Xiaomi Just Launched Mi MIX 2, The Best Looking Phone Company Has Ever Made

After the launch of much anticipated Mi 1A last week, Xiaomi is ready to put its boot deeper on the bezel less smartphone market that it started a year ago with Mi Mix. The Mi MIX 2 just launched in Beijing, China with three variants that include internal storages of 64GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. Prices of those devices will be 3299 RNB, 3599 RNB, and 3999 RNB respectively. A limited edition Mi MIX 2 with ceramic body and 128GB storage, coupled with a whopping 8GB of RAM available in black as well as white colors is priced at 4,699 RMB (approximately Rs 46,100).

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi MIX. In comparison, it owns a higher screen-to-body ratio, and a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and besides the bottom chin staying same, the new device is 12 percent leaner. Rounded corners are adding to the aesthetic and overall Mi MIX 2 is said to be 11.9 percent smaller than the Mi Mix. In comparison with Apple iPhone 7 Plus it will seven percent smaller, which is a nice bet for new era smartphones.

However, it is still not a bet that Indian consumers can deem upon. While the price of highest-end Mi MIX 2 with 256 GB, which can be dubbed as 39,300 Rupees, and it can serve as a nice option for mid-high range phones in the Indian market, yet we may only hope that there may be a plan in future for Xiomi has shown no hint if the smartphone will be available in India or not. Considering Galaxy’s Note 8, LG V30 and many other phones are now coming with very minimal bezel, it will be interesting to see how Mi Mix 2 performs in the market.

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This is Mi A1, A Phone Made By Google And Xiaomi

A few of the reports had been buzzing in the market earlier, and now it comes out as true that Xiaomi has teamed up with Google to bring up its first Android One phone in the markets of Asia, Europe and Mexico during anytime later this month. This is going to be a smartphone sold at 15,000 Indian Rupees or $235 and will be titled as Xiaomi Mi A1.

For a while, it will contain the yet available Android 7 Naught out of the box, and as soon as within few months we will be able to update the operating system to Android Oreo, the newest venture of Google. Also, as Ciaomi as stated, this will be amongst the very first devices to update Android P as soon as it arrives.

This 5.5-inch phone will have a 1080p display and all-metal 7.3mm body. The processor will be a Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz one supported by a 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. Adreno 506 GPU will boost its graphical performances. The dual-SIM will be powered by 3,080mAh battery for a whole day’s use. And yes the device includes a 3.5mm jack as well.

A major USP of this device is about to be its 12-megapixel dual camera system that has wide and telephoto shots with 2x optical zoom. Portrait Mode-style shots that blur out the background is akin to iPhone 7. By September 12, Xiaomi Mi A1 will be on Flipkart, on Xiaomi’s own site, and will be brought to retail stores shortly after.

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Xiaomi Just Launched Affordable Redmi Note 5A With A 16 MP Front Camera

Xiaomi has now launched its Redmi Note 5A in China. It is a budget smartphone with the base model priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs 6,800/$106). There are different storage variants for it, namely, 2GB base model, then 3GB RAM+ 32GB internal storage at CNY 899 ( Rs 8,700), and a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model, at CNY 1,199 (Rs 11,600).

We do not yet know when will the smartphone make it to the Indian market or the US market.

The phone weighs 150g in a metal unibody design. Tthe base model has no fingerprint scanner, but 3GB/4GB RAM models do have a biometric sensor at back. Its display is a 5.5-inch HD IPS panel and the phone is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, paired with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storages expandable up to 128GB.

It includes a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 16-megapixel front selfie camera with video-calling and LED flash. 3,080mAh battery powers this smartphone that runs on Android-powered MIUI 9, a modified OS for targeted users. Considering the phone will be competing with Motorola’s Moto C, the phone looks to be beefed-up accordingly.

Xiaomi has been facing a stiff competition in Indian, Chinese and US market lately, and most of it is coming from Oppo and Vivo, it will be interesting to see what effect does Redmi 5A can make for the company.

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Xiaomi Thinks Phablets Are Still Cool, Launches Max 2 With Giant 6.4″ Display

Last year, the Chinese smartphone Xiaomi launched Mi Max that came with a ridiculously large 6+ inch screen and a large battery. The phone did well in developing countries and probably this is why the company recently launched the successor Mi Max 2. The phone will go on sale later this year.

The almost tablet sized phone packs a 6.44-inch display with 1920×1080 screen resolution and a 5300 mAh battery both higher than last year’s Mi Max 2 and much higher than current flagships. Apart from that, the phone has 4GB of RAM and it runs on Snapdragon 625 SoC which is aided by Adreno 506 GPU.

