Tag Archive: Xiaomi


Here’s when the MIUI 11 update will be rolling out to your Xiaomi phone

Xiaomi shares its MIUI 11 rollout plans, with 28 phones slated to get the update over the next two months.

What you need to know At the Redmi Note 8 Pro launch in India, Xiaomi has detailed its rollout plans for MIUI 11. The update will be delivered to 28 phones in four phases over the next two months. The rollout will commence from October 22, with the POCO F1 and Redmi K20 first in line to  [Read More…]

Niantic is investigating why Xiaomi users are being banned from Pokémon Go

The phone most affected is the Redmi 5.

What you need to know Pokémon Go players on Xiaomi phones are being suspended or banned. The phone most affected is the Redmi 5 and users believe it started with the 10.3.2 update or is being caused by Xiaomi’s Game Booster feature. So far, there is no official response from either Xiaomi or the developer of Pokémon Go Niantic.

Update October 1: The Niantic Support account on Twitter has  [Read More…]

Tomtop offering discounts on various Xiaomi products

Not too many people in the US are familiar with the brand of Xiaomi. And of those who are, a chunk of them likely only know it for smartphones. That’s hardly the case.

Think of Xiaomi more like Samsung, a company who manufacturers products across a wide spectrum. Indeed, it also makes laptops, drones, wearables, smart home devices, and more.

Here we highlight a couple of items from Xiaomi which are currently on sale through Tomtop. For those not familiar,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro goes live with 5G connectivity and 30W wireless charging

The Mi 9 Pro 5G takes just 69 minutes to charge wirelessly.

What you need to know The Mi 9 Pro 5G has full coverage for China’s 5G carriers. A welcome addition is 30W wireless charging, which charges the phone from zero to 100% in just 69 minutes. You also get 40W wired charging, and the base 8GB/128GB model is just $ 520.

Xiaomi introduced 30W wireless charging earlier this month, and the tech is now making  [Read More…]

Realme XT review: Beating Xiaomi at its own game

Realme has managed to launch a 64MP phone ahead of Xiaomi in India, and that’s a big deal.

Realme has transformed India’s budget segment. Before it burst onto the scene last year, it was inconceivable that any other brand would be able to challenge Xiaomi in India. Realme has not only managed to do that, but it also amassed a sizable market share in the country, solidifying its position in the budget category.

With both Realme and  [Read More…]

Android 10 could roll out to the Xiaomi Mi 9T as early as next month

The Mi 9T will be among the first non-Pixel mid-range phones to receive the Android 10 update.

What you need to know Xiaomi has promised that it will roll out the Android 10 update for the Mi 9T next month. The company had rolled out the Android 10-based MIUI 10 stable update for the K20 Pro last week, which is sold as the Mi 9T Pro in Europe. Xiaomi has already started closed beta testing of the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi reportedly has four 108MP camera phones in the pipeline

The Mi Mix 4 may not be Xiaomi’s first phone to feature the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor.

What you need to know Xiaomi is reportedly working on not one but four smartphones with 108MP primary rear cameras. The phones are codenamed “Tucana”, “Draco”, “Umi”, and “Cmi”. All four phones will feature a Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP sensor.

Xiaomi had revealed last month that it was working on a smartphone with Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 series debuts, led by killer cameras

Xiaomi on Thursday announced its newest series of phone, the Redmi Note 8, which is highlighted by its camera. Slated to hit China and India, it’s another high-powered experience with a budget-friendly price tag.

Offered as two models, the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro do not share many specifications and details. Among other things, they have different processors, cameras, colors.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro finally debuts in Europe as the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is just a rebadged version of the Redmi K20 Pro that was announced in May this year.

What you need to know Xiaomi has formally launched the K20 Pro in Europe as the Mi 9T Pro. Aside from a different moniker, the Mi 9T Pro is identical to the Redmi K20 Pro sold in other markets. The smartphone starts at €399 ($ 442) in Europe.

Xiaomi’s latest flagship killer, the Redmi K20  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A3 review: More than the sum of its parts

The 720p display is a letdown, but the Mi A3 has plenty to offer in other areas.

Xiaomi has followed a similar pattern when it comes to Android One. The Mi A1 was a rebranded Mi 5X for global markets running pure Android, and last year’s Mi A2 series was a rehash of the Mi 6X series. Basically, Xiaomi takes an existing product it sells in China, switches out MIUI for Android One, and releases it globally.

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