Xiaomi has unveiled its biggest smartphone yet.
Xiaomi has always been synonymous to budget smartphones. Throughout the years, they have grown their line-up to cater to every segment of the market. Today, the company has announced something for those who like huge screens.
Xiaomi Mi Max features a 6.44-inch Full HD display housed in a metal unibody. It’s quite hefty at 203g, but that’s because of its size and large 4,850mAh battery inside. Despite its huge footprint, it measures only 7.5mm thick. There’s also a fingerprint scanner included in the device with the placement patterned to recent Huawei smartphones.
There are several variants of the Mi Max. The base model uses the Snapdragon 650 CPU and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.The high-end version is powered by the Snapdragon 652, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The middle variant uses the same CPU but has a slightly smaller 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a hybrid SIM card slot as well in case you might want to add more storage. In the camera department, there’s a 16-megapixel shooter at the back and an 85° wide angle front camera. All three Xiaomi handsets use the latest MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow, the company’s own flavor of Android.
Xiaomi Mi Max will go on sale starting May 17 and it will be available in Gold, Silver, and Light Grey. The base model starts at CNY 1,500 (~Php10,700) and it goes up to CNY 1,700 (~Php12,100) for the middle variant. The top version is priced at CNY 2,000 (~Php14,300).