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(Update: now available) Xiaomi Mi Max Prime with octa-core CPU launched for Rs. 19,999

Tucked away in Xiaomi's three day Diwali sale announcement is a new Mi Max Prime handset, which boasts a new octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, and 128GB memory.
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October 17, 2016
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

Update, October 17: The Xiaomi Mi Max is now available in India on Mi.com and on Amazon for Rs. 19,999.

Original post, October 10: Tucked away in Xiaomi’s three day Diwali sale announcement is a new smartphone – the Mi Max Prime. The handset offers up some pretty top notch specs, is priced at just Rs. 19,999, and will go on sale from October 17th. It’s definitely a phone worth keeping an eye on.

As the name suggests, the Mi Max Prime is essentially a slightly higher-end version of the company’s existing Mi Max handset. The Snapdragon 650 processor has been swapped out for a more powerful Snapdragon 652 in the Prime model. The 652 introduces two additional high performance Cortex-A72 CPU cores, turning the chip from a hexa-core into an octa-core processor. The Prime model also sees the RAM count bumped up from 3GB to 4GB, and the internal storage space improved from 32GB to a huge 128GB of memory. This upgrade is sure to please power users who are looking for a new inexpensive handset.

Other than that, the hardware specifications are the same as the regular Mi Max. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a microSD card slot, 16 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 4,850mAh battery, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board. For a closer look at what that handset has to offer, check out our review below:

Xiaomi Mi Max Review
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The Xiaomi Mi Max.

As part of Xiaomi’s Diwali sale, customers can also pick up a Mi Air Purifier 2 for Rs. 9,999, a Mi Band 2 for Rs. 1,999, or the company’s 10,000mAh power bank for Rs. 1,999. Xiaomi will be announcing a few more deals on October 14th, ahead of the start of its Diwali sale which will be live between October 17th and 19th.