Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more
During the latter stages of 2016, Xiaomi rolled out a slew of high-end smartphones. From the Mi Note 2 to the much-vaunted Mi MIX, the wave of new handsets demonstrated the Chinese firm's willingness to challenge the industry's front-runners. Then in February, we heard about a Mi Max 2 with a generous 6 gigs of RAM and an even more abundant 6.44-inch display. Now, it appears the device could be just a week away from its grand unveiling. 

As those interested in Xiaomi's releases will probably know, the new Mi 6 is expected to be showcased on April 19th, exactly one week from now. Where the Mi Max 2 was originally slated for a May launch by the rumor mill, it may instead coincide with the upcoming flagship. 

The Mi Max 2 sounds like a quite a big deal and in size, it most certainly will be. Along with the large display, which is set to be a 1080p offering, the Mi Max 2 could be kitted out with a monstrous 5,000 mAh battery. That's quite a lot of juice, and taking into consideration the middling Snapdragon 626 processor of the Standard model, the Max 2 should run for substantial lengths of time between charge.

Elsewhere, the Mi Max 2 could be graced with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and will supposedly run on Android 7.1 Nougat right off the bat. Along with the aforementioned Standard variant, there's also said to be a Higher version of the Mi Max 2 with improved chipset -- perhaps the Snapdragon 660. From what we can gather, the two configurations will otherwise be identical, though don't be surprised if the Higher model includes other perks. 

Price-wise, the entry level version is set to retail at the equivalent of $217, with the Higher offering likely to weigh in at around $246. 

Are you looking forward to seeing what Xiaomi has in the pipeline? Let us know in the comments.


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Mi Max 2
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5300 mAh(57h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

People read the specs sheet of a Xiaomi, then they look at the price-tag and jump is sheer excitement and yell something along the lines of: "Man, Iv'e found the best smart phone deal in the world..." Well, that might be true but (comma) have you actually seen how Xiaomi Phones perform in little something called: "The real world"...? Nokia 6 (1.4Ghz Octa Core Snapdragon 430) vs. Redmi Note 4 (2.0Ghz Octa Core Snapdragon 625)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVpnagDrnM Nokia is quicker to load apps, camera and feel much more fluid than Xiaomi for some reasons... Its only with games where it starts to leave behind... But its quite expected considering the 0.6Ghz advantage of Xiaomi and a better GPU... Oh well, G'Day!

2. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

If you had used any xiaomi device other than mi5 with a stable miui from, you would have not posted such a comment. Xiaomi devices are best budget and mid range devices. As far as comparison of Nokia 6 vs redmi note 4 is concerned , it is a no starter. There are YouTube videos showing lumia430 faster than premium Android devices . But it does not make lumia 430 a better device than Samsung Galaxy s7. Xiaomi uses a custom ROM. So it can never be as smooth as stock Android . But it does not mean xiaomi device becomes inferior. Any person who had used xiaomi smartphone ,with an unbiased view , know how VFM they are. Much better than Samsung , Sony, lg budget and mid ranger craps.

8. LovesCameras

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

Good point. If UI responsiveness were taken into account in a purchase Microsoft would have larger market share than Samsung.

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Nokia 6 is quicker than redmi note 4 because it have almost stock Android compared to heavy miui in redmi note 4 but redmi note 4 and Nokia 6 both are good in their own area. Nokia 6 gives near stock android, good built in quality and camera. On the other hand redmi note 4 gives better gaming performance, battery life,under controled heating and more affordable than Nokia 6.

10. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

My brother's Mi Max performance is on par with my note5 and even faster in some cases, xiaomi phones are not just specs, their software is feature rich and performes extermly well This company is not playing around

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"Nokia is quicker to load apps, camera and feel much more fluid than Xiaomi for some reasons... Its only with games where it starts to leave behind... But its quite expected considering the 0.6Ghz advantage of Xiaomi and a better GPU..." 1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 win both test on that video 2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is much cheaper

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Furthermore, Mi Max 1 also has useful build in feature found only on premium phone such as double tap to wake, fast finger print unlock, call recording, apps permission controls, floating fast ball to access regular feature like lock screen, screen capture etc. All not available on stock Android, only on MIUI are such feature build-in. MiMax 1 battery last 2 days for heavy use. I use it to watch Game of Thrones, can view 2 episodes in a row and still don't feel the need to charge the phone. Mi Max 2 has a even bigger battery than Mi Max 1 so how can that be a bad thing.

16. JohanP

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

Agree with you

3. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

MIUI is gem once you used to it then there is no coming back . You will have enormous amount of support on and off site . Yes I can't guarantee Android updates (min 2 major update for flagship My mi3 released with Jellybean and now running on marshmallow .min at least one major update for Redmi budget ) . Redmi 1s released in 2014 with 4.3 jelly bean on MIUI 5 NOW running on KitKat but latest Miui8.2 )For those who want xiaomi device better have 3GB RAM variant because miui is resource hungry device. Even sometimes 2gb seems sluggish. 3GB is better.

11. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The only thing I don't like about Miui is the icons. I wish they would allow for the default Android icons instead. Other than that, they support their devices as long as Apple does.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

use iconpack.. simple...

4. fyah_king unregistered

Love my mi max

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Xiaomi killing it again with it's great Value for money handsets! Chinese consumers are spoilt with such deals.

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Need to check XDA to see what they have going on for this phone.. Lol

9. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Wish these Chinese manufacturers would put ALL the LTE frequencies in their phones, so they would work GLOBALLY. Most don't have USA LTE frequencies.

17. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah that's the only drawback I can see. If it doesn't work in North America, I'm out.

13. fyah_king unregistered

I thought this has sd 660 and not 626?

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

as article said "there's also said to be a Higher version of the Mi Max 2 with improved chipset -- perhaps the Snapdragon 660" just like SD650 and SD652 version in older MiMax

19. knudknud3

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I just want that phone.

20. JohanP

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

Battery from 5000mAh this is great also, looking is very good

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