Xiaomi Thinks Phablets Are Still Cool, Launches Max 2 With Giant 6.4″ Display
Last year, the Chinese smartphone Xiaomi launched Mi Max that came with a ridiculously large 6+ inch screen and a large battery. The phone did well in developing countries and probably this is why the company recently launched the successor Mi Max 2. The phone will go on sale later this year.
The almost tablet sized phone packs a 6.44-inch display with 1920×1080 screen resolution and a 5300 mAh battery both higher than last year’s Mi Max 2 and much higher than current flagships. Apart from that, the phone has 4GB of RAM and it runs on Snapdragon 625 SoC which is aided by Adreno 506 GPU.
In the optics department, the phone has a 12-megapixel rear camera that has a Sony IMX 386 Sensor, PDAF, and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, Mi Max 2 has a 5-megapixel sensor with a real time beautification options. Mi Max will come with 64 gigs of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card, and the phone is one of the new Xiaomi phones that support USB-C port. Xiaomi claimed that phone’s battery will last for 18 hours of video playback and 31 days of standby. To charge a battery this big, company has added Quick Charge 3.0 support to the phone, but there is no wireless charging available on the device,
The phone will cost almost Rs 17,000, which is $264 in the US, it will be interesting to see how the phone does in the market given the market has changed a lot in a year.