Days after seeding stable MIUI 10 updates to the Redmi 6 Pro and Mi Max smartphones, Xiaomi is now rolling out a beta version of the MIUI 10 to the Mi Max 3, which shifts the Android version of the software to Android 9.0 Pie. With Android 9 Pie, the Mi Max 2 will now feature full-screen gestures, new notification sounds and Google’s Digital Wellbeing.
Android 9.0 Pie on the Mi Max 3 comes as a beta update and shifts the build version of the device to MIUI 10 v8.12.26. The mere rollout of the beta update means a stable UI is only a few weeks away and we can possibly expect the device to come to India with Android Pie out of the box or as an update seeded directly once the phone is booted up for the first time.
With Android Pie, the Mi Max 3 will now equip full-screen gesture controls, notification options, new sound tones and Google’s Digital wellbeing enhancements. The update also features Android security patches for October 2018 which can be expected to be renewed to the latest one once a stable build is developed.
The MIUI 10 v8.12.26 is currently being rolled out for registered beta users of the Mi Max 3 in China. The update will need users to instal the latest stable update through OTA after which users will be able to flash the beta package.
To recall, the Mi Max 3 from Xiaomi features a 6.9-inch Full HD+ 18:9 IPS 2.5D curved glass display. It’s powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. It equips a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4µm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture, Dual PD focus, LED flash and 5-megapixel sensors. For the front, it features an 8-megapixel camera for selfies with a soft LED flash, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture. The device is backed up by a 5,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 to ensure fast charging.