Live photos of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 leak

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to be released next month with some new features including global NFC support, blood oxygen saturation monitoring and support for Alexa.

May 26, 2020, 1:58 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
New Mi Band 5 leaks suggest Alexa support, blood oxygen levels tracking and more

The Mi Band 5 is shaping up to be a significant leap forward from the already well-rounded and popular Mi Band 4.

May 22, 2020, 5:07 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
Xiaomi may launch a clamshell phone with rotating camera

The patent images show a flexible screen with no notches or cutouts.

May 22, 2020, 2:36 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  4 comments
OnePlus, Xiaomi and others band together to make file transferring more user-friendly

Putting rivalry aside, the smartphone giants want to make cross-device file transferring easier for the end consumer.

May 21, 2020, 4:10 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  3 comments
Forget the Poco F2 Pro, Poco earbuds are coming and you choose the name

Poco is working on a pair of AirPods rivals to be released later this year. The company has confirmed progress is being made and has now given its customers the chance to choose the name.

May 18, 2020, 5:47 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  8 comments
The iPhone 11 is so good that even Xiaomi's CEO couldn't resist it

Lei Jun posted something on a social networking website using an iPhone and deleted the post after supposedly realizing his blunder.

May 14, 2020, 11:18 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  24 comments
New report suggests Samsung's Galaxy S20+ actually sold pretty well in Q1

According to a new report published by Strategy Analytics, Samsung's Galaxy A51 was the top-selling Android smartphone worldwide in Q1 2020, followed by Xiaomi's Redmi 8 and the Galaxy S20+.

May 14, 2020, 3:31 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
The Poco F2 Pro 5G is official: huge display, big battery, quad camera, low price

The Poco F2 Pro has been announced with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a quad-camera system. It also offers a huge battery and the Snapdragon 865 for as low as €499 in Europe.

May 12, 2020, 10:35 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  18 comments

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The Poco F2 Pro launch livestream event is today and you can watch it here

The Poco F2 Pro launch event will take place in Europe today, with the phone's availability in other regions to be announced.

May 12, 2020, 2:44 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
Samsung wins first place in 5G phone sales for first quarter of 2020

As more and more phones become capable of the new 5G technology that offers overall faster download speeds, vendors start producing more 5G-enabled smartphones. Now, there is a report showing which smartphone vendor managed to sell the most 5G-enabled phones in the first quarter of 2020.

May 12, 2020, 2:17 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Samsung and Apple are Western Europe's top smartphone vendors, Xiaomi is coming after Huawei

While Samsung and Apple managed to dominate smartphone sales in Western Europe again in Q1 2020, the quarter's top performer was actually Xiaomi, which is rapidly closing the gap to Huawei.

May 11, 2020, 2:45 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Xiaomi slips up, reveals a new midrange Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 768G

Xiaomi’s teaser for the Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition has hinted at the existence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G chipset.

May 08, 2020, 4:43 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  2 comments
Leak suggests the POCO F2 Pro will be among the best-priced flagships this year

Prior to the POCO flagship's rumored launch event, its leaked price suggests that it may be some of the best bang for your buck.

May 07, 2020, 5:32 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  4 comments
MediaTek’s Helio G85 gaming chipset for entry-level phones formally launched 

MediaTek has now detailed the Helio G85 SoC that powers the recently unveiled Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.

May 05, 2020, 11:24 AM,  by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
Xiaomi's future smartphone with under-display camera looks fantastic

We may be coming close to the future of smartphones without notches and pop-up cameras.

May 05, 2020, 2:14 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  6 comments
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 image leaks. Gorgeous design, but is it real?

Tech leaks aggregator /LEAKS posted a picture on Twitter, supposedly showing Xiaomi's next smart band - the Mi Band 5.

May 04, 2020, 9:38 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
Chinese phone manufacturer caught using a backdoor but it's not Huawei or ZTE

Xiaomi has been collecting user data from its browsers including the two listed in the Google Play Store (Mi Browser Pro and the Mint Browser). Xiaomi will send out an update that ends this practice.

May 03, 2020, 6:30 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  19 comments
Xiaomi's top-tier 5G gaming smartphone hits shelves outside of China on May 8

Black Shark 3 and its enhanced version – Black Shark 3 Pro, should hit European shelves on May 8 after being released in China back in February.

May 02, 2020, 9:51 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Xiaomi, Vivo gained market share in Q1 2020 as worlwide shipments touched lowest levels since 2013

Canalys says worldwide smartphone sales fell 13 percent to 272 million units in Q1 2020.

May 01, 2020, 12:47 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
Samsung, Huawei, and Apple smartphone sales declined in Q1 2020, but Xiaomi grew

Samsung, Huawei, and Apple all experienced declining smartphone sales in Q1 2020. The only brands that grew were Xiaomi and Realme. On a related note, LG and Motorola could soon fall out of the top 10.

May 01, 2020, 6:09 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  17 comments
Global smartphone production could suffer record drop in Q2 2020

Global smartphone production looks set to collapse in the second quarter of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are all forecasted to drastically lower output, while only Apple and Huawei might maintain existing levels.

