xiaomi arrives in the uk with phones and accessories in tow


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xiaomi arrives in the uk with phones and accessories in tow

xiaomi says "hi" from the uk - the company brought its extensive roster of gadgets to the country and the first flash sales is tomorrow. all the fan favorites are up on mi.com/uk - the pocophone f1 starts at £330, the mi 8 pro at £500, the redmi 6a at just £100. if you're more into android one, the mi a2 and mi a2 lite are available as well. some mi headphones are on the website as well (unfortunately, not the mi airdots, at least not yet), some accessories like power banks and the mi band 3 too. aside from mi.com, you can buy xiaomi products online from amazon, carphone...
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xiaomi arrives in thailand with the mi 6 and the redmi note 4

xiaomi fans in thailand, rejoice! the chinese manufacturer announced its official entry in the asian country through its partner vst ecs. the first two devices that will be officially sold are the flagship xiaomi mi 6 and the bestseller xiaomi redmi note 4. at an event in bangkok xiaomi announced that vst ecs sellers will take care of the online and offline distribution along with after-sales service products. xiaomi will also sell its phones through retailers lazada and it city. the xiaomi mi 6 will be offered in black and the 6gb ram + 64 gb storage will go for thb13,790 or around...
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xiaomi redmi 5 plus in for review

the xiaomi redmi 5 phones, announced at the beginning of december, are among the first in the company portfolio to have 18:9 ratio screens (along with the flagship mi mix 2). xiaomi fans commented after the launch that they will hold back purchases until the redmi note 5 arrives, but surprisingly it is already in for review with a different name - xiaomi redmi 5 plus. when preparing for the successor of the redmi note 4, xiaomi went with the saying "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" motto. the redmi 5 plus has similar looking specs - a power-efficient snapdragon 625 chipset inside,...
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xiaomi mi a2 arrives in india on august 8

xiaomi announced the mi a2 and its sibling the mi a2 lite just yesterday. the android one phones were unveiled in madrid and got their launch dates for most of the european markets confirmed, but the devices will appear at non-eu countries as well. manu kumar jain, vp of xiaomi and the head of xiaomi india took it to twitter to announce the mi a2 will arrive to india on august 8 with its snapdragon 660 chipset and 20 mp ai-powered front era. the mi a2 is the second generation android one phone for xiaomi. after the mi a1 arrived with snapdragon 625 and 12 mp + 12 mp dual...
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nokia now sells phones and accessories in india from its website

nokia is now selling phones and accessories in india directly through its website. it lists feature and smartphones as well as accessories and offers free shipping, secure payments and a 10-day return policy. the site lists all of nokia's phones though not all of them are available for purchase. only the nokia 5, nokia 3, nokia 2 and nokia 8 are eligible at this point. on the accessory side of things there are a few listed but none are in stock so you can't technically buy anything. thanks for the tip! source
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xiaomi ships 10 million phones in october

xiaomi shipped 10 million phones in september and it has repeated this feat in october as well. xiaomi ceo lei jun posted the good news on his weibo account while reminding people of the upcoming sale of the mi 5x (known elsewhere as mi a1) on november 1. hey, you don't ship 10 million phones in a month without selling 24/7. upcoming xiaomi mi 5x (mi a1) sale anyway, the company recently set an ambitious goal for itself - to ship 90 million phones this year. that would be a 50% increase over last year (58 million) and a big growth compared to 2015 (its strongest year for now with 70...
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xiaomi redmi note 5 comes to south korean carriers

xiaomi phones are finally arriving to south korean carriers. the first device is the redmi note 5 and it will appear in both sk telecom and kt shops. this is the third xiaomi smartphone available in the country after the mi a1 and the mi mix, all of them also available with the retailer g-mobi. the xiaomi redmi note 5 arrives with a tall 5.99" screen and snapdragon 636. the chipset is coupled with 4 gb ram and 64 gb storage. the 13 mp selfie era and the android oreo out of the box reveal this is the ai dual era variant and not the redmi note 5 pro version. the phone will cost...
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xiaomi arrives in portugal

xiaomi keeps expanding its presence in europe, with the newest country in the portfolio being portugal. devices from the chinese manufacturer will be available next through retailers, including worten, fnac and media markt. some devices are already listed, but as "out of stock". our source adds that with the official introduction of xiaomi in portugal, all devices will have 2-year warranty as per eu regulations. the phones will also have support in portuguese and some market-tailored features. pricing will not be any different than any other eu country - they will most likely copy...
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xiaomi celebrates 10 million phones shipped in september

