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Xiaomi Mi A3 is Chinese OEM’s next Android One phone

Xiaomi Mi A3 is Chinese OEM’s next Android One phone

Xiaomi phones have always sold like pancakes in China but it has had a harder time gaining traction in other markets. Part of that is due to Xiaomi's custom MIUI interface that may not appeal to markets outside of China. Surprisingly, the company recently jumped on the Android One program and it wasn't even just a one-time publicity stunt. Images of a Mi A3 phone have now popped up on the Internet to seemingly prove that third time's a charm.

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Xiaomi CC9 “colorful and creative” series is more of the same

Xiaomi CC9 “colorful and creative” series is more of the same

After its spun of Redmi into its own brand, Xiaomi seems to have had the great idea to create a new line of phones. This one promised to appeal to the younger generation of mobile users. It launched the new CC brand, which supposedly stood for “Colorful and Creative”, from its “chic and cool” CC90 team. After building up the anticipation for how it will put theory to practice, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, all three bearing the exact same marks as any other phone, just in different styles of gradients.

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Xiaomi CC9 and CC9e to kick off new “chic and cool” sub-brand

Xiaomi CC9 and CC9e to kick off new “chic and cool” sub-brand

Xiaomi, already one of the biggest names in the Chinese smartphone market, has just recently spun off its Redmi line into its own sub-brand. That, however, isn't stopping the company from creating yet another brand. Mirroring what OPPO is doing with the Realme brand, Xiaomi has created a new "CC" line of phones that are supposed to target a young market that values looking cool and creative as much as taking and spreading pretty selfies.

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Roborock S6 Review: One-button simplicity

Roborock S6 Review: One-button simplicity

Over the past several weeks we've been using the Roborock S6, a robot vacuum made to take on the biggest names in the industry. Roborock does not have the name recognition of the Ecovacs, the Neato, or iRobot's Roomba, but it's a robot. It doesn't know how popular it is - all it need to know is where to go to clean. With LDS Navigation and suction power equal to that of a Neato Botvac D7 Connected, this machine is ready to pick up all your dust immediately.

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Xiaomi and OPPO in-display cameras let us peek at the future

Xiaomi and OPPO in-display cameras let us peek at the future

This week the Android-centric brands Xiaomi and OPPO showed their own next-generation technology to the public. The releases were sort of offhand - not exactly like a press release, and certainly not in a way as massive as a full press event. Instead, both companies have decided to show the tech via Twitter.

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Redmi K20 Pro puts the OnePlus 7 Pro on notice

Redmi K20 Pro puts the OnePlus 7 Pro on notice

Before OnePlus, there was Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer was notorious for affordable flagship phones that sold, and still do sell, like pancakes. Since then, however, Xiaomi has also stepped up the price ladder, which made room for its new sub-brand Redmi to take over. The latter has now come out with the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, the latter of which it bills as the true flagship killer. And, in a way, it is trying to one-up OnePlus in all but one aspect.

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Smartphone vending machines: What could go wrong?

Smartphone vending machines: What could go wrong?

The first smartphone vending machines* were revealed by Xiaomi this week, and they look pretty great. The first "Mi Express" kiosk is out in the wild at Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru, and it takes what appears to be all forms of payment short of ancient roman gold coins. You can use a UPI account (smartphone payment), cash, debit card, credit card, or a partridge in a pear tree.

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Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master

Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master

The Black Shark 2 is a gaming phone made by a Xiaomi associated brand. This device is marketed as a 'gaming phone' which means, here, that it's able to play even the most daunting and graphics-intensive mobile games with relative ease - AND that it has bright, shiny lights. It's not unlike what you'd find in your everyday average gamer-made PC, what with all the LEDs and liquid cooling and whatnot. But is it worth the cash?

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Finally, Android lets me turn off all phone sensors

Finally, Android lets me turn off all phone sensors

So you'd like to make certain your phone isn't connecting to anything, hearing, seeing, or sensing anything at all, right? Now you can make that happen. Before now, users needed to gain root access (read: not easy for the average person) and potentially void their warranty. Now it's easy. All you need to know is where to look!

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone shows off durable design

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone shows off durable design

Gaming phones are built to take the heat, both literal and figurative, but can they handle the literal pressure? These gaming mobile devices change the design formula a bit for the sake of some flair but, as the new iPad Pro proved, not all changes are for the better. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 definitely looks like a tank and it's only natural for JerryRigEverything to test if it's built like one too.

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Xiaomi Amazfit Verge adds Alexa, iOS calling support

Xiaomi Amazfit Verge adds Alexa, iOS calling support

Unlike on smartphones where you basically only have two racehorses, the smartwatch market is teeming with choices. That's true even for the choice of smart assistants on your wrist. While Siri and Google Assistant do have the lion's share of the market, there are quite a number of wearables that lean towards Amazon's helper. Xiaomi-branded Amazfit Verge is one of those and it has just received an update that brings Alexa to your wrist and more.

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Cool demo: Watch Xiaomi’s foldable phone fold over twice

Cool demo: Watch Xiaomi’s foldable phone fold over twice

Today we're taking a peek at a very brief video in which a foldable display-toting smartphone is shown in full function. You may have seen the futuristic-looking Samsung's Galaxy Fold, a device with a display that folds like a book. The folks at the China-based brand Xiaomi have a device they call the "Mi Fold" that also aims to impress. This device doesn't just fold once - it folds twice.

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