Xiaomi launched the new Mi Max 2 in China last month. It is the successor to the originally launched Mi Max smartphone and is one of the highly anticipated smartphones in India. While we are unsure about the launch of the smartphone in India, it is now available in Malaysia. Yes, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is now available in Malaysia in Gold color option and it is now listed on retailer DirectD’s website. Talking about the price, the listing says RM 1,499 which roughly translates to about 23,000 INR.
Well, if we get the smartphone for about the same price in India, it would be a great deal indeed, since it packs some very good internals. But since we don’t have any official confirmation on the same, it looks like we have to wait some more time. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Would you be interested in buying the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone and if yes, then at what price? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment down below and also, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates like this.
Earlier –As announced earlier, Xiaomi launched its latest smartphone called Mi Max 2 today in China. The device has been in the rumors mills for quite a few months, and the key specifications are leaked out. It is the second device to launch under the Mi Max series. Last year, the company unveiled the Mi Max first in China and later made it available in other Asian markets as well. With the Mi Max 2, the company altered the design to give it a premium look. As seen on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Antenna bands on the rear are placed across the top and rear edges. These curved Antenna bands give a clean look to the Mi Max 2’s unibody design.
As seen on the Mi Max, the new Mi Max 2 also comes with the same 6.44-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. However, the company trimmed down the black bezels around the screen. Considering the large screen size, the company has included the
floating ball and one hand mode for more convenient one-hand usage. The 4GB RAM variant of the Mi Max 2 sports the 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. This is the same processor that also powers the Redmi Note 4. It packs 4GB RAM and comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. There is no MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
In the camera department, the Mi Max 2 features a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor on the rear with PDAF and a large 1.25μm pixel size. This is the same sensor that is used for the rear camera on Xiaomi Mi 6. For selfies, there is a 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens. The device also sports stereo speakers for the immersive sound experience. The Mi Max2 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with the latest MIUI skin on top. With the large display and latest Android OS, the user can use two apps at a time with the split screen multitasking feature. It is backed by a 5,300mAh battery that is rated to give up to 18 hours of video playback or up to 57 hours of talk time.
The company also claims the device to last up to 2 days on a regular usage. FYI, the first-gen Mi Max came with a 4,850mAh non-removable battery. The Mi Max 2 also supports reverse charging and Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. With such a large battery, the Mi Max can be charged from 0% to 68% in just one hour. As seen with the Mi Max, the new Mi Max 2 also comes with three capacitive navigation buttons. The circular fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear and it also supports mobile payments via Mi-Pay. Coming to the pricing, the Mi Max 2 with 64GB storage is priced at 1699 Yuan, whereas the 128GB storage variant costs 1999 Yuan.
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