So Xiaomi did not disappoint. Together with launching the new version of their Android variant called MIUI8, they launched that they are calling as their largest smartphone model to date – the Mi Max. Looking at the models before this, Xiaomi phones usually are in the 5-inch to 5.5-inch range. But now we have a phablet-sized smartphone from the China-based manufacturer.


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So the Mi Max, what has it got? Well, front and center is a 6.44-inch FullHD display, powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 or the Snapdragon 652, depending on your variant. You have the basic variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage powered by a hexa-core SD650 proc. Then a second variant with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the premium variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage – the last two variants powered by a more powerful hexa-core SD652 processor.

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One highlight of the unit is the monster 4,850mAh battery, which Xiaomi guarantees will make your phone last one whole day, and then some. Somewhere in there is also a 16MP/5MP camera combo, and it also features the hybrid dual SIM tray that we talked about – either use it for dual SIM cards, or use the other one as microSD expansion. There’s support for 4G LTE and VoLTE, a fingerprint sensor at the back, and it of course runs on MIUI8 based on Android Marshmallow.

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The basic unit will set you back around USD$230, while the middle variant (3GB/64GB) will cost around USD$260. The premium variant of the Mi Max – with 4GB and a whopping 128GB internal storage – will set you back just around USD$306, still very much affordable due to Xiaomi’s choice of a midrange chipset.

SOURCE: @Xiaomi