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 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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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 mi mix 3 arrives in the uk for £499

xiaomi introduced the mi mix 3 slider and promised the phone would arrive in europe with 5g in the first quarter of 2019. while the next-gen connectivity is still a mere wish, the actual device popped up in spain yesterday and now it's on its way to the albion. xiaomi is launching the slider in the united kingdom on january 16 with a promo price of £449 for the first 100 phones. the mi mix 3 was introduced in at least three memory options with up to 10 gb ram and 256 gb storage. sadly, europe will get only 6 gb ram and 128 gb storage in order to maintain a lower price tag. once the...
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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 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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the top 20 most popular phones of 2018

we are sending away 2018 and we look back and see what were the most popular phones over the past year. while there are 20 phones in the yearly selection, the list of manufacturers is scarce. to be more precise, two out of every three devices come from either xiaomi or samsung. samsung brought us 7 of the most popular phones in 2018 - hardly a surprise that the world's largest manufacturer dominates the popularity chart. somewhat less expected is that xiaomi got 6. last year, the number for the korean manufacturer was the same, but the chinese maker is up by one, showcasing...
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xiaomi drops software support for the mi 5 and redmi note 3

xiaomi just confirmed that it's discontinuing the software support for two of its iconic devices - the 2016 flagship, mi 5 and the affordable redmi note 3 phablet from the same year. the upcoming stable release of the miui global rom will be the last one for those two handsets. the beta team for both phones will be disbanded after the final ota update arrives. that's quite unfortunate and many fans in the official miui forum are displeased with the news, but there's another side of the coin here. first, xiaomi is releasing a plethora of devices each year and the software support...
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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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three new xiaomi smartphones get certified at 3c

three new xiaomi phones were just certified by china's compulsory certificate (3c) and it looks like the redmi 7 series is incoming. phones with model numbers m1901f7c, m1901f7e, and m1901f7t are approved with 5v/2a charging, meaning the basic 10w charge standard is for basic devices, such as the redmi phones. since the model numbers begin with m19, we are likely to see actual redmi smartphones as early as 2019, given all current-year models' nicknames begin with m18. xiaomi is yet to introduce the redmi note 6 pro smartphone to its market and it appears it will skip entirely...
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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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xiaomi mi a3 already in the works

xiaomi released the mi a2 and mi a2 lite in the summer and is already preparing for the next android one phones. according to sources, the code-name orchid_sprout was spotted in the android pie-based user interface for the mi 8 and mi mix 3 flagships. the suffix sprout is used to describe virtually all android one devices, including the previous phones xiaomi developed as part of the program. the codename for mi a1 back in the days was tissot_sprout; the mi a2 was jasmine_sprout, while the mi a2 lite was developed under the moniker daisy_sprout. specs about the orchid_sprout...
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xiaomi unveils the logo for the redmi brand

xiaomi has announced plans to spin off the redmi line as a separate brand and brands need logos. ceo lei jun unveiled a minimalistic logo that simply says "redmi by xiaomi". the debut phones of the new brand will be the redmi 7 and redmi note 7, which will be unveiled at an event tomorrow. you can see images of both, courtesy of tenaa. they feature gradient paintjobs, which carries over to the alternative rendering of the logo. this move will separate xiaomi's flagships (under the mi brand) and the value for money phones (though redmi might have some heavy hitters like the redmi...
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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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top 10 trending phones of week 2

it's still early in the year, but we are already getting an action-packed week in our trending chart including a new leader and 3 new phones in the top 10. the redmi note 7 debuted on thursday and it wasted no time climbing to the top and dethroning its stablemate - the xiaomi redmi note 6 pro had to settle for second this time around. in third and fourth we have a couple of new phones that are yet to even become official. the samsung galaxy m30 and xiaomi mi 9 are already getting people excited and their specs pages are among the most searched on our website. in sixth we find the...
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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 launches mi fan sale on amazon india

xiaomi is known for selling its devices at affordable prices, but some phones got even cheaper. the company introduced the no. 1 mi fan sale on amazon india, discounting the redmi 6a, mi a2, redmi y2, redmi 6 pro, and redmi note 5 pro devices with up to inr3,000 off their price. phone price (in inr) discounted price (in inr) xiaomi mi a2 6/128 gb 18,999 16,999 xiaomi mi a2 4/64 gb 15,999 14,999 xiaomi redmi note 5 pro 6/64 gb 17,999 14,999 xiaomi redmi note 5 pro 4/64 gb 15,999 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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what were the best-looking phones of 2018?

