Xiaomi has officially announced the Mi Max, a new flagship smartphone that features a 6.44-inch 1920×1080 display with 2.5D glass. The phone measures in at only 7.5mm thick, which Xiaomi says makes it still pocketable, despite its gigantic screen. The phone features a 16-megapixel camera on the back which is coupled with phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel shooter with a wide-angle lens, which features things like Beauty Mode and other features.
The Mi Max comes in three variants, and each of them boast a fingerprint reader, microSD card support, and a battery that’s measured in at 4850mAh. There are some differences between them, though.
The base model features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor under the hood. It’s priced at 1499 yuan, or $230 USD. The second variant features 3GB of RAM, bumps up the built-in storage to 64GB, and also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 quad-core processor, all for 1699 yuan ($260 USD). Finally, the high-end Mi Max boasts 4GB of RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, and a Snapdragon 652 processor for 1999 yuan ($307 USD).
Xiaomi also revealed MIUI 8, the company’s proprietary software attached to Android. It features multi-window management, a feature that will alert you when you receive spam and/or fraudulent messages, and a power management feature that will reduce background app activity. MIUI 8 will be available on the Mi 2, 2S, 3, 4, 4C, 5, Max, and all Redmi and Mi Note phones, with a beta rolling out on June 1 and a developer ROM launching on June 17.
The Mi Max goes on sale in China on May 17. As it stands, and has been the case in the past, it doesn’t look like the Mi Max will be available in the United States anytime soon.
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