“The Xiaomi Mi Max features a metal unibody design, a fingerprint scanner and VoLTE support.”
After announcing the Mi Max smartphone in China, Xiaomi has finally launched the massive device in India. The Mi Max features an extremely sleek 7.5mm body encased in pure metal, and a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device.
The smartphone features a mammoth 6.44-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, and draws juice from an equally massive 4,850mAh battery. For shutterbugs, the Mi Max sports a 16MP rear snapper with phase detection autofocus along with a 5MP wide-angle selfie shooter. The company has launched two variants of the Mi Max in the country – one with a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 128GB via microSD. As for connectivity, the device features support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, hybrid dual-SIM slots and comes with an IR blaster, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and micro-USB.
The Mi Max runs Android Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top. Speaking of MIUI, the company also unveiled the global variant of the MIUI 8 ROM, which will start rolling out as a public beta on July 11th and a stable update on August 16th. The new UI offers a revamped interface, along with new apps for Notes and Calculator, among several other featurse.
When it comes to pricing, Xiaomi has priced the 32GB / Snapdragon 650 variant of the Mi Max at Rs 14,999, while 128GB / Snapdragon 652 model costs Rs 19,999. The device goes on sale starting July 6th on Mi.com, and will be available for open sale via all Xiaomi’s online retail partners soon.