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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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Xiaomi foldable phone teaser reminds us it still exists

Xiaomi foldable phone teaser reminds us it still exists

In two months' time or so, a few people will have their taste of the world's first foldable phones. But while Samsung and Huawei have blazed a trail, they aren't the only ones. Some have expressed interest while others only have patents to show. Xiaomi actually has a working "double folding" phone but, ironically, it says it's not in a rush. Still, there's no harm in teasing its fans by showing off that foldable phone they still can't have.

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Xiaomi 100W quick charging tech is scary fast

Xiaomi 100W quick charging tech is scary fast

For all the progress we've made in mobile technology, from foldable displays to 5x zoom periscope lenses, we are still at the mercy of flat and solid rectangles that are our batteries. The only solution we have to prolong their use is to put more inside crammed spaces. And while power banks can stave of the red indicator for a while, you'll eventually be forced to run for a power socket. When you do, you might want to have Xiaomi's charging tech on your side to charge to full in just 17 minutes.

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Why we write about phones you can’t buy

Why we write about phones you can’t buy

Today we're talking about phones made in China, for China, for India, and for almost any country other than the USA. What I'm talking about is SlashGear's current news feed covering smartphones that might never be released for general sale inside the United States. Today if you've got about four minutes I'd like to tell you three reasons why we don't just write about phones by and for people in the United States.

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Xiaomi Redmi 7 touts long-lasting battery life

Xiaomi Redmi 7 touts long-lasting battery life

There's no denying that our smartphones are getting more and more powerful every year. That power, however, comes at the price of, well, price as well as battery life. As smartphones get more features and better hardware, the prices rise even higher and the drain on batteries gets even bigger. Xiaomi has always prided itself for offering affordable alternatives to premium flagships but its new sub-brand pushes the price tag even lower. With the Redmi 7, Xiaomi is offering an extremely budget-friendly option that will last you throughout the day. That is if you're prepared to make some compromises.

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POCO F2 benchmark surfaces, hinting at Snapdragon 855 & Android Q

POCO F2 benchmark surfaces, hinting at Snapdragon 855 & Android Q

The last few months have seen growing interest in the POCO F1, a phone from yet another Xiaomi sub-brand, Pocophone. The device turned heads with its impressive performance from moderate specs, and while rumors about a POCO F1 Lite are increasing, there might be something even better for fans to look forward to: A new benchmark listing for a POCO F2 has turned up on Geekbench.

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Redmi 7 details spilled on Geekbench just before China debut

Redmi 7 details spilled on Geekbench just before China debut

Redmi, the sub-brand of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, will be holding a special event in Beijing on Monday, March 18th for its latest device, the Redmi 7. Set to be the manufacturer's next budget-friendly model for the Chinese market, the Redmi 7's specs have appeared on the Geekbench database, offering an early look at what to expect.

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