Xiaomi Mi Max With A Massive 5300mAh Battery Launched At Rs 16999

Continuing the spree, Xiaomi realises the demand for phablet devices in India, especially after selling a good number of Mi Max smartphones past year.

The information available so far on this soon-to-be-launched Xiaomi 5X will be a 5.5-inch display phone with the main processor being a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. There is a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear of the Mi Max 2 and for the audio, Xiaomi has now included two stereo speakers, one on the bottom of the device and the other along the earpiece. The company had launched the Mi Max 2 in China back in May. Announced at price of Rs. 16,999, it's hard for any phablet to beat that price.

Mi Max 2 will officially go on sale from July 27, but for those who want the phone earlier the company will also make it available during their 3rd Mi Anniversary special sale on July 20 and 21. It will be available from Flipkart, Amazon, PayTM Mall and Tata Cliq from July 27th. Single handed usage is not possible on the 6.4-inch display.

It was previously rumored that the smartphone might be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor. My Max 2 comes with an internal storage of 64GB storage. However, it has a hybrid SIM slot, which lets you choose between either two SIM cards or one SIM and one microSD.

Where and how to watch Xiaomi Mi Max 2 live stream: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launch event will be live streamed by the company on its event page. ₹16,000 and a 128GB variant priced at approx.₹19,000. In the camera department, the Mi Max 2 features a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor on the rear with PDAF and a large 1.25μm pixel size. On the front, there's a 5-megapixel shooter. This battery comes with the Quick Charge 3.0 support that charges the phone up to 68% in just 1 hour. Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS/ A-GPS and 4G connectivity. Xiaomi will also post a live streaming video for the Mi Max 2 launch in India. Watch this space for our full review of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in the days to come. As a bundled offer, Reliance Jio subscribers get 100GB of 4G data. There is an upper limit of up to 10 recharges, and the offer is valid until March 31, 2018. This means users won't have to worry about the orientation of the USB connector before charging or transferring data. The Mi Max 2 weighs 211 grams and the dimensions are 174.1 x 88.8 x 7.6 mm.

Vanessa Coleman