xiaomi's ceo lei jun celebrated an important milestone - the company shipped over 10 million phones in september. this is the first time the company has shipped so many units in a single month. one in ten phones shipped last month were sold over the course of two days in india - the venerable redmi note 4 leading the charge. both flipkart and amazon saw strong sales (boosted, undoubtedly, by diwali). xiaomi celebrates 10 million phones shipped in september this shows that the company is getting back on track after shipping 70 million phones in 2015 but dropping to 58 million in...
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xiaomi announces the redmi y1 and the redmi y1 lite

xiaomi had an event today in india where two phones were introduced within a new smartphone series - the xiaomi redmi y1 and the redmi y1 lite. both phones might be part of new series, but they are already familiar. the phones are the global versions of the redmi note 5a prime and the redmi note 5a, released in september in china. xiaomi redmi y1 the xiaomi redmi y1 has a 5.5" lcd with full hd resolution and a snapdragon 435 chipset with an octa-core cpu clocked at 1.4 ghz. there are two memory options - 3 gb ram + 32 gb storage or 4 gb ram + 64 gb storage. the phone runs...
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xiaomi launches qin featurephones for $30

in a somewhat shocking move xiaomi just announced a featurephone series called qin. it is a crowdfunded device, designed by xiaomi, and arrives with some ai capabilities and 4g radio. the project was backed up by over 23,000 people alreadyt. at time of writing pre-orders total cny6,5 million. the qin series shares the name of the famous chinese dynasty, but in english, it sounds more like "chin." the first two phones are similar in looks - 2.8" screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, tucked along with the keypad in a 132 x 53.8 x 8.5 mm body. there is a dual slot for micro...
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xiaomi wants to ship 90 million phones this year

xiaomi is aiming for a record this year - shipping 90 million phones. this will far exceed what the company managed in 2016 (58 million) and even its strongest year to date, 2015 (70 million). to reach these impressive numbers, the company has been catering to the entry-level market with phones like the new redmi 5a (which starts at just cny 600/$91). the company's more upmarket devices have been selling well too, the company moved a record 10 million phones in the month of september alone. this has been enough to propel xiaomi to the #2 spot in china - behind huawei, but ahead of...
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xiaomi redmi note 6 and xiaomi redmi note 6 pro get certified on eec

xiaomi launched the redmi 6 series back in june, but there was no note variant whatsoever, just the redmi 6a and the redmi 6 pro (later arriving as mi a2 lite with stock android). two phones just got certified by the eurasian economic commission (eec) in russia and by the looks of it, they are indeed the redmi note 6 and the redmi note 6 pro. the listing of the two xiaomi phones both phones appeared under one listing with the model numbers m1806e7tg and m1806e7th. this is not the first time these devices are getting certified - they already appeared at fcc and taiwan's ncc...
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xiaomi posts record-smashing q2 results with 23m phones sold worldwide

xiaomi had a rough 2016, but things are starting to look up for the chinese maker in 2017. the company announced that q2 was its most successful quarter with 23 million phones sold across the globe. xiaomi ceo lei jun said the amount of sold phones is 70% more than it was in the previous three-month period. the good economy climate is among the reasons for the positive numbers. sales in india grew 328% year-over-year. the redmi note 4 be e the highest shipped smartphone in the country, and the company even opened its first mi home in bengaluru two months ago. xiaomi is...
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black friday: xiaomi spain gives away 10 mi 6 units for €1

xiaomi had a record-breaking "singles day" sale on november 11 and is now preparing for the black friday weekend this week. the spanish division of the manufacturer is launching a raffle throughout the whole weekend and will give away 50 phones for €1 each and over €10,000 in vouchers for xiaomi phones. on november 24 10 people will get the chance to buy the xiaomi mi 6 for €1. the next day 20 redmi note 4 units will go for the same price, while on november 26 20 redmi 4a phones will follow. in order to compete for the raffle, you have to play a simple game with a hammer and...
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xiaomi redmi y2 arrives in india, is a rebadged redmi s2

