The Xiaomi Redmi S2 was launched in China on the 10th of May. It appeared that the Redmi S2 would remain a China-exclusive or at least not make its way to India. Xiaomi has a plethora of budget smartphones, especially in the sub 10K category with the Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 and the Redmi Note 5. However, that assumption has not held true, as the company has confirmed a June 7th launch event.
As the invite highlights, the soon to be launched smartphone will be camera-centric. Xiaomi’s Redmi Y series is all about the front-facing camera and the Redmi S2 has been tipped to launch as the Redmi Y2 in India. The device is expected to be priced under Rs 10,000 and will [...]
The Apple iPhone X’s design appears to have become the template for Xiaomi smartphones in 2018. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi MIX 2s and the Redmi S2, all have a vertically placed dual-camera setup that looks uncannily similar to the iPhone X. The Mi 8 is also expected to have a vertically placed dual-camera setup. New images leaked of another Xiaomi smartphone, allegedly, the Redmi 6, also reveal a similar dual-camera setup. Oh, there is also a notch on the display.
The leaked images reveal that the Redmi 6 will have a notch very similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. This design differs from the Mi 8, which is expected to have a bigger notch, similar to the iPhone X. One [...]
Xiaomi has ventured into a new avenue, away from smartphones and other consumer electronics. The company has announced the launch of Mi Credit in India, a new service that acts as a platform for users to initiate financial lendings. The company has listed financial loan providers on Mi Credit and users can log onto the platform to apply for quick loans.Redmi 5 (Gold, 32GB) [...]
Xiaomi has confirmed that a May 31st event to celebrate 8 years of the company will be held in China. The Xiaomi Mi 8 will launch at the event along with a few other products. The Mi Band 3 has also been rumoured to launch at the event. The company has taken to Twitter to confirm that the next iteration of MIUI will also launch at the May 31st event. MIUI 10 will follow MIUI 9 which was announced in late-July 2017.
The teaser released by Xiaomi has some text written under the number ’10’. It roughly translates to “I will be faster than lighting.” This is in line with the Mi 8 teaser which read “I am Mi 8 and I will be faster than [...]
The CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun took to Weibo and announced an event for May 31st in Shenzhen, China. At the event, the company is expected to announce the Xiaomi Mi 8, its new flagship smartphone that will succeed the Mi 6 from 2017. A new leaked image has shed some light on the specifications and possible pricing of the smartphone.
The image reveals that the Mi 8 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, something that was confirmed way back in December 2017. The smartphone will have a 6.01 inch display with a taller display. Since the smartphone will have a notch, the aspect ratio could be 19.5:9, same as the iPhone X. Popular Android smartphones like the OnePlus [...]
Xiaomi still believes that there is a market for phablets in today’s world. The companies ‘Mi Max’ series has been hugely popular thanks to the display size and price point of the devices. The Mi Max 2 was launched on July 27th, 2017 and there have been a lot of rumours about the Mi Max 3. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the Mi Max 3 will follow the same pattern and launch in July this year.
We are almost halfway into 2018 and with every smartphone launch, it is becoming harder to differentiate between a smartphone and a phablet. Till a couple of years ago, the average screen size of [...]
The Xiaomi Mi 8, or formerly known as the Mi 7 has been a part of multiple leaks of late. It is rumoured that Xiaomi is planning to launch the Mi 8 to celebrate the company’s eighth anniversary, hence will skip the Mi 7 moniker. This strategy is very similar to Apple’s, which launched the iPhone X to celebrate 10 years of iPhones, instead of launching an iPhone 9. It appears that this won’t be the only thing in common between the Mi 8 and iPhone X.
A new image posted on the Chinese social media website, Weibo reveals an alleged prototype of the Xiaomi Mi 8. The image shows a smartphone in line with many rumours and renders, with an iPhone X style notch thin [...]
Xiaomi has launched a really good flagship smartphone in 2018, the Mi MIX 2s. Before the Mi MIX 2s announcement, it was highly anticipated that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Mi 7 at MWC 2018 instead. However, the company pushed the launch of the Mi 7 for a later date and it now appears that the Mi 7 might not launch at all. Xiaomi will instead launch the Mi 8, to commemorate its eighth anniversary. The Xiaomi Mi 8 might be one of the most ambitious smartphones from Xiaomi, and new renders of the device reveal the possible design.
The leaked renders of the Mi 8 imagine the smartphone with an iPhone X like notch and extremely thin bezels around the other three [...]
The budget smartphone category in the Indian market is seldom short of great offerings. In 2017, devices like the Mi A1, Moto G5 Plus and the Honor 7X were the popular budget smartphones. Honor kicked off 2018 with the Honor 9 Lite which has a great build quality and a dual-camera setup on the front and back. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the first-ever smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro with the same chipset at a more affordable price. Recently, OPPO launched its sub-brand Realme and unveiled the Helio P60-running Realme 1 in India.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro retails for a starting price of Rs 14999, while [...]
For weeks, it has been rumoured that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will have 3D facial recognition technology. Just a few days ago, an official-looking image detailing all the sensors present in the display notch was leaked. It is also seeming more and more likely that the Xiaomi will launch the Mi 7 as the Xiaomi Mi 8, to commemorate the company’s 8th anniversary. A few days before the rumoured launch of the Mi 8, a short clip showing the in-display fingerprint sensor of the Mi 8 has leaked.
The short three-second clip shows a user unlocking the Xiaomi Mi 8 using an in-display fingerprint sensor. The video shows only the centre part of the device, not giving anything else about the [...]
Xiaomi launched the Mi MIX 2s at an event in China, after skipping any major launches at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Since its launch, the Mi MIX 2s has received a lot of praise for its top of the line specifications and design. However, it has remained a China-exclusive so far with no communication from the company about its possible global launch yet. However, a recent activity regarding the price of the Mi MIX 2 in India suggests otherwise.
The Mi MIX 2 received another price cut which means that it now retails for Rs 29999 in India. The price has been changed on all retailing platforms like Flipkart and Xiaomi’s India website. This [...]
The Xiaomi Mi 7 has been in the news ever since the company decided to not launch it at MWC 2018. Xiaomi instead launched the Mi MIX 2s and it appears that the Mi 7 won’t launch very soon. Numerous reports have claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will have Face ID-like 3D facial recognition hence, also sport a notch very similar to the iPhone X. A new image posted on Weibo gives a glimpse of what technology Xiaomi will use to attain the accuracy that Face ID has.
The image was uploaded by a prominent Chinese tipster who claims that this is an official image revealing all the sensors that will be housed inside the Mi 7 notch. Coincidently, the image looks very similar to [...]