Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun unofficialy showed a couple of devices recently, both of which are eagerly awaited products. We’ve already seen an official teaser of the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Max phablet released on Xiaomi’s english website. And the date is confirmed by the recent tweet by xiaomi. And along with the Mi Max, Xiaomi is going to release the 8th version of their own Android Skin “MIUI” it is safe to assume that the Phablet will come with MIUI v8 preloaded.
The Mi Max is rumored to feature that 6.4-inch display, with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The chipset under the hood has been rumored at times to be the Snapdragon 820 SoC, Xiaomi’s in-house “Rift” SoC, and the Snapdragon 650 SoC. The latter was part of a GFXBench run through that showed the phablet coming with 2GB of RAM. Considering that the Mi Max is not expected to rank as Xiaomi’s flagship phablet this year (that title goes to the Xiaomi Mi Note 2), the lower powered chipset seem more likely to be included.
The other device shown off by Lei Jun was the Mi Band 2. The Mi Band 1 and Mi Band 1S were cheap fitness trackers that sold like the proverbial hotcakes. Since the bands came sans a screen, it relied on the use of an app and a smartphone to take the place of a display. But the Mi Band 2 looks like it will be sporting a screen. You still will have to pair it with an iOS or Android smartphone, and using an app will still be necessary to allow you to really look into the health related data that the device is compiling for you.
So we would have to say that the Mi Band 2 and the Mi Max are both real devices. Things like the specs, price tag and launch date should be revealed pretty soon, we’d imagine.
Originally written by kalpesh.
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