xiaomi had an event today in new delhi where the redmi y2 was announced. the device was introduced by manu kumar jain, vp of xiaomi, and head of the indian division. the redmi y2 arrives in india as a rebranded redmi s2. it has a snapdragon 625 chipset with octa-core cpu, clocked at 2 ghz. the screen is 5.99" in diagonal with a tall 18:9 ratio and an hd+ resolution (1440 x ixels). memory versions are two - 3/32 gb and 4/64 gb. xiaomi redmi y2 since the phone is selfie-centric, manu kumar jain spent most of the time talking about the eras. the selfie snapper has...
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xiaomi sold 6 million smartphones during diwali, generates over $1b in revenue

xiaomi sells a lot of stuff - both in terms of variety and numbers. the sales during the diwali celebration saw the company claim the #1 spot in several categories, including smartphones. it sold a total of 6 million smartphones on amazon india and flipkart. the redmi 6a was the best-selling product across all categories and all top 10 best-selling phones on amazon were xiaomis. the redmi note 5 pro was the top smartphone on flipkart. xiaomi topped the sales charts in india in multiple categories xiaomi's holiday sales also included 2.1 million accessories from the mi...
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xiaomi comet and sirius phones may have always on oled screens, snapdragon 710

the industrious folks over at xda-developers have dug up info on two upcoming xiaomi phones code named comet and sirius. and they will use a snapdragon 710 chipset - part of qualcomm's ai-focused 700 series - that appears to be a rebranded snapdragon 670. the two phones are mostly the same. both have oled screens with always on display, both run android 8.1 oreo with miui, both are dual-sim phones with 3,100 mah battery (or so), an ir blaster but no nfc. the major difference between them is that the sirius model is set to have a notch on its screen and its selfie era will offer...
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xiaomi redmi 5 and redmi 5 plus to arrive in four colors

xiaomi will announce the redmi 5 and the redmi 5 plus on december 7, but we already know the color options for the phones. the company spokesperson donovan sung posted on twitter a set of p os, revealing the redmi 5 will arrive in black, pink and blue while the bigger version will be available in black and gold. xiaomi redmi 5 colors the xiaomi redmi 5 phones are advertised as "a phone for a thousand", meaning it will cost cny1,000 or around $150/€127. for this price xiaomi is expected to offer the redmi 5 with 3 gb ram and 32 gb storage (but more powerful configurations are...
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xiaomi trims the bezels on redmi 4

according to a report from china xiaomi is quietly releasing a new batch of redmi 4 units with reduced screen bezels. the new phones have visibly-reduced black border bezels around the screen and have a smaller footprint compared to the original. according to the report the new phones, which are sold directly from xiaomi's website, are in circulation since january 11, though xiaomi hasn't come out with an official statement to confirm this. there doesn't seem to be any other change to the xiaomi redmi 4 aside from the slightly-altered dimensions. source | via
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xiaomi disables ability to flash global rom on its chinese phones

it's no secret that phones in china cost less than they do outside of china, which makes it tempting to import one. here's one more reason not to: xiaomi has blocked the installation of its global roms on its china-bound phones. miui in china replaces google services (which are banned in the country) and has other tweaks. gray import phones (bought in china on the cheap, but used elsewhere) usually have a way to enable the play services, but they still feature a bunch of chinese apps and services that you won't use so it's basically full of bloatware. the global roms were specifically...
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miui 10 global beta 8.7.5 available for eight xiaomi smartphones

shortly after xiaomi released a more detailed timeline along with a list of devices that will surely get the latest miui 10, the company released the globa beta of the software for its top-tier, mid-range and affordable phones from the last two years or so. the miui 10 was announced alongside the mi 8 but the global version of the software was announced with the redmi s2 in india. so most of the chinese-based xiaomi phones already started receiving the new alpha/beta versions of the overlay, but yesterday, the company rolled out the global version for eight of its phones too. as...
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miui 10 global beta 8.7.5 available for eight xiaomi smartphones

shortly after xiaomi released a more detailed timeline along with a list of devices that will surely get the latest miui 10, the company released the global beta of the software for its top-tier, mid-range and affordable phones from the last two years or so. the miui 10 was announced alongside the mi 8 but the global version of the software was announced with the redmi s2 in india. so most of the chinese-based xiaomi phones already started receiving the new alpha/beta versions of the overlay, but yesterday, the company rolled out the global version for eight of its phones too. as...
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top 10 trending phones of week 27

