Tag Archive: Xiaomi


Xiaomi Redmi 4A hands-on: A decent phone at an unbeatable price

The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi’s place in India’s budget segment.

Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company’s Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.

The company is far from resting on its laurels, as evidenced  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Headphones: $30 headphones that competes with the big boys (review)

Here at AndroidGuys, we’re big fans of excellent audio. While none of us would describe ourselves as audiophiles, we can appreciate a quality pair of headphones when they cross our desks to review. You may have recently seen Scott Webster’s review of the excellent Master and Dynamic MW50s that really blew him away. Like Scott, I […]

Xiaomi Redmi 4A goes live in India with 720p display, Snapdragon 425 for just $90

The Redmi 4A shows that sub-$ 100 phones don’t have to be boring.

At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi rolled out the latest product in the Redmi series, the Redmi 4A. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India for ₹5,999 ($ 90), making it the most affordable phone launched by the Chinese manufacturer in the country.

You get a lot for the asking price, including a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 425 SoC  [Read More…]

Rumored UMIDIGI ‘C NOTE’ could boast same type display as Xiaomi Mi Mix

Word on the street is that UMIDIGI’s next phone could pack one seriously compelling display. According to details we’ve gleaned, the so-called C NOTE may offer the same nearly bezel-free screen experience that is found in Xiaomi’s Mi Mix. In other words, it’s almost all screen up front. As you can see in the photos […]

Xiaomi announces Mi 5c

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi has announced the Mi 5c to launch in March of 2017. The new Mi 5c, which houses a new internally developed system on chip (SOC), is a GSM supported phone that is set to be sold in the Chinese market only, as of now. The new chipset is dubbed the Xiaomi Surge […]

Xiaomi Mi 5c is the first phone to be powered by in-house Surge S1 SoC

Xiaomi’s first in-house chipset is now official.

In a bid to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and MediaTek, Xiaomi has launched its in-house chipset, dubbed the Surge S1. The SoC is built on a 28nm node and offers eight Cortex A53 cores in two clusters. The first cluster sees four cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz, whereas the second cluster sees two cores at 1.4GHz. The chipset also offers a Mali T860 GPU and a 14-bit dual ISP.

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Xiaomi will launch its in-house Pinecone processor on Feb. 28

Xiaomi won’t be presenting at Mobile World Congress this year, but the company is getting ready to unveil its in-house Pinecone processor next week in China. A recent post on China’s Weibo suggests the SoC will make its debut on February 28.

Not much is known about the Pinecone SoC, but the first device that will run the chipset will likely be the Xiaomi Mi 5c. Leaks from earlier this year hint at an octa-core  [Read More…]

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain promoted to vice president

Xiaomi India head receives a well-deserved promotion.

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, who joined the Chinese manufacturer in May 2014, has been promoted to vice president. Jain will continue to oversee the company’s Indian operations in his role as managing director. Under Jain’s leadership, Xiaomi hit several milestones, with the company now claiming 30% of the online handset market. The Indian business also crossed $ 1 billion in revenue last year.

@manukumarjain, congratulations from  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is already working on a Mi Mix successor with even thinner bezels

Xiaomi is looking to trim the bezels even further with the Mi Mix II.

Xiaomi’s bezel-less Mi Mix was one of the most innovative products of 2016, with the phone rightfully receiving accolades from around the world. It looks like Xiaomi has already begun work on the successor to the Mi Mix, which will allegedly be dubbed the Mi Mix II. According to a recent Weibo post by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the company is once again partnering with  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Honor 6X: The battle for budget supremacy starts here

Two of the best budget phones in India go head-to-head.

Xiaomi has started off the year strong with the Redmi Note 4, offering a feature-rich phone for ₹12,999. Although Huawei’s sub-brand Honor doesn’t have the same brand recognition as Xiaomi in India, the manufacturer’s latest budget handset, the Honor 6X, stands out in several areas.

In fact, the Honor 6X is the only phone that is close to the Redmi Note 4 when it comes to the  [Read More…]