introduction just as we see the year 2018 in the rear-view mirror we decided to take a somewhat different spin on it and try and find the most beautiful phones it brought. ignoring pricing and feature sets we'll only focus on looks here. a quick comparison of the last two years shows that while 2017 brought mostly grey, black and white phones with rectangular screens, 2018 got us a kaleidoscope of vivid colors and screen cutouts of all shapes and sizes. phones, especially ones from chinese makers like huawei, oppo, vivo, lenovo and xiaomi are the ones pushing this revolution but...
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xiaomi mi a2 gets stable android 9.0 pie update

the xiaomi mi a2 has started receiving the android 9.0 pie update. this is the stable release and it brings with it the new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness and other improvements. also, the november 5 security patch is included. it seems that the update is rolling out in india first (that's where the screens comes from). we've seen reports that it's not available in spain or brazil yet, so chances are the global rollout is days away. stable android 9.0 pie arrives on the xiaomi mi a2 so, if you're in india, connect to a wi-fi and start ing - the...
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xiaomi mi a2 gets stable android 9.0 pie update

the xiaomi mi a2 has started receiving the android 9.0 pie update. this is the stable release and it brings with it the new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness and other improvements. also, the november 5 security patch is included. it seems that the update is rolling out in india first (that's where the screens comes from). we've seen reports that it's not available in spain or brazil yet, so chances are the global rollout is days away. stable android 9.0 pie arrives on the xiaomi mi a2 so, if you're in india, connect to a wi-fi and start ing - the...
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xiaomi kicks off miui 10 development

last week xiaomi listed which 40 devices will receive miui 9 and today it announced the start of the miui 10 development. the launch was announced at a glamorous event in beijing, held by hong feng, co-founder and vp of xiaomi. he said the main focus for developers will be artificial intelligence and machine learning. the latest stable version of miui right now is 9.1.1, although some phones are already getting the 9.2.1 beta. key features of the new user interface are split screen, picture in picture mode and game speed booster which we covered earlier. while all phones are...
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xiaomi redmi y2 arrives in blue and black

xiaomi announced the redmi s2 in may and later the phone arrived in india under the name redmi y2 in gold, rose gold, and dark grey colors. today xiaomi india announced that on september 22 two more options will be available - mesmerising blue and stunning black. the redmi y2 an entry level handset costing inr9,999 (€117/$138) for the variant with 3 gb ram and 32 gb storage. the more powerful version is 4/64 gb and goes for inr12,999 (€150/$180). although it is advertised as amazon exclusive, the phone is also available at xiaomi's online store. source
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xiaomi mi mix 2 arrives in the netherlands

yesterday xiaomi mi mix 2 was introduced in spain and now it lands in another european country. the 6 gb ram + 64 gb storage phone is sold in netherlands for €599 and could be purchased unlocked by retailer belsimpel. the phone can also be purchased with a prepaid plan or with a subscription. belsimpel offers deals with all the providers in netherlands which include purchasing the mi mix 2 with a monthly payment plan, instead of paying it all upfront. the delivery takes 2-4 working days. the xiaomi mi mix 2 is the second device available for purchase from the chinese...
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xiaomi mi a1 shines on geekbench

we've been hearing rumors from indonesia about xiaomi and google working together to build an affordable android one device that could be based on the dual- era xiaomi mi 5x with the name mi a1. now benchmarks of the alleged device appeared, and some interesting results e out. the single-core score of the phone listed as xiaomi mi a1 is 852, while the multi-core result is 3837. the listing also reveals the android one phone will come with 4 gb ram and android 7.1.2 nougat. these numbers look similar to all the phones with snapdragon 625 chipset, but the mi 5x has a higher...
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xiaomi q2 2017 shipments show healthy growth

