Xiaomi Mi Max is what budget-minded fans of huge screens have been waiting for. And we do mean huge – 6.44″ from corner to corner. That screen is housed in a metal unibody that measures 7.5mm thick. The size, plus the massive 4,850mAh battery, push the weight to a hefty 203g.
There are three versions in total. The top version has a Snapdragon 652 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There’s a 3GB/64GB option as well. The most affordable model uses the Snapdragon 650 instead and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
Xiaomi Mi Max
The difference in chipset is two extra Cortex-A72 cores for the CPU (for a total of 4x A72 + 4x A53). Both use the new generation Adreno 510 GPU, which should be more than powerful enough to drive the 1080p screen. All three versions have a hybrid dual-SIM slot so that you can add more storage.
The Xiaomi Mi Max runs the new MIUI 8 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow). The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back for extra security.
Xiaomi Mi Max
The camera department boasts a 16MP shooter with dual-LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera (with an 85 lens).
The Mi Max will be available in Silver, Light Grey and Gold and will first go on sale on May 17. The S650/3GB/32GB version will cost CNY 1,500 ($230/200), the S652/3GB/64GB one is CNY 1,700 ($260/230) and the top S652/4GB/128GB model will go for CNY 2,000 ($300/270).
Note that the prices outside of China will likely be higher once shipping and local taxes are accounted for.