The huge Xiaomi Mi Max was launched in the first half of last year, band now it’s looking more and more like the popular Chinese company will follow it up with a device aptly called the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
But what will the phone have to offer? The original Xiaomi Mi Max was a midrange phone, but it was pretty high-powered for the price. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 2 so far.
The latest rumors corroborate previous ones that suggested the phone would have a 6.4-inch display, but they also contradict previous rumors when it comes to the processor. New reports, from MyDrivers, say that Xiaomi will launch two versions of the phone, one with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, and one with the previously rumored Snapdragon 660. The new report also suggests the phone will boast a massive 5,000mAh battery, which is much larger than most current phones.
A new rumor first picked up by AndroidPure about the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 suggests that the device will feature the same 6.44-inch display used on the original phone — a display that bucks the trend of smartphone displays being 6 inches at most. Under the hood, the device will reportedly upgrade from the Snapdragon 650 to the Snapdragon 660. Despite the decidedly midrange processor, the phone will reportedly boast some other pretty top-notch specs, like 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.
As far as software goes, the device will most likely run Android Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI over the top.
So when will we see the upcoming device? It could be in the very near future. The latest rumors indicate the device could launch as soon as April 19, contradicting previous rumors that said the phone would launch in May.
It’s not yet known exactly how much the device will cost, but if it’s the same price as last year’s Xiaomi Mi Max, it wall fall somewhere in the $230-$300 range, which is pretty good for a phone with these specs.
We’ll keep this article updated as we hear more about the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
Updated on 04-13-2017 by Christian de Looper: Added reports that there may be two versions, one with a Snapdragon 626, as well as rumors that the phone may launch on April 19.
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