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The Xiaomi Mi Max has just been announced and it is going to be a huge one, quite literally! There will be three versions of the handset with slightly different hardware and internal storage capacities, but all versions will sport the same 6.44-inch 1080p display with a ppi count of 342. The enormous phone measures in at 173.1mm × 88.3mm × 7.5mm and weighs in at 203 grams. Initially, the device will only be available in China at a price of RMB1499 ($230 approx.), RMB1699 ($260 approx.) and RMB1999 ($307 approx.) for the respective models.


From what we know so far, all three models will share the same 6.44-inch FHD display, 3 gigs of RAM 5mp/16mp front and rear cameras, expandable memory, fingerprint scanner, metal build, USB 2.0 port and the massive 4850 mAh battery. Difference between the model priced at RMB1499 and the one that is priced at RMB1699 lies in the chipset used and the in-built memory. If you are ready to pay the higher price, you can own the 64GB model with the octacore Snapdragon 652 chipset. The cheaper one on the other hand will offer you less internal storage (32GB), as well as the slightly weaker Snapdragon 650 hexacore SoC. Xiaomi is offering the MI Max 128GB version at RMB1999 and this one will come with 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB. The SD 652 SoC will power this one as well while all other specifications will remain the same.


The Max will be made available for purchase in China, starting May 17, but no such plans for the US have been declared yet. If you really like the specifications and the "giant" form factor, there is always the option of importing one though. What do you think? Would you like to see the Xiaomi Mi Max being launched in your country or would you give it a pass?


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)


htc one max lollipop

 

HTC One Max has started receiving its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Weighing in at around 760MB, the over-the-air (OTA) update is currently rolling out in select Asian and European countries, including Taiwan, France, Italy, Poland, and Czech Republic.

 

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For those who aren't in the know, according to a previously leaked schedule, the One Max was expected to start receiving the update back in March this year.

 

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HTC is rumored to be preparing for a new phablet to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 in the market. HTC is reported to be named the HTC One M8 Max, it has also gone under the code name HTC One Prime, but new reports indicate that the handsets are the same but the final market name is not known yet.

 

HTC One M8 Max, is reported to have an impressive Snapdragon 805 chipset under the hood. This would make it a significant upgrade over the previous HTC One Max, which, disappointingly, only packed a Snapdragon 600 processor. THe display size will be 5.5" which is 0.5" bigger than the original HTC One M8.

 

Giving the HTC One M8 Max a larger screen and a faster processor just may make the device more alluring than Samsung's Note 4, especially since the Max will more than likely carry HTC's trademark aluminum casing. The premium feel, coupled with performance that is on-par with Samsung's Note line, should do well to sway consumers to pick an HTC phablet over a Samsung one.

 

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When the face recognition feature was unveiled with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the last thing that we expected Samsung to do was introduce it onto a smartphone that costs one-fourth of the S8's retail price tag. However, as it turns out, that has indeed happened and the newly launched J7 Max can currently be unlocked with your face, if you wish so.


The J7 Max (recently launched in India only), which looks and feels suspiciously similar to the Galaxy J7 (2017), is the only phone in the J series at the moment to have face lock security but it wouldn't be surprising at all if Samsung decides to roll this out to some of the other mid-range devices as well via OTA updates. It is to be noted that the security offered by the face recognition software is far from perfect and certainly not very secure. Nevertheless, it's a fast and fun tool for unlocking your phone. It's nice to see some of Sammy's lower end devices getting some love as well.


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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It wasn't LeTV, but Qualcomm who revealed the upcoming LeTV Le Max Pro as the first Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm made two major announcements with the first being an introduction to the automotive Snapdragon 820 chipset, termed "820Am." Apart from helping the driver with real time assistance in navigation and performing other "smartcar" functions, the Snapdragon 820 Am will also enable movement-tracking when supported by appropriate hardware sensors.


The 820 is actually a quad core processor wherein last year's 810 was an octacore CPU. There are four Kryo processor cores inside the CPU and each one is clocked at 2.2 GHz by default. Apart from the Snapdragon 820 processor, the LeTV Le Max Pro will be powered by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM.


The extremely well-built Le Max Pro will offer three non-expandable storage options; 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The enormous 6.33 inch 1440p display is beautiful to look at and perfect for consuming media, albeit a little too large for smaller hands. A 21 megapixel camera and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner further add to the repertoire of the most powerful phone announced so far (theoretically). We will just have to wait and see if such a huge 2k display and the Snapdragon 820 SoC proves to be too much for the 3400 mAh battery housed within.

 


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