xiaomi launched several phones this quarter and the move brought a rise in shipments. the company is on course to moving 20 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to an industry insider. q2 is undoubtedly a better quarter compared with q1 2017 when xiaomi managed to ship only 13 million units. the reason for the spike is the company's expansion into markets like mexico, as well as the aggressive marketing in india. xiaomi also is already selling the flagship xiaomi mi 6 and the refreshed phablet mi max 2, which enjoys great reception. according to the insider,...
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xiaomi redmi note 5 and redmi note 5 pro specs leak in full

xiaomi is announcing the redmi note 5 and redmi note 5 pro in india tomorrow, but full specs of the phones have already leaked. they come to confirm that the redmi note 5 is just a rebranded redmi 5 plus with a 6" screen and a snapdragon 625 chipset, as we reported on two separate occasions. the big surprise is the redmi note 5 pro, arriving with snapdragon 636, dual- on the back, arranged in the upper left corner like the iphone x, and a 20 mp selfie snapper on the front. xiaomi redmi note 5 pro • xiaomi redmi note 5 the xiaomi redmi note 5 pro's processor comes...
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xiaomi redmi note 7 pops up on geekbench with snapdragon 660

xiaomi announced it is splitting the redmi series into a separate brand, with the first phones coming on january 10. we expect these to include the redmi 7 and redmi note 7. now one of those popped up on geekbench, revealing a snapdragon 660 chipset. while the results of 1462 for a single core and 4556 for multiple cores are in line with other sd660-powered phones, the new chipset is good news for itself. the redmi note 5 pro and redmi note 6 pro both spotted chipset built on the 14 nm process snapdragon 636, meaning the redmi note 7 will be an update of the series. the os is...
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xiaomi mi note 3 gets a high score by dxomark

the xiaomi mi note 3 is the latest smartphone to get evaluated by dxomark and be e the highest-scored xiaomi ever. the mi note 3 got an overall score of 90, which puts it right alongside the htc u11. if we look beyond it gets broken down to 94 for p o and 82 for video. the xiaomi mi note 3 received praise for the reliable and fast autofocus, the zoom ability and the good simulated bokeh effect but lost points for noise in the images. the video was criticized for poor detail. here's a breakdown of the recent phones that p ed through dxomark. dxo scores ...
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xiaomi adds redmi and redmi note phones to its amazon spain store

xiaomi launched a spanish version of its site to start selling to the western european audience, but perhaps you prefer the familiarity of amazon. that's no problem, amazon spain now offers a selection of mid-range and entry-level redmi devices. the xiaomi redmi note 4 is a best seller. you can have a 32gb model for €170, there's a 64gb option as well. the redmi note 5a prime costs €160, but we think the note 4 is a better deal. a redmi note 5a , which is quite affordable at €130, though you might find the quad-core processor limiting. xiaomi redmi note 4 • xiaomi redmi note...
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counterclockwise: xiaomi shows $300 is all a flagship needs to cost

xiaomi is one of the youngest smartphone companies, but its rise has been astounding. it was founded in 2010, released its first phone in 2011 and in 2014 it was already the top maker in china. the first product the company made was miui ("me you i"), a custom skin built on top of android 2.2 froyo. it was made available as a rom to be installed on various phones, but the focus quickly changed to building in-house hardware. it all began with the xiaomi mi 1. offered at cny 2,000 ($290/€250), it reached 300,000 pre-orders in 34 hours. xiaomi soon partnered with china unicom to offer a...
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xiaomi mi max 3 arrives with 6.9" screen and 5,500 mah battery

the xiaomi mi max 3 was teased on weibo and also showcased in press renders by lin bin, company founder. today everything was officially unw ped at an official event so we get to see the full picture. it has a 6.9" screen with full hd+ resolution and 18:9 ratio and a m ive 5,500 mah battery. the xiaomi mi max 3borrows plenty of specs from the redmi note 5. it runs the same qualcomm snapdragon 636 chipset with an octa-core cpu at 1.8 ghz. the dual era setup is also the same - 12 mp main snapper with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size and dual-pixel phase detection af, plus a ...
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xiaomi sells over 150k redmi y1 phones in 3 minutes

