Xiaomi has just unveiled the successor to its largest smartphone yet. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it still retains its predecessor’s huge 6.44-inch 1080p display, but naturally, it also comes with a number of upgrades.
One of the most notable changes with the Mi Max 2 is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. Although this processor is not quite as capable as the Snapdragon 650 found in the first Xiaomi Mi Max, it’s certainly much more power-efficient. From what we’ve seen with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, we imagine the Snapdragon 625 will further improve the Mi Max 2’s battery life.
Speaking of which, the Mi Max 2 comes with a larger battery too. Instead of the Mi Max’s already sizeable 4,850mAh battery, Xiaomi managed to fit a whopping 5,300mAh battery into the Mi Max 2; it’s said to provide up to two days of battery life too, which is certainly an impressive feat.
Other specifications of the Mi Max 2 include an all-metal body – with antenna lines akin to the iPhone 7 devices – 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of expandable internal storage, the very same 12MP primary shooter found on the Xiaomi Mi 6 (just without the secondary camera), a 5MP front-facing shooter, as well as MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat out of the box.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will go on sale in China on 1 June 2017. The 64GB model will retail at only 1,699 Chinese yuan (about RM1,055), while the higher-end 128GB variant goes for 1,999 yuan (approximately RM1,245). As usual, it’s not known yet if the Mi Max 2 will be officially available in Malaysia.
(Source: MIUI Forum)