we have plenty of action this week - the xiaomi redmi note 5 pro is back on top followed by last week's leader, the oppo find x. still, this week's ranking is dominated by samsung with some xiaomi phones here and there. the third place goes to the samsung galaxy j6 - last week it was 4th, but now it has switched places with the xiaomi redmi 6 pro. samsung phones occupy the spots from 5th to 7th. the galaxy j8 leads this particular group from the galaxy a6+ and the galaxy j7 prime. the standard version of the redmi note 5 (also known as redmi 5 plus in india) has fallen two positions...
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gfx leaks xiaomi mi 5c, huawei p10, and moto g5

the mwc is closing in, and new phones are being tested one last time before their premieres at the expo. and there is no surprise of the abundance of still unannounced phones appearing at the gfx database prior to the barcelona show. xiaomi mi 5c went through the gfx benchmark test, and the app captured its specs. there are no surprises, the app just confirms what we know so far - a 5.5" 1080p screen, xiaomi's pinecone v670 chip (8x a53 cpu, mali-t860mp2 gpu), 3gb of ram, 64gb storage, a 12mp main era with 1080p video recording, and an 8mp selfie snapper. the android os behind miui 8...
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counterpoint: samsung, not xiaomi, topped the indian smartphone market in q2

here we go again - canalys says xiaomi shipped more phones in india during q2, counterpoint research gives the win to samsung. cr attributes samsung's success to the j-series phones - the galaxy j2 and j8 alone account for 2 million sales (the j4 did well too). another key part of samsung strategy was launching more models than its competition. samsung's offline distribution channels helped push the company over the top and so did an aggressive marketing paign centered on the galaxy j phones. counterpoint predicts that the second half of 2018 will remain a neck and neck race between...
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h elblad true zoom moto mod hands-on

what is it lenovo went big on modular last year, churning out a few phones with the ability to connect to a number of cool accessories. they snap seamlessly onto the moto z through a few strong magnets and start communicating h le-free via the pins on the lower back of the phones. this isn't the completely modular project ara but it still could add a lot to the user experience. with moto mods the moto z can get a new style cover, a longer-lasting battery, a new spanking speaker or even a completely new era. and there's no telling what other accessories partners can come up...
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watch the xiaomi mi a2 and a2 lite launch live here

xiaomi is holding an event in madrid, and we can't be more excited. the spanish capital is not the usual destination where we see phone debuts, but these are hardly the most typical phones either. the chinese company is announcing the xiaomi mi a2, the follow-up of the android one device mi a1. alongside it we'll see the xiaomi mi a2 lite - an even cheaper device with stock android. the event begins at 11 am local time (utc+2) and will be streamed live both on the mi facebook page and its youtube channel. xiaomi mi a2 (in black) • xiaomi mi a2 lite (in gold) the xiaomi mi a2...
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five new xiaomi phones coming to the european market, eec confirms

five new xiaomi phones have been listed recently on the eurasian economic commission (eec) database and most of them are already known smartphones that we expect to launch within a month. the listing suggests that the rest will also get their official unveiling pretty soon. mi a2 and mi a2 lite let's start with what we know. the first familiar model numbers points at the mi max 3 and mi a2. we already learned that the latter will be officially announced in spain on july 24 and it will probably be joined by the mi a2 lite that looks more like the redmi 6 pro that recently launched...
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xiaomi sells over 1 million mi 8 series phones in less than three weeks

xiaomi revealed that it sold over 1 million mi 8 series phones in less than three weeks. the revelation was made by the company's global spokesperson donovan sung, who said the feat was achieved in 18 days. sharing some amazing news.the mi 8 series first went on sale on june 5. just 18 days later, we've already sold over 1m units!#xiaomi #mi8 pic.twitter.com/dh36p6wgt8— donovan sung (@donovansung) june 23, 2018 it's worth mentioning that the series consists of the standard mi 8, mi 8 se, and mi 8 explorer. of the three, only the first two are currently available (and that too,...
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the top 20 most popular phones of 2017

while we wait for 2018's phone launches with anticipation, let's take a moment and glance back over our shoulder and have a look at your most popular phones of 2017. before we get into the phones themselves, it be e apparent that 3 brands dominated the top 20. the top 20 most popular phones, brand breakdown samsung led the way with 35%, followed by xiaomi 25% and nokia 15%. the remaining 25% comprised oneplus, lg, motorola, huawei and apple with 1 entry a piece. so let's get going and look at the top 20 in more detail. top 10 your most popular phone of 2017 was the...
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the 20 most popular phones of 2017

