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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Review : Shiny Low Profile Hero

The smartphone you see before you represents everything good about reading tech news today. It's very easy to get wrapped up in believing the best phones only come from the most visible brands - Samsung, Apple, etcetera - but that's not always true. Imagine there's a phone that's just as good as far more expensive devices but isn't made by a brand you recognize - could such a device exist?

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Most smartphone companies seem to be competing on at least two fronts' displays and cameras, with especially the latter taking center stage in marketing and advertisements. Xiaomi is definitely no outlier but it is also giving due attention to other innovations and features. That includes one thing that few of the major OEMs dare to experiment. In the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G, that's the wireless charging that will be the fastest in the market, hopefully, while remaining just as safe.

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Android 10 rollout: stable Essential, beta OnePlus, confusing Xiaomi

Android 10 rollout: stable Essential, beta OnePlus, confusing Xiaomi

As leaked before, Google finally and formally released Android 10, previously known as Android Q, to the world. That, however, might not matter much to most Android users who will still have to wait for their phone makers to roll out the update to their phones, if at all. It does mean that the guessing and waiting game for users has started but, at least for three brands outside of Google's own Pixels, they might not have to wait that long.

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Xiaomi to use 108 MP camera on four phones

Xiaomi to use 108 MP camera on four phones

First, it was the number of cameras. Now, it's the number of pixels in those cameras. Mobile photography has gotten almost rather ridiculous not in the attempt to catch up with professional digital cameras but to hype and sell technologies that may or may not yet be that practically useful anyway. Take, for example, Samsung's new ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor that boasts of 108 megapixels, more than even all but the most expensive cameras. While Samsung itself may not use that sensor until, say, 2021, new-found buddy Xiaomi is more than happy to put it to the test in not one, not even two, but four upcoming phones.

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

The RedmiBook Pro 14 looks a whole lot like a lot of notebooks that've been released in the past few years - but most notably one model in particular. RedmiBook Pro 14 comes in three colors - silver, dark grey, and pink, and comes with a black-bezeled display above a black keyboard in a tray-like depression in the metal just above a centered touchpad the same color as the metal. This device does not run Apple's MacOS software, but DOES run Microsoft's Windows 10 and Office Home.

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Redmi TV 70 is brand’s first: A 70-inch 4K TV for around $530

Redmi TV 70 is brand’s first: A 70-inch 4K TV for around $530

The first Redmi-brand TV was revealed today by Xiaomi, and it's a doozy. The Redmi TV 70" is a 4K TV with a starting price of RMB 3799. Converted directly to USD, that's around $530 - for a 70-inch 4K television. Unfortunate for us here in the USA, this television was made for release only on Mainland China. That does not mean Xiaomi won't EVER release a similar product in the USA - we will see soon enough!

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro revealed in sub-$200 shock

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro revealed in sub-$200 shock

This morning the folks at Xiaomi revealed several new Redmi devices, including the impressive Redmi Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro rolls with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 91.4-percent screen-to-body ratio. This device will be released with four cameras at its back: 64MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. If this is all sounding a bit familiar to you - no surprise there!

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OPPO Reno 2 revealed with Z and F models to battle OnePlus, Xiaomi

OPPO Reno 2 revealed with Z and F models to battle OnePlus, Xiaomi

Today the OPPO Reno2 (or Reno 2, if you prefer) was revealed in several iterations. This smartphone has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display (16.5cm) with 2400 x 1080 pixels, a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1-percent, and a motorized pop-up front-facing camera. There's also a collection of four cameras on the back of each of the different OPPO Reno 2 models - 48MP & 8MP & 13MP & 2MP and a dual LED flash in the mix. If these specs seem familiar to you, you're not alone!

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro first impressions: OnePlus 7 Pro, but cheaper?

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro first impressions: OnePlus 7 Pro, but cheaper?

This morning the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro arrived in the mail and today we're unboxing the device and giving our first impressions. This device is the latest in the Mi series from Xiaomi, a series that's ready to do battle with recently popular smartphones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro looks the part - but can it face its slightly more expensive brethren?

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Android 10 release dates and phone list

Android 10 release dates and phone list

A report today suggests Google's next OS update for smartphones called Android 10, or Android Q, will be released in the first week of September. This schedule fits with the phone list that's already been in play for the Android Beta program for the software that's just reached its final Beta earlier this month. All the Google Pixel phones are on the list, that's almost a given, but what other devices will get Android 10 right away?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro could give Samsung and Huawei trouble

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro could give Samsung and Huawei trouble

Samsung remains the top Android vendor and, despite struggles in the US market, Huawei comes at a close second. They aren't, however, actually experiencing much growth in the past quarters and their market shares are slowly being gobbled up by Chinese brands, especially in certain markets. While the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple still have a strong hold on the shrinking premium segment, Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, and Vivo are claiming a larger portion of the mobile market. And Redmi, now a full Xiaomi subsidiary, is threatening to take even more with its upcoming Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

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Samsung extends Euro smartphone lead as iPhone share shrinks

Samsung extends Euro smartphone lead as iPhone share shrinks

The smartphone wars rage ever on, and today, we're getting a better idea of who's on top when it comes to European markets. Analytic firm Canalys has reported on the state of the European phone market at the end of Q2 2019, with Samsung emerging as the quarter's clear winner. Xiaomi was another company who enjoyed a surge in sales over the quarter, at the expense of other companies like Apple and Huawei.

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