Xiaomi officially unveiled its latest phablet, and it's huge: meet the Mi Max, rocking a whopping 6.44-inch display.
The company has been teasing its new Mi Max for a while now, dropping images and videos to boost the hype before the big unveiling. We already knew it would have a massive 6.44-inch screen, but let's see what else it brings to the table.
First off, Xiaomi's Global Vice President Hugo Barra claims that despite the huge display, the new Xiaomi Mi Max is still "extremely pocketable."
Firing up that massive display is a beefy 4,850 mAh battery, which should suffice for a decent battery performance.
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) May 10, 2016
The screen is housed in a sleek metal unibody, which makes the phablet look stylish and premium. Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi Max packs a Snapdragon 650/ 652 processor and different configurations — either 4 GB or 3 GB of RAM, paired with 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage.
The two processing options — Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650 — seem a bit odd, considering that the Mi Max has powerful specs otherwise. Flagships typically pack the higher-end Snapdragon 820, leaving the 650 line to mid-rangers.
Processing options aside, other Xiaomi Mi Max specifications include a fingerprint scanner, a 16-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel selfie cam with wide-angle lens, 4G dual-SIM and MIUI 8 running the software side. Color options include Gold, Silver and Dark Gray.
As expected, the Xiaomi Mi Max comes as an affordable device. The base model with Snapdragon 650, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage costs RMB 1,499, or about $230. The middle variant with a Snapdragon 652, 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage runs up to RMB 1,699, or about $261. The top option, meanwhile, packs a Snapdragon 652, 4 GB of RAM and a heftier 128 GB of internal locker space, going up to RMB 1,999, or about $307.
Keep in mind, however, that the prices outside of China will likely be higher, as taxes and shipping will add to the total cost.
For more information on the Xiaomi Mi Max specifications or to get a better look at the handset's design, head over to Xiaomi's MIUI forum and sneak a peek.