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Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge won’t be coming until next year

Chinese smartphone makers seem to have engaged in their own race to have the fastest charging technology in the consumer market. Although OPPO may have started it all, Xiaomi tried to widen the gap with its insane 200W charging technology. Of course, that doesn't come without costs, but Xiaomi may have plenty of time if it doesn't plan on actually putting this 200W HyperCharge technology into production until next year.

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Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Although Samsung seems to have the lion's share of the niche foldable phone market, it might not be the only noteworthy game in town soon. A couple of new foldable devices are rumored to be launching within the next 12 or so months, but, ironically and unsurprisingly, Samsung will also benefit from those indirectly. Its display panel business will be the one providing foldable screens for these phones, and those screens might even boast fast refresh rates usually seen on conventional phones.

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Xiaomi becomes world’s second-biggest smartphone vendor in Q2 2021

Xiaomi becomes world’s second-biggest smartphone vendor in Q2 2021

The past 18 months have been somewhat unstable for the smartphone market, especially if you take into account the market shares. In addition to the chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the whole world, Huawei's ongoing US sanctions also caused a reshuffling among the world's top smartphone makers. The first quarter of 2021 saw Huawei absent from the top five for the first time in years. Now Xiaomi has taken its spot in the second quarter, becoming the world's number two smartphone maker for the first time in its history.

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Galaxy S22 might not use a 200MP camera from Samsung and Xiaomi

Galaxy S22 might not use a 200MP camera from Samsung and Xiaomi

Smartphone cameras are getting ridiculously large in terms of megapixel count, far surpassing the imaging sensors you'd find even on professional digital cameras. "More" doesn't always mean better, as some phone manufacturers have proven over the years, but that hasn't stopped them from still putting out mobile cameras with triple-digit megapixel counts. Samsung and Xiaomi have even been rumored to be working on a 200MP ISOCELL sensor that might not be used in Samsung's own Galaxy S22 next year.

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Windows 11 running on Android phones shouldn’t get your hopes up

Windows 11 running on Android phones shouldn’t get your hopes up

Microsoft has long exited the smartphone rat race and, save for the lone Surface Duo, it is letting others make the phones that it then integrates with its Windows platform. That hasn't stopped others from trying to make Microsoft's old promises come true, even without Microsoft (or potentially against Microsoft's policies). With the announcement of Windows 11 and its native support for ARM64, it's no surprise that some enterprising developers are taking the OS to places and devices Microsoft would never approve of.

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Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge tech has one critical drawback

Xiaomi 200W HyperCharge tech has one critical drawback

Late last month, Xiaomi once again took the lead in the smartphone market when it comes to insanely fast charging speeds. Its new HyperCharge technology was able to charge a 4,000 mAh phone to full in just 8 minutes by pushing out 200W of power. Of course, the company will tout the safety mechanisms that will prevent the phone from blowing up but it was almost silent on one other side effect of that technology. Fortunately, Xiaomi does come clean and admit that, at least for now, it will cut your phone's battery life by 20% in just two years.

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Xiaomi HyperCharge shows off 200W wired and 120W wireless charging

Xiaomi HyperCharge shows off 200W wired and 120W wireless charging

Battery technology, especially for smartphones, hasn't evolved that much in the past years. That's why smartphone makers have, instead, tried to upgrade the part that they can have more direct control. Charging technology, in contrast to batteries, has grown by leaps and bounds and we're now looking at charging output at looks almost too dangerous to be true. But that's exactly what Xiaomi is showing off with its newest HyperCharge technology that can fill up your phone in just 8 or 15 minutes.

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US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

US court blocks all DoD restrictions VS Xiaomi

Today Xiaomi announced that they'd received word from the United States Department of Defense that they're no longer considered a CCMC. A CCMC is a Communist Chinese Military Company. Along with the removal of this designation comes restrictions on business dealings inside the United States and with U.S. persons' ability to purchase or hold securities of the company. Those restrictions have been lifted.

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Android 12 Beta and the phones you can put it on

Android 12 Beta and the phones you can put it on

Once upon a time, pre-releases of Android's next version were available only to a limited few. Of course, Google's own Nexus phones, later Pixels, had first dibs on any development version but some big names in the Android empire also boasted that preferential treatment. Almost like a testament to Android's more open development strategy, a number of manufacturers have all but simultaneously announced the availability of Android 12 beta for some of the phones, some companies you might not have expected to just that early into a development preview in the first place.

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Xiaomi patent shows a modular phone camera system

Xiaomi patent shows a modular phone camera system

Smartphone cameras are once again growing to an almost ridiculous pace once again and they are also growing in size. While there is indeed a huge market for smartphones with excellent cameras, not everyone might be so interested in those, especially if they're paying for expensive branding in the process. Consumers don't really have much of a choice in what cameras they get because of how phones are made but Xiaomi is once again looking into modular phones to potentially offer more options, presuming these actually become reality.

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Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

Xiaomi will be removed from a US blacklist according to court documents

A new report has surfaced that Xiaomi Corp. and the US government have come to an agreement that will remove the Chinese company from a blacklist it was placed on by President Trump. By being on that blacklist, Xiaomi was banned from any American investment and was unable to procure any hardware designed in the US. Earlier this year, the Chinese smartphone maker sued the US government after the US Department of Defense issued an order designating the firm as a Communist Chinese Military Company.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold PC Mode is a Galaxy Z Fold 3 must-have

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold PC Mode is a Galaxy Z Fold 3 must-have

Xiaomi formally jumped on the foldable phone train this year and, at least at first glance, looks a lot like what Samsung and, later, Huawei already had. Xiaomi was seemingly just aiming for brand recognition than features. That said, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold finally just got a feature that does give it unique feature of its own. Ironically, this new PC Mode that turns the phone into a tablet PC is something that Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold doesn't have despite being the creator of the similar DeX Mode.

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