A successor to the large-faced Mi Max, Xiaomi has now launched the Mi Max 2 in India. Though the phablet was launched in China back in May, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 debuted in India only today, boasting a price tag of Rs 16,999. Xiaomi has also announced that Reliance Jio users buying the Mi Max 2 will be entitled to 100GB extra 4G data. The phablet will first go on sale via mi.com on July 20 and 21 during the Mi third anniversary sale. Later on July 27, the phablet will be widely available on e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Tata Cliq and Paytm mall, and via offline stores such as Poorvika, BigC, Sangeetha, Croma, Lot, Vijay Sales, eZone and Reliance Digital.
While the Mi Max 2 boasts the same display size and resolution as its successor, it does bring in some incremental upgrades. For one, compared to the 4,850mAh battery on the Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 goes a step ahead and bundles a massive 5,300mAh battery. The battery, Xiaomi claims, can easily survive for two days on a single charge, it can run 18 hours of video on one charge, and a music playback for up to 10 days. You can also play games up to nine hours, and get talktime of up to 57 hours. In fact, Xiaomi claims that the Mi Max 2 boasts a battery life greater than the Nokia 3310 feature phone.
Additionally, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, wherein one can charge the battery up to 68 percent in one hour. The battery also comes with reverse charging support, and per Xiaomi, on a full charge, one will be able to charge an Apple iPhone 7 twice before the battery depletes.
As for design, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 sports a metal unibody design with a rear fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C port for power and data transfer. The phablet retains the 3.5mm audio jack. What’s interesting to point out about the device’s design is that the antenna bands that run along the top and bottom edges, are of the same color as the body of the phablet, so they don’t really stand out. ALSO READ: Xiaomi’s 2018 flagship smartphone to feature Samsung’s OLED panel: Report
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specifications, features
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display, and under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is accompanied by 4GB of RAM. The Mi Max 2 comes with 64GB storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. Unlike last year’s device, the Mi Max 2 also boasts dual power amplifier stereo speakers. Along with the fingerprint sensor at the back, the phone also comes with an IR Blaster at the top of the device.
In terms of optics, the Mi Max 2 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor, which is also seen on the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone. The rest of the camera features include auto-focus, LED flash, PDAF support, and HDR. Up front, the phablet offers a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. For connectivity , the phablet includes dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C support. On the software front, it runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 wrapped under MIUI 8. The company however promises a MIUI 9 update soon. ALSO READ: Xiaomi 5X might be the first smartphone to launch under Lanmi-brand: Report