Xiaomi is making a consistent effort to stay on top of the headlines with new product launches. In India, the company recently opened its first Mi Home store in Bengaluru and launched the all-new Redmi 4 smartphones, which will go on sale on May 23. As the launch spree halts for a while, rumours about a new phone are already making the rounds.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2's launch has been confirmed. The super-sized phablet will be announced in China on May 25, according to the company's latest teaser on the Chinese social networking site Weibo. Everything about the Mi Max 2 is a mystery, but rumours and leaks have painted a vague picture of what to expect in the device.
While nothing is confirmed until Xiaomi makes an official announcement next week, rumours suggest the Mi Max 2 will come with a 6.4-inch Full HD display, 12MP Sony IMX378 rear-facing camera with a larger aperture, 4K video recording support and a 5MP front snapper for selfies. Like the Mi Max, the successor model will also have a metal unibody design and a fingerprint scanner placed at the back.
The Mi Max 2 is said to come with a Snapdragon 626 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There might be another premium variant with Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which will be priced higher than the standard variant.
Other features include a 5,000mAh battery, Android Nougat based MIUI, USB Type-C port, audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth and all the other standard sensors, including Gyroscope. The base model of the Mi Max 2 is to be launched at ¥1,499, which roughly translates to Rs. 14,000, and the premium variant will cost ¥1,699 (about Rs. 16,000).
The Mi Max 2 will serve as a worthy upgrade to the Mi Max, which we had reviewed shortly after its launch in India. The device served a good purpose for entertainment buffs, with a massive screen for games and movies, paired with a lasting battery life.
Since the Mi Max 2 is going to be launched in China, it will not be released in India or other international markets simultaneously. However, the company may bring the new phone to global markets in a month or two, which is considering the fact that the Mi Max was launched in India in June, a little over a month after its original release in China.