Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched at Rs 16,999: Key specifications, sale date and more

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on open sale from July 27 on online platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon Tatacliq, and Paytm as well as offline. Reliance Jio is offering extra 100GB data to Xiaomi Mi Max 2 buyers.

Written by Shruti Dhapola | New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2017 9:34 am
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant. Reliance Jio is offering extra 100GB data to Xiaomi Mi Max 2 buyers. The Mi Max 2 will be available starting July 27 on online platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon Tatacliq, and Paytm as well as offline. Along side the launch, Xiaomi announced that the company is opening two more Mi Homes in Bangalore.

Xiaomi had earlier introduced the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime in India, and is now bringing the successor to these phones in the market. Mi Max 2 has a 5300 mAh battery, and here’s everything to know about Mi Max 2.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specifications and features

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a 6.44-inch full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), and there’s Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The phone has a metal unibody design, but this time the antenna bands are muted and on the top. While the Xiaomi Mi Max had the following dimensions 173.1 x  88.3 x 7.5 mm and a weight of 203g, Mi Max 2 is shade thicker and bigger at 174.10 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm. Also it weighs more at 211g thanks to the big battery.

Processor on the Mi Max 2 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, which is an octa-core one with 14 nm design. This is the same processor on the current Redmi Note 4 smartphone. The smartphone runs MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat.

On the camera front, Mi Max 2 gets 12 MP rear camera coupled with a 5 MP front camera. Battery isn’t the only big change on the Mi Max 2. The company has also added Stereo Sound for an improved video, gaming experience, which makes sense give this is a phablet likely to be consumed for entertainment purposes. The fingerprint scanner is on the back, there’s an IR blaster for controlling other home devices.

Mi Max 2 comes with a 5300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast charging and this one has a Type-C USB port. Xiaomi says Mi Max 2 will go to 68 per cent charge from one per cent in just over one hour, and is promising two days battery use with this. This is dual SIM smartphone, and there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

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