Xiaomi has been running a livestream on its new smartphone to show off its battery life, and it is still going.
(CCM) — Xiaomi launched its new Mi Max smartphone on May 10 and, on the same day, the company started running a livestream on Chinese video site Bilibili. The video shows a Mi Max smartphone turned on with a SIM card in it; the phone is on standby and not running any apps. Each hour, the device is turned on to show that it is still running. As of Monday, the livestream has been running for 13 days and has more than 20 million unique views. People are continuing to flock to the website to see how long the device's battery will last. "It's 'boring,'" said Bilibili user Mickey in a post over the weekend, "but I'm watching every day."
The Mi Max went on flash sale in China last week, and Xiaomi claims that it has recorded over 8 million registrations for the new smartphone. The device comes in three variants, each with different processors, storage capacities, and prices. All three variants feature a 6.44-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, Adreno 510 GPU, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 4,850 mAh battery. The Mi Max starts at 1499 Yuan and goes for up to 1999 Yuan in China, though pricing may vary in other regions. The smartphone is expected to be released in other markets, including India, but Xiaomi has yet to confirm any additional markets.
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