Xiaomi is reportedly planning to launch the successor to its Mi Max smartphone in May this year. As per the leaked information, the Mi Max 2 will feature Snapdragon 660 processor and pack 6GB of RAM. Interestingly, the company was recently tipped to be working on another smartphone powered by Snapdragon 660 processor, which was speculated to be Redmi Pro 2.
The new smartphone, dubbed Xiaomi Mi Max 2, will feature a 6.44-inch display (same as its predecessor), will be powered by Snapdragon 660 processor, and will release in May, as per a post by a tipster on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, shared by GSMArena. The Mi Max successor has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM and come with 128GB of built-in storage. The smartphone is further expected to house a massive 5000mAh battery with support for fast charge.
As it goes with all other leaks, we advise you to take this information with the appropriate amount of scepticism. We will have to wait for official announcement by the company for the specifications and the availability of the Mi Max 2, if it does exist in first place.
Earlier speculation suggests that the as yet unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC can have custom Kryo cores just like on Snapdragon 820 or might use a combination of four Cortex-A73 CPUs clocked at 2.2GHZ and four Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.9GHz. The Snapdragon 660 will reportedly go into mass production in second quarter of 2017 and is expected to power phones from Oppo and Vivo.
Xiaomi has recently seen a decline in smartphone shipments in China and company has also been tipped to launch new phones in mid and high-end price range to tackle the situation.