Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched: Featuring 5300mAh battery and stereo speakers, retailing from CNY1699


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched: Featuring 5300mAh battery and stereo speakers, retailing from CNY1699

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is announced and launched today in China. After the 6.44-inch display 1st generation Mi Max successful launched last year and won a lot of users feedback, Mi Max 2 will be one of the sought after phablet at its rank.

Mi Max 2 will have the similar identical design from its predecessor. The antenna band design on the top as well as the bottom. The 4 edges of the phablet is slightly curvier than before. The fingers print sensor is still located at the back of the phone. The Dual flash position is now located on the left side of the camera sensor.

The front of the phone is identically similar to the 1st generation Mi Max with 6.44-inch display. Xiaomi reduce the screen bezels by 53% and it is about 0.7mm.

Be ensure that, the 3.5mm headphone jack is remained, and located on the top. You get stereo speakers inside, an upgrade from the single speaker on the Mi Max.

The Mi Max 2 is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, a 14nm FINfit technology. Recently there are few device under Redmi using this SOC, and it is much predicted SD 625 is the core of the device. Some may argue that this a slight downgrade in performance from the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chip. The Snapdragon 625 known for better power efficient.

We are expecting awesome battery life from this device. Mi Max 2 packed with a massive 5,300 mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, this device promised with 9 hours of continuous gaming or 21 hours continuous navigation or 57 hour continuous talktime or even 10 day continuous music playback . Don’t be worried about the charging time of this monster battery, the phone support Qualcom QC3.0 feature. One hour of charging return 68% of juice. Furthermore Mi Max 2 supports parallel charging via USB Type-C.

The Mi Max 2 comes with the 12MP IMX386 camera sensor. The pixel size  of the sensor increased to 1.25um. That mean we are expecting better quality of pictures with  night mode enhancement feature. Other camera specs include PDAF, dual tone LED flash, and dynamic range adjustment.

As summary, the below picture simplified the feature of Mi Max 2.

There will be two combination spec of Mi Max 2 – 64GB of internal storage + 4GB RAM (priced at CNY1699 or approx. RM1058) as well as 128GB +4GB (priced at CNY1999 or approx. RM1245). No word on the Android version yet, but expect at least Android 7.1 with MIUI 8.