We recently came across a report suggesting that Xiaomi is gearing up to expand its line of mid-range smartphones with a Snapdragon 660 processor, sometime this year. Xiaomi is now rumoured to release the successor to last year’s Mi Max — allegedly called Mi Max 2 — in May, a Weibo post suggests.
In terms of the specs, the device is rumoured to sport a 6.44-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage. The phone is also said to pack a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging. It should be noted that none of this information has confirmed by folks at China’s Apple.
The production of Snapdragon 660 chip commences by the second quarter of this year. Needless to say, the SD 660-powered Xiaomi phone will take a few months to be official. The chip is based on Samsung’s 14nm LLP process technology with two Cortex A73 and two Cortex A53 cores, ranging between 1.9GHz and 2.2GHz clock speed.
The original Xiaomi Mi Max, on the other hand, sports a 6.44-inch Full HD display featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chip, 2GB RAM, and Adreno 510 GPU. The 32GB of internal memory is expandable up to 128GB. It features a 16MP rear camera as well as a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The Dual-SIM Xiaomi Mi Max comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow software running out-of-the-box. It packs a 4850mAh battery and connectivity options like 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.