Xiaomi has already scheduled a press event for May 10th, and we know exactly what will the company introduce during the conference. Xiaomi has officially revealed that they will announce their much rumored Xiaomi Max phablet, and also the MIUI 8 OS. We haven’t seen many MIUI 8 OS leaks, but the Xiaomi Max has been all over the place for the past couple of weeks. The device’s images have been leaking like crazy, and the company’s CEO has shared an official Xiaomi Max real life image as well. The phone has been certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) already, at least based on the latest report and TENAA images, the listing still hasn’t popped up.
That being said, the company has shared yet another Xiaomi Max official teaser, and this time around they’re trying to emphasize how thin the Xiaomi Max is. This image once again confirms that the phone will be made out of metal, and that its power / lock and volume rocker buttons will be located on the right side. It seems like the phone will be curved on the back, and will also sport a slight curve on its front side. Now, this is not the only piece of Xiaomi Max info that surfaced today, the phone’s pricing also leaked. According to the leaked presentation slide, the 3GB RAM (+32GB of internal storage) variant of the device will cost 2,199 Yuan ($337), which is, believe it or not, pricier than the 3GB model of the Xiaomi Mi 5 in China. Keep in mind that this pricing is not official, and it’s just a rumor at this point, and it is quite possible the device will be significantly more affordable than that.
The Xiaomi Max is expected to feature a 6.4-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core processor, and the Adreno 510 GPU. The 16-megapixel snapper will be placed on the back of the Xiaomi Max, and a 5-megapixel shooter will be available on the device’s front side. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will ship out of the box here, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Xiaomi’s all-new MIUI 8 OS. The rear-facing fingerprint scanner will also be included here, and two SIM cards lots will be available as well.