Four months after Xiaomi launched the Mi Max starting at 1499 Yuan ($225) for the base variant, the massive phablet is set to get a price cut. This is despite the fact that the Mi Max has performed marvelously well in the market, grossing over 1.5 million sales in just two months.
Xiaomi officially announced that beginning from September 6, all Mi Max variants will get a 200 Yuan (about $30) price cut. This means that the cheapest version with 3GB RAM and SD650 that was priced at 1499 Yuan ($225) will be available at 1299 Yuan ($195) on all Xiaomi official stores in China. The price cut is applicable from tomorrow.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, cutting down Mi Max’s price will make the lineup more aggressive and better equipped to take on the Meizu M3 Max series that will be announced in the next few hours.
Xiaomi Mi Max is a 6.44-inch flagship phablet designed for smartphone users who love them big. The device was released in May this year with three versions, a base version with a 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and powered by SD650 chip which started at 1499 Yuan ($225), another with 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM, powered by SD652 chipset priced at 1699 Yuan ($255), and yet a third version with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC with a price tag of 1999 Yuan ($300).