Xiaomi has launched its Mi Max smartphone and MIUI 8 in India at an event held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey colour options. The handset is priced at Rs. 14,999. It will be available at Mi.com in its first flash sale on July 6 and registrations will be opened for the same on Thursday. While, open sale on all partner platforms will begin on July 13.
Speaking at the launch, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said “We are establishing a new smartphone category with the Mi Max. When we launched the Redmi in India, we disrupted the market for the sub-10k 5.5-inch smartphone category. Today, I am truly excited to bring the Mi Max to India where users are increasingly consuming content on their mobile devices. We believe the Mi Max is the sweet spot between the mobility of a smartphone and the immersiveness of a tablet, and will provide a compelling option for users who only want one device for all their needs.”
The Mi Max is a super slim phablet which flaunts a 6.44-inch display. It is just 7.5 mm thick and weighs 203g. The ultra-slim smartphone also features a 16-megapixel of rear camera with PDAF and LED Flash, which is clubbed with a fingerprint scanner at its back. While, it is fronted with a 5-megapixel of secondary image snapper.
The smartphone runs on MIUI7, however, the users will get MIUI 8 public beta update over-the-air, starting from July 11, the company said. While, the stable version will be rolled out on August 16. Mi Max, launched in China runs on MIUI 8 OS , which features improved design, power saving mode, better Notes App, a new Notifications bar, multi-window management mode for apps, advanced calculator and allows user to change filters with a tap, doodle on pictures, add stickers, and comes with advanced video-editing features.
The Xiaomi Mi Max handset is powered by Qualcomm 650 hexa-core processor which is coupled with 3GB of RAM. On storage front, the Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a 32GB of internal storage that comes with an expandability option up to 128GB by using a micro SD card.
The 4G LTE Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone supports dual-SIM connectivity besides Bluetooth, GLONASS, Wi-Fi and GPS/A-GPS as connectivity options.The handset is fueled with a 4850 mAh of non-removable battery.