Xiaomi Mi Max: Top five features that will compel you to buy the device
[Representational Image] New Xiaomi Mi Max appears online ahead of launch in India. In Picture: Xiaomi Mi MaxXiaomi Press Kit

A report from China has indicated that Xiaomi might launch a low-end variant of the original Mi Max phablet in India later this month.

When Xiaomi announced that it would launch the Mi Max, the company's biggest smartphone, in India on June 30, many believed that Xiaomi might release the base model — 3GB RAM+32GB+Snapdragon 650 configuration. 

Now, it has come to light that the company might release a low-end model with less RAM and storage in India, GizChina reported citing a screen-shot of the rumoured device's system information. In the photo, the Mi Max model features just 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. If this model does get launched in India, it will certainly leave many Xiaomi fans disappointed.

By launching a low-end model, Xiaomi will probably be able to price the device competitively so that it can give a stiff challenge to rivals such as the newly-released Moto G4 Plus and Asus Zenfone Max (2016). Even Xiaomi's flagship smartphone Mi 5, which is available for sale in India, is also a base model. It costs Rs. 24,999, Rs. 3,000 less than OnePlus 3.

Also read: Asus Zenfone Max (2016) Review: Marathon battery life with faster, powerful processor

As of now, Xiaomi has not made any official comment on the speculations related to the Mi Max.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi Max:

Model Xiaomi Mi Max
Display 6.44-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with
  • Brightness: 540 nits
  • Pixel density: 342 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI v8.0
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core/ 652 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 510
Storage 32GB/64GB/128GB (expandable)
  • Main: 16MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, autofocus, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with 85-degree of view, f/2.0 aperture, self-timer option to take a selfie
Battery 4,850mAh or more
Network 4G LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, metal-body, dual-SIM (nano+micro)Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band with MU-MIMO), GPS/GLONASS, IR (infrared) remote feature,
Dimensions 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm
Weight 203 g
Colour Light grey, gold and silver
Price [in China]
  • 3GB RAM+32GB+Snapdragon 650: ¥1,499 (around $230/€202/Rs. 15,334)
  • 3GB RAM+64GB+Snapdragon 650: ¥1,699 (around $261/€229/Rs.17,380)
  • 4GB RAM+128GB+Snapdragon 652 octa-core: ¥1,999 (around $307/€269/Rs. 20,442)


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