Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery


Chinese phone maker Xiaomi builds some great phones that offer excellent value for the money. Take its latest Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, a stylish glass-and-metal phone with the Snapdargon 835 system chip of the Galaxy S8 and a dual camera with a telephoto lens similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus that sells for just $360 (2,500 yuan) in China. Unfortunately, it's only sold in Asian markets.

Now, Xiaomi is ready to announce a new phone that will be a true joy for lovers of big, phablet phones: the new Mi Max 2. The phone will come equipped with a 6.44-inch display and feature a gigantic, 5,000 mAh battery.


The phone will likely not be sold officially anywhere in the United States, or Europe, but phone geeks would still find it worth knowing about its existence. The Mi Max 2 is a mid-range device that will command an even lower price tag than the Xiaomi Mi 6, and it's expected to come in two versions, one with a Snapdragon 625 system chip and one with the newest Snapdragon 660 processor.

The official release date for the Mi Max 2 is set for May 25th in China, and that's when we will learn all the interesting details. In the meantime, this will likely be one of very few supersized phone options so far in 2017. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it might be just the right thing for those looking for maximum screen real estate. Right below, you will find pictures of the original, first-generation Xiaomi Mi Max that we reviewed in the middle of 2016.


source: Mi.com (translated)

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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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28 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Had the Mi Max 1. It was an amazing piece of hardware, would even consider it as my daily driver if they put in top end specs on it.

2. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

If you prefer tablet, instead of a phone. 6,44' - this is not a phone anymore - they can call it phablet, but it is just a tablet. you can't even hold it one hand...

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

unlike tablet, this one still fit inside pocket..

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Sure. But I almost use two hands on my OPO anyway and that is 5.5". Once you use it you will see how amazing a bigger screen helps your media consumption. Use one before you comment, and if you have used one and dislike it well then that's my luck I guess.

10. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Years ago i used Galaxy Note II and after that - never bought more than 5.2' screen. One hand operation is important to me. For media i have tablet in my briefcase.

12. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Unfortunate for you I guess. Most phones these days are at least 5.5" in size.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have modified some of my pants pockets to carry big screen phone. I also realise that manufacturer are doing it for the newer jeans collection for guys. Mi Max is a pleasure to use as both my portable computer and my communication device. Its battery could last 1.5 days with normal media consumption use, such as reading facebook, internet browsing and watching HBO Games of Throne.

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

S8 Plus here and it feels great Big screen is the way

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2347; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well the Snapdragon 660 should actually be a very good performing chipset. According to preliminary benchmarks, it performs about the same as a Snapdragon 820 but it will be even more efficient.

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Yeah that's the great thing about technology right? Mid range is always last year's flagship specs. And one year of tech difference shouldn't make you cry and beg, it will run fine. I don't even play games on my phone.

15. dazed1

Posts: 798; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

820 is slower then 660. Crapdragon Kryo is joke.

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2903; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Mr dazed1..........both are kryo.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The question is why so called flagships never put any reasonable battery in their phones. As far as i know even a 6.9mm thick phone can take a 4,000 mah battery (think honor 8 pro) yet we still see phones that are 8-9mm thick and 6" phones with 3,000mah battery. This is bulls**t tbh

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Mostly Jony Ive's fault. And no, I'm not an Apple hater, if you were wondering.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I like smaller batteries, I just want them more efficient. A reasonable sized powerbank is around 10,000 mah. Imagine how convenient it is to charge your phone 2-4 times on that. A 4000 one will get you around 1.5 charges. A 3000mah that lasts all day under my power usage is perfect for me.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2251; Member since: May 04, 2015

The Mate 8, Mate 9 and Mi Mix all have 4000mah+ batteries. But I guess since they're not a Samsung or Apple they're not considered flagships? Big battery flagships are available if you look. Oh and all three phones above are compatible with US gsm networks before you bring up that excuse.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Did you really have to mention "...of the S8..."?

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2903; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, so that people know it has the same horsepower as the S8.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

People on here already know what a Snapdragon 835 is and what was if they're already here...and people who come looking for the specs will already have an idea about it.

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2903; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Don't try to be so smart because you cannot confirm anything you just wrote. To be very honest, it was stupidity. Never say what you can't give evidence of.

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

O.o....WOT?

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2903; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

In easy words; you wrote that everyone here knows what the SD 835 is. And those who come looking for its specs will already have a hint about them. These two statements can't be validated because of a lack of evidence. And if you can't give evidence for them, you can't confirm their truthfulness. That's why I said you shouldn't say anything you can't give proof of.

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I would really like a poll about this. XD

6. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

6.44" is so big, i hope they had alternatives to it and do a 6" mini mi max hahaha

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I ask people surround me why they buy mi max, most of them said big battery, surprisingly, big screen is not the no.1 reason

19. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

specs according to me far Xiaomi Mi max 2 -6"inch IPS LCD screen,3D Corning gorilla Glass 5 1080p.screen resolution -Snapdraon 660 64GB inbuilt storage 4GB DDR4 RAM -Dual sim+micro SD card support -Volte -USB type-C -3.5MM jack with dedicated Dac -Rear camera13MP f1.8 with ois 4K and slow motion recording -Front camera 8MP f2.0 with front flash -IR blaster -Full metal unibody desgin 7000 series aluminium -Buletooth 5 -6000mah battery quick charger 3.0 support 0-100% in 90mintues -Android 7.1.2 out of the box with MIUI 8.1 price in india 16K price global $270

20. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Just hope it has a better camera than the last model. And also comes in colors besides Gold and Silver.

21. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

No wonder Apple still hasn't released a proper update to the iPad mini.

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