Tag: Xiaomi

Google Lens comes to the MIUI camera app on select phones

Google Lens was a big unveiling at I/O a while back, but the feature isn’t particularly discoverable on phones. It’s become a bit more prominent with camera integrates on phones from Motorola, Google, and others. Now, you can add Xiaomi to the list. Lens uses your smartphone’s camera to scan the world around you, offering […]

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New report highlights just how much Chinese consumers are ditching Apple

A new report highlights Apple’s shrinking smartphone market share in China. Huawei, Xiaomi, and other Chinese manufacturers are growing, gobbling up Apple’s share of the world’s largest market. Apple will need to release cheaper phones with more innovative features if it wants to earn its share back. There have been plenty of reports over the […]

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Xiaomi said to be working on two Android One phones with in-display fingerprint sensors

Xiaomi is one of the more prominent OEMs supporting the Android One program, most recently delivering the Mi A2 series. It stands to reason that the company will offer successors this year, and it now looks like we have a few details. XDA-Developers has discovered that Xiaomi is testing three new phones, code-named pyxis, bamboo_sprout, […]

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Xiaomi’s Mint Launcher comes to the Play Store, but it’s not available on any phones yet [APK Download]

Xiaomi has its own distinct style that can be a big adjustment for anyone used to a different version of Android. The company has moved closer to the Android mainstream as its international business has grown, launching phones like the Poco F1. That device sported a new launcher, and it looks like Xiaomi has decided […]

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[Update: Nextbit Robin and other devices too] LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

After months of anticipation, the popular LineageOS custom ROM finally released a version based on Android 9 Pie last month. The project has already updated 30 devices to Pie, but now a few more have been added. Also, two phones now have official Oreo builds. First, the 2016 Google Pixel (sailfish) and Pixel XL (marlin) […]

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Xiaomi doubled international revenue in 2018

XIAOMI ACHIEVES STRONG GROWTH ACROSS ALL BUSINESS SEGMENTS IN FY2018 MAR 19, 2019 BY XIAOMI TEAM TAGS: EARNINGS Xiaomi Achieves Strong Growth Across All Business Segments in FY2018 Revenue Soars 52.6% to RMB174.9 Billion International Revenue Up 118.1% to RMB70.0 Billion Net Profit Reaches RMB13.478 Billion (Hong Kong, March 19, 2019) – Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi” […]

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[Update: Launched in India for $65] Xiaomi’s first Android Go phone is the Redmi Go, will reportedly cost under $90

If you’re not familiar with it, Android Go is a lightweight version of Android designed for phones with 1GB of RAM (or less). A few manufacturers have already made Go devices, including Alcatel and Asus, but now Xiaomi is entering the game with its ‘Redmi Go.’ “GO” for something new! Today we’re introducing the new […]

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Xiaomi enters the crowded payments space in India with the launch of Mi Pay

In a press event in New Delhi, Xiaomi announced its new payments service in India, Mi Pay. Mi Pay is a mobile payments service based on the country’s UPI platform. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a real-time mobile payment system facilitating inter-bank transactions developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Founded in 2008, […]

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Redmi Go is raring to go with Snapdragon 425 for 4,499 rupees

Xiaomi’s latest takes a radically different approach compared to the power-packed Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Go is the company’s first Android Go powered device and competes in the absolute entry-level segment of phones. The Redmi Go is designed as an ultra-budget device that brings a clean, stock Android like experience to an entry-level […]

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Xiaomi unveils Black Shark 2 gaming phone with Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM

Xiaomi is wasting no time with its gaming-focused Black Shark brand. It’s announced three Black Shark phones in the last year, the most recent of which is the confusingly named Black Shark 2. It’s the third phone after the original Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. Those phones were already plenty powerful, but the new […]

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Redmi 7 arrives with Snapdragon 632, 4,000mAh battery, and gradient hues for around $105

Xiaomi announced in January that it would be turning Redmi into an independent brand, if only for the sake of appearances. The first Redmi phone to launch thereafter was the unfortunately-named Note 7, with a 48MP camera and beefy 4,000mAh battery. The ultra-budget Redmi Go came next, and the company has just unveiled yet another […]

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Samsung finally (sort of) admits it’s only India’s second-biggest smartphone brand

As early as January 2018, statistics have shown that Samsung is the second biggest smartphone vendor in India, losing its previously-held top spot to Chinese rival Xiaomi. Since then, numerous other reports have surfaced saying the same thing: as far as smartphone shipments go, Samsung is only second best in India. However, despite all these […]

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Being first shouldn’t matter, but for some tech companies it’s a badge of honor

“We think 5G is definitely going to be a very big step-change for smartphones, [and] for the smartphone industry in general,” explained Donovan Sung, Xiaomi’s global spokesperson and director of product management, in an interview with VentureBeat last week. “So that’s why it’s important for us to be one of […]

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