Tag Archive: Xiaomi

Xiaomi spins POCO off into a standalone brand

The brand is expected to launch a successor to the incredibly popular POCO F1 later this year.

What you need to know Xiaomi has announced that its POCO sub-brand will now be an independent brand. The brand started off in 2018 with the launch of the POCO F1, which still remains hugely popular. POCO is expected to launch its second smartphone sometime later this year.

Xiaomi is spinning off its POCO sub-brand as an independent brand. Announcing  [Read More…]

Xiaomi wants to launch its premium devices in India, but it won’t be easy

Xiaomi is seen as a budget player in India, but it is aiming to change that in 2020.

What do you think of when you hear the Xiaomi name? For Indian consumers, the brand is synonymous with budget phones, and for good reason. For the last five years, Xiaomi flooded the Indian market with a wave of entry-level and budget phones, allowing it to rise up the ranks and become the country’s largest phone manufacturer. Xiaomi held  [Read More…]

New evidence suggests Xiaomi may finally launch the Pocophone F2 this year

The value flagship will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset.

What you need to know A leaked trademark application has revealed that Xiaomi is working on a new device called the POCO F2. The phone is expected to be a direct successor to the POCO F1 launched in 2018. In markets outside India, the phone could be called the Pocophone F2 instead.

Pocophone global head Alvin Tse had hinted in a tweet last month that  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is already teasing its Q3 2020-bound MIUI 12

Following MIUI 11’s release back in October, its successor is expected sometime in Q3 2020.

What you need to know Xiaomi is already teasing the next iteration of its popular MIUI custom skin for Android. The company’s social media today posted a MIUI 12 image, alongside the caption “officially set sail.” The list of features it’s supposed to bring with it are currently unknown.

Xiaomi’s MIUI is among the most popular custom skins out there, thanks to  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 are finally getting Android 10 in global markets

The update should be about 2.2GB in size.

What you need to know Xiaomi is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Mi 9T/Redmi K20. Previous MIUI builds were based on Android 9. Android 10 improves privacy, adds a system-wide dark mode, and more.

The Redmi K20 — also sold as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in global markets — is finally getting some Android 10 love (via GSMArena). While Xiaomi had previously released MIUI 11 for the  [Read More…]

Head of Lenovo’s mobile division defects to Xiaomi

He retired on the last day of 2019 and announced his new position on January 1.

What you need to know The now-former head of Lenovo Mobile China has left the company for Xiaomi. Chang Cheng was at Lenovo for the last 19 years. It’s unclear at this point, but the move may have put him in legal jeopardy due to a non-competition agreement.

The head of Lenovo China’s mobile division till just two days ago, Chang  [Read More…]

Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi unite to bring AirDrop-like sharing to Android

Good news, AirDrop for Android exists. Bad News, it’s not for everyone.

What you need to know Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have teamed up to create the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” With this alliance, the three have built an AirDrop for Android that works for users of their phones. It will roll out starting in February.

AirDrop for Android is here, kinda, sorta. Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have announced their own peer-to-peer sharing feature for Android with the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi launches new Mi TV 4X 2020 Edition in India for ₹34,999 ($489)

The TV comes with dual 10W stereo speakers with Dolby + DTS-HD support.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched the new Mi TV 4X 55-inch 2020 Edition in India. The latest Mi TV model packs a 55-inch 4K HDR display with Xiaomi’s Vivid Picture Engine. It has been priced at ₹34,999 ($ 489) in the country and will go on sale starting December 2.

Just two months after expanding its Mi TV lineup in India  [Read More…]

Realme’s continued rise in India should worry Samsung and Xiaomi

Realme records a staggering 400% year-on-year increase in sales and is now gunning for Samsung.

If there’s one standout in India’s budget category this year, it is Realme. The BBK-owned brand burst onto the scene back in May 2018, at a time when Xiaomi was dominant in India. Xiaomi sold 10 million phones back in Q2 2018, registering a market share of 29.7% and carving out a healthy lead over Samsung, which sat in second place at  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is here with a 108MP penta-camera setup, 5260mAh battery

It is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to offer 5x optical zoom.

What you need to know Xiaomi unveiled the Mi CC9 Pro at an event in China today. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature a penta-lens camera setup with a 108MP primary sensor. The Mi CC9 Pro runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G chipset and packs a massive 5,260mAh battery.

Xiaomi today announced its second Android smartphone featuring Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX camera sensor. Unlike the  [Read More…]