The Xiaomi Mi Max was the largest smartphone in the company’s product stack. Featuring a 6.44-inch screen it was a budget phablet on steroids for the masses with the hardware to back it up. Now the company wants to keep that magic going with the Mi Max 2, rumoured to be right around the corner. Recently new images have leaked of the upcoming device showing what the company has changed up in the Max 2.
The Mi Max 2 will retain the 6.44-inch super-size full-HD (1080 x1920) display but would be getting an update in every other department. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 processor but rumours abound that down the line another model will launch with a more capable SoC. The 626 is a modest updgrade over the last year’s standard Snapdragon 625 SoC while maintaining the latter’s efficiency. On the camera front the device has a 12-megapixel shooter at the rear, capable of 4K recording. The selfie snapper up-front is a 5-megapixel unit. The battery powering all this hardware is allegedly being bumped up-to 5000mAh and on the OS front, the Mi Max 2 will be running a MIUI skinned flavour of Android, v7.1.1, Nougat.
Fresh images were posted on the Chinese social media hub Weibo by @Ubuntu team. These show the Mi Max 2 in a TPU clear-case with a few aesthetic changes. The LED-flash has been moved and the back is a single metal piece which has necessitated Xiaomi to make the external antenna to be designed like that on the iPhone 7 located at the bottom chin. Another major change is that the Mi Max 2 has a USB Type-C port rather than the traditional budget friendly micro-USB port. At the top of the device the device has a 3.5mm audio jack, a secondary mic and IR blaster. The Mi Max 2 retains the fingerprint sensor at the back.
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