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Xiaomi is getting ready to launch the MIUI 8 and Mi Max phablet in India on June 30.
Xiaomi global Vice-President Hugo Barra, posted on his Facebook page saying, “I can’t wait to take you through the complete #MIUI8 experience on 30 June! It’s gonna be amazing. And no, Jai Sir, I did not borrow your Redmi Note 3…”
Check out his Facebook post below
Xiaomi Mi Max is the new phablet with a large 6.44-inch display, and comes in an all-metal body, but is ultra-slim (only 7.5mm in thickness) and weighs 203 g. The Chinese tech start-up is hoping to create and capture a new market in India with this Mi Max smartphone.
Mi Max in India will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage space. In China, it is priced at RMB 1499 (Rs 15,330 approx) and there’s a good chance Xiaomi will price it under Rs 20,000 in India as well.
Xiaomi might also launch the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model later on, although there’s no clarity on this. Mi Max is a dual-SIM smartphone with a micro-SD slot support (hybrid slot), and will support 4G LTE in India.
Mi Max has a fingerprint scanner at the back, a 4850 mAh battery, 16MP rear camera with PDAF, and 5MP front camera with wide-angle support for selfies. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, Mi Max has an infrared sensor to use the phone as remote for your AC, TV or other compatible devices. The Mi Max has the internals of the Redmi Note 3 in a bigger form factor.
MIUI 8 will be supported on all Redmi and Mi Note series smartphones and comes with improved design, and new features.
Some of the features of MIUI 8 are:
Power saver: A new power saved mode to suspend all background app activity when battery is too low. It also limits unessential apps from starting up to reduce lag and power consumption.
There’s also a multi-window management mode for apps. The messages app will detect fraud or scam messages to alert users. The Notes app has been improved to include fingerprint security and passcode option, along with an improved design, grid view and better templates.
The Calculator in MIUI 8 supports advanced calculations now, and there’s also an in-built QR code scanner with special functions for users in China like ability to pay via AliPay, WeChat etc.
In the photo gallery, there’s a new feature to instantly share photos. Users can just swipe up and will see options to share a picture with their friends. MIUI 8 also allows a user to change filters with a tap, doodle on pictures, add stickers, and comes with advanced video-editing features.
MIUI also comes with new colour options, which are more vibrant.