[Updated] Xiaomi Mi Max 4/4 Pro specs, price, and launch date: What users expect?
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
A promising brand name in the smartphone industry that time and over again got into limelight for its huge assortment of phones is Xiaomi. The Chinese electronics company came into being in 2010 and is headquartered in Beijing.
Their smartphone assemblage embraces Mi series, Mi Note series, Mi MAX series, Mi MIX series and Redmi series. Among these, while Redmi series are more of the budgeted devices, Mi series are premium devices that fall at the upper end of the price bracket.
In Xiaomi’s portfolio of phones, Mi MAX lineup is the only series that can be categorized as phablets in true sense, considering the changing definition of the phablet (that has been explained by Kingshuk De from our team in one of his recent coverage here ).
In line with Xiaomi’s yearly ritual of adding a new device to the MAX lineup continuing since 2016 when Mi MAX was unveiled for first, followed by MAX 2 in 2017 and MAX 3 in 2018, its successors MAX 4 and 4 Pro appear to be just around the corner.
So in today’s segment we’re going to talk about the MAX series’ soon to be unveiled newest birds in the nest – MAX 4 and MAX 4 Pro.
Rumors and leaks say
Smartphone leaks and rumor are kind of unavoidable these days, specifically for popular brands. So first, let’s take a look at what the market is anticipating regarding this year’s MAX phones.
What about Mi max series means Mi Max 4 When comes my favourite series????
— 🚩🚩 अतुल सिंह 🚩🚩 (@MotherIndia_12) March 28, 2019
Display: MAX 4/4 Pro are expected to land with a 7.2-inches display that would be slightly bigger than MAX 3 which was 6.9-inches. MAX 4 might feature a tear-drop notch along with a narrow bottom bezel.
The resolution of Max 4 series could be 1080 x 2310 pixels (~354 ppi density), while it’s predecessor had 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~350 ppi density).
OS: As for the operating system (OS), while MAX 3 released with Android Oreo 8.1 (Oreo) and MIUI 9.5, MAX 4/4 Pro may come baked with Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11.
Camera: The rear camera shall receive a massive upgrade, as MAX 4/4 Pro may own a 48 MP camera compared to MAX 3’s 12 MP. The selfie camera could be of 13 MP for MAX 4, whereas 4 Pro may possess a 20 MP front camera.
Additionally, the primary camera for MAX 4 Pro could use the Sony IMX586 sensor, support 960 FPS slow-mo recording and the device may also get an in-display fingerprint reader. On the other hand, MAX 4 may bring along a Super Night Scene mode.
Chipset: Not much variation would be seen in the chipset, as just like MAX 3, it’s successor is likely to have a mid range processor. While MAX 3 had Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, the yet to be launched MAX 4 may feature Snapdragon 660 SoC, and MAX 4 Pro might possess 675 SoC.
RAM: In comparison to MAX 3’s 6 GB and 4 GB variants, MAX 4 may possibly have 6 GB and 4/6 GB, while MAX 4 PRO shall have 6/8 GB and 6 GB RAM.
CPU and GPU: MAX 4/4 Pro are anticipated to have a better CPU configuration with the former getting Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) and latter may get Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver). It’s antecedent had Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260.
The GPU may also vary as MAX 4 shall have Adreno 512 and 4 Pro may get Adreno 612 while MAX 3 owns Adreno 509.
Battery: Looks like a better battery performance is on charts. Unlike MAX 3, which has a lithium-Ion 5,500 mAh battery, MAX 4 series are likely to possess Lithium polymer 5,800 mAh battery.
Pricing: While MAX 3 at launch was priced at CNY 1,699 ($252), one might have to shed about CNY 1,599 ($240) for MAX 4. Sadly, there’s lack of clarity regarding MAX 4 Pro’s pricing.
When are the devices releasing? MAX 4 is rumored to arrive this month on April 16, while there’s no clarity about 4 Pro.
That was all about Mi MAX 4/4 Pro-related leaks and rumors. But what are the end users actually expecting?
While users await MAX 4 to be out soon,
@XiaomiEspana cuando sale mi max 4
— gaby (@Gabrielab1964) April 1, 2019
It will be interesting to see what would the next Mi A3/Mi 7X & Mi Max 4 will bring to the table. Since now Redmi is an independent brand & the above phones are from Xiaomi branding. Will Xiaomi bring flagship DNA to Mi A3/Mi 7X ? 😏😏. #Xiaomi
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) March 26, 2019
They also have a their own forecasts related to it.
As per our research, the features that should be on charts (based on user majority) are
- a 7+ inches display size
- 3 slots (2 SIMs + 1 SD card)
- NFC support
- narrow bezel
- AMOLED or OLED screen
- USB type C
- 3.5 mm jack
- infrared (IR) port
- more frequency bands
- wireless charging and
- improved speakers, camera and battery life
Other than what they desire, majority users are anti-notch and don’t want MAX 4 to feature a notch at all.
Same size display without notch. but a 7.2″ display with notch because notch area is useless
Just add NFC, Amoled screen then MiMax would be perfect. Please do not notch MiMax, keep it big and simple.
Going by reports, while some of the user-expected features match the rumors that are flying, others haven’t really been talked about. Though we hope users get most of what they are looking for in this year’s MAX device.
Well, the clock is ticking, and as rumored, the device may be released in a couple of weeks. What are you expecting from the soon to be out Mi MAX 4/4 Pro? Comment and let us know.
Update (June 21)
Mi Max series fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the Mi Max 4, but seems that Xiaomi is planning to renounce the iconic phablet lineup. Take a look at this article to know more.
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