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Grimalkin Corporation, Xioami’s official distributor in the Philippines has recently announced the scheduled opening of a new flagship store. This time, in SM City Pampanga! Situated at a prime location in the City of San Fernando and Mexico, Pampanga, the new flagship store will feature a clean and minimalist design that represents Xiaomi’s DNA. The store will offer a wide range of products from the brand including smart devices, smartphones, accessories, wearables, and more. The Grand Opening of Mi Store SM Pampanga also marks the official availability of the Mi 9T Pro in the Philippines. As always, the brand will be offering discounts as part of their promotion. Be sure to be in Entrance 5 (fronting Sky Ranch) of SM City Pampanga as early as you can to get a chance of winning lots of fun and surprising giveaways! Stay tuned to Xiaomi Philippines’ Official Facebook Page for more updates!…

Following the unveiling of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the device went on sale this week and has already sold over 300,000 units breaking Xiaomi’s record. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, of course, is the first device with a 64MP main shooter. In comparison, its predecessor saw 100,000 phones sold on the first day even if they sold in under 10 minutes. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is truly a powerful device with a MediaTek Helio G90T chipset and 18W fast charging support on its 4,500mAh battery, all that for a CNY 1,399 (around PHP 10,160) price tag. The base version on the other hand, has a 48MP camera sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, and 18W fast charging. The base Redmi Note 8 goes for CNY 999 (around PHP 7,300). Source

Following up on the success of the Mi 9T, Xiaomi has finally announced the official arrival of its flagship counterpart, the Mi 9T Pro, boasting a list notable upgrades to its mid-range sibling. The Mi 9T Pro sports a bezel-less design with a stunning 6.39″ AMOLED FHD+ display. Under the hood, it rocks a Snapdragon 855, backed by 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It’s equipped with an 8-layer graphite-stack and bi-directional cooling system for maintaining optimal performance, and Game Turbo 2.0 which increases touch response rate to 180Hz, and optimizes display, sound, and network for an immersive gaming experience. For optics, the Mi 9T Pro packs a trio of rear shooters – a 48MP main sensor, along with a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto lens. It features steady handheld night photography, motion tracking, and 4K 60fps video recording. The 20MP front camera is…

Xiaomi has officially launched its latest flagship gaming smartphone Black Shark 2 Pro in the region beginning in Malaysia. The company launched the Black Shark 2 earlier this year and the Pro version is an upgrade to the base version of the phone. The Black Shark 2 Pro comes with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. It comes in two memory variants, 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 12GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. The Pro version comes with the similar 6.39-inch HD+ AMOLED display with no notes or punch-holes. While it doesn’t have 90Hz refresh rate, it does have 240Hz touch polling rate and 34.7 input latency for quicker response. The rear of the phone features a distinct design that looks similar to the Black Shark 2. As far as the camera goes, the Black Shark 2 Pro has a dual rear camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8…

Xiaomi has just announced a price drop for one of its most popular mid-rangers, the Mi 9T, which now retails for PhP15,490 for the 6GB + 64GB version, and PhP17,490 for the 6GB + 128GB version. The Xiaomi Mi 9T was a favorite among fans, thanks to its very competitive price point, and an impressive spec sheet that gives it so much value for money. It boasts a 6.39″ AMOLED display, and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 – one of the most powerful mid-range processors to date. It packs 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. It’s also equipped with a triple rear camera system with features like AI Scene Detection, 10X Digital Zoom, AI Studio Lighting, Night Mode and more. Its 20MP front camera is housed in a motorized popup module, which also activates and retracts when using face unlock. It runs on MIUI 10 and…

