Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched in China: Price, specifications, and features

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The Mi Max 2 is a successor to the Xiaomi Mi Max that was launched with a large 6.4-inch display, placing it somewhere between a smartphone and tablet. Mi Max 2 was released at an event in Beijing, where Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun was also present along with other executives from the company. Despite its large size, and talks of a bigger battery than the Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 still looks like what will come with a thin body built which should make holding it with one hand an easy task. The Mi Max 2, furthermore, is backed by a massive 5,300Mah battery rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage.

The Mi Max 2, just like the Mi Max, still belongs to a select niche of super-sized phones which is likely to attract buyers who are into considerable multimedia consumption, but don't want to shell out on tablets, that on most occasions lack voice calling. The Mi Max 2 sports the same IMX 386 image sensor as the company's flagship Mi 6.

Design wise; the Mi Max 2 comes with full metal unibody symmetric design with rounded corners and dual-band antenna design, same as the Apple iPhone 7.

In terms of specifications, the phablet features a 12MP rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor, PDAF and HDR imaging. It would be interesting to see which processor Xiaomi ultimately goes with in the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. Mi Max 2's price in India has not been confirmed, but the phone has launched in two variants in China. Android Nougat comes pre-installed on the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, while MIUI 8 comes installed on top of it. FYI, the first-gen Mi Max came with a 4,850mAh non-removable battery. The circular fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear and it also supports mobile payments via Mi Pay. The 64GB storage model of this phablet is priced at 1,699 Yuan ($247), while the 128GB storage variant costs 1,999 Yuan ($291) in China.

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