Xiaomi Stories September 28

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick seems to be getting a refresh w/ a bit more Android TV horsepower

Android TV lagged behind when it came to streaming sticks for years, but 2020 finally saw the first options debut. The most notable early adopter was the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, and now the product seems to be getting a 2021 refresh.

Xiaomi Stories September 15

Xiaomi’s recent surge to second in the global smartphone manufacturer charts has been built upon the back of devices such as the 11T Pro and Mi 11 Ultra — but which is the better device?

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Xiaomi has now officially unveiled the 11T Pro and 11 Lite 5G NE, which continues the Mi 11 series without the “Mi” branding.

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Xiaomi Stories September 9

Ahead of the release of the Xiaomi 11T Pro and 11T, the Chinese firm is promising extended support for the upcoming duo with three years of OS updates and a further year of regular security patches.

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Xiaomi Stories September 1

Renders of the upcoming Xiaomi 11T Pro — the first new Xiaomi device to launch without “Mi” branding — have been shared online giving us a glimpse at some of the potential hardware on this affordable flagship Android phone.

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Xiaomi Stories August 24

Xiaomi’s popular “Mi” series smartphones have exploded in popularity over the past few years in global markets, but it seems as though this branding may be sidelined with future releases.

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Xiaomi Stories August 10

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 has an under-display camera, Snapdragon 888 Plus, 120W charging

Launching in China soon, Xiaomi has just announced its new Mi Mix 4 smartphone with a couple of firsts, including an under-display camera and the latest Qualcomm chip.

Xiaomi Stories August 6

Xiaomi took No. 1 slot in global smartphone sales rankings through June 2021

Xiaomi has hit a huge milestone in the firm’s quest to top the global smartphone rankings after surpassing Samsung and Apple in June 2021 sales.

Xiaomi Stories July 23

Poco F3 GT launches w/ MediaTek Dimensity 1200, physical shoulder triggers, more

Hot on the heels of the OnePlus Nord 2, the Poco F3 GT has launched in India with a package that might turn a few heads.

Xiaomi Stories June 1

Xiaomi launches 40-inch bezel-free Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition w/ Android TV

Xiaomi has added yet another affordable Android TV set to its growing lineup with the introduction of the terribly named Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition.

Xiaomi Stories May 31

As our smartphones become more valuable daily tools, charging them has also gotten much faster. A modern flagship phone can easily be charged in full within an hour or so, some considerably quicker. Xiaomi, though, is showing off a new 200W charger that can fully charge a smartphone in under 10 minutes.

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Xiaomi Stories May 26

Xiaomi looks set to be removed from the controversial US trade blacklist after the US Department of Defense deemed the move “appropriate.”

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Xiaomi Stories April 27

The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro is a good phone trapped between two price points and living in the shadow of the excellent Poco F3.

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Xiaomi Stories April 20

As the “main” flagship for Xiaomi in 2021, at least on paper, the Mi 11 Ultra really doesn’t disappoint. No smartphone is used on paper though and how it stacks up is far more nuanced.

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Xiaomi Stories April 9

I think I may have jumped the gun in late 2020 by declaring that the OnePlus Nord might offer price-to-performance perfection because clearly, I hadn’t thought about Xiaomi’s efforts in the mid- to-low-end range. If you want a taste of things often reserved for far more exorbitantly priced devices, then the Poco F3 is an absolute steal.

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Xiaomi Stories March 30

More foldables are coming to market as the tech improves and meets the durability standards the Average Joe needs. Today, Xiaomi is expanding its Mi Mix series to include the Mi Mix Fold, the company’s first foldable that takes inspiration from the Galaxy Fold but carries a $1,500 price.

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Xiaomi Stories March 29

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has now officially been unveiled, with the smartphone taking the Mi 11 DNA and adding in some seriously powerful added internals and camera prowess.

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Xiaomi Stories March 24

Gaming phones still feel very much like an enigma, but we’ve seen more and more options hit the market in recent years. The latest duo to join the growing list comes in the form of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro.

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Xiaomi Stories March 22

The next Poco-branded flagship smartphone has now arrived with the unveiling of the Poco F3, one of the first smartphones to market with the more affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chipset.

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Xiaomi Stories March 16

We were enamoured with the Poco X3 NFC; it was a fantastic budget device worthy of the Poco name. However, it looks like the upcoming Poco X3 Pro will take a few design cues from its older, likely more affordable sibling according to some leaked renders.

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Xiaomi Stories March 3

Xiaomi might not be a household name in the US, but the Mi 11 is one such smartphone that really ought to be available in North American markets as an alternative to the similarly solid Galaxy S21 series.

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Xiaomi Stories February 8

After teases and hints, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has now officially launched globally with the flagship device packing in some true powerhouse specifications at an incredibly enticing price point.

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Xiaomi Stories February 1

Xiaomi Mi 11 set for global launch on February 8

After an official launch in China in late December 2020, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will officially go global on February 8.

Xiaomi Stories January 29

Xiaomi Air Charge can power up your phone from a distance with what seems like actual magic

Wireless charging is more popular than ever right now, and that’s got more companies looking into ways to improve the tech. Xiaomi today announced its “Mi Air Charge” tech which, somehow, manages to charge your phone and other devices from a long distance.

Xiaomi Stories January 28

Samsung may still be the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, but according to a new report, Apple dominated the Korean firm in Q4 2020 smartphone sales.

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Xiaomi Stories January 26

In the world of cheap fitness bands, the Xiaomi Mi Band series is arguably the go-to option. According to a new report, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 may come with an in-built GPS, SpO2 or blood oxygen level sensor, plus support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.