xiaomi announced the redmi y1 and redmi y1 lite on thursday, and their first flash sale today, saw over 150,000 units sold in just three minutes. the information was confirmed by manu kumar jain, xiaomi india managing director. the extremely affordable devices were introduced by xiaomi in new delhi last thursday, accompanied by a cheeky #loveyourselfie slogan, since the redmi y1 has a 16 mp era and led flash on the front. the device can also fit two sim cards and a microsd one at the same time. the 3 gb ram version costs inr8,999 ($140), while the 4 gb ram variant is...
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xiaomi mi 6 ceramic edition quickly sold out

the xiaomi mi 6 ceramic edition went on sale today and supply promptly ran out. it features a black ceramic body and 18k gold trim on the dual era. it carried a higher price - cny 3,000, up from the cny 2,500 of the base version. xiaomi does not say how many units were available, but there's none of them left now. only the chinese branch of mi.com was selling ceramic mi 6 phones and it's not clear if xiaomi will launch this special edition in other countries. xiaomi mi 6 ceramic edition official image the fact that the forum post on miui.com was titled "first sale" hints that...
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xiaomi redmi note 7 arrives at tenaa alongside a gradient-colored redmi 7

the xiaomi redmi 7 went through tenaa a few days back, but the chinese authority has more interesting info to share - the redmi note 7 as well as gradient color options for both devices. we don't have the full spec sheet yet, but the note will have a 6.3" screen and a 3,900mah battery. it measures 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1mm. there are three m1901f7 model versions, but they appear identical (even the connectivity). also, there's only one color option pictured. xiaomi redmi note 7, gradient color and here's the gradient color version of the redmi 7 (m1901f9): xiaomi...
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xiaomi phones will be officially sold by three in the uk and other european countries

xiaomi's been quite busy these days. after having filed for an ipo in hong g (the world's biggest offering since 2014, apparently), the company is now getting ready to have its smartphones sold by three across its pretty big footprint. to this effect, xiaomi has formed a global strategic alliance with ck hutchinson holdings, the owner of the carriers named three. thus, xiaomi devices will officially be available from three in austria, denmark, hong g, ireland, italy, sweden, and the uk. additionally, you'll find them in watson's fortress, superdrug, and krui t stores in hong g,...
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xiaomi pocophone f1 launch date confirmed as video unboxing leaks

the xiaomi pocophone f1 is shaping up to be the worst kept secret ever - be that on purpose or otherwise. the phone to premiere xiaomi's new poco (or pocophone, according to the leak) lineup has popped up again, this time in a crispy video unboxing that shows off the f1 in its entirety. the video shows a proper unboxing, showing off the retail package and accessories, and then powers on the phone. we see the new poco miui theme as well as all the sides of the pocophone f1. it's a plastic-built phone with a 5.99-inch ips lcd, xiaomi's face scanning tech inside the notch on the front and...
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xiaomi creates an in-house era division to improve image quality

xiaomi ceo lei jun sent an internal email (which promptly leaked) that details the creation of an in-house era department. jun considers p og hy one of the most important features of modern smartphones and this division will allow future mi and redmi phones to better compete with the top brands. the xiaomi mi mix 2s (the first dual era phone in the mix series) already scores pretty high on the dxo charts achieving a final score of 97 and a p o score of 101. with a dedicated team working on improving image quality, xiaomi will be able to get even better. the leaked email...
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top 10 trending phones of week 49

the xiaomi redmi note 6 pro was the most popular phone in our database in week 49 of 2018, followed by the galaxy a7 (2018) - the pair retaining the top 2 spots for three straight weeks now. in third we have the galaxy a9 (2018), which climbed three positions since last week and knocked the huawei mate 20 pro off the podium. the samsung galaxy a8s with its hole in the display took fifth despite not being officially out yet - the new design has gained quite a lot of attention though. xiaomi pocophone f1 gained a spot to sixth, while behind it are two more phones on the rise - honor...
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xiaomi apologizes over misleading uk flash sale terms

