It appears the successor to the Xiaomi Mi Max will be unveiled sooner than expected. Reportedly dubbed the Mi Max 2, alleged images of the device have surfaced. If these images are legitimate, the Mi Max 2 is set to be a more premium device than its predecessor.
Unlike the first Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 pictured in the leaked images is sporting an all-metal body; no plastic bits at the top and bottom of the back panel anymore. Aside from that, the rear fingerprint sensor is still very much present on the Mi Max 2; there’s also a USB Type-C port and a headphone jack.
In terms of specifications, rumours are suggesting that the Mi Max 2 will retain its predecessor’s 6.44-inch 1080p display. It’s also said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, 12MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, as well as a slightly bigger 5,000mAh battery than the Mi Max’s 4,850mAh cell.
If these rumoured hardware are to be believed, it seems like Xiaomi is applying the same strategy it used with the Redmi Note series. By replacing the Snapdragon 650 series processors of the original Mi Max with the Snapdragon 626 on the Mi Max 2, battery life should improve quite a bit.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will reportedly be launching tomorrow alongside the Xiaomi Mi 6 on the 19th of April 2017. We’ll find out then if these rumoured specifications of the Mi Max 2 are accurate.