Xiaomi Max launch date set to May 10th


Xiaomi Max

The biggest Xiaomi model to date Xiaomi Max finally has an official launch day set and its sooner than you would maybe think. According to the Xiaomi boss Lei Jun the Max phone is going to be launched on May 10th so the wait is almost over.

Specs are still a little bit of a mystery, especially taking into account the latest info about the household Xiaomi developed processor with codename “Rifle” being revealed and launched during the next company conference in May. Still it’s probably more likely to stick to tried and tested guns and load up the Xiaomi Max with the Snapdragon 820 CPU. The 6,4-inch screen is almost a given and Lei Jun teased a little bit more about the battery capacity with a “you are going to be pleasantly surprised” comment. Well surprise away Xiaomi !

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Ultra observant chinese bloggers also managed to snap another picture of the Xiaomi Max and it confirms symmetrical design and that there really won’t be a MI logo up front. The fingerprint sensor is probably incorporated in the Home button, but isn’t it too small ? Maybe we are in for another surprise.

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Along the Xiaomi Max announcement on May 10th it’s highly likely we will also get a launch of the second generation of the Xiaomi smartband MiBand 2. We have a picture of the Xiaomi mogul wearing the band and it seems like a complete design overhaul with the second generation, because there is a small display capable of showing time and even some button below it. Or is it another sensor ? Well all the questions are going to be answered pretty soon so hold tight.

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Previous UMI is allegedly already working on UMI Touch 2 (Helio X25)
Next Meizu M3 coming tomorrow, probably with 599 yuan price tag

25 Comments

  1. realjjj
    April 24, 2016

    6.4 inch 1080p , SD650, 2GB RAM, 16GB NAND,16MP and 5MP cams so just an inflated Redmi Note 3, if this result is legit https://gfxbench.com/device.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&os=Android&api=gl&D=Xiaomi+MI+Max&testgroup=info

    They’ll also have a 2GB RAM version for the 4s.

    • Ionut Johnny
      April 24, 2016

      Sounds cool but 1080 for 6.4 inch its not that good…

      • realjjj
        April 24, 2016

        That’s true but it depends on price. Few big screen options and mostly in high and low end,nothing really in the mid range. If it’s 200$ it would be viable, at 300$ not so much. In high end 1080p is silly but with those specs this would be upper mid.

        • Ionut Johnny
          April 24, 2016

          True, for 200 I’d change my redmi note 3 pro too.
          I like big screens.

  2. MaxPower
    April 24, 2016

    That home button is ridiculously ugly.
    It can be the best phone out there, given away for free, and I wouldn’t take it.
    I have a reputation for God’s sake! Lol

    Jokes apart, that button is really ugly.
    The more it goes and the more I’m losing interest into Xiaomi.

    Right now they make “decent” phones for the price and no more.

    If LeTV and Zuk will really come out with all those LTE bands then it’s the going to be Waterloo for Xiaomi.

    Oh… The band is ugly as well.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2016

      I like the home button because it is different. I love home buttons to begin with but I like this one because it’s not the standard two that everyone uses which is a circle or a pill shape.

      • MaxPower
        April 24, 2016

        I like that Zuk2 a lot, if the 4/64GB version goes for around 1999 RMB then I’m going to get one

        • balcobomber25
          April 24, 2016

          Yea i like everything about it. I even like the white one, which i usually don’t like white phones.

          • MaxPower
            April 24, 2016

            Now it’s all about to find out how good is the camera and how decent is the software. All I hear lately is that the Z1 software was terrible

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2016

              The good thing about the Z1 was there was great community support. Flyme, MIUI, Lewa, Yun, Remix and several others were all available for it.

            • MaxPower
              April 24, 2016

              Well see, well see.
              I’m not in a rush right now, not 100% happy with my phone but it’s working so far so I can wait a little before buying anything else.

              I want to see what Oneplus is going to pull from the hat too.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2016

              I have a small crack in the screen of my MX5 that gets worse everyday. I figure ill need a new phone in about a month or a new display. I can install the display myself but if im gonna invest $100+ ill just get a new phone.

      • Chico Migraña
        April 25, 2016

        What are the bands you need in Boston? Which telecom?

        • balcobomber25
          April 25, 2016

          For LTE ideally we need 2, 4 and 12 but at a bare minimum just 4 will work. Most Chinese phones don;t have those bands, Zuk and OnePlus do. I use Tmobile. But I also spend half the year in Thailand so just about every phone on this site supports LTE there on bands 1 and 3. LTE is more of an added bonus to me than a deciding factor.

      • Millet Air Purifier
        April 25, 2016

        as stated on KKJ there will be a 2GB/16GB variant of the beloved Mi4S which will errupt the market at 1099RMB (same as mi4c atm). The phone just got TENAA certification.

        • balcobomber25
          April 25, 2016

          2GB is just barely enough for MIUI unless it has drastically improved in V8.

          • Millet Air Purifier
            April 25, 2016

            I hope so. Did you use V5 at some point? It really had great ram management

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2016

              I have used every versions since Mi2s which I think was V4.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 24, 2016

      im not a lover of home buttons either :/

    • tauerman
      April 24, 2016

      I really like that home button. And when it is that small like on the Xiaomi Max it looks even more sleek.

      • MaxPower
        April 24, 2016

        That’s personal preferences, I understand.

  3. Just An Old Regular Guy
    April 24, 2016

    I do really hope Mi MAX will use cheaper mainstream soc like SD652 because if using SD820 then the pricing will be too expensive for me.

    My max budget for a new smartphone is only $200 or less, yeah i know it is pathetic to expect a good smartphone with that kind of money. But i better buy groceries for my family than to buy premium gadget.

    Nowadays money is really hard to earn so i cannot waste it for my personal interest buying those expensive premium gadgets. My current smartphone power button got serious problem already, must pressed it many many times for it to work. So i think i got no option but to change. Thanks to Xiaomi that provide good phone with cheap price for people like me LOL.

    • Chico Migraña
      April 25, 2016

      So you should go for Redmi Note 3 (snapdragon)or buy a button for your phone on aliexpress ’cause Mi Max will use SD820 ?

  4. dada81
    April 25, 2016

    Will it have a custom Windows 10 Mobile ROMs available like it’s been rumored for Mi5?

  5. RH
    April 25, 2016

    I don’t need a super duper chip. The past 2 years, I’ve been using a 6.1″ Huawei Mate2 with an SD400. It WORKS! Yeah, not for games, but for every day use, it’s PERFECT. If this new one has a 6xx chip AND ALL OF THE USA LTE frequencies, it would be perfect for what I use.