Xiaomi has at long last revealed that the Mi Max 2 will be coming out on May 25 in China. The sequel to its biggest phone is expected to look similar to its predecessor but feature upgraded specs inside.
Xiaomi itself has confirmed one of these updates, a much larger 5000mAh battery to power the Mi Max 2’s operations. It’s done so by opening up a dedicated page for the handset to hype up the phone’s announcement. There’s mention of a 6-inch or more screen as well, likely the same 6.44-inch 1080p display seen on the previous variant.
On the unofficial side of things, the Mi Max 2 is expected to be sold in 2 variants. One could be priced at CNY 1499 (roughly Rs 14000) and sport 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 626 processor. The other might go for CNY 1699 (approx Rs 15900) and feature 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 660 SoC.
Xiaomi might throw in a 128GB version as well for consumers seeking more storage capacity. It may also equip it with a 12MP rear camera enhanced by a Sony IMX378 sensor and dual-LED flash. In terms of design, the company may go for an all-metal approach and shift the antenna lines on the back to the top and bottom edges in a curved shape.
Other expected specs include a USB Type-C port and rear-facing fingerprint scanner. A few scattered reports have suggested that the Mi Max 2 might run on MIUI 9, but that seems unlikely as of now.