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Xiaomi’s $40 security camera offers an easy way to keep an eye on your home

Xiaomi’s 360-degree security camera doesn’t cost a lot and comes packed with features.

There’s no shortage of affordable security cameras, but Xiaomi’s offering in this category stands out for the sheer number of features it packs in. Xiaomi’s smart home portfolio is diverse, with the manufacturer selling everything from scooters to robot vacuums, water and air purifiers, and smart kettles. Like the rest of the products in the smart home ecosystem, the Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 to take on OnePlus in India

The Pocophone F1 is the first phone from Xiaomi’s new sub-brand meant to take on OnePlus. It seems rather commonplace in China for big mobile brands to have a sub-brand. Even OnePlus is a sub-brand of OPPO, while Huawei and ZTE have sub-brands as well.

While the Pocophone F1 hasn’t launched officially yet but that hasn’t stopped people from getting their hands on it early before the event on August 22. There are even videos on YouTube of it being  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 series crosses 5 million sales in four months

The Redmi Note 5 series becomes Xiaomi’s best-selling lineup to date.

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have cumulatively amassed over 5 million in sales. Both phones made their debut back in February, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro in particular continues to sell out within minutes during weekly flash sales.

Its unavailability has led to a lot of consternation among Xiaomi fans eager to get their hold  [Read More…]

Mi Laser Projector review: Xiaomi’s costliest product is also its best

Xiaomi’s laser projector trounces every other product in this category.

Xiaomi sells over 2,000 items in China, and one of the more interesting products it launched last year was the Mi Laser Projector. The ultra-short throw projector can cast up to a 150-inch image, and it comes with an array of features that differentiates it from the rest of the options in this segment.

Above all else, Xiaomi as a brand is associated with offering incredible value  [Read More…]

Demystifying Xiaomi’s budget lineup: Should you buy the Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5, or the Mi A1?

It’s time to find out what each phone in Xiaomi’s budget lineup has to offer.

Xiaomi releases a lot of devices every year, and most of them tend to be in the budget segment. The Chinese manufacturer is nothing if not shrewd about its launch strategy, and by targeting the sub-₹15,000 segment, it managed to get a leg up over its Chinese rivals.

Xiaomi’s intense focus on this segment means there are seven phones currently sold by  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Black Shark shows that the next big leap for smartphones will be gaming

Mobile gaming could be the catalyst for the next wave of smartphone innovations.

Smartphone design hasn’t changed much over the last two years, and if you’re in the market for a phone today, you can either get a phone with a glass back like the Galaxy S9+ or Huawei P20, or one with a metal chassis like the Redmi Note 5 Pro or Honor 7X. The Mi Mix 2S and the Essential Phone are notable for using  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s $480 Black Shark gaming phone is designed to take on the Razer Phone

Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone offers liquid cooling to keep thermals in check.

The introduction of battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite has catalyzed the mobile gaming market, and manufacturers are now starting to roll out products aimed at gamers.

Razer got in on the action early with the Razer Phone, and now Xiaomi is making its foray into this segment with the Black Shark phone. The device in question has an aggressive black-and-green color  [Read More…]

Teaser shows off Xiaomi’s upcoming gaming-focused Black Shark phone

Xiaomi could be going after the Razer Phone with its upcoming Black Shark device.

Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a gaming-oriented phone, similar to what we’ve seen with the Razer Phone. The phone is slated for an official unveil next Friday, April 13, and a new teaser out of Weibo (via Gear) gives us a glimpse at the design language. There isn’t much to see, but at least we can look forward to a phone with rounded corners  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Qi-based wireless charging mat for the Mi Mix 2S costs just $15

Xiaomi’s wireless charging mat will retail for just ¥99 in China, or the equivalent of $ 15.

The Mi Mix 2S is the first Xiaomi phone to offer wireless charging, and at the launch event the manufacturer rolled out a wireless charging mat designed for the device. The charging mat works on the Qi wireless protocol — the same used by the phone, and the highlight is that it retails for just ¥99 in China, or the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s first-gen Mi Robot vacuum is once again down to $315

Xiaomi’s Mi Robot picks up an attractive discount, along with other products in the lifestyle range.

Gearbest is hosting its fourth anniversary sale, and the retailer is offering enticing discounts on a lot of Xiaomi’s Mi Ecosystem products. The Mi Robot is up for grabs for just $ 315, with the second-generation model available for $ 499. The second-gen variant comes with a more powerful motor and has a wet clean option built in, making it a  [Read More…]