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Latest Leak Reveals Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Will Pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset

By Yen Palec | Feb 23, 2017 01:14 PM EST
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
(Photo : YouTube) Details about the upcoming flagship device from Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi have leaked.

Details about the upcoming flagship device from Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi have leaked. Dubbed simply as the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the phone is expected to pack a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of memory.

The leak was posted on the Chinese social networking platform Weibo. Aside from revealing some interesting hardware specs, the post also revealed that the Mi Max 2 will hit the market in May.

Past rumors and speculations have pointed out the possible specs of the Mi Max, and the latest leak to surface somehow validates those rumors and speculations. The Weibo post claimed that the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will pack a 6.44-inch screen. The Snapdragon chipset is backed up by 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage space.

A large phone like this needs an equally powerful battery pack to power it, which is why Xiaomi equipped the Mi Max 2 with a massive 5000mAh battery, according to GSM Arena. Since the phone has a Snapdragon chipset, it will most probably support Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology.

The tech community is still in the dark regarding the official specs of the Snapdragon 660 chipset. However, detail are being thrown in several tech blogging websites claiming that the chipset will pack four Cortex-A73 processors clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 processors with a lower clock speed of 1.9GHz, according to NDTV. Qualcomm is rumored to jumpstart the mass production of the Snapdragon 660 chipset within the second quarter of the year. Additionally, aside from Xiaomi, smartphone manufacturers like Vivo and Oppo are also rumored to pick up the chipset and use it on their own flagship devices.

As with almost every rumor and leak, this latest one should be taken with a grain of salt. Xiaomi has been relatively quiet recently regarding the details of its upcoming smartphones. Nevertheless, the Mobile World Congress is expected to open its doors in a matter of days and it will be a surprise if Xiaomi misses it.

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