Power users and multimedia enthusiasts have high standards when it comes to choosing a handset for daily usage. It can’t be a simple and compact handset. For such users, a smartphone should be equipped with high-performance hardware, new and innovative features, and a display that can blur the lines between a phone and a tablet. This may be what the latest handset from Xiaomi wants to be about.
If the latest round of rumours that have started surfacing all over the internet holds true, then Xiaomi’s latest offering may be the boon for users that are looking for a much bigger handset. Dubbed as the Xiaomi Max, the Chinese manufacturer’s purported handset features a whopping 6.4-inch display. While the resolution is still unknown at the time of writing, we can expect the device to feature a 1920 x 1080 or above based on the specifications sheet that has been circulating around the rumour mill.
The images come from Chinese microblogging website Baidu, and they closely follow Xiaomi’s design language with its smartphones as of late. The front panel leak features the very same capacitive keys from the company’s line of Mi handsets, although the ambient light sensor space has a different shape.
The Xiaomi Max will reportedly feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, making it a great match up for other high-end flagships in the race including Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G5, and the recently unveiled HTC 10.
Furthermore, the Chinese manufacturing giant doesn’t look like it plans to skimp on features anytime soon. While the images that are leaked do not display the handset with a fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi could be aiming for on the back panel similar to the current setup that has been followed today by the likes of Huawei and LG. What’s more, further speculations also suggest that instead of a fingerprint scanner fitting on the back of the device, the company could be integrated into the display.
Rumours also suggest that Xiaomi could plan on releasing the purported smartphone sometime this May, but it’s still best to take it with a grain of salt.