Xiaomi has slashed the price of its Mi Max 2 smartphone. Launched in India earlier this year, the Mi Max 2 carried a price of Rs 14,999 for the 4GB + 32GB model and Rs 16,999 for the 64GB model. The prices have now been reduced officially.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 32GB model will now be available at Rs 13,999 while the 64GB model will sell for Rs 14,999, after a discount of Rs 1,000. Both models are available for purchase from the official mi.com store and Flipkart as well at the discounted prices.
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) October 30, 2017
Although the company has not detailed the reason behind reducing the price of the phone, as is the tradition, manufacturers usually do so when they are about to introduce a new product. Coincidentally, at the moment, Xiaomi is expected to launch a new series, which will be focused on selfie capabilities. Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, recently posted a tweet giving a hint about the purported device being the ‘best selfie smartphone’. It is speculated that the teased smartphone could be the Mi Note 3 coming to India. The phone is already available in China and boasts AI-based algorithm to help you click enhanced selfies.
As for the Mi Max 2, the smartphone packs a 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM. It also features dual-power amplifier stereo speakers. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. ALSO READ: Global MIUI 9 coming to India on November 2, confirms Xiaomi
For photography, there is a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor. The camera supports auto-focus, LED flash, PDAF, and HDR. Up front, there’s a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. For connectivity, the phablet offers dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C support. It runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 layered with MIUI 8 on top.
The second highlight of the Mi Max 2 after its display is that it is fueled by a 5,300mAh battery, which Xiaomi claims, can easily survive for two days on a single charge. ALSO READ: India overtakes US as second largest smartphone market; Samsung, Xiaomi top brands