Xiaomi Mi Max, the new phablet from the Chinese technology company, has been officially announced at an event in Beijing, China.
Xiaomi Mi Max has a giant 6.44-inch display, and an all metal body. The company says that smartphone is ultra-slim, and its dimensions are 173.1 x 88.3mm x 7.5mm. Mi Max weighs 203 g and Xiaomi insists that you can keep this one in your pocket. It will come in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey colour options.
Mi Max will launch in 3 versions. The starting model has 3GB RAM + 32GB storage space and runs the Qualcomm 650 hexa-core processor and costs RMB 1499 (Rs 15,330 approx), while the 3GB + 64GB version has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 quad-core processor and costs RMB 1699 (Rs 17,375 approx). Xiaomi has also launched a 4GB RAM + 128GB storage space model with the Snapdragon quad-core 652 processor at RMB 1999 (Rs 20, 400 approx).
All three versions are dual-SIM with a micro-SD slot support (hybrid), and are 4G LTE enabled smartphones. We’ll have to see if these smartphones are launched in India, and what bands they will support.

Mi Max has an all metal body, a fingerprint scanner at the back, and a huge 4850 mAh battery. The rear camera is 16 mp with PDAF, and there’s a 5 mp front camera with wide-angle support for selfies. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, Mi Max has an infrared sensor to use the smartphone as remote for your AC, TV or other compatible devices. Xiaomi also announced the MIUI8 with new features like an improved design, better Notes App, a new Notifications bar. MIUI8 also comes with power-saving mode and can detect scam or fraud messages on a user’s smartphone. There’s also an in-build QR code scanner with special functions for users in China like ability to pay via AliPay, etc.