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POCO M3 and its huge 6,000 mAh battery are now official

POCO M3 and its huge 6,000 mAh battery are now official

As earlier leaked, Xiaomi sub-brand POCO just revealed the POCO M3 to the world. And, just as those same leaks claimed, it is a giant among its peers in its price range. Although most of the specs won't be anything worth writing home about, it will be the battery that will carry the POCO M3's name in the market, with a ginormous battery and price tag that will put most mid-tier smartphones to shame.

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Xiaomi POCO M3 to take on OnePlus Nord N100 in Europe

Xiaomi POCO M3 to take on OnePlus Nord N100 in Europe

Once upon a time, Xiaomi spun off a new brand that tried to one-up OnePlus at its own game. To some extent, it succeeded in offering premium or mid-tier specs at a cheaper price but that came at the cost of less premium materials. POCO, previously also known as Pocophone, seems to have taken a backseat recently, especially after it started launching what were basically rebranded Xiaomi and Redmi models. On Tuesday, however, it will try to return to the stage, at least in Europe, with a POCO M3 that will try to again steal the spotlight from OnePlus' new line of affordable mid-range phones.

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Xiaomi’s retractable lens promises huge phone camera improvement

Xiaomi’s retractable lens promises huge phone camera improvement

Xiaomi is working on a retractable lens for smartphones, promising a big increase in quality by borrowing strategies from traditional cameras that phones have in so many cases replaced. The Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology sees the lens normally collapsed inside the body of the phone, but when you need extra low-light performance it can unfurl to deliver a significantly larger aperture.

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As the phone market returns, realme and Xiaomi boom the biggest

As the phone market returns, realme and Xiaomi boom the biggest

The most recent report from Counterpoint suggests that the two fastest growing smartphone brands are Xiaomi and realme. Samsung remains at the top of the chart for unit shipments in the quarter listed (Q3, 2020), followed by Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, OPPO, VIVO, realme, and Lenovo (including Motorola). Each shipped over 10 million units (at the very least), while every other brand fell short.

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Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite just stopped by the FCC

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite just stopped by the FCC

Xiaomi launched its first international smartwatch under its own Mi branding last year and, suffice it to say, its design may have raised a few eyebrows. As a company that was once chided for being an Apple copycat, criticisms of the Mi Watch's resemblance to the Apple Watch probably didn't faze it at all. In fact, now it seems that the company will be launching yet another one that looks exactly like it, which isn't really a surprise considering it will be called the Mi Watch Lite.

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Xiaomi 80W Mi Wireless Charging Tech boasts 19-minute downtime

Xiaomi 80W Mi Wireless Charging Tech boasts 19-minute downtime

Despite advancements in smartphone hardware and software, the batteries that power our mobile devices have remained practically unchanged for years, even decades. All manufacturers are able to do is cram more of the same volatile chemicals inside the same size of packages, increase battery efficiency, or reduce the downtime imposed by charging. The latter has been the focus of fast, or rather extremely fast, charging technologies of late and Xiaomi is claiming the crown for what it proudly proclaims is the fastest wireless charging technology that could be available to the consumer market soon.

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Xiaomi UWB “indoor GPS” lets phones control smart appliances directly

Xiaomi UWB “indoor GPS” lets phones control smart appliances directly

A lot of connected home appliances these days can be controlled from a smartphone but almost all of those go about it in an indirect fashion. Smartphones communicated with those devices via a local Wi-Fi network or sometimes even via an Internet service, producing some latency and making these devices dependent on a network connection. Xiaomi, however, has demonstrated an alternate solution, where phones can act more like traditional remote controls that use Ultra-Wideband technology instead of infrared light.

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro First Look – 144Hz display raises the stakes

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro First Look – 144Hz display raises the stakes

Xiaomi may not be a household name in the US but that's not for lack of solid smartphones, as the latest Mi 10T Pro makes clear. Announced this morning as the flagship of the new Mi 10T range, its spec sheet makes for familiar reading if you've been keeping up with the cutting-edge from Samsung and others. However the price makes a huge difference.

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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T 5G leaked in full

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T 5G leaked in full

With all the attention, good and bad, that the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Microsoft Surface Duo, and even the LG Wing are getting, it's almost too easy to forget that there are far more players in the smartphone market than these big guys. In China especially, Xiaomi's name still resounds loudly and it's about to remind the world why, but not before its Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G get leaked with barely anything left to the imagination.

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Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Today you're going to get Android 11 on your smartphone, provided you own one of a select list of devices from Google (Pixel), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, or realme. This new version of Android includes built-in screen recording, "bubbles", and new media controls. This update includes easy access for all connected smart devices from your phone, wireless Android Auto, and a collection of features that are exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones.

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Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC packs a 120Hz screen and huge battery

Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC packs a 120Hz screen and huge battery

Xiaomi has revealed its latest affordable smartphone, with the POCO X3 NFC delivering unexpectedly good specs wrapped in decent style. Based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 732G chipset, the 6.67-inch Android phone has high-end features like a 120Hz refresh rate display and a quad camera array on the back.

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Xiaomi under-display camera phones are coming next year

Xiaomi under-display camera phones are coming next year

Samsung was expected to have been researching it first but Xiaomi and OPPO were the first to flaunt working prototypes of under-screen front cameras. Both, however, are being upstaged by ZTE who has pre-announced its upcoming Axon 20 5G as the world's first commercially available phone with that technology. Xiaomi doesn't seem to be worried at all because come 2021, it boasts it will have the best version thanks to its third-gen under-display camera technology.

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