At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max in India. The phablet will be available starting July 13, and will retail for ₹14,999. Registrations are now live, and unlike earlier phones, the Mi Max will be available in general sale on Xiaomi’s website, as well as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Paytm.
The phone comes with a massive 6.44-inch Full HD display, Gorilla Glass 3, and will be available in two variants: a base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and the Snapdragon 650 that will retail for ₹14,999, and a high-end version with 4GB of RAM,128GB flash storage and Snapdragon 652 SoC for ₹19,999.
Other specs include a 16MP PDAF camera, 5MP front shooter, LTE (Bands 3, 5, and 40) as well as VoLTE, and a 4850mAh battery that should easily deliver a day’s worth of heavy usage (Xiaomi says that it’s good for two days). On the software front, you get MIUI 7 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone will be sold in silver, gold, and grey color options.
Xiaomi invested $25 million in Hungama earlier this year, and the manufacturer is leveraging its investment by offering free unlimited movies on Hungama Play for three months to the first 1 million Mi 5, Mi Max, and Redmi Note 3 users. Also included is a one-year subscription to Hungama Music.
Who’s interested in buying the Mi Max?