while we wait for 2018's phone launches with anticipation, let's take a moment and glance back over our shoulder and have a look at your most popular phones of 2017. before we get into the phones themselves, it be e apparent that 3 brands dominated the top 20. the top 20 most popular phones, brand breakdown samsung led the way with 35%, followed by xiaomi 25% and nokia 15%. the remaining 25% comprised oneplus, lg, motorola, huawei and apple with 1 entry a piece. so let's get going and look at the top 20 in more detail. top 10 your most popular phone of 2017 was the...
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تصاویر جدید شیائومی می می 2 ، نمایشگر بدون حاشیه آن را نشان می دهد

تنها یک هفته تا معرفی گوشی جدید شیائومی باقی مانده که حالا تصاویر جدید شیائومی می می 2 (xiaomi mi mix 2) از نمایشگر بدون حاشیه این گوشی در اختیار کاربران قرار گرفته است. تصاویر جدید شیائومی می می 2 در حالی منتشر می شوند که روز گذشته، کوالکام تجهیز این گوشی به تراشه اسنپدراگون 835 ... نوشته تصاویر جدید شیائومی می می 2 ، نمایشگر بدون حاشیه آن را نشان می دهد اولین بار در گجت نیوز پدیدار شد.
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xiaomi redmi note 5a prime certified in the us

a xiaomi device that looks like the redmi note 5a prime and carrying the model number mdg6s, made an appearance in the united states' federal communications commission, which could signal xiaomi's official arrival in the states. so far the only way to have a xiaomi smartphone in the states is to import it. us mobile used to offer xiaomi phones unofficially but it doesn't anymore. xiaomi redmi note 5a prime at the fcc the phone in the fcc listing is likely the xiaomi redmi note 5a prime, which is official outside of the us. it has a 5.5-inch ips lcd, 4gb of ram, 64gb of...
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xiaomi redmi note 5a prime certified in the us

a xiaomi device that looks like the redmi note 5a prime and carrying the model number mdg6s, made an appearance in the united states' federal communications commission, which could signal xiaomi's official arrival in the states. so far the only way to have a xiaomi smartphone in the states is to import it. us mobile used to offer xiaomi phones unofficially but it doesn't anymore. xiaomi redmi note 5a prime at the fcc the phone in the fcc listing is likely the xiaomi redmi note 5a prime, which is official outside of the us. it has a 5.5-inch ips lcd, 4gb of ram, 64gb of...
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xiaomi redmi note 5a prime certified in the us

a xiaomi device that looks like the redmi note 5a prime and carrying the model number mdg6s, made an appearance in the united states' federal communications commission, which could signal xiaomi's official arrival in the states. so far the only way to have a xiaomi smartphone in the states is to import it. us mobile used to offer xiaomi phones unofficially but it doesn't anymore. xiaomi redmi note 5a prime at the fcc the phone in the fcc listing is likely the xiaomi redmi note 5a prime, which is official outside of the us. it has a 5.5-inch ips lcd, 4gb of ram, 64gb of...
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miui 9 comes with game speed booster, here's how it works

miui 9 update was announced in july, and a global rollout began on november 2. xiaomi said that 40 devices would get the latest version of the user interface, including phones from 2012. one of the new features of miui 9 is smart system optimizations to make the device run faster. it comes with game booster that should improve the overall performance of games, and here's how to make it work. we tested it on the redmi note 5a, but the feature should be available to most xiaomi phones running the global stable miui 9 rom. screens s of game booster the xiaomi security...
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on the day of their unveil, mi a2 and mi a2 lite pop up for sale once again

today's the day xiaomi will announce the mi a2 and mi a2 lite at a special event in madrid, livestream here, but the duo is already up for pre-order at gearbest's website. this is nothing new, we've seen the mi a2 and mi a2 lite on sale in romania and then at a couple other retailer's sites a day later. the listings offer a detailed look at the specs and features of both phones as well as their offered color variants. both phones come in black, gold and blue. the mi a2 costs €293 at the time of writing while the mi a2 lite a nod cheaper at €190. the xiaomi mi a2 is said to ship...
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xiaomi under fire from coolpad over patent infrin ents

