At a special event, Xiaomi unveiled the huge 6.44-inch Mi Max phablet and MIUI 8 custom ROM yesterday. In addition to this handset, the company also launched a slew of accessories like Xiaomi Mi Band 2, a 10,000 mAh battery pack and a health-tracking gadget, called iHealth Box.
While Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone with Snapdragon 650, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage space will set the buyers back by 1,500 yuan (about $230), the other model with Snapdragon 652, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage capacity will cost 1,700 yuan (about $261), according to GSM Arena.
The Chinese tech giant also has a top-end version with Snapdragon 652, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and it costs 2,000 yuan (about $307). It is worth noting that when Xiaomi makes these variants available internationally, the prices will be slightly higher than the exchange rate mentioned above due to shipping charges and taxes.
Xiaomi will be offering the Mi Max in Silver, Light Grey and Gold hues. Plus, this device will hit the store shelves on May 17. As always, third-party sellers and e-retailers like Honor Buy, Gear Best and others are expected to sell this device in the U.S.
Moving on to Xiaomi’s 10,000 mAh battery pack, this gadget is 12.6 mm thick. There is a USB Type-C port and a regular USB port. The Type-C port can be used for both charging the battery as well as the phone, GSM Arena reported. This battery pack will retail at 150 yuan (about $23).
The Xiaomi iHealth Box, on the other hand, will apparently be able to measure body vitals like blood pressure and heart beat, among others, The Time Of India noted. The measured date can also be sent to the user’s phone via Wi-Fi. This device comes with a 4.3-inch color screen and the price of this unique gadget is reportedly 400 yuan (about $61).
Speaking of Xiaomi Mi Band 2, this device has reportedly been “delayed by a month” because of some unspecified manufacturing problems. This band apparently features an LCD screen and a circular physical button.