It’s official! The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is confirmed to arrive in the Philippines on September 4. The base version, Xiaomi Mi 9T was launched a couple of months back. The Pro, of course, packs more power with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It shares the 6.39-inch display but the Mi 9T Pro has a Super AMOLED panel. As far memory goes the upcoming Pro version is listed to have two variants, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. Whether we’ll see both variants,we’ll just have to wait and see. https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiPhilippines/photos/a.652574318164240/2426968644058123/?type=3&theater As far camera goes, the Mi 9T Pro has a 48MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto and a 13MP ultrawide shooter. In its pop-up module is the 20MP front shooter, which at this point is the norm to offer a full-screen display. Source

The upcoming Redmi Note 8 Pro flexes its muscles in AnTuTu, as it posts a score of 283,333, which makes it a direct competitor to the Kirin 810. The device will run on the new Helio G90T SoC from MediaTek, and is expected to come with a liquid cooling solution to sustain optimal performance in resource-heavy tasks. Promotional materials also indicate up to a 6 degrees reduction in temperature, making it ideal for long hours of gaming. The Redmi Note 8 Pro seems to have all the bases covered so far, as it’s also expected to pack a triple camera system, the main sensor being a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1. In any case, the launch is just a few days away, and we’re very excited to know more about these devices. Source

After teasing it on its Facebook Page, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Mi A3 is coming to the Philippines, adding to its roster of value-for-money devices. The Redmi A3 has a 6.088-inch HD+ AMOLED Dot Drop display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The device packs three rear shooters, including a 48MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. It features AI scene detection, distortion correction on ultra-wide angle shots, and steady handheld night photography.  There’s a 32MP front camera that can capture AI-assisted portrait selfies. Redmi A3 runs on Android Pie, and is an Android One device, which means you’re ensured of at least two years of OS upgrades, along with access to the latest innovations from Google, such as Google Assistant. It packs a 4,030mAh…

A new Mi A series smartphone is coming to the Philippines as teased by Xiaomi! https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiPhilippines/photos/a.652574318164240/2407201432701511/ The post on Facebook mentions about the Mi A series as well as does a countdown from 1, 2, and 3, which points to the Xiaomi Mi A3. Another giveaway is the Android One logo in the poster. The Mi A3 has a 6.088-inch AMOLED Dot Drop display (Xiaomi’s teardrop display) with Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back. The phone features a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 48MP Sony sensor partnered by an ultra-wide-angle lens and a depth sensor. While in the teardrop is the 32MP lens. Under the hood, the Mi A3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. Globally, it has two memory configurations – a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and a 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. It is uncertain whether the company…

Xiaomi is adding more and more Mi Zones and Authorized Stores to its portfolio, allow the company’s products to reach more and more consumers. The latest addition is a Mi Zone that is set to open in SM City Manila on August 3, 2019. Located at Lower Ground Cyberzone, fans in the area will soon be able to experience the brand’s newest products. As always, amazing discounts are in store for Mi Fans during opening day! To date, Xiaomi has 8 Mi Zones and 8 Authorized Mi Stores in the Philippines. Authorized Mi Stores Trinoma Mall – Level 4 Beside Cinema 5, Trinoma Mall North Ave. Quezon City SM Megamall – Level 4, Cyberzone Bldg. B SM Megamall, EDSA, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong SM North Edsa Annex – Level 3 SM North EDSA, Quezon City Starmall Alabang – Level 2, Cyberpoint Annex, Starmall Alabang, Muntinlupa City SM Mall of Asia –…

The Xiaomi Mi 9 was a phone that offered flagship performance for a mid-range price, though there were numerous areas that could’ve been done better. Now, we have its mid-range follow-up, the Mi 9T. While technically not in the same league, it hopes to be better in those areas, and deliver the same premium experience, at a price that’s insanely competitive. Specifications Design and Build Quality The Mi 9T is outright a beautiful looking device from top to bottom. It’s slim, and weighs just about right for decent handling. It has glass at the back along with a fiber pattern that really shines in the Carbon Black variant. While the camera module slightly protrudes, the lens cover is also slightly retracted, to prevent contact with the surface. You’ll find the volume rocker and Power Button on the right, the latter is even colored red to add contrast. At the bottom…

