Xiaomi Debuts The Massive 6.44″ Mi Max With Great Specs And A Sub-$300 Price
Xiaomi has finally unveiled their latest smartphone, the Mi Max. This behemoth is the company’s largest ever, coming in with a 6.44″ display. Despite the large display, Xiaomi does still claim that it will fit just fine within your pocket. However you might not have much room considering you’ll still have plenty of cash left over thanks to this device’s sub-$300 price point.
As for specs, the Mi Max is pretty impressive. The display packs a 1080p resolution which is a bit low for this size, but it will undoubtedly be fine. You’ll also have a giant 4,850 mAh battery which Xiaomi claims will easily give users all-day battery life. Under the hood you’ll also find either a Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 652, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage. A 16MP camera is also available on the back with phase detection autofocus and a 5MP front facing camera with an 85° field-of-view. There’s even a fingerprint sensor on the back.
For software, the Mi Max will pack MIUI 7, based on Android, with MIUI 8 coming very soon. With MIUI 8, users will gain access to several new features including multi-window support and protection against fraud and scam messages.
Xiaomi will make the Mi Max available for sale in China starting next week with a starting price of RMB 1499 ($230). That will net you the Snapdragon 650 model with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. For a bit extra, you can get the Snapdragon 652 processor with 64GB of storage and 3GB of RAM for RMB 1699 ($261). Last but not least, a Snapdragon 652 powered variant with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM will be available for RMB 1999 ($307) which is pretty impressive if you ask me.