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Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro flaunts Snapdragon 888 and a shocking price tag

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro flaunts Snapdragon 888 and a shocking price tag

Although it is Qualcomm's best bet for 2021, very few phones so far carry its Snapdragon 888 chipset. Those that do also have rather high price tags, including the Xiaomi Mi 11 to some extent. The Chinese smartphone superstar, however, isn't done with the Snapdragon 888 just yet and, at least for certain markets, it may have an even better offer in the guise of the Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro+.

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Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales numbers in the fourth quarter of the year 2020 look like the top brands were playing musical chairs. As Gartner shows, All five of the top brands in smartphone sales worldwide changed places year-over-year. Back in Q4 2019, Samsung was the leader, followed by Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO. At the tail end of 2020, Huawei fell to 5th place, and Apple moved to first, followed by Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO in-between.

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POCO reveals new devil/angel logo for future phones

POCO reveals new devil/angel logo for future phones

The future of the POCO phone brand is sort of Mad, but with a "sense of goodness." According to documentation for their brand update this week, their new logo is a bit of a mashup of elements, some good, some bad, some witty. You'll find the icon here, complete with antennae, a halo, mad eyes, and a triangle mouth.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra leak reveals a surprising special feature

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra leak reveals a surprising special feature

Xiaomi just launched the Mi 11 with the usual mix of impressive features and unbelievable price but that's not the only phone that will bear that name. Usually, the manufacturer only makes a few tweaks to the formula for Lite, Pro, and Ultra models but this time it seems that it has something very special prepared for its most expensive version. Based on the leak, the Mi 11 Ultra will be dialing the photography up to 11 not just with cameras but with a display on the back for taking selfies with them.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 durability impresses YouTuber

Xiaomi Mi 11 durability impresses YouTuber

Xiaomi has just launched its early 2021 flagship in and, unsurprisingly, it checks off most of the boxes in terms of specs. The more impressive detail, however, is its price, which is lower than its premium peers, depending on the market and currency conversions, of course. Those details won't matter, though, if the phone crashes and burns at the smallest accident. JerryRigEverything puts the Xiaomi Mi 11 to find out if that's the case and it's not hard to see why he walked away satisfied.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Android flagship released: 108MP camera and shocking price

Xiaomi Mi 11 Android flagship released: 108MP camera and shocking price

Xiaomi has released its new flagship smartphone, with the Mi 11 promising not only 108-megapixels on the back and the Snapdragon 888 inside, but a surprisingly affordable price tag too. Announced back in December, the Mi 11 is among the first devices to pack Qualcomm's newest chipset, packaging it up with as 6.81-inch AMOLED quad-curve display and beefy 50W wireless charging support.

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Xiaomi Quad-curved Waterfall Display concept has no room for bezels

Xiaomi Quad-curved Waterfall Display concept has no room for bezels

The war over bezels wages on and we are nowhere near the end yet. Punch-hole cutouts are just a stopgap measure until the ideal under-display camera or UDC has been implemented. That still leaves room for a few more attempts, of course, including designs that answer the next big question, what to do with all that reclaimed space. Xiaomi has just presented one possibility with a screen that bends over all four edges of the phone.

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Xiaomi Mi Air Charge can charge phones wirelessly from a distance

Xiaomi Mi Air Charge can charge phones wirelessly from a distance

Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi and OPPO seem to be locked in a race for the best smartphone charging speeds, some of them even going to seemingly dangerous extremes. For now, though, it seems that Xiaomi has just gotten the upper hand with the revelation of the Mi Air Charge that takes wireless charging to its logical next step. The fine details may be a bit disappointing but it could still serve as the foundation for the company's future technologies not just in mobile but in IoT as well.

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IDC shows smartphone bump in Q4 2020 with Apple, Samsung on top

IDC shows smartphone bump in Q4 2020 with Apple, Samsung on top

IDC has issued its report on the smartphone market's performance in the final quarter of 2020, and it probably won't surprise many to learn that the market was able to finish the year strong. According to the analytics organization, smartphone sales rebounded a bit in the final quarter of the year, showing 4.3% year-over-year growth and ending what was otherwise a down year - smartphone sales were down 5.9% in 2020 as a whole over 2019 - on a high note.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 could almost be an Alexa smartwatch

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 could almost be an Alexa smartwatch

Although smartwatches are a dime a dozen these days, some still prefer smart bands not just for their simplicity but also for their discreetness. That's not to say that these fitness-centric devices are less featured than their smartwatch cousins, especially this upcoming product from Xiaomi. According to the latest leak, the company's next Mi Band will be chock-full of features that it would almost qualify as a smartwatch, one that even has Amazon's AI assistant on board.

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Xiaomi blacklisted by DoD as “Communist Chinese military company”

Xiaomi blacklisted by DoD as “Communist Chinese military company”

The United States Department of Defense expanded their list of companies with alleged connections to the Chinese military today with Xiaomi and 8 other groups. A June 12, 2020 version of the list added Huawei to the same list (alongside 19 other China-based or China-associated companies). Entities on the list are effectively blacklisted from business with companies in the United States as authorized by Section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261). The Department of Defense says the list names "Communist Chinese military companies."

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Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e go head-to-head with Apple Watch

Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e go head-to-head with Apple Watch

Those who follow Xiaomi's Amazfit brand probably expected the company to announce new wearables at CES 2021 this year, and that's exactly what it did. Today, Amazfit announced a pair of new smartwatches: the GTR 2e and the GTS 2e. As those names suggest, both watches share a lot of similarities, as the feature sets between the two are more or less the same.

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