Xiaomi took the wraps off their mighty Mi Max 2 at an event in Beijing. It continues to sport the whopping 6.44-inch Full HD display. The massive change this time, quite literally, is the 5300mAh battery. That’s 450mAh more than what its predecessor held. Xiaomi is claiming a 2-day battery life for the Mi Max 2. That sounds like a dream come true. It’s claiming over 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation and 57 hours of talk time. The Mi Max 2 also comes with Quick Charge 3.0 that will take the phone up to 68% in just an hour.
Xiaomi’s latest Mi Max comes with an all-metal unibody design, with a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 SoC at its core. It has 12MP camera at the back (Sony IMX386 sensor), a 5MP front shooter, microSD slot and a rear fingerprint sensor. The Mi Max 2 runs the latest build of MIUI 8, baked on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. It measures 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm and an overall weight of 211g. The Mi Max 2 isn’t much heavier or larger than the first.
With stereo speakers that activate as soon as you switch to landscape mode, and the 6.44-inch display, the Mi Max 2 is the perfect phone for avid mobile media consumers. There’s also a one-handed mode that shrinks the screen down to a more manageable size, along split screen functionality. Xiaomi’s ingenious doesn’t stop there. Thanks to the mammoth battery, you can use the phone as a power bank to charge other devices as well.
Price & Availability
The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage is set to go up on sale in China starting June 1 for $250 (918.2 DHs), and the 128GB model will sell for $290 (1065.2 Dhs).No news on when it will reach the shores of the Middle East but rumour has it launching in India by the end of July. Safe to say we won’t be too far behind.