The unveiling of Mi 6 was just a warm-up for Xiaomi. Now, the company is back at it, debuting a smartphone for those who need phone battery as badly as they need air. Mi Max 2 has a whooping 5,300 mAh battery (did you hear that, Samsung?) #mobilemagic
Xiaomi just launched Mi Max 2 in China. As we expected, it’s a beautiful phone with slim bezels (but not as thin as the Mi MIX showed off), a fingerprint scanner on the back and a huge 6.44-inch display. Most of the specs, with the exception of the impressive battery, are decent, not great. We’re talking about a Snapdragon 625 chipset that the company claims will increase power efficiency (as opposed to the last one used for Mi Max), 4GB of RAM and a 12MP rear camera also found on the Mi6. Here, though, we don’t have a dual camera module to speak of.
The metal unibody hides 64GB or 128GB of internal storage and a battery that should last you for two days (maybe mode, depending on how much you use your phone and on what). With that monster of a battery aboard (5,300 mAh, remember), you absolutely need quick charging. That’s why Xiaomi decided to include the QuickCharge 3.0 which should fill 2/3 of the capacity in one hour.
In China, this uber phone is going to sell for CNY1,699/4GB + 64GB configuration (that’s about $247) and CNY1,999/4GB + 128GB model (around $291). Starting with June 1, you’ll be able to buy the device if you live in China. As for the rest of us, we’ll have to wait and see. Xiaomi is bound to bring the phone to more countries in the following months.