Xiaomi and Huawei are the largest smartphone manufacturers in China. Unlike Huawei, Xiaomi is still mostly focused on China and India as far as smartphone sales go, even though their devices are available in some other markets as well. That being said, Xiaomi has introduced their Mi 5 flagship this year, as well as the Redmi 3 Pro handset, but it seems like we’re going to see some additional Xiaomi hardware released soon, read on.
The company has opened up a poll recently and asked for consumers’ input on what should they name their upcoming phablet. The majority of people voted for Xiaomi Max naming, and Xiaomi, of course, accepted that. The Xiaomi Max front panel and render surfaced recently, and rumors said that its display will be 6.4-inches big. Well, Xiaomi has released an official Xiaomi Max teaser, and as you can see, they’re suggesting that the phone’s display will be above 6-inches. Xiaomi has placed the Xiaomi Max between the Mi Note (5.7-inch device) and the Mi Pad 2 (7.9-inch device), so it seems like the 6.4-inches could be a reality. That’s pretty much everything Xiaomi had to say, they did not release any additional info when it comes to this phablet.
Rumors did, however, indicate that the Xiaomi Max will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which could be true if this will be a high-end phablet. The rumors also say that the 6.4-inch panel will sport a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, and that the phone will be made out of metal, which was to be expected. On the other hand, it is possible this will be a mid-range phablet, in which case all those rumors are inaccurate. Either way, this phablet will ship with Android Marshmallow out of the box, and on top of it, you’ll get Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 OS, like we’ve seen in the Mi 5. The physical home button will be present below the display, at least according to the leaked render. The fingerprint scanner will be built into that home button, and Xiaomi will probably include two SIM card slots in this phablet as well. We still don’t know when will the Xiaomi Max going to be introduced, but stay tuned.