At the launch event of the Mi Max 2, Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun let out an interesting piece of information about the handset’s predecessor, the Mi Max. Jun claimed that the Mi Max which was launched in May last year has sold over three million units till date. He also said that Mi Max had “topped the chart as the bestseller under the large display category on both JD.com and Tmall.”
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise since we’d already heard that approximately 1.5 million units of the Mi Max were shipped right within the first two months itself. The Mi Max, which came with a 6.44-inch display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 or an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, depending on the variant, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB of internal storage and a 4850mAh battery, is starkly different from its successor. The only similarity between the two phones is that like its predecessor, the Mi Max 2 sports a mammoth-sized 6.33-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, the Mi Max 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 4GB of RAM. It comes in two variants of internal storage: one with 64GB and another with 128GB. It runs on Android Nougat. For the camera, the handset boasts of a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It packs a 5300mAh battery.
So the big question now remains – will the newly launched Mi Max 2 be able to surpass the popularity of the Mi Max? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.