Xiaomi has announced the MiMax, just a few days after Chinese regulatory authorities announced the 6.44-inch phone themselves. It’s the company’s biggest phone yet, but the claim is that it has a “slim 7.5mm body that fits in your pocket.” Based on my experience carrying various giant phones around Australia last week, I would put it to Xiaomi that this will very likely depend on the pockets you happen to be wearing at a given time. But we’ll see.
Xiaomi has also found the room to fit in a large 4850mAh battery alongside a Snapdragon 650 or 652 processor and 4GB of RAM. The phone has a 16MP back-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing unit, and includes a fingerprint sensor. It’s priced from 1499 to 1999 yuan ($229 to $306) based on processor and storage capacity options. You can get each model in silver, gold, and grey, and all run MIUI8, the latest version of Xiaomi’s Android fork.