Big screen-size smartphones have been around for a while now, ever since the first Samsung Galaxy Note launched back in 2011. From the standards of 2011, the Galaxy Note 1 was a phablet. Nowadays, 5.3-inches is the average screen size for a smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi Max series was the first from the company to launch with a 6.44-inch display. On 19th July, the Chinese manufacturer launched the Xioami Mi Max 3 in China. The phone has a starting price of CNY 1,699 (Rs. 17305.44 approx). Currently, the smartphone is exclusive to China, but Xiaomi could launch this device globally soon.
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The mid-range smartphone segment is a tough nut to crack for a manufacturer. There are already a lot of devices which offer value for money features. One such smartphone series is the Xiaomi Mi Max. The first phone to launch in this series was the Mi Max back in July 2016. Xiaomi is all set to launch a new device for the Mi Max series, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3. The device will launch on the 20th of July at 10.30 AM in China (8.00 AM IST). Before the launch, however, the price for two of the device’s variants are already available on Weibo.
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Xiaomi is all set to launch it’s sub brand LanMi to compete with the offline giants Oppo and Vivo. While the official announcement is expected end of July, a leaked poster of the upcoming Xiaomi 5X shows the phone will launch on 26th July and most likely be launched alongside the LanMi X1. This new model, the Xiaomi 5x, will be equipped with a Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The image appears to show a man holding a phone with a dual camera setup, which could also mean that the Mi 5x is simply the online only variant of the LanMi X1.
More leaks suggest that the Mi 5X will have dual OmniVision sensors, the OV12A10 OmniVision sensor + OV13880 [...]