Xiaomi is all set to host an event in China on May 10 where it is expected to unveil the Mi Max phablet. Ever since deciding on the device’s name through an online poll, Xiaomi has released a couple of teasers to keep the hype machine going. The Mi Max has now been spotted on China’s TENAA, revealing the upcoming phablet’s specifications, features and how it will look. Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specsAlso Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
The Xiaomi Mi Max will boast a metal body with a design language that looks quite similar to the recently launched Redmi Note 3. The photos spotted on TENAA are also consistent with what we have seen in previous leaks. The one big difference however is the placement of the rear camera, which is at the top-left corner, as opposed to the center on the Redmi Note 3. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?
Xiaomi Mi Max specifications, features: Like most of Xiaomi’s launches, the Mi Max will also be available in two variants — 16GB with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB with 3GB of RAM. The rest of the specifications will be the same on both the variants.
The Mi Max features a 6.44-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chipset paired with Adreno 510 GPU. The upcoming phablet also features a 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera and 4,000mAh battery. It will run on Android Marshmallow 6.0-based MIUI 8.
The important thing to note here is that the Mi Max specifications and features are largely the same as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which was recently launched in India. In fact, it just seems like a bigger Redmi Note 3 with a 6.44-inch display and an under-clocked chipset.
On May 10, Xiaomi is also set to unveil the Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. The new UI brings in a bunch of new features and animations. The Mi Band 2 too was expected to be unveiled at the same event, but it has been delayed now. Huang Wang, CEO of Huami that manufactures Mi Band for Xiaomi, has blamed production issues for the delay.