Xiaomi launched the successor to its 6.44-inch super-sized Mi Max phablet on Thursday, calling it simply the Mi Max 2. The Mi Max 2, much like its predecessor phone, comes with some likable specs at mainstream prices. Take a look.Specifications:Processor: The Mi Max 2 is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU.RAM: 4GBInternal storage: The Mi Max 2 will be available in 64GB and 128GB memory configurations. Both the versions will support expandable memory of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot.Display: Just like the original Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 also comes with a 6.44-inch full-HD IPS display with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution and 342 ppi pixel density.Camera: The Mi Max 2 sports a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. Interestingly, the Mi Max 2 comes with the same Sony IMX 386 image sensor as the one on-board the company’s flagship Mi 6. The Mi Max 2 will be capable of recording 4K videos. On the front, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max review: A giant that’s surprisingly light on its feetSoftware and connectivity: The Mi Max 2 runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI and will be upgradable to Android Nougat soon that would bring split-screen multitasking to the phone. The Mi Max 2 further supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.Battery: The Mi Max 2 is backed by a massive 5,300Mah battery which is rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life on regular usage. The Mi Max 2 also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 — can charge by up to 68 per cent in 1 hour according to Xiaomi — and Parallel Charging which means that you can continue to use the device even while charging.advertisementSpecial features:– The Mi Max 2 — although it comes with the same 6.44-inch 1080p display as the original Mi Max — is a complete overhaul in almost all the other departments including the design making it a thorough upgrade to last year’s model.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 5300mAh battery– The Mi Max 2 boasts of a full-metal body design, just like the Mi Max, but comes with repositioned antenna lines to enhance looks and rounded edges to enhance ergonomics. The Mi Max 2 also comes with smaller bezels as opposed to the Mi Max.– Last year’s Mi Max came in two processor variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 4GB RAM. There were speculations that Xiaomi may do something similar with the Mi Max 2 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 660 to make the cut. Xiaomi, however, decided to launch the Mi Max 2 in just the one processor variant.– The Mi Max 2, like most Xiaomi phones, comes with an IR blaster that can be used in tandem with the Mi Home app to control smart home appliances.– The Mi Max 2, just like the Mi Max, still belongs to a select niche of super-sized phones which is likely to attract buyers who are into considerable multimedia consumption, but don’t want to shell out on tablets, that on most occasions lack voice calling.Pricing and availability: Price starts at 1699 RMB (roughly Rs 15,953) for the base 4GB RAM/64GB memory model and goes all the way to 1999 RMB (roughly Rs 18,765) for the top-end 4GB RAM/128GB memory model. The phone is exclusive to China for now though and will be available for buying from June 1.