China-based OEM Xiaomi is on course to unleash its latest smartphone offering, the Xiaomi Mi Max, which is poised to debut on May 10.
This is no rumor and the information pertaining to the Mi Max's release comes straight from the horse's mouth as Xiaomi confirmed the phablet's release date in a post on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site.
On April 25, Xiaomi officially revealed that it would be unveiling the Mi Max on May 10 at the Beijing National Convention Center. The company also disclosed that tickets for the event will be going on sale from April 27 and are priced at 199 yuan (approximately $30) each.
Rumors have been rife that the Mi Max from Xiaomi will sport a colossal 6.4-inch display. The image shared by Xiaomi puts to rest all doubts that despite is massive size, the behemoth will slip easily into one's pocket.
While the company did not shed any light on the screen size of the Mi Max, the fact that the handset fit easily in the pocket suggests that the phablet's screen size will be between the 5.7-inch screen size of the Mi Note Pro and the 7.9-inch Mi Pad 2 - an assertion also made by Xiaomi.
A GFXBench listing of the phablet pointed to a 6.4-inch QHD screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The Mi Max would be powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor and house 2 GB of RAM, as well 16 GB of on-board storage. The benchmark listing also hinted at a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device will potentially come pre-loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Earlier in April, the alleged front glass panel of the phablet leaked online, revealing its massive 6.4-inch screen.
There are also rumors that the Mi Max will tout a fingerprint scanner and house a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, not the Snapdragon 650 as reported by us.
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will not be having its trademark Mi branding on the phablet's front panel, a departure from the designs of past models.
With May 10 a couple of weeks away, we will soon learn what surprises Xiaomi has in store for us.