It is said that the Xiaomi, a China-based phone brand that has a big market share in China, is going to release a large phablet with the opposite trend for Apple released a small size iPhone SE. The phablet is rumored with a 6.4-inch display and a selected name of Xiaomi Max. According to the Xiaomi official Weibo (a Chinese Twitter), the 6.4-inch phablet finally comes with a name of Xiaomi Max after the name activities on the Weibo, Xiaomi Forum and MIUI forum and selected from the 245,000 fans.
At first, the specific size of Xiaomi Max is not yet confirmed, but later some images leaked online and we finally know that Xiaomi Max is going to feature a large 6.4-inch touch screen. From the leaked images, it seems that Xiaomi Max will have an ID bezelless design, which means that there will still have black narrow bezel between the touch screen field and front shell border. And this is different from the real bezelless design of edge-to-edge display that is used in Elephone S3.
And the bottom bar of upcoming Xiaomi Max is also different from Xiaomi MI 5, which has only one button with multiple functions including the fingerprint sensor, while the Xiaomi Max has the standard set of three Android capacitive buttons that are very small and intimate to each other. The usability and convenience of the three capacitive buttons are dependable. And the fingerprint scanner is rumored to move to the rear.
Besides the rumors that Xiaomi Max will feature a 6.4-inch display, the Xiaomi phablet is also going to have a full metal design and come with Snapdragon 820 SoC chip like Xiaomi MI 5. See the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphones list. Of course, the full-widely support of 4G networks of China Mobile, China Telecom and China Union is a basic feature for the upcoming Xiaomi Max. However, the accurate release day of Xiaomi Max is not yet confirmed by official and it is expected that the phone brand will introduce this 6.4-inch phablet soon, maybe next month.
Even the detailed specifications of Xiaomi Max are not yet released but it is estimated that the 6.4-inch phablet has the most of similar specifications like Xiaomi’s high end smartphone – Xiaomi MI 5. Moving to the most concerned price part of Xiaomi Max, the official has not yet given an answer but the Xiaomi Max is supposed to be a high end device for the phone brand and the price of Xiaomi Max is estimated below RMB 4000 in China. See the China mobile phone price list.
Of course, all the specifications and price of the Xiaomi Max 6.4-inch phablet need to be confirmed by the official until the launch event in May.