Xiaomi has announced the massive Mi Max in India. With a screen size of over 6.4 inches, the phone is a giant, even by the high standards of a phablet. It is clear to see that the phone has been designed keeping in mind the consumers who want a 2-in-1 device, one that can act as a phone as well as a tablet. The device will be available in two variants in India. There will be a Snapdragon 650 base version that will ship with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, while the flagship unit will be powered by Snapdragon 652 and come with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Both the devices will come with MIUI 7 with Android M, though the stable release of MIUI 8 is coming on August 16th.
The externals of the phone are very similar to the Redmi Note 3 with a fingerprint scanner living at the back, with the front largely dominated by that gigantic display. The phone will be available in three colours, including black, gold and silver and all three will be making their way to India. As the modern tradition is, the phone will come with a hybrid SIM slot so you would be able to either use the device as a Dual SIM phone or simply go ahead and pop in a MiroSD card up to 128GB in order to expand the memory. The phone comes with 4850 mAh battery, which Xiaomi claims will give you a fantastic battery life, easily beyond one day of heavy usage. Needless to say that the Mi Max also holds the distinction of being the biggest phone launched, till date.
As expected, the Snapdragon 650 and 652 variants are priced differently. The 650 base version will be available at Rs 14,999 while the more powerful 652 version will be selling for Rs 19,999. Registrations for the phone have begun on Mi.com and the first sale will go live on July 6th.