Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to its largely popular Mi Max phablet today, the Mi Max 2 maintains the same 6.44-inch Full HD display with a fairly slim 7.6mm body profile and 211g weight, what’s new under the hood is the familiar Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor mated to 4GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of storage while supporting MicroSD storage expansion.
The phablet’s main camera has also been upgraded to a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor with a 1.25 micron pixel size, probably the most exciting update is that the Mi Max 2 now features Quick Charge 3.0 for its huge sized 5300mAh battery, the device can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices via its USB Type-C port. To make things even better, the Mi Max 2 is now equipped with stereo speakers, which automatically activates when the phone is in landscape orientation, making this a great entertainment device on the go. In terms of software, Xiaomi will ship the Mi Max 2 with MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat, the company will soon introduce a “Split Screen” feature to take advantage of the huge display, which allows users to run two active applications at the same time.
As usual, Xiaomi hasn’t announced the dates for selling the Mi Max 2 officially in Malaysia, the phablet will retail for RMB1699 (RM1058) for the 64GB storage model and RMB1999 (RM1241) for the 128GB storage model in China, it is only available in Gold color for now. We expect it won’t take long for Xiaomi to bring the Mi Max 2 to our shores, since the first Mi Max has received very positive response here, but if you can’t wait, you can turn your attention to grey imports as always.