Fast growing Chinese firm, Xiaomi, has announced the launch date of its upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max Phablet.
During an event at the Beijing National Convention Centre, Xiaomi announced that the anticipated phablet will be launched on the 10th of May 2016. The firm added that tickets for the event are available for interested Mi fans.
‘Xiaomi Max’ was first heard of when Xiaomi ran a poll in its home country, asking its fans and users what the name of its next smartphone should be.
Out of the four options available to users, ‘Xiaomi Max’ received the highest number of votes.
According to a leaked image from KKJ.CN (pictured below) the unannounced Xiaomi Max phablet will sport a design similar to the company’s Mi 5 flagship.
Much like the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Mi Max features a home button on which a fingerprint scanner is expected to be integrated.
Apart from the front panel, the rear camera setup on the Xiaomi Mi Max phablet also looked identical to the Mi 5.
The Xiaomi Mi Max in addition has been spotted on a GFXBench listing ahead of the May 10 launch event.
The listing revealed several details of the upcoming phablet including the presence of a fingerprint sensor.
The handset is expected to feature an ample 6.4 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full IPS HD display. It will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with MIUI 7 on top.
An hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 (4x 1.4GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A72) 64-bit processor accompanied by Adreno 510 GPU will power the Xiaomi Mi Max according to the listing.
The listing added that the Xiaomi Mi Max phablet will come in two variants. There’ll be a 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage model and a 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage model.
Users will be able to expand the internal storage of both variants via a microSD card. In addition to this, there’ll be a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash on the device with a 5MP camera embedded in front for selfies.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS + Glonass.
Battery life is still a mystery, but it could pack a huge 5000mAh battery and Xiaomi Mi Max is likely to come with a fingerprint sensor on the back.