Xiaomi Mi5, has made wonders ever since its launch at the MWC, Barcelona this year. In fact, the budget yet premium smartphone has grabbed the attention of the world media, with some referring to it as the first Mi smartphone with a premium design. This however, isn't quite true as the Xiaomi Mi5 takes design inspirations from the year old Mi Note.
Incidentally though, a new report suggest that Xiaomi is all set to launch a new premium phablet. The front panel of the alleged device has also leaked thereby providing many a details of the upcoming smartphone. Surprisingly, reports suggest that the smartphone won't be called the Mi Note 2, instead Xiaomi will be referring to it as the 'Max'.
Metal Unibody design
Xiaomi Max is reported to come with a metal unibody design. Expect the design to be similar to the Xiaomi Mi5. The metal unibody design also means that you won't be able to remove the battery.
Humongous 6.4 inch QHD display
As per leaked infos, the Xiaomi Max will be the largest device from the Chinese smartphone maker till date. The front panel of the alleged smartphone that got leaked yesterday reveals a 6.4 inch display upfront. While the details of the panel aren't known so far, expect Xiaomi to include a QHD (2560x1440p) display unit. Possibilities of 3D Touch enabled display is also on cards.
Snapdragon 820 under the hood
Just like the Xiaomi Mi5, the humongous phablet from Xiaomi will sport the latest gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip under the hood. Previous rumours had suggested that Xiaomi is also prepping to launch yet another phablet dubbed the Mi Note 2 with an improved SD830 chip. Besides the latest gen SoC, expect Xiaomi Max to come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of onboard storage.
Three capacitive buttons upfront
The leaked front panel reveals that the Xiaomi Max will come with three capacitive buttons just below the large display. This is in contrary to the Xiaomi Mi5 which came with a rectangular home button embedded. Rather the front panel of the Xiaomi Max, is reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi4.
Fingerprint Sensor on the rear
Due to the absence of the rectangular home button found in the Xiaomi Mi5, it is expected that the humongous phablet will rock the sensor on the rear of the device. The placement is expected to be similar to the one found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi 3 Pro.
Expected to be announced in May
Just in case the leaks turn out to be true, Xiaomi will end up launching their budget phablet smartphone in May this year. The expected pricing of the smartphone is however not known as of yet. Nevertheless, expect the Xiaomi Max to be priced upwards of Rs 30,000 in India.