Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 5300mAh battery

first_imgXiaomi launched the successor to its 6.44-inch super-sized Mi Max phablet on Thursday, calling it simply the Mi Max 2. The Mi Max 2 — although it comes with the same 6.44-inch 1080p display as the original Mi Max — is a complete overhaul in almost all the other departments including the design making it a thorough upgrade to last year’s model. The phone is exclusive to China for now though.The Mi Max 2 boasts of a full-metal body design, just like the Mi Max, but comes with repositioned antenna lines to enhance looks and rounded edges to enhance ergonomics. The Mi Max 2 also comes with smaller bezels as opposed to the Mi Max. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, an IR blaster and stereo speakers. Contrary to reports, the Mi Max 2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor – the same processor that powers the Redmi Note 4 – clubbed with 4 gigs of RAM and up to 128GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card slot. Price starts at 1699 RMB (roughly Rs 15,953) for the base 4GB RAM/64GB memory model and goes all the way to 1999 RMB (roughly Rs 18,765) for the top-end 4GB RAM/128GB memory model.The most surprising – read, fantastic – bits come in the camera and battery department however. The Mi Max 2 sports the same IMX 386 image sensor as the company’s flagship Mi 6. The phone comes with a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with Phase Detection Autofocus, alongside a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The Mi Max 2, furthermore, is backed by a massive 5,300Mah battery rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage. The Mi Max 2 also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 (can charge by up to 68 per cent in 1 hour according to Xiaomi) and Parallel Charging which means that you can continue to use the device while charging.advertisementLast year’s Mi Max came in two processor variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 4GB RAM. There were speculations that Xiaomi may do something similar with the Mi Max 2 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 660 to make the cut. Xiaomi, however, decided to launch the Mi Max 2 in just the one processor variant.The Mi Max 2, just like the Mi Max, still belongs to a select niche of super-sized phones which is likely to attract buyers who are into considerable multimedia consumption, but don’t want to shell out on tablets, that on most occasions lack voice calling.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max review: A giant that’s surprisingly light on its feetlast_img