Xiaomi is all set to launch its Mi Max phablet at an event in New Delhi on June 30. Along with the phablet, the company will also unveil the global version of its custom UI, the MIUI 8, which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The MIUI 8 interface brings a host of new features along with redesigned interface, bug fixes and stability improvements. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and moreAlso Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
The MIUI 8 comes with a new wallpaper carousel with high-quality lock screen wallpapers from 50 media partners. There is also a new revamped Gallery app, which now lets users add filters, crop images and includes video editing tools too. It also includes an advanced calculator app that lets you convert live currencies, temperature from degrees to Fahrenheit and vice-versa, and other conversions too.
There is a new Notes app which can be secured using a password or fingerprint. Xiaomi has also added text message filter feature in MIUI 8, which warns users about phishing or suspicious fraud messages. Lastly, there is also a power saving mode which freezes background apps, thus saving some amount of battery life.
The MIUI 8 Developer ROM is already out for those who want to try it out. It supports most of the Xiaomi smartphones such as the Mi 2, Mi 2s,Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4s and Mi 5. The ROM is also compatible with Redmi and Note series smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi Max specifications, features: The phablet has already been launched in China and features a 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display. There are three variants of the phablet. The 32GB storage + 3GB of RAM variant is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 650 SoC, whereas the 64GB storage + 3GB of RAM and 128GB storage + 4GB of RAM variants are powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC.
In terms of camera, the Mi Max comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with 4,850mAh battery and Quick Charge support, connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth. The phablet runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 8.
In China, pricing of the Mi Max starts at 1,499 Yuan (Rs 15,300 approximately) and goes all the way up to 1,999 Yuan (Rs 20,500 approximately). Right now there is no word on the India pricing of the smartphone.