it appears the "if you can't beat them, sue them" method is moving to asia.the shenzhen-based company coolpad is suing xiaomi for infringing ui patents, including multi-sim card design. according to the lawsuit in a jiangsu province court, the devices copy "basic communication, display and interactive functions of mobile phones that are difficult to circumvent or replace". coolpad's subsidiary yulong computer telecommunication scientific demands xiaomi companies immediately cease manufacturing and sales of the following phones - mi 6, mi max 2, mi note 3, mi 5x, redmi note 4x, and...
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top 10 trending phones of week 28

after more than a month of id movement, the top 10 trending phones chart had finally had a relatively calm week. there are still three new names, mind you, but the top five contains the same phones as last week. the xiaomi redmi note 5 pro kept its lead ahead of the oppo find x and the only change on the podium is the samsung galaxy j8, which replaces its j6 sibling. the galaxy j6 is still around in fourth, just ahead of the xiaomi redmi 6 pro, which also slipped a position and is now fifth. the higher placed of two new entries is the huawei nova 3 in sixth, pushing the samsung...
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weekly poll: can android one phones replace the nexus line?

android one's initial lineup was pretty obscure - low-end phones from brands you haven't heard of. but a couple of recent phones are filling the gap left by the discontinued nexus line, namely affordable but capable phones with software controlled by google. we just finished reviewing the xiaomi mi a1 and we e away impressed. for around €250 give or take you can have a 5.5" 1080p screen, dual 12mp era and long battery life (s625 chipset + 3,080mah battery, 80h endurance). you can get a similar redmi phone with miui for a bit less but xiaomi's software is a "love it or hate it"...
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weekly poll results: accessories matter

people want a solid bundle when they buy a new phone - nearly half of voters expect a good quality charger and headphones to come in the box. that is for high-end phones, of course, low-cost handsets can squeak by with a basic package, but expensive phones have to justify their cost. some - a third of voters - go even further, they want to get a additional extras. history shows that a solid bundle is a good way to draw in a crowd. we remember the nokia 5800, which e with a whole sack of goodies, but bundles can be strategic too. samsung paired its galaxy flagships with a gear vr...
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نسخه بتای جهانی رام miui 9 برای گوشی های شیائومی عرضه شد

بعد از مدت ها انتظار، سرانجام کمپانی چینی شیائومی از عرضه نسخه بتای جهانی رام miui 9 با شماره ورژن 7.8.24 برای برخی از تلفن های هوشمند خود خبر داد. از زمان معرفی miui 9، تنش های پیرامون این رابط کاربری بالا بود چرا که کاربران مشتاق شیائومی همواره در انتظار عرضه آن برای موبایل های خود بودند. ... نوشته نسخه بتای جهانی رام miui 9 برای گوشی های شیائومی عرضه شد اولین بار در گجت نیوز پدیدار شد.
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xiaomi mi a2 lite gets certified

xiaomi phones have been frequently popping up on tenaa and other regulatory websites lately. the latest bit of info comes from the fcc, where xiaomi devices got approved, and the same model numbers popped at singapore's communications authority. the more interesting part is that under "marketing name", the xiaomi m1805d1sg is listed as mi a2 lite, suggesting the arrival of a cheaper mi a2. the listings reveal only technical details like bands and frequencies for wi-fi and bluetooth connections, but they come just in time for a follow-up of the xiaomi mi 6x announcement last...
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xiaomi unveils deals for singles' day (11/11)

if you've never heard of it, november 11 aka 11/11, is the chinese single's day which transformed from a celebration of relationship status to something akin to black friday. xiaomi has posted a long list of deals it will be offering next urday so you and your piggy bank can plan accordingly. the highlights include 300 units of the mi mix 2 (global version) for €430 (€200 down). if you're on a budget, perhaps the mi 6 is a better pick at €320 (500 units). xiaomi mi mix 2 • xiaomi mi 6 most xiaomi phones are powered by miui, all except the android one-running mi a1, which...
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xiaomi mi a2 arrives tomorrow in india for $255

