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Xiaomi India Announces 1+ Million Unit Sales of the Redmi 5A in One Month

Xiaomi had a tough 2016, when competition from other China-based smartphone vendors prevented it from matching its 2015 smartphone shipments record. But it bounced back, recently overtaking Apple to become the fourth-largest smartphone maker in China and expanding its presence to 60 countries. It also broke its 70 million smartphone shipments record. In November, Xiaomi launched the…

Xiaomi’s Standalone VR Headset Sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and Supports Oculus Go

Qualcomm had a surprise in store for attendees at its 2018 Consumer Electronics Show press conference. Hugo Barra, Vice President of Facebook’s virtual reality (VR) division, took the wraps off a Xiaomi standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that supports Oculus Mobile, the Facebook’s portable VR platform. “We’re working with Xiaomi as our hardware partner for…

Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

The Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in September as the manufacturer’s first Android One smartphone, and it almost single-handedly revitalized interest in Google’s entry-level hardware platform. That’s because of specifications that include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, and 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras.…

MIUI 9 Global Developer ROM v7.12.8 Brings Notifications in Line with Stock Android

Notifications in MIUI have always been a pain point. Even though other Android devices have had a single finger swipe gesture to expand notifications back in Android Jelly Bean, users would have to swipe with two fingers to expand notifications in MIUI. The problems don’t stop there, though. Android Nougat brought inline replies to notifications and…

Xiaomi’s 2018 Smartphones Will Ship with “AI-Driven Apps”

Say what you will about the smartphone industry, but one thing’s for certain: It’s a breeding ground for innovation. A couple of years ago, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) started focusing on premium designs and build materials. Last year, they turned their attention to camera quality. And this year, slim bezels and 18:9 aspect ratios are all…