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Xiaomi Announces Mi Max 2 With Massive Battery And Huge Display

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Xiaomi announced its Mi Max 2 at an event in Beijing today (first spotted by TechCrunch). The handset comes with a mammoth 5,300mAh battery, which the company claims will last for two full days.

Mi Max 2 features a massive battery with quick charge

The Chinese company claims that the battery will allow for about 18 hours of video playback; 21 hours of GPS use; up to 10 days of listening to music; up to nine hours of game playing; or up to 57 hours of talk time. Despite the massive battery size, the company claims that one hour of change is enough to restore 68% of its power.

As far as the other specs, the handset will be powered by a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 processor, features a massive 6.44-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 8. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM in 64GB or 128GB storage options.

It sports a 12MP rear camera with PDAF support and dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens. To better handle different lighting situations, the rear camera is equipped with a Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25-micron pixels. Further, the company claims that the handset comes with an identical primary image sensor that’s similar to the one that came in the Mi 6.

Similar to its predecessor, the Mi Max 2 comes with an all-metal body and rounded edges to give users a better grip, notes NDTV. The dimensions of the handset are 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm. The company opted for discreet antenna lines this time, similar to those on the iPhone 7. However, since the antenna bands are the same color as the body, they don’t look that impressive.

What makes this Xiaomi phone more special?

Other alluring features of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 are the rear fingerprint sensor and a USB-C port. You can also use its USB port to charge other devices, and the Chinese company claims that on a full charge, one can charge an iPhone 7 twice before the battery drains, notes BGR. Xiaomi claims that the handset improves one-hand use, suggesting a software feature to improve usability.

The smartphone is fitted with stereo speakers, with one facing the front and another facing the bottom. The company claims that these speakers will automatically switch from mono to stereo when the handset comes in a landscape orientation, notes AndroidAuthority. It also has an IR Blaster at the top of the device.

The Chinese company didn’t follow the trend of removing the headphone jack, which makes complete sense, considering the markets and demographics that the handset targets, according to XDA.

Overall, it is truly an amazing device in terms of specs, but the Snapdragon 625, an older CPU, could be a drawback. Xiaomi’s original Mi Max smartphone was a big hit with over 3 million units sold, and now the company will be hoping for even better reception for its second iteration. The handset, which will go on sale in China on June 1, will cost $247 for the 64GB model and $290 for the 128GB version. There’s no word yet on an international launch date.

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