xiaomi mi a2 was unveiled in spain last month. following the announcement, the company vp manu kumar jain said on twitter that the phone will appear in india on august 8. after the device was teased as an amazon exclusive last week, now we know its price tag. according to a screens from the amazon india app, the xiaomi mi a2 will be offered for inr17,499 (about $255/€220). the xiaomi mi a2 is an android one version of the mi 6x for global markets. it comes with snapdragon 660 and will be offered with quick charge 4.0 exclusively in india. the screens reveals the listed variant...
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xiaomi officially arrives in france and italy this month

last week we wrote about not one, but two reports that xiaomi is already the 4th biggest manufacturer in the world. wang xiang, senior vp at the company revealed their team has no plans of stopping and will officially launch mi devices in france on may 22 and italy on may 24. the arrival on both european markets should help xiaomi solidify its fourth position in europe as well, as reported by kantar last thursday. the expansion in france and italy might mean the countries will finally get a mi store. up until now xiaomi was available only through retailers like carrefour or media...
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xiaomi mi 7 price to start from $475

xiaomi is famous for its policy of building fabulous value for price phones. its 2017 flagship, the xiaomi mi 6 was launched at prices between $360 and $435. sources from china suggest the mi 7's price will start at cny3,000 or around $475 with inflation and conversion rates are taken into account. xiaomi's current flagship - the mi 6 pricing its phone in the three-thousands of the chinese currency will be a first for xiaomi. the price is expected to be justified with snapdragon 845 chipset, 8 gb ram and 5.65" display with fullhd+ resolution. there is also a rumor about a...
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top 10 trending phones of week 16

the samsung galaxy s8 extended its stretch as king of the popularity hill to four weeks, despite a strong charge by the xiaomi mi 6. the new xiaomi flagship entered the chart in second place. could we see a change on top next week? the third phone on the rostrum is the galaxy j7 prime - a regular in the top 10 chart. the xiaomi and samsung continues all the way down to 8th place as the two companies have two more phones each in the next four positions. the final two spots on the prestigious chart are somewhat surprising. the yet-to-be-announced oneplus 5 appears in 9th place,...
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red xiaomi mi a1 arrives in india

back in october, the xiaomi mi 5x arrived in fresh new red paintjob. the global version of the phone, xiaomi mi a1, needed more than a month to follow suit - last week it reached indonesia and now it comes to india. the red xiaomi mi a1 will cost inr12,999 ($202) and will arrive on december 20 at a mi fan sale. the phone is discounted from its official price of inr13,999 that recently got a permanent cut of about $15. internally, the mi a1 is the very same snapdragon 625-powered phone with dual 12 mp eras and android one. it was launched with android nougat back in september,...
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xiaomi announces the redmi 5 and redmi 5 plus with 18:9 screens

we saw plenty of leaks, but now xiaomi officially lifted the curtain for the redmi 5 and redmi 5 plus at an event in china. the phones come with tall fullview displays, m ive batteries and attractive prices. xiaomi redmi 5 and redmi 5 plus xiaomi redmi 5 the xiaomi redmi 5 has a 5.7" screen with 18:9 ratio and hd+ resolution. the chipset is snapdragon 450, built on the 14 nm process technology. it features an octa-core cpu, clocked at 1.8 ghz. the memory versions are 2 gb ram with 16 gb storage or 3 gb ram with 32 gb storage. there is also microsd on board that...
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xiaomi mi 6x arrives at tenaa with a larger 18:9 screen, new dual eras

the mi 6 is a year old at this point and yet the mi 7 exists only in rumors. here's an intermediary update - the xiaomi mi 6x, which just hit tenaa. note that this will likely be available outside china as the mi a2, a sequel to xiaomi's android one phone. it radically changes the screen from 5.15" 16:9 to 5.99" 18:9. it's still an ips panel, but the resolution is now 1,080 x 2,160px. this made the phone significantly taller and wider - 158.9 x 75.5mm vs. 145.2 x 70.5mm. you can think of the "x" as a tilted plus. it's heavier (166g) but a tad thinner (7.3mm). the eras were...
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xiaomi mi pad 4 arrives with lte for $230

despite tablet sales steadily going down lately xiaomi is still committed to the niche and has just announced the mi pad 4. the new slate comes with a snapdragon 660 chipset, lte support and an extremely attractive price tag. the all-metal device has an 8" lcd panel with 16:10 aspect ratio and wuxga resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels). the soc has an octa-core cpu, clocked at 2.2 ghz and an adreno 512 gpu. xiaomi will offer the device with two memory configurations - either 3/32 gb or 4/64 gb. there is a 13 mp main era with f/2.0 lens for all the savages that take pictures and videos...
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top 10 trending phones of week 7