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Xiaomi Stories January 11

While Google has banked on Smart Displays in recent years, there aren’t quite as many available as we would have hoped. The latest though is the cutesy Xiaomi Mi Smart Clock, which is set to go on sale in Europe for just €50.

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Xiaomi Stories January 7

The idea that cheap phones are bad has persisted for a long time, but it often isn’t true of every cheap phone — case in point, the Poco M3.

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Xiaomi Stories January 5

The Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G has now been officially unveiled with the device expanding the ever-growing Mi 10 series, but with the caveat that this device has been made in India.

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[Update: Free repairs] Android 11 arrives on Xiaomi Mi A3 but suffers from major issues

The official Android 11 update is now rolling out for the Xiaomi Mi A3 but, as we saw with the Android 10 rollout last year, it’s not without some pretty sizeable issues.

Xiaomi Stories December 28, 2020

With 2021 just a couple of days away, the first smartphone with next year’s flagship chip is going official. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has been announced — here’s what it brings to the table.

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Xiaomi Stories December 22, 2020

When Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 888 chipset, they also confirmed a series of Android OEMs that will release devices utilizing the chipset platform. Xiaomi was among the 14 firms touting an upcoming Snapdragon 888-powered device, and they are set to be the first to market with the Mi 11.

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Xiaomi Stories November 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a heavy decline in the smartphone market this year, but Q3 2020 has seen shipments start to recover according to a new report from Gartner.

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Xiaomi Stories November 6, 2020

Xiaomi has added yet another device to their growing lineup of affordable set-top boxes with the addition of the Mi Box 4S Pro.

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Xiaomi Stories October 19, 2020

Xiaomi demos 80W wireless charging that can fill 4,000mAh battery in just 19 minutes

Fast-charging tech has become a battleground in recent years as speeds and battery sizes have ballooned. Xiaomi is fighting back against the likes of Oppo and OnePlus with the announcement of more efficient 80W wireless charging that can top up a 4,000mAh cell in just 19 minutes.

Xiaomi Stories October 12, 2020

Samsung expects UWB to be as big as Bluetooth, Xiaomi shows how it improves the smart home

Something you might not know about recent Samsung smartphones such as the Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2 is that they include a special UWB — ultra-wideband — radio. That special signal can let one Samsung phone know where another device using the same tech is. Now, Samsung has announced wider adoption of that tech while Xiaomi is showing us what UWB is capable of.

Xiaomi Stories October 2, 2020

Xiaomi Mi Home app lets you add smart home tech to the Android 11 power menu

One of the best new features to come with the Android 11 update has to be the quick power menu smart home controls and toggles. Not many services yet support the quick toggles but for those with the Xiaomi Mi Home app you should be able to take advantage of toggles within the Android 11 power menu.

Xiaomi Stories September 30, 2020

Xiaomi has lifted the lid on it’s latest flagship pairing of the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, devices that appear to pack a serious punch.

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Xiaomi launches its first Google Assistant-powered smart speaker w/ $50 price

Xiaomi has now quietly launched the Mi Smart Smart Speaker in India — its first-ever Google Assistant-powered smart speaker.

Xiaomi Stories September 8, 2020

For the past few years, Xiaomi has been one of the few sellers of Android TV set-top boxes in the United States and, this year, the company is finally delivering something that so many asked for — a streaming stick. One of the first Android TV-based streaming sticks has arrived with the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, but is it any good?

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Xiaomi and Realme open limited Android 11 previews

Android 11 has officially launched today and, contrary to Google’s official wording, it’s only launching for Pixel devices. However, some Android partners are launching betas for the upcoming OS, with Xiaomi and Realme offering limited seats for the Android 11 update.

Xiaomi Stories August 28, 2020

As we push further toward a future where there are no bezels on our smartphones, manufacturers are still trying to find solutions to where the selfie camera should go. Now, Xiaomi is showing off its third-generation under-display camera tech, and it’s pretty impressive!

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Xiaomi Stories August 14, 2020

Xiaomi Mi Box 3 now receiving Android Pie beta

The original Xiaomi Mi Box 3 looks as though it is now getting a bump to the Android Pie flavor of Android TV courtesy of a beta phase.

Xiaomi Stories August 12, 2020

Xiaomi has decided that for the firm’s 10th anniversary the Mi 10 Ultra needed to 120 “all the things” with the official release of its latest handset.

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Xiaomi Stories August 11, 2020

[Update: More devices] Official TWRP support comes to the Nokia 7.1, Xiaomi Mi 9T, plus more

If you’re driven by full device control, you’ll be pleased to hear that TWRP support is now officially available for a flurry of Nokia devices plus the several Xiaomi handsets — including the popular Mi 9T.

Xiaomi Stories July 31, 2020

Xiaomi Black Shark 3S debuts w/ Snapdragon 865, 120Hz display, $570 price tag

Xiaomi has released yet another gaming phone in the form of the Black Shark 3S — an Android smartphone that on paper offers some serious hardware.

Xiaomi Stories July 15, 2020

It’s been no secret that Xiaomi has been working on an Android TV dongle for a while, but today the company finally announced it officially. The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has officially debuted with Android TV, but only the 1080p model for now.

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[Update: Global launch/pricing] Xiaomi Mi Band 5 goes official w/ 1.1-inch color display, magnetic charging, $30 price tag

After some pretty substantial leaks earlier in the week, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has now been officially unveiled in China with some notable improvements.

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