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Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

The POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro, is a highly decent smartphone. It was released in May of 2020 running Android 10 with MIUI 11 inside. This device has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen up front with no camera to interrupt its rounded-corner rectangle face. This is one of the few smartphones to have ever been released with a mechanically operated pop-up front-facing camera module - and it comes in several colors, both wild and decent.

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TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, 55 other Chinese apps banned in India

TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, 55 other Chinese apps banned in India

If you're living in India today, you might be blocked from using a list of apps on your iPhone or Android device. India's government just released a list of 59 mobile apps that are banned in the country as of today. It would appear that the apps on the list are largely made by or distributed by companies and/or developer collectives based in China.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 revealed with larger display, better monitoring

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 revealed with larger display, better monitoring

Xiaomi is expanding its wearables line today with the introduction of the Mi Smart Band 5. The company promises a number of improvements and new features over the previous-generation Mi Band, with this new watch launching in standard and NFC versions. One of the biggest upgrades over the Smart Band 4 comes in the display, which has increased in size to 1.1 inches with the Smart Band 5.

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Samsung’s next 108MP camera to skip Galaxy Note 20 for Xiaomi

Samsung’s next 108MP camera to skip Galaxy Note 20 for Xiaomi

Although Samsung is perhaps best known for its smartphones and TVs, its myriad businesses cover the very components used in those consumer products. Samsung not only makes the display panels for smartphones, it also makes processors, RAM, storage, and camera sensors for those. Of course, it also sells those components to other phone makers, and, for the second time, it seems that Xiaomi will be getting a new and more advanced ISOCELL imaging sensor ever before Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 flagship.

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Smartphone sales for Q1 2020 hint at changing trends

Smartphone sales for Q1 2020 hint at changing trends

As we near the end of the second quarter of 2020, the smartphone sales numbers for the first quarter of what is turning out to be one of the most troubled in recent history have started rolling out. As one can expect, the figures are generally for the entire smartphone industry, largely because of the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. That said, the reason behind those numbers could be indicative of more permanent changes happening in the smartphone market.

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OnePlus joins Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in wireless transfer alliance

OnePlus joins Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo in wireless transfer alliance

Almost everything is going wireless these days on mobile, from wireless earphones to wireless charging. One thing that has been around for so long but has remained quite inconvenient is wireless file transfer. Especially these days when people need to keep their distance, transferring files to a person standing next to you needs to be fast and reliable. Some Chinese manufacturers have banded together to make that a standard among their phones and now OnePlus has joined that club.

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Xiaomi MIUI 12 rolls out globally with a focus on privacy

Xiaomi MIUI 12 rolls out globally with a focus on privacy

While Huawei and to some extent ZTE are the current targets of extreme scrutiny, Chinese electronics companies have always carried the stigma, warranted or not, of having less than conscientious regard for customer privacy. Xiaomi itself has recently been dragged into the spotlight for some privacy lapses surrounding web browsing activity. It's no surprise, then, that with the rollout of its Android-based MIUI 12 experience it is also making privacy a headline before any of its other new features.

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Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first with a Snapdragon 768G

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first with a Snapdragon 768G

Qualcomm's latest small announcement may have you thinking that the chipmaker is diversifying its catalog to address more markets. In reality, it's is just tweaking its existing products to make it look that way. The new Snapdragon 768G, for example, is boosted gaming-centric version of the already gaming-centric Snapdragon 765G and its first customer is Xiaomi who just launched a "Racing Edition" of its popular Redmi K30 5G exactly with that gaming purpose in mind.

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POCO F2 Pro coming next week, next-gen cooling teased

POCO F2 Pro coming next week, next-gen cooling teased

Xiaomi's newest sub-brand POCO surprised the mobile world when it launched the POCO F1 or Pocophone F1 that almost undercut OnePlus with its blend of premium features and ridiculously low price. It didn't happen without cutting corners, of course, but it garnered enough fans and sales to warrant a successor. The POCO X2, however, may have rubbed some of those fans in the wrong way and the POCO F2 Pro might debut next week amid similar cautious optimism.

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Xiaomi defends data collection practice, claims to be misrepresented

Xiaomi defends data collection practice, claims to be misrepresented

Xiaomi has long been praised for its phones that sell like pancakes because of their price tags. For years now, the Chinese manufacturer has established itself as a force to reckon with even outside its home market. A recent report, however, alleges that Xiaomi is engaged in the not so innocent practice of tracking users' browsing activities. The company has now spoken up and is basically saying it isn't doing anything that others aren't doing already anyway.

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Amazfit X slaps a curved smartwatch on your wrist

Amazfit X slaps a curved smartwatch on your wrist

Smartwatches today seem to go out of their way to emulate the look of classical timepieces, mostly in response to the market shunning the geeky look of the first generation of smartwatches. Xiaomi-backed Amazfit (no relation to Amazon), however, is now going in the completely opposite direction and giving smartwatches the hi-tech yet still stylish look they may finally deserve. The Amazfit X is made to look like a wristband but promises to work like a smartwatch, just one that may not work like other smartwatches either.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom Edition brings periscope-style camera, MIUI 12

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom Edition brings periscope-style camera, MIUI 12

Xiaomi has always been known for its dirt-cheap smartphones but it was only lately that it started to be taken seriously in the photography department. Its Mi 10 Pro even managed to beat the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in DxOMark's ranking system and now it's bringing that experience to a younger and more financially-constrained audience but with a slight twist. The Mi 10 Lite Zoom Edition isn't just its first to come with its new MIUI 12, it is also Xiaomi's first to sport a periscope-style zoom camera.

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