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Xiaomi Mi Max phablet and MIUI 8 to be announced today

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After numerous teasers, rumours and leaks. Xiaomi announced via a Weibo post and its official twitter handle that it will be launching its 6.4-inch Mi Max phablet at the Beijing National Convention Centre in China today.

The reveal shows of off a number of flyers revealing the date of the launch along with the word “Max” written in bold.

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It was just recently that we got out first official glimpse of the smartphone along with an idea of its size. Seems that even with its purported 6.4-inch display, Xiaomi has made a number of tweaks to ensure that users get a better screen to body ratio ensuring that the physical size of the smartphone does not grow too big with a larger than life display. Xiaomi’s earlier teaser that showed up at the Mi forums confirmed the above revealing how the smartphone snuggly fits into a regular jeans pocket as shown in the image below.

Apart from this there is very little that is know about this phablet device. The 6.4-inch display aside, we also know that the device is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset Xiaomi’s very own Rifle SoC that is apparently been built in-house according to another rumour from Weibo. Apart from this the above tweet also mentions that the company will announce MIUI 8 OS that hopefully packs in a newer version of Android.

Also leaked out through leaks of the smartphone’s renders is its design, that shows of form factor similar to one on the Mi 5, but with a metal back instead of a 3D glass cover. The rest of the components including the camera seems to have a placement similar to the Mi 5.