Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi has officially launched the follow-up to their phablet last year. Meet the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

In an event in China, the company has unveiled the price and specifications of the tablet together with the available variants. A release date has been also mentioned, but there’s currently no information regarding its launch in other markets outside of home land.

Xiaomi boasts that the Mi Max 2 has a symmetrical design and it’s built with an all-metal body.

Like its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 flaunts an incredibly large 6.44-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. Considering its immense size, its screen may not be as sharp as those with smaller displays with the same resolution.

The screen is not the only that’s large in this smartphone. It will also come with a 5,300mAh battery for two-day battery life and tons of storage.


The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and it’s partnered with 4GB of RAM. Other features also include an IR blaster which can act as a universal remote for air conditioners and televisions.

In terms of camera, it features a Sony IMX386 sensor at the back with dual-LED flash and phase detection autofocus support. The company says that this is the exact same rear sensor used in their flagship, the Mi 6. In front, there’s a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Specs

  • Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 8
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby (Nano, Hybrid)
  • 6.44-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~342ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB internal storage
  • Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 main camera with PDAF and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4G, LTE-A
  • NFC
  • IR blaster
  • Stereo speakers
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • 5300mAh non-removable battery

To avoid taking too much time when charging, Xiaomi has also equipped this handset with Quick Charge 3.0 to quickly fill the huge battery capacity.

There will be two storage options: 64GB and 128GB. The price of the regular version of Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is CNY 1,699 (roughly Php12,400) while the high-end variant costs CNY 1,999 (~Php14,500).

We’ll update this post once we get any information regarding price and availability in the Philippines.

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