Category: Xiaomi

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March 28, 2019

Xiaomi teases another look at its foldable phone

Xiaomi is back with another teaser of the foldable concept device it first showed off in January. This time around, in a video posted to its Weibo account, the Chinese company showed off the device working in tablet mode and, after folding, regular phone mode...


by Jon Russell in Asia
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March 19, 2019

Xiaomi outs Redmi Go, a $65 entry-level smartphone for India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a new entry level smartphone at an event in Delhi. The entry-level smartphone is targeted at the Indian market and looks intended to woo feature phone owners to upgrade from a more basic mobile. It runs Google’s flavor of...


by Natasha Lomas in Android Go
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March 2, 2019

5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following...


by Natasha Lomas in 5g
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February 26, 2019

Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light . Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best know for its 16-lens DSLR competitor, an utterly fascinating, if not particularly practical device. At this week’s show, however, we’re...


by Brian Heater in Hardware
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February 25, 2019

Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC

Mobile World Congress is underway, which means there are a handful of brand spankin’ new 5G phones hitting the market soon. How ever will you decide? Here’s a look at all the 5G phones announced thus far: Huawei Mate X The Mate X is a...


by Jordan Crook in huawei
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February 24, 2019

Xiaomi announces its first 5G phone, the Mi Mix 3 5G

Xiaomi doesn’t want to miss the 5G bandwagon — the company just unveiled its first smartphone that comes with a 5G modem at a press conference in Barcelona. The Mi Mix 3 5G is a new variant of the Mi Mix 3, a phone that...


by Natasha Lomas in Gadgets
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February 21, 2019

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of...


by Natasha Lomas in Android
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February 20, 2019

Xiaomi’s Mi 9 includes a triple lens rear camera and wireless charging

Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual shindig, is next week but Xiaomi can’t wait reveal its newest top-end phone. The Chinese company instead picked today to unveil the Mi 9. Once again Xiaomi’s design ethic closely resembles Apple’s iPhone with a minimal bezel and...


by Jon Russell in Asia
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February 13, 2019

Audio tech supplier to Rolls Royce and Xiaomi secures another $13.2M in funding

As autonomous driving eventually transforms cars from transportation devices to mobile theaters or conference rooms we will need better audio inside them. And we’ve already seen that VCs like Andreessen Horowitz say ‘audio is the future.’ So it’s interesting that Swedish sound pioneer Dirac has...


by Mike Butcher in Europe
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February 12, 2019

Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war

One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition at home drive players to venture upon their original reach. A new smartphone brand called...


by Rita Liao in Apple