The camera module and fingerprint scanner Mi Max 2

Xiaomi is expected to release the Mi Max 2 today at an event in China. Now, just prior to the launch the phablet has been spotted on Geekbench database. While Geekbench leaks do not provide a lot of information vis-á-vis an AnTuTu leak, this leak does give us a bit of information to go on.

The major takeaway in this leak is the chipset that the device might sport. It has been confirmed that it would be an octa-core SoC by Qualcomm but there has been no clarity on which series. Initially, the device was rumoured to be sporting a Snapdragon 660 which was later changed to be powering the Prime variant of the phablet whilst the regular edition would be packing the Snapdragon 626. In this Geekbench leak, the device is sporting the MSM89532 SoC clocked @2.02GHz which is the model number for the Snapdragon 625. The Snapdragon 626 bears the model number MSM8953Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 leak GeekBench
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 on GeekBench

What makes this thing even more confusing is that earlier leaks and rumours were very confident about the device packing a Snapdragon 626 processor which is just a slight upgrade over the Snapdragon 625. Apart from this ongoing confusion about which SoC is at the heart of the Max 2, the phablet is shown rocking 4 GB of RAM and running on Android 7.1.1, Nougat both of which were alluded to in earlier leaks. The Mi Max 2 would be retaining the 6.44-inch screen of its predecessor, upgrade the storage to 64 GB, carry a SONY IMX378 sensor based 12-megapixel camera on the back and feature a 5-megapixel selfie snapper up front. The phablet is also getting a bump in the battery department with a gargantuan 5349mAh battery unit being included to provide power to all this hardware.

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The phablet is also getting a bump in the battery department with a gargantuan 5349mAh battery unit being included to provide power to all this hardware. In fact, there are rumours alluding that due to such a large battery, combined with USB-OTG function of the powered USB Type-C port could allow the phablet to charge other devices.

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