In the optics department, the phone has a 12-megapixel rear camera that has a Sony IMX 386 Sensor, PDAF, and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, Mi Max 2 has a 5-megapixel sensor with a real time beautification options.  Mi Max will come with 64 gigs of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card, and the phone is one of the new Xiaomi phones that support USB-C port. Xiaomi claimed that phone’s battery will last for 18 hours of video playback and 31 days of standby. To charge a battery this big, company has added Quick Charge 3.0 support to the phone, but there is no wireless charging available on the device,

The phone will cost almost Rs 17,000, which is $264 in the US, it will be interesting to see how the phone does in the market given the market has changed a lot in a year.

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Xiaomi’ Upcoming Phone Codenamed ‘Riva’ Just Got Leaked on Geekbench

Xiaomi is trying its best to hold against its rivals namely Oppo and Vivo in India. Now that Xioami’s Mi 6 is on the market and some details about the Mi 6 Plus are out, details about some other phones from the Chinese phone maker are out too. The company is looking forward to releasing numerous new devices soon as the information about Redmi Pro 2 is therein market, another phone as ‘Riva’ too is sought after. According to a benchmark, it will hold entry-level specs and hence, the phone should not be too expensive when it launches in the market.

Xiaoami’s new phone codenamed ‘Riva’ was found on a GeekBench benchmark listing by The Android Soul, the Xiaomi Riva has a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm SoC processor with 3GB of RAM and the phone was running on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat version. Other details, however, are not yet known but considering that the phone did not score high marks and it’s SoC, we can be sure that Xiaomi Riva will be an entry level phone. It has scored 560 in single-core and 916 in multi-core benchmark tests.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Pro

The information is scarce as of now but Xiaomi is all set to announce the launch a number of smartphones this year, including a Redmi Pro 2 with 3GB of RAM, and a 4GB RAM variant. The Redmi Pro 2 would contain a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel sensor and rear camera will be 12-megapixel instead and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor in a dual camera setup. The front, on the other hand, will likely have a 16-megapixel sensor. While there is no official word from Xiaomi on the launch of the Redmi Pro 2, it should be coming this month.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus Got Leaked Again And It Looks Impressive

Xiaomi has had a tough time recently, the company has lost a lot of market share and the new competitors such as Oppo and Vivo have been very challenging in a lot of markets and product segments.

Now that a lot if information about Mi 6 is out, it look like the company is working on a larger, beefier version of the phone that can fit in the phablet category. The Chinese company has given it an appropriate name, the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus and some details about the phone alongside with a Plastic wrapped back cover were found by Gizchina.

Credit: Gizchina

As you can notice, the back cover looks almost identical to the Mi 6 and the only difference appears is in its size. While there is not much official information, rumors have suggested that the phone will have a 5.7-inch FHD display and it will come with current flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 835. Apart from that, the phone may come in two variants, the first one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the second one will be a version with 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage and the most expensive version of the phone that will come with 8GB of low-powered RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Before this leak, a phone code-named Xiaomi Jason was found on GFXBentch, but we can be sure that Jason and Mi 6 Plus are not the same phones as the Xiaomi Jason may come with slightly lower specs compared to Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus.

Now that Smartphone wars have never been more heated that today, it will be interesting to see what Xiaomi can offer. For more details about the Mi 6 Plus, don’t forget to like our Facebook page.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Does Not Have a Headphone Jack, Here is Why

Motorola and Apple are the brands that killed the 3.5mm headphone jack from their phones first and now that Xiaomi has also removed the port from its latest flagship -the Mi 6.

Apart from “Courage”, Apple said that they removed the headphone jack because they needed more space inside the phone to add some new features such as water resistance and the new haptic engine.

Recently, Xiaomi also stated the reasons for removing the headphone jack from Mi 6 to Android Central, the company said “Smartphones are highly-integrated products and internal space is precious. By removing the headphone jack, we can save room for other components such as a bigger battery. Audio through USB Type-C is becoming more common, and will continue to provide excellent sound quality”.

Considering that Mi 6 packs a 3350 mAh battery, which is almost 10 percent larger than Mi 5 and flagship grade specs, the reason can be understood. Although the company packages a USB-C headphone with the device, the company said that the box will also come with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, so if you really like your old headphones, get ready to live the #donglelife.

Removal of Headphone jack has not hurt the sales of iPhone 7, but it will be interesting to see whether the same will be true in the case with Xiaomi.

