A new rumor out of China claims Xiaomi is going to release the successor to its popular Mi Max phablet in the month of May this year. The original Mi Max too was launched in the month of May last year, so it does make sense for the manufacturer to announce the successor exactly a year later.
The new model is said to be very similar to the current Mi Max in terms of design, but could boast of superior build quality. The display size will remain the same at 6.44-inches, which is definitely good news. Under the hood, the Mi Max 2 is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset. The powerful mid-range SoC will be paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM on the high end variant, a decent upgrade over the current model, which comes with up to 4GB of RAM. The high end model will also be equipped with 128GB of onboard storage, similar to the Mi Max Prime model.
Another area where the Mi Max 2 will be an improvement over the Mi Max will be battery life. As opposed to the 4850mAh capacity battery inside the Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 will reportedly come with a 5000mAh capacity battery. Together with the more efficient Snapdragon 660 chipset and the slight increase in battery capacity, the smartphone should offer better battery life as well.
Via: Android Pure