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Xiaomi phones still not coming to the US, and it no longer matters

Xiaomi phones still not coming to the US, and it no longer matters

Another new Xiaomi flagship, another year of wondering when or even if the Chinese tech superstar will bring its smartphones to the US. And just as Xiaomi changed its VP for Global, so too has it changed its tone. Whereas ex-Googler Hugo Barra was more optimistic about Xiaomi phones coming to the US "soon", newly-minted SVP Wang Xiang was more cautious, reluctant even. Long story short, it's not going to happen this year. The longer story is that Xiaomi isn't even concerned about the window of opportunity that is quickly closing.

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Alleged Honor 9 photos leak, copycat accusations fly

Alleged Honor 9 photos leak, copycat accusations fly

Although there are definitely exceptions, it's quite difficult these days to come up with an original smartphone design. It has become a race to who gets to put it out publicly, with the rest left to be called imitators. Sometimes even thieves. Those will probably be the accusations and criticisms that Huawei sub-brand Honor will face when it puts out its next flagship, dubbed the Honor 9. Because, as early as now, based on an uncorroborated leak, it's already being called a Xiaomi Mi 6 copycat.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 arrives: 5″ display, USB-C, 12MP camera with OIS and more

Xiaomi Mi 6 arrives: 5″ display, USB-C, 12MP camera with OIS and more

Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 6, a sleek Android smartphone with a bunch of high-end features, including USB-C, a ceramic back (with the Exclusive Edition), 3D curved glass, optical image stabilization, dual rear cameras, and more. This follows several leaks surrounding the handset, which Xiaomi says achieved a 184,292 AnTuTu benchmark score. Storage capacity goes up to a huge 128GB.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 launch now has a date, specs seen on AnTuTu

Xiaomi Mi 6 launch now has a date, specs seen on AnTuTu

Xiaomi has done it again. No, it hasn't yet revealed its next hot-selling smartphone. Instead, it is again building up the hype around it. How? Why by scheduling an announcement that revealed when the actual announcement will be. Needless to say, Xiaomi has revealed that by this time next week, it will finally be telling the world its vision of what a 2017 flagship means. Thanks to AnTuTu, however, we don't have to wait too long to know what's going to make it tick.

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Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced its new Mi Panoramic Camera, a slim square-shaped camera with two image sensors for capturing 360-degree content. Xiaomi designed the camera to function as something like a multi-purpose camera -- it can be used traditionally when panoramic content isn't needed, and that is joined by three other camera modes. Joining the camera is a tiny included tripod.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 pops up at GFXBench with SD835

Xiaomi Mi 6 pops up at GFXBench with SD835

Whether its rivals like it or not, Samsung has set the bar for this year's flagships, from the almost all-screen front to the processor running inside. The latter practically means the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which will only be available to those who chose to date their launch after the Galaxy S8. One such smartphone is the Xiaomi Mi 6, which has appeared at GFXBench as the "Xiaomi Sagit", revealing what fans can expect from the OEM's upcoming champion.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 breaks cover with 13MP camera, talented screen

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 breaks cover with 13MP camera, talented screen

Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Tab S3, though received with some mixed reactions, might have inspired the "Apple of China" to take another stab at the Android tablet market as well. It has been quite a while since Xiaomi has put out a Mi Pad, so you'd think it would make a big splash about it. The Mi Pad 3's arrival, however, is somewhat on the silent side which probably fits its less than extravagant personality.

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Behold, an “iPhone 8 Edition” with Google Goggles inside

Behold, an “iPhone 8 Edition” with Google Goggles inside

An iPhone 8 Edition without a border and with augmented reality abilities never seen before on an Apple device would make a great device. Further, it'd allow sense to come of the comments Tim Cook has made in the past about augmented reality. Not that they didn't make sense on their own, but here in a concept iPhone X (X representing the unknown) without a visible bezel, Siri can shine, and the possibilities can create a whole new value proposition for the end consumer.

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Xiaomi reveals Surge S1 SoC alongside Redmi 4X, Mi 5c

Xiaomi reveals Surge S1 SoC alongside Redmi 4X, Mi 5c

As promised, Xiaomi unveiled at MWC 2017 its first in-house application processor or SoC, the Surge S1, along side the first smartphone to be powered by it, the Xiaomi Mi 5c. It will probably be a while before we see it in action in the real world, but, for now, we have to take Xiaomi at its word. Amusingly, it has also announced the Redmi 4X that is powered by a different processor that Xiaomi is painting to be inferior to its Surge S1.

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Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017

Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017

Xiaomi was once seen as one of the fastest growing smartphone company in China and its popularity has reached even the US, even while its smartphones have not. Of late, some might have gotten the impression that Xiaomi has slowed down its formerly aggressive push in the market, perhaps brought about by spreading itself too thin too fast. At MWC 2017 next week, however, it will show that it’s still very much in the game by revealing an ambitious thrust to puts its own system-on-chip, currently named “Pinecone”, at the heart of its mobile devices.

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Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

A number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the Huawei P10. This device has already all-but-been-revealed by Huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. So when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, we investigated.

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Xiaomi smartphone chip plans could see Qualcomm face-off

Xiaomi smartphone chip plans could see Qualcomm face-off

Xiaomi may have surged rapidly into the public eye (and all that without - officially - a phone on sale in the US) but its next ambitions are even bigger: ousting Qualcomm from its devices. The Chinese company - which has everything from smartphones through smart TVs, and portable batteries to smart home gadgets in its line-up - is notorious for its loyal and vocal fans and aggressive pricing. Now, Xioami is reportedly turning to silicon.

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