Xiaomi announces its 6.44-inch smartphone Mi Max, and unveils MIUI 8 in China


Leading smartphone company Xiaomi announced Mi Max, its latest smartphone with the largest-ever screen in its lineup to date. It also unveiled MIUI 8, the next generation of its popular Android-based operating system.


The 6.44-inch supersized screen on Mi Max makes it perfect for watching movies or TV shows on the go, especially when coupled with Sunlight Display for more accurate colours even in bright conditions. Mi Max also comes with a large 4850mAh battery for long viewing sessions. Based on internal tests, Mi Max can support up to 14 hours of streaming video (via Wi-Fi) in a single charge, thanks to the massive battery and optimisations found in MIUI 8.


Mi Max has a metal body which transitions to the gently curved edges of the front 2.5D glass surface. Even with a much larger display than most other smartphones, Mi Max is as thin as many 4.7-inch phones with a thickness of just 7.5mm. At 203g, it is only slightly heavier than many 5.5-inch models.


Mi Max is equipped with one of the fastest mobile processors in the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor, which is powered by six or eight Cortex A72 and A53 cores. Combined with the Adreno 510 graphics chip, Mi Max delivers a great multimedia and gaming experience.


Key features of Mi Max include:


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652/650 processor
  • Adreno 510 graphics
  • 6.44-inch Full-HD display
  • Up to 4GB RAM + 128GB flash (supports up to 128GB microSD)
  • 16-megapixel camera with PDAF
  • Fingerprint sensor