The Mi 6 and the Mi Max 2 from Xiaomi are heading towards Hong Kong now. If you’re finding this weird, wondering weren’t they launched there already, well not — this is because Hong Kong partially operates as a separate state from China.
The price of Mi 6 in Hong Kong is set at HK$3499, while the Mi Max 2 in the country will cost HK$1899, with devices expected hit the streets this summer. The Mi 6 is the flagship for 2017 from the Chinese OEM, while the Mi Max 2 serves as its top end budget phablet at the moment.
On the performance side of things, the Mi 6 has the upper hand, being powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM whereas the Mi Max 2 runs on the power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB of RAM. Both devices have Full HD displays but content will look better on the 5.15-inch display of the flagship than it does on the larger 6.44-inch panel on the phablet thanks to PPI maths.
The Mi 6, being this year’s flagship, was released with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the Mi Max 2 luckily got the same treatment too. Though, Nougat comes underneath the custom skin called MIUI 8 on both of these sets, so you may miss the stock Android UI on here.
With that said, we can expect MIUI 9 to be out soon for both devices and they are bound to get the update too. MIUI 9 is slated to bring a a visual overhaul to the skin. Now that Hong Kong is cleared, we are expecting Xiaomi to bring the devices to India and other south Asian countries next.