Xiaomi, right on schedule, has launched its Mi Max 2 Phablet in China. The Mi Max 2 has created quite a buzz over a while and was expected to be launched along side the flagship Mi 6 from Xiaomi. The smartphone comes as a successor of last year’s Mi Max phablet and bears a similar design with some hardware advancements. The smartphone comes in two different variants which vary depending upon the internal storage. The 64 GB storage variant comes at a price of CNY 1,699 (Rs. 16,000 approx) where as the 128 GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,999 (Rs. 19,000 approx).
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 sports a massive 6.44-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920) display with 2.5D curved glass on top, similar to its predecessor, but this time the side bezels appear to be narrower. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. As mentioned earlier the smartphone comes in 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage options which can be further expanded using microSD card. Mi Max 2 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat along with latest MIUI 8 skin on top.
The optic department of the smartphone includes a 12 MP rear camera with PDAF support and dual-LED flash. Mi Max 2 holds a Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25-micron on the rear, similar to the one used in Mi 6. There is also a 5 MP front camera with wide-angle-lens for larger selfies.
Another highlight of the smartphone is the mammoth 5,300 mAh battery which is claimed to deliver upto 2 days of regular working usage when fully charged. The battery also provides 18 hours of video playback time and upto 57 hours of talk time. Mi Max 2 comes with reverse charging and Quick Charge 3.0 technology which is able to charge the battery from 0% to 68% in just an hour.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 contains a full metal uni-body design with rounded edges. The antenna bands have been moved to the top and bottom. It also comes with dual stereo speakers which is one of the advancements over its predecessor. The connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. Mi Max 2 comes embedded with a fingerprint scanner on the back and an IR blaster along with other on-board sensors. The smartphone measures 174.1×88.7×7.6 mm and weighs 211g.