Xiaomi Introduces The Mi Max 2 Phablet

Today, Xiaomi released its Mi Max 2, the successor to last year’s Mi Max phablet. Similarly, its predecessor, the device still features the wide screen, however, it is a bit disappointed when concerning processing power.

Though many sources rumored that the Mi Max 2 would be supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core SoC, the phablet turns out to be powered by the one used long time ago – Snapdragon 625 SoC. Therefore, as for performance viewpoint, the Mi Max 2 doesn’t come up to users’ expectation. In terms of memory capability, the phablet offers 4GB of RAM and 2 options of inbuilt storage: 64GB and 128GB.

In terms of design, the Mi Max 2 features a mental cover with remade antenna bands, which put nearer to the top and bottom edges of the phablet. Xiaomi has made the Mi Max 2 pretty thin at just 7.6mm which is 0.1mm thicker than the previous version as it packs a larger 5300mAh battery along with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company announces the battery can reach up to 68% in just one hour charge. Besides, Xiaomi also ensures 18 hours of playing video and 57 hours of talk time.

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The Mi Max 2 features a massive 6.44-inch full-HD display with 2.5D curved glass. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera. The company is using a Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25-micron pixels for better dealing with various lighting situations.As for selfies, it features a  5-megapixel front camera. Furthermore, the fingerprint is placed at the back of the phablet and on the bottom side, there is a USB Type-C port and two stereo speakers. The phablet runs MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be available in China on June 1 with 1699 yuan ($247) price tag for 64GB model and 1999 yuan ($290) for the rest.