Xiaomi is gearing up for the announcement of its biggest phablet yet, the Xiaomi Mi Max. The Chinese company has recently released a string of promotional videos for the Mi Max, giving us another glance of the giant phone before its public announcement.
In the teasers, Chinese actors donning in traditional outfits can be seen showing off the new Mi Max. Through unapologetic puns and word plays, they boast of the phone’s sleek design, big battery and the big screen. We have also been given our first official look at the overall design: it has a thin bezel, a huge display and there is no physical home button upfront. Instead Xiaomi’s standard three capacitive buttons will take its place. This also sort of confirms that the fingerprint sensor will be placed at the back of the device, much like the Redmi Note 3.
Shortly after the release of these promotional videos, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has also took to himself to tease the product through a live stream. It is not the first time the CEO has taken this approach to showoff an upcoming device; previously he teased the Mi Band 2 from a live stream as well.
To recap, the Xiaomi Mi Max is rumored to sport a 6.44-inch 1080p display with a 4500 mAh battery. It should also come with either 2/3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Surprisingly, the Mi Max may not come with the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC, but instead will go with the Snapdragon 650 octa-core processor. It is also said to support dual-sim with a fingerprint sensor at the back for authentication. Pricing is rumored to be 1299 Yuan (about RM 800).
The Xiaomi Mi Max will be unveiled at the Xiaomi event on 10th of May along with host of other devices. With just less than a week to go before the launch event, it will be interesting to see what Xiaomi has to offer this time round.