Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled the new phablet dubbed as Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with a huge 6.44-inch display. Successor to Mi Max launched last year, the smartphone gets a full metal unibody design with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 0.7mm ultra narrow bezels on side of display. The handset also boasts of a dual stereo speaker – one embedded in the earpiece and another one at the bottom.
Specs-wise, the Mi Max 2 puts on a mammoth-sized 6.44-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Additionally, the display also gets 2.5D curved glass on top. Powering the phone and backing up the huge display, the phone packs in a 5,300mAh battery. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging which can charge the phone from zero to 68% in one hour. The company promises it to provide 57 hours of talktime or 18 hours of video playback on a single charge.
Under the hood, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor along with 4GB of RAM runs the show. It comes in two different storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. For photography, the Mi Max 2 flaunts an improved 12-megapixel rear camera backed with Sony IMX386 sensor. The rear camera also comes with 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF and dual-tone LED flash. Up front, it sports an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies.
The Mi Max 2 is a Dual SIM phone with Hybrid SIM slot with second SIM slot can also be used to insert a MicroSD card instead. The phone runs MIUI 8 built on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes in only one colour option – Golden. Talking about price and availability, the 64GB storage variant carries a price tag of 1699 CNY (Rs 15,949), whereas the 128GB variant is priced at 1999 CNY (Rs 18770). The phone will be up for grab in China starting 1st June.