Xiaomi today announced the launch of the Mi Max in India with a starting price of Rs. 14,999. The Chinese giant also released the global version of its MIUI 8 ROM.
Originally unveiled in China back in May, the Xiaomi Mi Max is the company’s largest smartphone. It sports a 6.44-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels (full-HD) resolution and packs a 4,850mAh battery. Under the hood, the smartphone has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with an hexa-core CPU and Adreno 510 GPU.
The Mi Max has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor. It has dual-SIM support with 4G LTE network compatibility on Indian bands. Also, there is Bluetooth, A-GPS, Infrared and a microUSB port.
Xiaomi has provided Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system on the new smartphone with MIUI 7 on top. However, the smartphone is also upgradable to the latest MIUI 8.
The Xiaomi Mi Max with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage will be available for purchase in India through Mi.com starting July 6 at a price of Rs. 14,999. A special 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652-backed Mi Max variant with 128GB storage option will also be heading to India in the coming days for Rs. 19,999.
Xiaomi Mi Max specifications:
- 6.44-inch IPS display
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with MIUI 7
- Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor
- 3GB/4GB RAM, Up to 128GB storage
- 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, Infrared, MicroUSB port
- 4,850mAh battery
In addition to the launch of the Mi Max, Xiaomi announced the release of its MIUI 8 at its New Delhi event. The new custom Android ROM is touted to be inspired by the colors of the Kaleidoscope. It has new features such as dual apps, scrolling screenshots, quick ball and a T9 dialler with Hindi search among others.
Beijing-based Xiaomi will start beta testing for MIUI 8 in India from July 11. It will be compatible with the newly launched Mi Max as well as other models like the Mi 5, Mi 4i, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 2.
Xiaomi devices will receive an official OTA (over-the-air) update to MIUI 8 beginning August 16. However, enthusiasts will be able to test its features through porting the ROM directly from the Mi Community site.