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Xiaomi Mi Max 4 and 4 Pro specs detailed in new leak

The specs of the Mi Max 3's successors may have been leaked. (Source:
The specs of the Mi Max 3's successors may have been leaked. (Source:
A new report suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will have 2 successors: the Mi Max 4 and a Pro variant of the same. Both of these may have 7.2-inch displays and 48MP rear camera sensors. The Mi Max 4 Pro may have an in-display fingerprint sensor and a slightly better processor.

A new report from claims to have secured a nearly-complete leak of the Xiaomi's Mi Max series' 2019 offerings. It consists of the Mi Max 4, as expected, and also a Pro version of this phone. This report, which is apparently based on information from a "reliable smartphone industry expert", suggests that both are distinctly in the phablet class. The leak mentions a 7.2-inch screen, which may apply to both variants. 

The panel type and resolution of the putative Mi Max 4 and 4 Pro is not clear from the source's Chinese-language material. However, there are indications that there may be a tear-drop notch associated with these possible devices, as well as a restricted bezels. The Mi Max 4 is apparently to be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC, which may be upgraded to the Snapdragon 675 in the 4 Pro.

The Mi Max 4 may have SKUs with 4 to 6GB of RAM and either 64 or 128 GB in internal storage. The Mi Max 4 Pro, on the other hand, drops the 4/64GB option for an 8/128GB replacement. The Mi Max 4 and 4 Pro may run MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 out of the box. The 4 will reportedly incorporate the Samsung GM1 48MP rear camera sensor that is also found in the Redmi Note 7, although the 4 Pro apparently has access to the improved Sony IMX586 sensor instead. This may equip the Pro variant with a Super Night Scene mode and a 960 FPS setting. The leak also hints at 18-watt USB-C quick charging and a 5800mAh battery.

All in all, it appears that the 2019 Mi Max series has the Redmi Note 7 squarely in its sights. This was one thing when Redmi was another line of Xiaomi phones. However, now that this name is a separate sub-brand, competition between the two may get more interesting this year.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02- 1 (Update: 2019-02- 4)