Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun today announced in China the Xiaomi Mi Max, a 6.44-inch phablet with a sleek metal body but slim enough to fit in your hands and pockets. The device runs on the new MIUI 8 operating system, which has a new design and brings updates in the apps, including Gallery, Notes, Calculator, Scanner and more. MIUI 8 also introduces the ability to "split" a phone into two separate accounts, with a different passcode lock, home screen and apps. You can also "clone" apps which don't provide intuitive account switching. That means you can set up two versions of the same app, both with a separate login, and bounce between them using the home screen or Xiaomi's app switcher.
The 7.5mm thin handset features a large 6.44" display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor and houses a 4850mAh battery.
Other features include 4GB RAM +128GB Flash + 128GB MicroSD, 16MP PDAF and 5MP cameras and a fingerprint scanner.
The phone is priced from 1499 to 1999 yuan ($229 to $306) based on processor and storage capacity options. You can get each model in silver, gold, and grey.
The MiMax will be out in China on May 17th.
- 6.44" display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652
- 4GB RAM +128GB Flash + 128GB MicroSD (other memory versions available)
- 16MP PDAF and 5MP cameras
- 7.5mm ultra-thin metal body, weighs 203g
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G Dual SIM