Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 2 on May 25 in China with a sturdy specs lineup yet cheap price tag. The Mi Max was later unveiled in India in July. The device even got a permanent price reduction recently. The phablet size device has now taken a 200 Yuan price cut on its topmost 128GB storage version while the 64GB storage version has a 100 Yuan reduction in its price. We are also seeing for the first time, a cheaper 32GB storage version priced at 1399 Yuan. Apart from that, Xiaomi is also offering a free gift along with the 64GB and 128GB storage versions. Buyers will get the Mi Weighing scale valued at 99 Yuan free of charge.
The price cut brings the price of the Mi Max 2 4GB + 64GB version down to 1599 yuan while the top-end model with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage goes for 1799 Yuan. As a comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched with a price tag of 1699 Yuan (~$248) for the 4GB + 64GB version and 1999 yuan (~$291) for the 4GB + 128GB version.
No reason was given for this price cut but it seems it is all part of the Thanksgiving offers from Xiaomi, perhaps to appreciate its fans. Since there has been a similar price cut in India which is said to be permanent, the price cut may likely be a permanent one. The price cut and free gift offer could also be a sign the smartphone has performed very well in sales. The device was expected to pack a Snapdragon 660 chip but instead came with an old SD 625 SoC to the disappointment of fans.
As a reminder, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the company’s biggest smartphone till date. The device features a 6.44-inch 1080p full HD screen. The phablet device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset chip and paired with 4GB of RAM across all models. The Mi Max 2 comes with the same 12MP IMX386 sensor as the Xiaomi Mi 6. The pixel size has been increased to 1.25um for better quality pictures along with a night mode enhancement feature. Other camera specs include PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and dynamic range adjustment.The device comes with a mammoth 5300mAh battery inside that promises up to 18 hours of video playback. You can get up to 9 hours of continuous gaming or 21 hours of continuous navigation or 57 hours of continuous talk time or even 10 days of continuous music playback with this huge battery on board. Further, charging it won’t be an issue since the phone supports QC 3.0 and charges up to 68% in an hour. The package also includes stereo speakers, giving you a robust sound experience.