireless charging is reserved for the company's high-end devices, like the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 which will nearly certainly ship with such a feature.

The phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with octa-core CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. 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".

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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. But these firmware files obtained by XDA Developers do not confirm the size of the display.

Before you get too excited, there's a strong likelihood an image depicting an nearly zero-bezel Xiaomi phone on a wireless charging stand is used for illustration purposes only. And the interesting feature of this leak is the presence of wireless charging strings.

Now, the source also managed to get ahold of an image which shows a Xiaomi-branded phone, which looks like the Mi MIX 2, getting wirelessly charged. A help video and graphic on how to place the handset on the charging base for wireless charging has been also found in the firmware files. On the front, a single camera sensor is expected, accompanied by an iris scanner from Omnivision. "The low-power, ultra-compact OV2281 leverages a 1.12-micron pixel with PureCel technology to enable accurate, reliable iris recognition for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks". Moreover, the Chinese company will upgrade audio features with support for Qualcomm aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs. The mid-range Mi Max 2 phablet is likely to be officially announced sometime in the second quarter of 2018.

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