Xiao­mi Mi Max 2 India Launch: Big­ger Bat­tery, Stor­age and More at Rs 16,999


Following the launch of Redmi 4 in India, Xiaomi is now bringing Mi Max 2 which sports an even bigger battery and performance tweaks as compared to its last gen version — Mi Max.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is retailing at Rs 16,999 in India

The design of Xiaomi’s new devices carries a fresh look that seems in-line with the current trend of bezel-less and curved devices. To add to all that, its gigantic battery claims to last for two days on a single charge.

The device will go on sale on July 20 and 21 (10 am) on Mi.com as part of Mi Anniversary sale and will be available via online e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart as well as offline stores such as Hotspot, Ezone and more, starting July 27.

The Mi Max 2 was unveiled at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday and will be available for a price of Rs 16,999.

Xiaomi has partnered with Reliance Jio and is offering 100GB of data to Jio users who purchase the Mi Max 2.

Although the device was launched in two variants of 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB in China, the company has only launched the 64GB variant in India.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Key Specs and Features

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  • The Mix Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor which is based on the new 14nm technology. The 64-bit octa-core processor clocks at 2GHz and is supported by Adreno 506 GPU.
  • It borrows the same 6.44-inch large display from its predecessor with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 but the company claims a reduction in bezels surrounding the display.
  • The Mi Max 2 sports a 12MP primary (rear) camera unit with Sony IMX386 sensor and a 5MP front-camera.
  • The Mi Max 2 is backed by a ginormous 5300mAh battery pack which claims to last for two days on a single charge.
  • The device is equipped with QuickCharge 3.0 tech alongwith parallel charging that helps the battery charge up to 68% in an hour.
  • The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
  • The Mi Max 2 gets a unibody design and also features a stereo sound setup.
  • It will run on MIUI 8 on top of Android Nougat.

Mi Max 2 vs Mi Max: Key Differences

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Back Panel sports the Fingerprint reader

Since Mi Max 2 is an upgrade to its predecessor, Mi Max, it’s needless to say that the latest device is better among the two, but here are the major upgrades that the new device boasts.

  • Design: The Mi Max 2 gets a unibody design, which is a significant upgrade when compared to the three-piece body of Mi Max.
  • Battery: The 4850mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 tech has been upgraded to a 5300mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 and parallel charging.
  • Memory and Storage: While the lower variant of Mi Max came with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, Mi Max 2’s lower variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
  • Camera: The Mi Max 2 gets Sony’s IMX386 sensors in its rear camera — as seen in Mi 6 — which allow for better photography owing to the large pixels.
  • Entertainment: The new device has thinner bezels, making it easier to hold and gets stereo speakers which are activated automatically in the landscape mode as opposed to the single-piece speaker on its predecessor.

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