The smartphone markets in China are abuzz with rumours of Xiaomiâ€™s next smartphone release with a powerful Snapdragon 626 processor and a 5000mAh battery.
Mi Max 2 is the rightful successor to Mi Max and it is about a year since the first Max was released. Most things about this new offering from Xiaomi appear to be big. The display is 6.44-inch full HD with a resolution of 1080pixels.
On the processor front, the rumours vary, but it now appears as if the Chinese phone maker will launch two variants of this new smartphone; one with the processor mentioned above, Quad-core Snapdragon 626 and the other with a Snapdragon 660. The Mi Max 2 that will be sold with the 626 SoC will have 4GB RAM and the ones which will have the slightly more powerful 660 processor will have a RAM of 6GB.
The battery, as mentioned, would be a massive 5000mAh one and as can be expected, with these specs, the Mi Max 2 would weigh a huge 203 grams.
The 4GB RAM phone may come with an internal storage of 64GB and the 6GB RAM phones will have 128GB. The microSD card slot as an alternate to a SIM card slot provision is also available.
The rumours and reports on the OS are slightly different. The new Mi Max 2 is definitely going to be running on the Android Nougat version 7.1.1. The guesswork varies between the phoneâ€™s OS being pureplay Android out of the box and having the in-house Mi UI skin over it. One has to await official communication from the company to confirm this.
With regard to the cameras, the suggestions are that the Mi Max will sport a 12MP camera in the rear and a 5MP camera in the front. Some say it could be a 16MP sensor in the rear.
Set to be launched on May 23, the pricing of the phone is not yet announced. The best guess is that it could be between 1499 and 1699 Yuan. In rupee terms, this could translate into around Rs 15,000. Xiaomi has already had its set of difficulties with the availability of their phones in India. Hopefully, they may bring this phone to India also soon.