At an event in China, Xiaomi has taken the wraps off its Mi Max phablet with 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display. One of the talking points of the phablet is its slim body with thickness of 7.5mm and weighing just 203g. The phablet comes with a metal unibody design and also features a fingerprint scanner at the back. It will be offered in three colors, silver, gold and dark grey. Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager updateAlso Read - Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?
Xiaomi Mi Max price: The Mi Max will be offered in three storage variants. The Snapdragon 650 powered 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM will set you back by CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs 15,350). On the other hand, the Snapdragon 652 powered Mi Max with 64GB storage and 3GB of RAM costs CNY 1,699 (approximately Rs 17,500), whereas the top end version with Snapdragon 652 SoC, 128GB storage and 4GB of RAM costs CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,500). However, there is no word on the pricing and availability outside China. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here
Xiaomi Mi Max specifications and features: The phablet is equipped with a 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display. At the heart of the phablet runs Qualcomm s Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor which includes two Cortex-A72 cores and four A53 cores paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. There is also other variant powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage, and a slightly higher variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also available. We ve already seen the processor at work on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which destroys Snapdragon 808, Snapdragon 810 and MediaTek s Helio X10 in AnTuTu benchmark.
For casual photographers, the Mi Max is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera along with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. On the front, there is an 5-megpaixel 85-degrees wide-angle selfie camera for photos and video calling. The Mi Max is armed with a 4,850mAh battery, which Xiaomi claims is decent enough to offer full day worth talktime. It also includes Qualcomm s Quick Charge support to quickly charge the device. In terms of connectivity, the Mi Max features 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth.
At its price point, the Mi Max will complete with YU Yureka Note, Lenovo Phab Plus and Samsung Galaxy A9 all of which come with a 6-inch or larger display running at full HD resolution. The Yureka Note is priced at Rs 13,500 and is powered by MediaTek s octa-core processor, 16GB storage and 3GB of RAM.
The Phab Plus sports a slightly larger 6.8-inch display and is available for Rs 14,999 on Amazon India. It is powered by Snapdragon 615 octa-core SoC, 32GB storage and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy A9, on the other hand sports a 6-inch display and is powered by Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. However, it hasn t been launched in India yet.
On paper, the Mi Max phablet clearly has an advantage, be it the design, the hardware combination or camera.