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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Latest Details: Snapdragon 626 Chip, Sony IMX378 Sensor & More

by Jed John 7

The first half of this year may likely see Xiaomi release a good number of smartphones and other gadgets. Already, we are expecting the Snapdragon 835-powered Mi 6 to be launched any moment from now. Another smartphone that will likely hit the market within the first half of the year is the second-generation Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

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Xiaomi Mi Max

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is expected this year as a replacement for the Mi Max which was released last year and is even off the shelf on Xiaomi Mall presently. Latest details about the Mi Max 2 has emerged and there are indications that the next-gen Xiaomi smartphone will not use the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 660 chipset, as rumoured and purportedly spotted on benchmark, but will feature a Snapdragon 626 processor instead. The Snapdragon 626 chip is said to be the successor to the Snapdragon 625 and comes with an increase of about 10% in performance over the SD 625. The new SD 626 also has support for dual cameras while also retaining the qualities of the SD 625 in terms of power and battery life advantages.

Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max

In addition, the Mi Max 2’s camera is said to be another area of major upgrade. It is tipped to come with the same setup as used on the Mi 5S, which is a 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor but with a larger aperture in order to get better camera effect. On the other hand, the front selfie shooter will have a 5MP  sensor. Earlier on, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was rumoured to come with the same 6.44-inch display with 1080p resolution.  The device is tipped to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 8 and with an increase in the battery capacity to 5000mAh. An earlier rumour also tips the Mi Max 2 as packing a Snapdragon 660 chip backed by 6GB of RAM and 4GB RAM on the standard version.

Xiaomi Mi Max

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As for the price, the source of the latest leaked details hints that the Mi Max 2 price may be adjusted slightly but will still fall between 1499 Yuan and 1699 Yuan. Of course, nothing is certain until Xiaomi goes official with the next-gen phablet.



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  • Saku

    So that’s why the previous report has Mi Max 2 with Adreno 506 GPU. I kinda disliked this 626 over 660 logic. Mi Max with 650/652 is a beast and is capable of being a daily driver, albeit the size. But now, a downgraded performance but better battery is not much of a great deal IMHO.

  • Christo

    I was looking at purchasing this phablet, but only if it had SD660. No SD660 = no purchase from me.

  • donutwish

    Disappointing to see the S626 in this phone. The S650 and 652 really made the original Mi Max a great phone if you wanted to game. It’s pretty clear that Xiaomi wants the Mi Mix 2 to be the flag ship big phone and the Mi Max 2 to be the big phone for people with a lower budget.

    • Assefa Hanson

      The 625 plays heavy games what are you talking about

      • donutwish

        If you enjoy gaming on the 625, great. Given the choice of a 650/652 or a 625, I know which one I’d pick.

    • Pranav

      True the upgrade need a 653 or 660 soc, this might not happen.

  • Ayush kumar

    why xiaomi is doing this ? 1st with redmi note 4x and now with max 2 ? for such a big screen size i wasn’t expect 2k but sd 626 is a big downgrade . but may be cause of imx 378 they have to keep price under limit ?