Xiaomi is staying relevant, by announcing the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phablet, a 6.44 inch device with an affordable price tag. The first unit was meant to watch videos on it and play games the follow-up seems to bring more of the same.

This newcomer has an impressive 5300 mAh battery and it uses a Snapdragon 625 CPU, instead of the Snapdragon 650/652 of the Mi Max. The phablet is priced starting at $247, which is quite affordable. Its 6.44 inch screen panel offers a Full HD resolution and there’s also 4 GB of RAM in the mix, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot.

Stereo speakers are included to aid with the whole video watching thing and there’s a fingerprint scanner at the back side. An infrared emitter has been included as well, at the back side and also at the back rests a Sony IMX386 camera with 12 MP resolution and dual tone flash, as well as F/2.2 aperture. That’s the same aperture we got on the Xiaomi Mi 6, by the way.

Selfies are taken with a 5 MP camera with F/2.0 aperture. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support, as well as dual SIM slots, 4G LTE connectivity and WiFi a/b/g/n/ac. There’s an USB Type C port at the bottom and the whole machine weighs 211 grams and measures 7.6 mm in thickness. The basic version is priced at $247 and the 128 GB one at $291.

via mi.com