When Xiaomi launched the Mi Max in May, it offered storage options at 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. However, the company has now silently launched the 16GB variant as well. The 16GB storage/2GB RAM bundle variant is being sold by several Chinese vendors at CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,100).
Xiaomi has not officially announced the new variant. GizmoChina reports that the Mi Max 16GB variant sold by vendors in China is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. All the other specifications remain the same.
Just to recap, the 32GB variant is powered by the same processor, comes with a 3GB RAM, and is priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,000). The 64GB storage / 3GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,000); and the 128GB storage / 4GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,500). The 64GB and 128GB variant are powered by the 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor.
The Mi Max was launched in India last week along with the MIUI 8 global ROM. Currently only the 32GB storage/ 3GB RAM bundle has been made available, but the company has confirmed that the 128GB storage / 4GB RAM will soon be available in the country at Rs. 19,999. The 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 14,999, and at the moment can be purchased only through flash sales on Mi.com. There's no word yet on when - and if - the 16GB variant will launch in India.
The Xiaomi Mi Max sports an all-metal body, and comes with a massive 6.44-inch full-HD (1080x1920) 342ppi display. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. There is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera with 85-degree wide-angle view, and a f/2.0 aperture. The hybrid dual-SIM handset supports 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo. It is backed by a massive 4850mAh battery, measures 173.1x88.3x7.5mm, and weighs 203 grams.