Apparently, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is currently working on the successor of the Mi Max, one of its best selling device, and the new Phablet could make its debut somewhere in May 2017, considering that the first generation was released last year, in the same period.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 could feature a 6.44″ display, with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and covered by 2.5D curved glass, being very close to going into tablet territory. Of course, we could see it in two different sizes, just like last year’s model.
Under the hood, it should sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, with eight Kryo cores, or, most likely, four ARM Cortex A73 CPUs, running at 2.2 GHz, as well as four more ARM Cortex A53 chips, clocked at 1.9 GHz, for less demanding tasks. No matter the choice, the chipset will definitely be an upgrade from last year’s Snapdragon 652 and 653 SoC.
Otherwise, the processor will be aided by an Adreno 512 GPU, built using Samsung’s 14nm manufacturing process, as well as 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64 gigs of internal storage, expandable, thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot.
Some sources are pointing to a secondary, a bit more powerful variant of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
There aren’t any details about the camera, but considering the hardware, it should be able to support a snapper with a resolution of up to 24 MP!
Moving on, rumors claim that the handset will come with a fingerprint sensor on the back, infrared sensor, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, able to keep the lights on for a full day of intensive use.
Finally, the OS will be MIUI 8, based on the latest version of Google’s dessert, Android 7.0 Nougat.