there's a surprise - after leading our trending chart for five weeks as a rumored phone the xiaomi redmi 5 couldn't retain the lead once it be e official. the reason being its pro version, which debuted alongside it and s straight to the top of our popularity contest. and to make this an even better week for the chinese manufacturer, the xiaomi mi a1 takes third. a trio of samsung phones follows - the current galaxy s8 flagship, its upcoming galaxy s9 successor and the mid-ranger galaxy galaxy j7 pro. huawei honor 9 lite slides behind another xiaomi - the redmi 5a, while the...
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top 10 trending phones of week 3

the third week of 2018 saw devices from only three makers among the 10 most popular on our website. samsung got five phones, followed by xiaomi with four, while oppo took the final remaining spot. and even if it had the most devices on the chart samsung missed on the first two positions, which are still held by the unofficial xiaomi redmi note 5 and the xioami mi a1. the rumors that the redmi note line is coming to an end better be unfounded or xiaomi risks angering quite a few people. the galaxy a8 (2018) gets third to become the highest placed samsung handset as the oppo f5 rose a...
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lg display will reportedly make oled panels for the lg v30, other phones

lg display will soon ramp up production for 6th generation oled screens for phones and lg electronics and xiaomi are interested. lge is gearing up to build the lg v30, which may have a curved screen like its galaxy competition. some rumors claim the v30 will drop the secondary screen and an always on display would make a nice replacement. xiaomi already used an lg-made flexible oled panel on the mi note 2 and will use one again for the upcoming sequel. other companies are interested too - google offered $880 million to help lg boost production so oleds can be used the pixel 2 phones....
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weekly poll results: it's a tie! huawei p20 pro and xiaomi mi 2s loved equally

well, we did not expect that - when we asked if you're more interested in the huawei p20 pro or the xiaomi mi mix 2s, we thought that surely one of the two will prevail. sure, we asked a couple of days before the phones went official, but there we extensive leaks. plus, the phones were unveiled this tuesday, so you had plenty of time to change your mind. however, the phones remained of absolute even popularity - when we stopped the poll, the difference in votes was less than 10. that's good news, we think. the huawei p20 pro is a era monster with a notched screen and a hefty price...
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xiaomi redmi s2 arrives with ai selfie era and affordable price

as promised, xiaomi unveiled the redmi s2 today in china. the device is positioned below the redmi note 5 in its domestic market, although it kept some of the features like dual eras and tall screen. the redmi s2 is powered by the snapdragon 625 chipset and runs miui 9 over the latest available stable android version - 8.1 oreo. the soc has an octa-core cpu, clocked at 2.0 ghz and adreno 506 gpu. xiaomi redmi s2 in platinum silver the xiaomi redmi s2 sports a tall 5.99" screen with hd+ resolution. there are no ons or sensors on the front - the fingerprint scanner...
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xiaomi puts up the xr, xs and xs max for sale, and those aren't just phones

iphones have never been what you'd call affordable and this year is no different with the iphone xr, xs and xs max. in china in particular, the latest apple smartphones start at cny 6499 ($946), cny 8699 ($1266), and cny 9599 ($1397), respectively. but in china, there's also xiaomi, and xiaomi has its own xr, xs, and xs max to offer. in a clear dig at apple, the chinese maker has put up electronics bundles named like the latest iphones, and priced them the same as what apple charges for them. xiaomi xr bundle so for the price of the least expensive 2018 iphone, xiaomi's xr...
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xiaomi puts up the xr, xs and xs max for sale, and those aren't just phones

iphones have never been what you'd call affordable and this year is no different with the iphone xr, xs and xs max. in china in particular, the latest apple smartphones start at cny 6499 ($946), cny 8699 ($1266), and cny 9599 ($1397), respectively. but in china, there's also xiaomi, and xiaomi has its own xr, xs, and xs max to offer. in a clear dig at apple, the chinese maker has put up electronics bundles named like the latest iphones, and priced them the same as what apple charges for them. xiaomi xr bundle so for the price of the least expensive 2018 iphone, xiaomi's xr...

xiaomi arrives in the uk with phones and accessories in tow