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Xiaomi Just Launched The Mi 6 With 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and Dual Rear Cameras

Mi 6 has finally been launched by Xiaomi at a Beijing event.  The Mi 6 is available in Black, White and Blue colors and will go on sale on April 28 at 10 am CST (7:30 am IST).

Price and Variants

There are three variants of Mi 6 at this point.  The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage is priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 23,500), the 6 GB RAM  + 128 GB internal memory is priced at CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 27,000).  Apart from these two variants a third variant has been launched called the Mi 6  Ceramic has been launched.  It is available in Black color and Features four-side curved ceramic body and 18K gold-plated camera rims at the back. It has been priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,000). It has 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage.

At the event, a Silver edition was also announced which will feature sport four-sided 3D curves and an ultra reflective mirror finish.

Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch display diagonally and sports full-HD resolution. Its maximum brightness is 600 nits, which can be reduced automatically down to as low as 1 nit. It is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

It has four-sided 3D glass which gives it a premium look. These sides are made of stainless steel and there is no 3.5 mm audio jack. The USB port is Type-C.

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi said that the new Mi 6 has been “precisely crafted like a watch.” He also mentioned that the dual camera at the back has been “seamlessly integrated.” The fingerprint scanner is placed under-glass at the front. He also added that the Mi 6 is resistant to wear and tear, and claimed it’s “splash-resistant”.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features dual camera setup. It has dual 12 MP camera on the back similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.  There is a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom. Xiaomi said that its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithm makes edge recognition more accurate in the photos.

The connectivity options support for 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi, and 4G+ networks with download speeds of up to 600Mbps and up to 100Mbps upload speed.  It sports a 3350 mAh battery.  It her features include front-firing dual speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM support (4G + 4G/ 3G/ 2G), 8-megapixel front camera with 1080p video capture at 30fps, slo-mo videos.

Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 6 comes with new MIUI optimizations that will let the Mi 6 to last up to a full day. MIUI can now restrict applications from starting up, freezes background app, and also comes with a battery saving mode.

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(via The Verge)

Xiaomi’s Mi Max 2 Just Got Leaked Ahead of Launch

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is set to be unveiled this Wednesday and along with it, Xiaomi is also planning to launch the Mi Max 2. Just days before the launch Mi Max 2 render images have been leaked which give us a pretty clear idea of what to expect from the device.

Source: Weibo

The images leaked on Weibo show the Mi Max 2 sporting a  full metal body. The camera and the flash are located on the top left corner on the back of the smartphone. The bottom of the device houses dual speaker grilles and a USB Type-C port. The fingerprint sensor is situated in the center and the 3.5 mm audio jack are on the top. The only change in design from its predecessor is the change in the placement of the camera and flash.

We know from earlier leaks that the phone will come in variants 4GB RAM + Snapdragon 626 SoC priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,000) and 6GB RAM + Snapdragon 660 SoC priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 15,900).

The Mi Max 2 will sport a 6.44 inch Full HD display and run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is expected to be powered by a 5,000 mAh battery. It will sport a 12 MP rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor and a 5 MP front camera for taking selfies.

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Here is Everything You Should Know About The Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched on April 19 in Beijing at the University Of Technology Gymnasium and there have been many rumors about the specification of the phone, some of which have been confirmed by the teasers from the company. We have summed up all that we know about the device below.

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will allegedly be launched in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 20,500) and 4GB + 128GB variants priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 24,300). The Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, on the other hand is tipped to be offered in 6GB of RAM + 64GB priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 25,000), 6GB + 128GB at CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs. 28,990) , and 6GB + 256GB variant at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 34,600).

Design

Sketch leaks on Weibo show the Xiaomi Mi 6 with a dual camera setup. It shows the smartphone with thin bezels at the front and chamfered edges at the back. The Home button can be seen in the front, beneath which the fingerprint sensor will be housed. Another set of leaked images by a user named Reviewer on Weybourne show the Power and volume buttons on the right edge of the device and dual speaker grilles on the bottom of the phone.

Photo Credit: TechieState

Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on an unreleased version of MIUI and be powered by the most powerful Snapdragon 835 Processor. It will feature a 5.1 inch Full HD display. There will be 6 GB RAM available in various storage variants as listed above. The Mi 6 will have a 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording support and a 8 MP front camera capable of 4K recording as well.

The Mi 6 Plus will feature a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges and dual rear camera setup. Both the smartphones are expected to have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging. And the flagship is expected to house a 4,000 mAh battery although this might be for Mi 6 Plus.

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