Xiaomi signs MoU with Microsoft for cloud support, artificial intelligence and laptops

Xiaomi today announced that it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to collaborate in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the development of equipment for use with notebook computers. The companies will also collaborate in personal assistants using their own existing devices, including Microsoft’s Cortana.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Review

The Mi TV is here. It would be safe to say that this is the next big category for Xiaomi in India. A 55 inch 4K HDR capable television panel for Rs. 39,999? By any measure that’s a steal but Xiaomi’s hardware is usually only part of the equation. Similar to MIUI on their phones, the company has worked hard to introduce the Patchwall interface on their television. More than just an interface, it is a paradigm shift in how television makers approach usability. So how well does the entire package work? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Review”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9.2.4 update brings Face Unlock

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India last week, which went on sale today for the first time on Flipkart as well as Mi.com and was sold out within minutes. At the launch Xiaomi promised to bring Face unlock that will be available via OTA update by the end of March, but today as a surprise the company rolled out the Face unlock feature for the phone via an OTA update. This is the first Xiaomi smartphone in India to get the feature. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9.2.4 update brings Face Unlock”

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sold out in less than 10 seconds in first sale in India, next sale on February 27

Xiaomi launched the the Mi TV 4 for the first time in India last week at a price of Rs. 39,999 . It went on sale in the country today at 2PM. Xiaomi has announced that the TV got huge response from the customers, which was sold out in less than 10 seconds on Flipkart and Mi.com. However the company did not share the number of TVs sold during the sale, unlike it did for the Redmi Note 5 smartphones. Some users said that it sold out before they could see the buy button. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sold out in less than 10 seconds in first sale in India, next sale on February 27”

Over 3 lakh Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro units sold out in under 3 minutes in first sale, next sale on Feb 28

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India last week, which went on sale exclusively on Flipkart as well as Mi.com today at 12 noon. Manu Jain, Group Vice President and Managing Director of Xiaomi India just said that the company sold over 3 lakh units of the smartphones under 3 minutes, selling 1 lakh units per minute. In comparison, last year the company sold 2.5 lakh Redmi Note 4 smartphones in 10 minutes in its first sale. Continue reading “Over 3 lakh Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro units sold out in under 3 minutes in first sale, next sale on Feb 28”

Black Shark with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM surfaces in benchmarks, could be Xiaomi’s first gaming phone

A new smartphone codenamed Blackshark has surfaced on AnTuTu, revealing that it is a top-end smartphone. This hints that it could be Black shark technology incorporated, in which Xiaomi has invested. The company’s website shows that it has been established  in August 2017 and its weibo account reveals that it is a mobile phone maker. The teaser on its website shows some kind of a gaming device.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India last week. As expected, it is the same Redmi 5 Plus that was introduced  in China back in December last year, which is not a huge upgrade except for the full-screen display, camera and the selfie flash. It is definitely worth the price, but should you get it? Let us jump into the review to find out.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Camera Samples

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India last week. We recently brought you the unboxing and first impressions of the smartphone, here we have the camera samples from the phone. The Redmi Note 5 has a 12-megapixel rear camera with 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture and large 1.25μm pixel size, compared to 1.12μm pixel size on the Redmi Note 4. It also comes with dual-tone LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and selfie flash.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S firmware reveals Sony IMX363 sensor, Android 8.0 Oreo and more

Earlier this week design sketch and render of the Mi MIX 2S surfaced. Now more specifications of the phone has surfaced, thanks to Mi Mix 2S firmware files that XDA-Developers got hold of. This confirms that the phone is code-named ‘polaris,’ as well as Snapdragon 845 SoC and Sony IMX363 camera sensor that coincides with earlier rumors. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S firmware reveals Sony IMX363 sensor, Android 8.0 Oreo and more”

Reliance Jio offers Rs. 2200 cashback, double data for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India at an event in Delhi. At the launch the company announced that it has partnered with Reliance Jio to give the Biggest Jio offer ever to the Note 5 and Note 5 Pro users to its customers. The company had first partnered with Jio for Redmi 5A last year that offered Rs. 1000 cashback to the buyers.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV First Impressions

It’s finally here. Fulfilling the hopes and dreams of a million Indians clamoring for Xiaomi’s affordable televisions, the company has delivered. Hyperbole aside, it really is true that there is a lot of hype around the company’s televisions. The product has so far been restricted to their home market so it’s going to be interested to see how the uptake is in India where there’s a fair amount of homegrown competition. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV First Impressions”

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV with 4.9mm slim frameless design launched in India for Rs. 39999

Xiaomi just launched the the company’s Mi TV in India, as expected. It was introduced at the CES 2017 and was launched in China in May last year. IT has a 4K panel with support for HDR. It has  a 4.9mm slim frameless design and comes with  Patch Wall, a UI layer on top of the Android OS that’s based on deep learning AI technology that can curate content based on recommendations. It brings all the content from the STB and seamlessly integrates right on your homepage. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV with 4.9mm slim frameless design launched in India for Rs. 39999”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro First Impressions

Say what you will, it was the Redmi series that put Xiaomi on the map in India. Striking the perfect balance between performance, battery life and price, the Redmi series hit it out of the park and developed a massive following. Over the last few generations, Xiaomi focussed on perfecting the formula and the end result was the Redmi Note 4. Despite being close to a year old, demand remains high further pointing towards how the phone managed to strike a chord with its target audience and has sold over 5 million units. 1 year on though, it’s time for an upgrade. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro First Impressions”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636, up to 6GB RAM launched in India starting at Rs. 13999

Along with the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone, as rumored. It has the same 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass screen and runs Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9.2 on top, but this is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC with up to 6GB RAM, has a 12-megapixel primary rear camera with 1.25μm pixel size sensor, dual-tone LED flash, same as the Redmi Note 5, but this also comes with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for background blur.  Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636, up to 6GB RAM launched in India starting at Rs. 13999”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi just launched the most expected Redmi Note 5 smartphone at an event in India along with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is the global variant of the Redmi 5 Plus that was introduced in China recently. Check out the unboxing and the first impressions of the phone.

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