Xiaomi Mi Max 4 won’t find limelight in 2019

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Xiaomi has discontinued the premium smartphone flagships Mi Max and Mi Note. The news was disclosed by the Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun via Weibo. Hence, the company won’t release new editions of the Mi Max and Mi Note smartphones.

If things were on the track, then the company should release Mi Max smartphone in August. Interestingly, the company has removed the Mi Max from the official Mi India store. We can expect a new series from Xiaomi because the company has taken the step to discontinue the existing Mi Max smartphone.

According to sources, the company will continue to focus on premium flagship variants such as Mi 9 and Mi Mix smartphones. The upcoming releases of these handsets will mainly focus on performance, speed, extended standby time and integration of innovative technologies.

Xiaomi will also focus on the manufacture of budget-friendly Redmi handsets with all the required features. You should note that Redmi handsets are designed exclusively for students and senior citizens who would like to work with a device with plenty of new features.

We still remember the official launch of the first generation Mi Max and the contest the company conducted over the Mi site. We participated in the contests but unable to win prizes. It remains to be seen as to whether the company will provide Android updates for the Mi Max and Mi Note smartphones. The Mi Max was popular because of the large size and battery capacity.

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IN the past, we have seen devices such as Mi Pad getting discontinued with no updates. We are still using the first generation Mi Pad tablet but the company stopped updates. Why we spend over Rs 10000 for a smartphone or tablet that gets outdated after a few days? There is no point in purchasing a smartphone in 2019 only to see it outdated in 2020.

The company released Redmi Note 7 Pro but the device will be replaced with Redmi Note 8 Pro in February 2020. We have already seen the case of Mi Band 3, which is replaced by the improved Mi Band 4. The customers who recently purchased Mi Band 3 are forced to either sell or use the outdated product.

Going forward, we expect more smartphones to get outdated with no major updates. If you are working with Mi Max, you can work but don’t expect any updates. Do you think you have wasted Rs 14000 to buy Mi Max? Please share your views in the comments box below.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com