It seems that Xiaomi is working pretty hard this year. They’ve released a bunch of smartphones in first half of the year: the entry-level Redmi Note 3, the Mi 4s, and the high-end Mi 5. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker has launched its biggest smartphone yet, the Xiaomi Mi Max.

The Xiaomi Mi Max features a humungous 6.44-inch 1080p display with 2.5D curved glass protection and is powered by an the hexa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 operating system that brings a lot of new features including the one-handed mode and a shortcut dock to launch apps easily. It sports a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-tone LED flash, phase-detection autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It also has a touch-based fingerprint sensor on its back.

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Xiaomi Mi Max specifications

  • 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 1000 : 1 contrast ratio, 72% NTSC color gamut
  • Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 / Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, 4GB with 128GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor
  • Dimensions: 173.1×88.3×7.5mm; Weight: 203g
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4,850 mAh battery

There’s also an entry-level variant that comes with a Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The Xiaomi Mi Max comes in Gold, Silver, and Grey. Here is the pricing for each of its variant:

  1. 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and Snapdragon 650 processor: CNY 1,499 ($230)
  2. 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Snapdragon 652 processor: CNY 1,699 ($260)
  3. 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Snapdragon 652 processor: CNY 1,999 ($306)

MIUI 8 features

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  • MIUI 8 introduces two new feature that are designed to improve battery life: the power-saving mode freezes background apps and tasks in order to keep the phone running for as long as possible. Meanwhile, users would be able to select which apps they want to load at startup, which should improve performance, in addition to prolonging battery life.

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  • Xiaomi mobiles boast powerful cameras and MIUI 8 brings enhancements to the gallery app that comes preloaded on them. These include new sharing controls, improved multiple photo selection, and support for various doodles and stickers. Video editing has also been improved, and overall, the gallery app is said to be more storage efficient.

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  • MIUI 8 comes with high quality wallpapers, and users can pick their favourite category, set the frequency of changing wallpapers, and wait for the wallpaper to be changed daily.

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These are some important features in the update, you can check all the supported features here. The MIUI 8 Developer ROM will be available for the Mi 2, 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4C, Mi 5 and Mi Note series from June 17 in China, after beta testing from June 1. More devices will be added to the list soon. Registration for beta testing begins May 16, but Xiaomi has not announced roll out details for the global ROM yet.

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