The successor to Xiaomi’s biggest smartphone yet will be unveiled as early as next week. Aptly dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the upcoming phablet is said to feature quite a number of upgrades over its predecessor, including Qualcomm’s recently unveiled chipset.
Xiaomi officially confirm the launch of the Mi Max 2 with a teaser poster, which reveal that the device will be launched by Lei Jun and a number of other well-known hosts and artists. These include Ge Ke – the CEO of WPS – as well as SNH48, a Chinese idol group based in Shanghai.
Beyond the teaser poster, not much is known about the Mi Max 2 – officially, that is. Rumours, on the other hand, are suggesting that the phablet will come with two different variants: the highest-end model with 6GB of RAM will come with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, while the more affordable variant with 4GB of RAM will be powered by a Snapdragon 626 SoC.
If the Mi Max 2 will indeed be powered by a Snapdragon 626 SoC, it would be…pretty peculiar. After all, if Xiaomi were to be using the new Snapdragon 660 in the Mi Max 2, it would be odd of the company to opt for the older Snapdragon 626 for the more affordable variant; the newer Snapdragon 630 would make more sense.
Nonetheless, we’ll find out more regarding the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 come 25 May 2017. It’ll certainly be interesting to see if the device will bring anything new to the table.
(Source: MIUI Forum)