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Xiaomi Mi Max price for three variants at launch

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After plenty of leaks Xiaomi has just announced its new Mi Max phablet. There has been a lot of interest in this device and the phone has a metal unibody design and some high-end specs to impress. We have details of the Xiaomi Mi Max price for the three variants at the launch that took place in China today.

We’ll run through the specifications before we get to the competitive pricing of this device that has also been referred to as the Xiaomi Max. Xiaomi Mi Max specs include either a Snapdragon 650 hexa-core or a Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor. The large IPS display is 6.44-inches in size with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and features 2.5D curved glass. There are three variants for RAM and internal memory, and there’s also expansion via microSD as this is a hybrid dual SIM handset. The variants are 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, or 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Mi Max has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash. At the front there’s a 5-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens. Connectivity is covered with 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS + GLONASS. The phablet has a notably sized 4850 mAh battery, and features include an infrared sensor as well as a fingerprint sensor.

The Mi Max runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. The handset measures 173.1mm x 88.3mm x 7.5mm and it weighs in at 203g. It will be offered in gold, light grey, and silver color choices. Buyers in China can order the Mi Max from today and availability is from May 17. So far there has been no official announcement about availability for other markets, but we anticipate news on that soon.

Pricing has been announced for the different variants in China and the Xiaomi Mi Max price is CNY 1,499 (around $230, £160, or Rs. 15,335) for the 3GB/32GB combination with the Snapdragon 650 processor. Alternatively the 3GB/64GB variant with the Snapdragon 652 processor has a price of CNY 1,699 (around $260, £180, or Rs. 17,380). Finally the Mi Max 4GB/128GB with Snapdragon 652 version is priced at CNY 1,999 (around $306, £212, or Rs. 20,450.

Going by the interest this device has generated in the run up to its official launch, we expect plenty of demand for this new Xiaomi smartphone. What are your first thoughts on the newly confirmed Xiaomi Mi Max price for the different versions, and of course the device itself?

Source: Fone Arena