A new variant of the recently-launched Xiaomi Mi Max has hit the stores in China just a few days after three variants were released. The low-end version has been made available by a few retailers in its home country but it is not known if it will be released in India.
The Chinese technology giant released the Xiaomi Mi Max last month with the 32GB storage+3GB RAM model priced at 1,499 Yuan (Rs. 14,999 / $230), the 64GB internal memory+3GB RAM variant at 1,699 Yuan ($260), and the 128GB storage+4GB RAM model at 1,999 Yuan (Rs. 19,999 / $306).
Now, a new variant of the Xiaomi Mi Max with 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM is available in China with a price tag as low as 1199 Yuan (around $180 / Rs. 12,100), according to GizmoChina. It is cheaper than the 32GB storage and 3GB RAM model by 300 Yuan.
Xiaomi is yet to confirm if the low-end variant will come to India, but if released, it may have a better prospect than its siblings, as most consumers in emerging markets are price-sensitive.
The Xiaomi Mi Max has a metal unibody, features a fingerprint sensor, measures 173.1x88.3x7.5 mm in dimension and weighs 203 g. It boasts a mammoth 6.44-inch full HD display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density), is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 / Snapdragon 652 processor, runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8, and has memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
The device features a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, and a 4,850mAh battery. It also supports dual-SIM (nano+micro), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band with MU-MIMO), GPS/GLONASS, IR (infrared) remote feature.