Smartphones that exceed a certain size usually don’t make it into the US market, but Xiaomi is making an exception for its 6.44-inch Xiaomi Mi Max phablet/tablet. In fact, it is being sold worldwide.

The floodgates have opened in China, with prices set lower in the Chinese market than internationally. It starts at a converted price of $230 at home for a 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM model powered by a Snapdragon 650.

That base version is going to be sold at $326 in the US and elsewhere. Next is the 3GB RAM, 64GB ROM version that uses a Snapdragon 652 costing $261 in China and $360 internationally.

The third and most expensive version at $307 in China and $500 internationally is also run on a Snapdragon 652, but offers 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage instead.

As an overview for the rest of its specs, the Mi Max offers microSD support along with a 16MP main camera complemented by a 5MP front-facing unit and a 4,850mAh battery.

All models are already available for pre-order. Xiaomi will begin shipping the unlocked international models on June 21.

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