Xiaomi unveils the $229 USD Mi Max phablet

After numerous leaks, we finally have clarity on Xiaomi’s upcoming phablet, as the company took to the stage at its Mi Max reveal earlier today.

Xiaomi’s new phablet may have been outed long before the company intended thanks to numerous leaks, but the 10th of May has finally seen the company’s newest contender out in the wild, as the Chinese company formally took the wraps off the device at its Mi Max reveal.
The Mi Max is Xiaomi’s largest device yet, with a 6.44″ display that sits at 7.5mm wide.
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Xiaomi’s Mi Max reveal established that the company’s newest phablet will fit in a large 4,850mAh battery alongside a Snapdragon 650 or 652 processor. Complementing the setup is up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage, as well as a 16 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary selfie snapper.
The device will further accommodate a hybrid SIM tray, and a rear fingerprint sensor in the style of Huawei’s newer devices.
The Mi Max is slated to arrive running MIUI8, which is the latest version of Xiaomi’s Android fork. MIUI8 brings with it the ability to store two different accounts on a device (think ‘work’ and ‘private’) as well as a revitalised gallery and calculator app.
The Mi Max, which will retail from ¥1,499 to ¥1,999 CNY ($229-$306 USD) will arrive in three colour options; namely silver, gold and grey.
The Mi Max arrives at a cheaper price point than what Xiaomi’s preceding phablets – the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro – sold for in 2015, though the company has likely positioned the Mi Max as a sibling device rather than a strict replacement.
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Source: Xiaomi