Mobile devices company Xiaomi has today launched Mi Max 2 in India for a price of Rs. 16999. The large screen smartphone is the successor to Mi Max which was launched last year and established demand for big sized phones.
In terms of specifications, Mi Max 2 has a 6.44 inch 2.5D curved glass screen using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The big display makes the phone a perfect platform for consuming entertainment content as well as playing games. The device has been equipped with stereo speakers resulting in an immersive sound experience alongside the amazing visuals on the large sized screen.
The matte black phone features a unibody metal design and stands at 7.6 mm at its thinnest point. Mi Max 2 has rounded edges for better hand grip and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2.0 GHz processor manufactured using 14 nm FinFET technology. The phone features 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. The internal memory can be increased up to 128 GB via a microSD card.
For photo enthusiasts, Mi Max 2 has a 12 Megapixel Sony IMX386 1.25 micron large pixel camera sensor as well as a 5 Megapixel camera on the front. The selfie camera includes a Beautify mode for better selfies.
The smartphone gets powered by a huge 5300 mAh battery which is a bump up from 4850 mAh battery of the previous version. The company claims it provides 18 hours of video playback, 57 hours of talk time and around 31 days of standby time. Mi Max 2 comes with reverse charging feature to be able to charge other phones through its USB Type-C port. Additionally, the phone supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology which is able to charge the device up to 68 percent in one hour allowing for a full day's use. It also comes bundled with parallel charging which dissipates heat by transferring current through two channels. The device has a weight of 211 grams.
Mi Max 2 runs on MIUI 8 based on Android N. It has an in built one handed mode for ease of operation of the large screen with a single hand. Moreover, MIUI will soon unveil Split screen which would allow two applications to run simultaneously on the display making use of the large display.
Mi Max 2 will be made available during 3rd Mi Anniversary special sale on July 20 and 21 on Mi.com and Mi Home. After the anniversary sale, the phone would be available across all online and offline partners of Xiaomi along with Mi.com and Mi Home from July 27.