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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Now on Sale: Price, Specifications, and More

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Xiaomi has kicked off its Diwali sale with Mi in India, and has hosted many deals and offers on its website and app. As part of the festivities, the company has also launched the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,999, and it is now available for purchase on mi.com and Amazon India.

The smartphone went on sale at 10pm IST, and is already out of stock on the company website. Amazon India is also taking orders, but informs that the shipping will only commence on October 19. Both the Gold and Grey colour variants are out of stock on the company website, while Amazon India is only taking orders for the Gold colour variant. The e-commerce giant is also offering a zero interest EMI in partnership with Bajaj Finserv.

As we already know, the Mi Max Prime is a slightly modified upgraded version of the Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone, which launched earlier this year. The only difference between the two is that the Mi Max Prime offers a different processor, and packs in more RAM and internal storage. Specifically, the Mi Max Prime is powered by the Snapdragon 652 variant paired with 4GB of RAM and offers 128GB of inbuilt storage, compared to the Snapdragon 650 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage on the Mi Max.

All the other specifications remain the same. The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime sports a 6.44-inch full-HD (1080×1920) 342ppi display. The Mi Max Prime also offers option to further expand storage via a microSD slot (up to 128GB). It supports hybrid dual-SIM configuration, and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. As for the optics, there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. The phablet also bears a 5-megapixel front camera on board with 85-degree wide-angle view.

The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is backed by a 4850mAh battery, which the company claims can offer up to 14 hours of video playback. The dimensions measure at 173.1×88.3×7.5mm and the smartphone weighs at 203 grams. It sports an infrared emitter to act as a universal remote control, apart from an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and proximity sensor. The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime supports 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

General

Release date June 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 173.10 x 88.30 x 7.50
Weight (g) 203.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4850
Removable battery No
Colours Silver, Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.44
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 342

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz  hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0.1
Skin MIUI 7

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No