Xiaomi Mi Max and MIUI 8 launched today. Here is the summary


Mi Max launched in China, here are the announced specs:

  • Comes in Silver, Grey and Gold
  • 7,5mm thick
  • 6,44″ 1080p Screen
  • 4850 mAh monster battery
  • Snapdragon 650 or 652, depending on variant
  • 16MP PDAF Camera
  • 5MP Front camera with 85 degrees wide angle
  • Up to 4GB of RAM
  • Up to 128 GB of storage
  • 3-choose-2 hybird SIM tray (microSD support)
  • Dual Sim, dual standby
  • IR Blaster
  • Fingerprint sensor on the back
  • 4G+ Support

Prices: 1499 RMB (Snapdragon 650/32GB/3GB RAM), 1699 RMB (Snapdragon 652/64GB/3GB RAM), 1999 RMB (Snapdragon 652/128GB/4GB RAM). That is $300 for the top end model.


MIUI 8 Details and features:

  • New MIUI Gallery app up to 90% more space efficient +stickers, doodles, and more photo editing options
  • Wallpaper carousel for daily lock screens
  • Power Saving mode which suspends all background activity, updates and syncing
  • Multi-window management
  • Chain startup prevention which blocks apps from starting up for no reason
  • Fraud and scam messages filter
  • Quick share controls for content
  • Passcode and Fingerprint security for Notes
  • Templates for notes, and various design choices in app
  • Barcode scanner integration for easier purchasing
  • Camera picture search for similar items online
  • Advanced calculator app with conversions
  • Enhanced video editing tools
  • MIUI Fonts redesigned
  • MIUI Colors redesigned
  • To roll out on Mi 2/2S/3/4/4C/4S/5/Max and all Redmi and Mi Note devices
  • Release date: 17 June for China Dev version, no stable/global version release date yet
  • There are now over 200,000,000 users of MIUI worldwide

Official Mi Max Wallpapers are here as well for download in their full resolution glory:

Bonus teaser: Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Unfortunately, no release date or further details.


Full album of the announcement slides can be found here.