Friday, 1 July 2016

Xiaomi Mi Max: Launch price, specs, features, release date, MIUI 8, and more

Xiaomi Mi Max has finally gone official in India. The event was held at New Delhi, today. The smartphone comes with a massive 1080p display of 6.44-inch. Similar to China, the device will be up for sale in two variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage/Snapdragon 650 hexa-core SoC (priced at Rs. 14,999) and 4GB RAM/128GB storage/Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC (priced at Rs. 19,999). The metal-clad smartphone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Silver color options.

Regarding other specifications, Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone features a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. It also has a 5MP front-camera with 85-degree wide-angle view, and a f/2.0 aperture. Concerning connectivity, the dual-SIM handset supports 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo. There is an infrared emitter that will act as a universal remote control, besides an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and proximity sensor. It runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 7, upgradable to MIUI 8. The device also features a fingerprint scanner and is backed by a massive 4850mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi Max will be up for sale via Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Tata CLiQ, and PayTM, starting from July 13. On Mi.com, the device will go on sale from July 6 and registrations for the sale will begin today. As an inaugural offer, the company has announced 3 months movies and 1 year of unlimited music on Hungama Play for the first 1 million Mi Max, Mi 5, and Redmi Note 3 users. There will be a free Batman vs. Superman movie streaming for the first 10,000 Mi Max users.

Regarding MIUI 8, the public beta will be first public OTA update will roll out from July 11. To know about installing the new update, users can read instructions on the new Indian Mi Community and MIUI Forum. The global and stable version of the MIUI 8 is most likely to roll out on August 16.

Xiaomi Mi Max specifications:

  • 6.44-inch Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display (1920 x 1080 pixels) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Two variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage/Snapdragon 650 hexa-core SoC and 4GB RAM/128GB storage/Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 upgradable to MIUI 8
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash and 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Measures 173.1×88.3×7.5mm; Weighs 203 grams
  • 4850mAh battery

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