Xiaomi Introduces Mi Max; The Largest Handset With A Mammoth 6.4-Inch Display!By Vinny, UniversityHerald Reporter
With iPhone SE, the Cupertino-based tech giant Apple proved that the demand for smaller 4-inch phones have not been squashed, Xiaomi, however has moved on an exactly opposite direction taking the wraps off the largest handset, Mi Max.
The popular Chinese smartphone maker has tapped the big-screen league with its new MIUI 8 and a larger MI phone.
Xiaomi announced the new 6.4-inch phone, the Mi Max on Tuesday, May 10.
No prizes for guessing, the mammoth Mi Max is powered by a sturdy 4,850mAh battery. Taking into account the number of pixels that users will be pushing around daily, Mi Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 or 652 processor, coupled with 4GB or 3GB of RAM. As far as internal storage is concerned, it will be available in 32GB or 128GB variants, reports Engadget.
While most flagships including Samsung's Galaxy S7 are opting for the Snapdragon 820, the two chipset choices Mi Max is offering are quite interesting.
Xiaomi claims its upcoming smartphone, Mi Max is extremely slim with 7.5mm thickness. Moreover, the size of the phone does not contribute to its weight making it bulky as Mi Max weighs only 203 g and can easily fit in user's jeans pocket.
Mi Max will offer 3 color options - Gold, Silver and Dark Grey.
Xiaomi is confident about the demand for its Mi Max in the mobile segment due to its low price. The base model starts at 1,499 yuan (about $230) and the highest-end phone packed with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at 1,999 yuan ( about $350), according to reports on CNet.
Xiaomi is not the first mobile maker to tap the big-screen mobile segment; Huawei tried its luck in this segment earlier with the 6.8-inch P8 Max.
MIUI 8, on the other hand packs an easy-to-use operating system and flaunts a new design. In addition, the phone has major updates in the apps including Scanner, Calculator and Gallery.
Details for the Global MIUI 8 launch will be available soon.