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You can only push prices so far before customers start turning away from your products. That seems to be the case with Apple's 2018 lineup of iPhones, which are the most expensive ever introduced for customers. A new report indicates that many Chinese retailers have taken the uncommon step of slashing the prices of relatively new iPhones in order to win the attention of customers. According to Reuters, popular Chinese retailers like Suning and JD.com are discounting models like the iPhone XR by as much as $118 off its starting price. In total, six retailers have instituted dramatic price cuts... Read more...
Xiaomi might not be a brand that has the name recognition of Samsung or Apple, but it is known for making devices that are incredibly affordable. In a world where high-end iPhones and Galaxy devices sell for over $1,000, Xiaomi is coughing up smartphones that look good and sell for a few hundred bucks. Xiaomi has now announced a device called the Redmi Note 7, and it will sell for 999 yuan or about $147 for the base 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage version.  A hopped up 4GB and 64GB storage version is 1,199 yuan or $177, and the high-end version has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage... Read more...
The fact that folding smartphones are coming isn't debatable at this point. Samsung has already shown off its folding smartphone packing a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display that folds in half offering a more pocketable form factor. But Samsung isn't alone in working to get folding screen devices on the market; Huawei has been tipped to debut a folding smartphone at MWC 2019. A new leaked video claims to show a folding smartphone that Xiaomi is working on. The video comes from Evan Blass via Twitter who notes that the authenticity of the footage is unverified. Blass says that the person who supplied... Read more...
Apple’s AirPods wireless earphones are popular with lots of Apple fans, but the problem is that they are quite expensive. Xiaomi has unveiled a set of earbuds that look very similar to the Apple AirPods but are much cheaper. They are called the Xiaomi Mi AirDots Youth Edition, are completely wireless, and include a charging case. The AirDots weigh in at 4.2 grams making them extremely lightweight contributing to comfort when in the ears. The speakers inside the small earphones are 7.2mm units and promise to produce deep bass and high-quality audio. Xiaomi also designed the AirDots Youth Edition... Read more...
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is finally here, and it's a beauty. The Android device features a bezel-less design with a lofty 93 percent screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi was able to achieve this by ditching the display notch that has become increasingly popular with Android flagships (to the chagrin of many). In its place, Xiaomi has designed a slider mechanism in which the entire back panel of the smartphone slides up revealing dual selfie cameras. The primary camera uses a 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor, while a secondary 2MP sensor is used for depth of field effects. The slider is not motorized, so it slides up... Read more...
The stakes in the gaming smartphone arena are getting higher as more players enter the field. Razer got the ball rolling with the Razer Phone, and since then we've seen entries from the likes of Xiaomi and even ASUS. Back in April, Xiaomi revealed the original Black Shark gaming phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 6-inch Full HD+ display. Now, the company is teasing the release of the Black Shark 2. Xiaomi isn't giving us many details on what to expect with the smartphone other than to say that all will be revealed on October 23rd, which is next week. However,... Read more...
Xiaomi is apparently very excited about its upcoming Mi Mix 3 handset. it is launching soon, but in the meantime, Xiaomi's executives are chomping ("champing," if you're a stickler for grammar) at the bit to let consumers know what is coming their way. We say this because Xiaomi has posted yet another photo of the unreleased phone. The first product shot (shown above) appeared on Weibo last week, and is actually a press render. It was uploaded by Xiaomi co-founder and president Bin Lin, who went on to tip an October launch. You can clearly see in the render that Xiaomi is going for a bezel-less... Read more...
Qualcomm is very much an active player in the mobile space with its Snapdragon chipsets, which are commonly found in Android phones and tablets. At present, the Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomm's flagship mobile processor. It is built on a 10-nanometer manufacturing process, is fast (for a mobile part), and has been around for several months. The chip might also be old news pretty soon—there is a listing on Geekbench that suggests Qualcomm is already mass producing its next flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 855. The database entry points to an unnamed Xiaomi handset with an "SDM855 for ARM64" underneath... Read more...
Among a bevy of product announcements during a press event in Senzhen, China today, Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship Android phone line, the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. All three look strikingly similar to Apple's iPhone X, which is to say they sport rounded corners and a full-size front display with a prominent notch along to the top to house a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Xiaomi has a history of, uh, taking inspiration from Apple when designing its own brand phones, the Mi 8 is no exception. What's different, of course, is that Xiaomi is entrenched in Google's Android ecosystem.... Read more...
Xiaomi is on the verge of launching its initial public offering (IPO), and the company is also looking to extend its reach into the U.S. market. No, we’re not talking about Xiaomi’s smartphones, which are incredibly popular in its home market of China, but smart home products. At Google I/O 2018, Xiaomi announced that it will introduce a family of smart home devices that will integrate fully with the Google Assistant. The Mi LED Smart Bulb plugs into to a standard light socket and can be configured to output nearly any color that you prefer (over 16 million colors are supported). With... Read more...
Many smartphone makers have seen China as their key market for growth over the last few years. Chinese consumers have been gobbling up smartphones despite the booming black market in the country for devices like iPhones. That black market is so robust that smugglers had taken to flying iPhones in by drone. Canalys has some numbers that look at the Chinese smartphone market and they aren't good. Smartphone shipments in China had their worst ever decline in Q1 2018, with shipments down 21% annually to 91 million units. Shipments haven't been that low since Q4 2013. The numbers also show that eight... Read more...
Xiaomi has taken the wraps off its new Blackshark handset that was teased earlier this week, thereby giving Razer some competition in the Android smartphone gaming space. It's a niche category for sure, though the specs on these devices rival (and in many cases surpass) flagship phones from other manufacturers that are not necessarily aimed at gamers, but boast high-end hardware nonetheless. In this case, the Blackshark does not match the 120Hz refresh that is a standout feature of the Razer Phone's display. However, it does boast a 5.99-inch IPS Pixelworks panel will a Full HD+ resolution and... Read more...
Smartphones aimed specifically at gamers are few and far between. The most recent device to make such a claim is the Razer Phone, now available in a limited gold edition model, which sports a sleek design and an impressive collection of hardware and features. Sometime in the near future, however, Chinese outfit Xiaomi will launch a gaming phone through its Blackshark subsidiary, and a leaked photo shows what is in store. The photo originates from Weibo, a popular social media site in China. It appears the phone is in a case of some sort, perhaps one that offers up gaming controls, and it is a bit... Read more...
The iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to flagship smartphones, but Xiaomi is looking to show those two rivals a thing or two with the release of the Mi MIX 2S. The Mi MIX 2S is an iterative upgrade over its predecessor and is quite the looker we might add. Xiaomi decided to go with minimal bezels around the top and sides of the smartphone, while there's still a noticeable "chin" at the bottom which houses the front-facing camera. To our eyes, it looks better and more uniform than the "notched" displays found on the iPhone X and the army of Android... Read more...
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