Xiaomi has already confirmed to launch its flagship phone, the Mi 6 on April 19. Rumours say that some other products are lined up to be unveiled on the same day as well, and that is none other than Xiaomi’s phablet, the Mi Max 2. Earlier rumours suggested that the phone will be launched next month, but now it looks like the company is planning to announce it next week.
The Mi Max 2 will be the successor to last year’s Mi Max, which was launched with a massive 6.44-inch screen. The Mi Max 2 is also rumoured to come with the same 6.44-inch display, carrying Full HD resolution. Rumour mills say that the phone will come with a huge 5000mAh battery.
As far as the chipset goes, Xiaomi is looking to launch the phone in two variants- the standard Mi Max 2 with Snapdragon 626 SoC, and the upper midrange Mi Max 2 with the unannounced Snapdragon 660 SoC. The high-end option might come with 6GB of RAM, whereas the standard variant may come equipped with 4GB of RAM. Xiaomi, at the end of 2016 released a premium option of Mi Max, dubbed as Mi Max Prime, that came with bumped up RAM and storage. Xiaomi might do the same this time as well.
The phone should run Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box based on MIUI 9 as Xiaomi is planning to announce its next major OS upgrade at the same event, as per speculations. The phone will get a 13MP rear camera, coupled with a 5MP front-facing snapper. Nevertheless, the high-end variant might pack a better camera, but this is just our speculation.
Regarding pricing, the standard Mi Max 2 is expected to ship for $217 (approx. Rs. 14,000), and the premium variant is rumoured to carry a price tag of $246 (approx. Rs. 16,000). If the speculations of April 19 being the launch date for Mi Max 2 are believed to be true, the phone is just a week away from the official launch now.
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