Xiaomi announces the Mi Max 2 with a 5,300 mAh battery and Android 7.1

The new Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with a similar form-factor as its predecessor but gets a new processor and a large 5,300 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is now official as the company has showcased the device at a launch event in China. Successor to the original which was launched last year, the new Mi Max 2 offers a similar phablet design.

Speculations pointed out to a new Snapdragon 660 processor, however, the company has used the 625 which is the same as the Redmi Note 4. The phablet will be available with 4 GB of RAM and storage variants of 64 GB and 128 GB.

It features the same 12 MP IMX386 sensor which was seen on the Xiaomi Mi 6 with a pixel size of 1.25 um to offer better picture quality, especially in low light. The camera also comes with PDAF, a dual tone LED flash, and dynamic range adjustment.

Xiaomi announces the Mi Max 2 with a 5,300 mAh battery and Android 7.1
The biggest and the most prominent upgrade is the battery. The Mi Max 2 features a 5,300 mAh battery which is said to offer 18 hours of video playback, 9 hours of continuous gaming, 21 hours of continuous navigation or 10 day continuous music playback. It will also support Quick charge 3.0 which charges up to 68 percent in an hour.

The overall design remains the same but it is curvier than before and it is now all metal as opposed to the plastic metal mix of the Mi Max. You still get the 6.4-inch Full HD display and the antenna bands are now at the top and bottom edges. The black borders around the screen are also thinner. Other features include a fingerprint scanner at the back, USB Type-C port and Android 7.1 with MIUI 8.2.

The 64 GB variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (Rs 16,000 approx) while the 128 GB storage version is priced at CNY 1,999 (Rs 19,000 approx). The smartphone will begin shipping in China from 1 June.

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