Xiaomi launched its monstrous Mi Max smartphone last year in India on June 30, 2016, and this year, the company has been teasing about the Mi Max 2. Xiaomi was teasing the smartphone as ‘Big is Back,’ for some days, and today they have launched the smartphone at an event in New Delhi.
Update – 18 July 2017 – Xiaomi has launched the smartphone in the Indian market priced at Rs. 16999 and it will be available from 20th July 2017 from Mi.com and will also go on sale on Flipkart as well as Amazon starting from 27th July 2017. It will go on sale at 12:00 pm on the 20th July on mi.com.
Update 03-August-2017 – The Mi Max 2 is on sale today and you can purchase the smartphone from Mi.com, Amazon or Flipkart.
5 Key Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- A very large 6.44 Inch Full HD Display, with 2.5D Curved Glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Insane Battery Life with 5300 mAH capacity battery, Quick Charge 3.0 Support.
- Fast Performance – Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor. (4 GB RAM).
- 12 Megapixel Sony Sensor Based Rear Camera.
- USB Type C Port.
The Mi Max was a massive hit for the brand in India. Priced at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 19,999 (for the Mi Max Prime), the device offered exactly same specifications of the Redmi Note 3, but it’s bigger, better, and came with a massive 4850mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
This year as well, Xiaomi is doing the same with the Mi Max 2. The smartphone has all the specifications similar to the Redmi Note 4, but brings upgrades to design, camera, and has a humongous 5300mAh battery.
Let’s drill down the specifications of Mi Max 2. It has a 6.44-inch display (same as the Mi Max) but comes with increased brightness levels and this time around the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass tech. The display has a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels and 342 PPI pixel density.
Same as the Redmi Note 4, the Mi Max 2 also uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with two storage options- 64GB. Xiaomi recently unveiled a 6 GB RAM option as well in China.
The Adreno 506 GPU takes care of the graphics in the phone, and there’s a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion.
The Mi Max 2’s major highlight is its camera because it is the same sensor which has been used in the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. The phone has a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor with f/2.2 aperture (disappointment) and LED flash. At the front of the phone is the same 5MP selfie camera seen on the other Xiaomi smartphones released recently.
Xiaomi has added two stereo speakers in the Mi Max 2, and it has 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The phone is armed with a 5300mAh battery with fast charging support for reverse charging support, meaning you can charge other smartphones or power banks.
The device runs on Android Nougat based MIUI 8, and most likely there will be some announcement about MIUI 9 at the same event. The device has USB Type-C port, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. There’s a fingerprint scanner as well at the rear side of the phone, placed below the camera module.
The Mi Max 2 also comes with the IR Blaster so you can easily connect the device to your TV or other appliances to control them.
Xiaomi has launched the 64 GB version in India only and has left the 128 GB version of the device.