Apr 30, 2020, 6:40 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  2 comments
Best fitness and sleep tracking bands

As most of us are forced to remain at home, this could be a great opportunity to work our health and fitness. Here are five great fitness trackers to help!

Apr 29, 2020, 6:53 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  3 comments
Demand for 5G phones grew substantially in Q1 2020 with Samsung at the forefront

Strategy Analytics says demand for 5G phones grew from 18.7 million units in 2019 to 24.1 million units in Q1 2020, with higher than expected demand from China. 

Apr 28, 2020, 12:52 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  7 comments
Xiaomi is launching its affordable Redmi Note 9 series globally

The company has announced a launch event for this Friday, promising new "members" of the Redmi 9 series family.

Apr 28, 2020, 7:59 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
MIUI 12 announced by Xiaomi, with new animations, better Dark mode and enhanced privacy

The Chinese smartphone maker will start rolling out the update to some of its devices in China, while an international MIUI 12 release is yet to be announced.

Apr 27, 2020, 8:32 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
Samsung no longer second best in India's growing smartphone market, loses to Vivo

Despite its best efforts, Samsung is now third in one of the most important smartphone markets, losing to Vivo. It's also the only non-Chinese company in the top five.

Apr 27, 2020, 1:37 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  6 comments
featured Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro battery test complete: 90Hz vs 60Hz comparison

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro passed all of our battery tests with flying colors and it is among the very best phones to get if you want incredible battery life...

Apr 26, 2020, 2:22 PM,  by Victor Hristov,  10 comments
Xiaomi may be first to launch a smartphone with new 150 megapixel Samsung camera

Samsung has reportedly almost completed work on its next 150 megapixel sensor, and is partnering with Xiaomi to include it in an upcoming smartphone.

Apr 23, 2020, 6:57 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  4 comments
Xiaomi may be working on a shockingly cheap Mi Band 4C

Before the Mi Band 5 comes out, Xiaomi may release an even cheaper version of the Mi Band 4.

Apr 23, 2020, 4:09 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
Xiaomi is reportedly working on its version of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

It’s been two months already since Samsung released its modern-looking Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone. Now, there might be another company working to rival the Z Flip and the Motorola Razr.

Apr 22, 2020, 3:27 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi may release an impossibly cheap 5G phone, the Redmi K30i

Redmi may be prepping to release a "lite" version of the K30 5G, at a price that would make it the cheapest 5G phone in 2020.

Apr 21, 2020, 2:36 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  2 comments
Is Google pushing brands to mark whose phones use the Play store? Not so fast...

In the fight for Huawei's market share, some phone makers are washing their hands with Google's Android mandates.

Apr 08, 2020, 5:48 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
More affordable 5G smartphones to choose from will be coming in the second half of 2020

Smartphone makers are eager to impress us with new and stunning models, even though the public health situation is changing the way new smartphones are launched and announced. China-based smartphone vendors are working hard to equip the market with powerful smartphones, capable of benefiting from 5G’s faster speeds.

Apr 07, 2020, 5:27 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Xiaomi’s sales drop in 2020 despite a promising 2019

A lot of tech companies are struggling with sales in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Digitimes reports that Xiaomi is going to be affected as well, despite the strong increase in revenue that the China-based company experienced last year.

Apr 06, 2020, 5:03 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  3 comments
Retail box for the 5G-enabled global Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a special message for Huawei fans

An inscription on the side of the retail box for the global version of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro includes a special message for consumers outside China who would normally consider buying a Huawei phone.

Apr 05, 2020, 2:23 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
The Redmi K30 Pro is a crazy cheap Snapdragon 865 flagship with 5G and impressive cameras

The Redmi K30 Pro may well be the world's most affordable smartphone with a Snapdragon 865 processor and 5G support, launching in China at the rough equivalent of $425 and up.

Mar 24, 2020, 6:33 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  10 comments
Look out below! Huawei's global phone shipments are in freefall

Huawei's global phone shipments have been in decline now for five months. The coronavirus is preventing Chinese consumers from propping up the manufacturer in the domestic market.

Mar 23, 2020, 1:44 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  87 comments
Redmi Note 9S is now official: everything you might want from a sub $300 phone

Xiaomi just announced the latest phone from its Redmi line, the Redmi Note 9S. It comes with a quad-camera setup, a hole-punch display and a 5,000mAh battery that will last you days.

Mar 23, 2020, 9:26 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  5 comments
Smartphone shipments suffer a record breaking decline

Samsung remained the top smartphone manufacturer worldwide in February leading the industry in handset sales and shipments. But thanks to the coronavirus, last month saw the steepest annual decline ever reported.

Mar 20, 2020, 8:17 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  12 comments
Xiaomi gears up for the launch of its 5G phone, 80% of its supply chain has returned to normal

As the situation with upcoming phones remains unpredictable for a lot of vendors, Reuters now reports that Xiaomi is holding a positive outlook on it. The company’s president, Xiang Wang, stated that despite the coronavirus pandemic, he is confident, especially in the European market and in the fact that the situation is only temporary.

Mar 19, 2020, 9:10 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
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