xiaomi brought its most popular smartphones to the uk on november 8. to celebrate the new market, the company launched a flash sale where the xiaomi mi 8 lite and xiaomi mi a2 were offered for £1. the deal was over in the blink of an eye since the company offered only three phones at that price per model. a follow-up included two units apiece, adding up to the m ive amount of 10 smartphones. the immediate stock depletion led to users voicing their anger on twitter, with one fan even going into the website code, revealing the page was programmed to show out of stock once the order...
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miui 9 might come with split-screen function

xiaomi rolled out the latest miui 8.2 update in february and is now busy polishing the next version of its in-house launcher - miui 9. the company accidentally sent out an email to app developers about bringing two new features - split screen and pip (picture-in-picture). all xiaomi phones with android 7.0 nougat will get the new functions along with the miui 9, including popular devices like the mi 6, mi 5c and redmi note 4. according to inside info, xiaomi wants to implement the feature- even in devices running android 6.0 marshmallow. last month xiaomi started a poll on miui...
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miui 9 might come with split-screen function

xiaomi rolled out the latest miui 8.2 update in february and is now busy polishing the next version of its in-house launcher - miui 9. the company accidentally sent out an email to app developers about bringing two new features - split screen and pip (picture-in-picture). all xiaomi phones with android 7.0 nougat will get the new functions along with the miui 9, including popular devices like the mi 6, mi 5c and redmi note 4. according to inside info, xiaomi wants to implement the feature even in devices running android 6.0 marshmallow. last month xiaomi started a poll on miui...
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xiaomi redmi 7 makes its way on tenaa, just p os for now

xiaomi joined the notch movement quite late with its mi 8 series, launched in late may. the company gradually started migrating its lineup to the infamous design trend, with the pocophone f1 and some redmi 6 phones following suit. now a xiaomi m1901f9t arrived on tenaa with a selfie era, positioned in the center, meaning we will see a phone by the chinese company with a waterdrop cutout as well. looking at the model number, it is likely a redmi 7 series phone. xiaomi m1901f7t the p os also reveal pretty common design overall - ons on the right, fingerprint...
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weekly poll results: xiaomi mi mix 3 is adored by fans

the xiaomi mi mix 3 is nearly universally adored - with an 87% positive vote in last week's poll, the phone is shaping up to be one of the more influential flagships of the second half of 2018. with the holiday season fast approaching - 11.11 is next week, christmas shopping is a month and a half away - the latest edition to the mix series will surely help xiaomi bolster its sales numbers. the company moved 100 million phones in 10 months, achieving the goal it set for itself for this year. xiaomi mi mix 3 an almost unique design (the honor magic 2 was just unveiled),...
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google istant finally arrives on android tablets, also expands to phones running lollipop

the google istant started life as an exclusive to the original pixel phones. it then got rolled out to every android handset that runs marshmallow or a newer version, and now it's finally time for it to expand some more. first off, it's in the process of being rolled out to even older phones, the ones that still run lollipop. this rollout is ongoing for users with the language set to english in the us, uk, india, australia, canada, and singapore, as well as in spanish in the us, mexico, and spain. you'll get it if you're in italy, japan, germany, brazil, and korea too. once you receive...
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xiaomi to celebrate its 8th birthday with anniversary phone

has it really been 8 years? xiaomi was founded in 2010 and has become one of the leading smartphone makers since then. to mark the occasion, the company may be preparing a xiaomi mi 8 anniversary edition phone. this hasn't been confirmed officially, but a few tantalizing images have started circulating on weibo. there's the giant eight, allegedly a teaser for a snapdragon 845-powered phone with an under display fingerprint reader and 3d face scanning. the image on the right seems to announce that some lucky fans will win one of 100 mi 8 phones. and this (supposedly) will be its...

xiaomi arrives in the uk with phones and accessories in tow