Xiaomi has just announced the arrival of a new budget smartphone for the PH market. The Redmi 7A is equipped with a capable Snapdragon 439, a large 4,000mAh battery, splash resistance, better speakers, and other features that give it fantastic value for money. Redmi 7A boasts a 5.45-inch HD+ display, and comes in two configurations – 2GB + 16GB and 2GB + 32GB. For imaging, it uses a 12MP rear camera with a Sony IMX486 sensor, along with a 5MP front snapper. It runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android Pie. Specifications Display 5.45″ HD+ Processor Snapdragon 439 (Octa-Core) RAM 2GB Storage 16GB/32GB Rear Camera 12MP Front Camera 5MP OS Android 9 + MIUI 10 Battery 4,000mAh Other Features Splash Resistance, AI Face Unlock Pricing and Availability Redmi 7A is priced at PhP4,790 for the 2GB + 16GB variant (Matte Blue, Matte Black) and PhP5,290 for the 2GB…

With its continuous stream of success in various markets, Xiaomi has achieved another milestone by making it to the Fortune Global 500 list, the first time for the company. The Beijing-based global technology leader is the youngest company on the said list for 2019, ranking 468th with a revenue of USD 26,443.50 million and a net profit of USD 2,049.10 million in the previous fiscal year. The company also ranked 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. “It took Xiaomi only nine years to make the Fortune Global 500 list, a milestone that we owe a big thank you to all our Mi Fans and users for their unwavering support. We are also the youngest company on this year’s list, a proud record that we will keep in mind and bring to another level in the global expansion journey.” – Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi. “Over…

After a tease from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi, we finally get to see the new color for the Redmi Note 7 series. The company has revealed the new shade, Mirror Flower Water Moon which is available for purchase in China. While it is a mouthful of a color, it is a machine translation of the symbols for the moon reflection on the water. The Mirror Flower Water Moon Redmi Note 7 comes in 6GB/64GB configuration for CNY 1,399 (around PHP 10,400) while the Pro is offered in 6GB/128GB configuration and costs CNY 1,599 (around PHP 11,900). Whether this color will be offered in other markets or remain a China-exclusive is unclear but it looks fresh. Source

Xiaomi continues to expand its reach in the Philippines, this time with a new Mi Zone in SM City San Mateo, set to open on July 20, 2019. The Mi Zone is located at the 2nd floor of Cyberzone, SM City San Mateo. As always, Xiaomi will be offering amazing discounts  for Mi Fans on opening day, so save the date and be as early as you can! To date, Xiaomi has 8 authorized Mi Stores and 6 Mi Zones in the Philippines, the most recent one in SM Sangandaan. Authorized Mi Stores Trinoma Mall – Level 4 Beside Cinema 5, Trinoma Mall North Ave. Quezon City SM Megamall – Level 4, Cyberzone Bldg. B SM Megamall, EDSA, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong SM North Edsa Annex – Level 3 SM North EDSA, Quezon City Starmall Alabang – Level 2, Cyberpoint Annex, Starmall Alabang, Muntinlupa City SM Mall of Asia – Level…

Xiaomi has registered a research and development (R&D) company in Tampere, Finland. It is officially registered as Xiaomi Finland Oy and a report mentions that it will focus on the development of camera technologies. Other points of focus for Xiaomi’s Finnish department will include Software R&D, IT systems, and telecommunications equipment. The CEO of Xiaomi Finland, David Arthur Felix has been appointed Managing Director of the new company. Two years ago, a partnership between Nokia and Xiaomi was signed. It was centered around licensing patents between the two companies. The expansion by the Chinese company might be a result of that partnership to some extent. Source

Following renders and leaked specifications, images of the Xiaomi Mi A3 and its retail box have surfaced online. The Xiaomi Mi A3, will reportedly come in white, blue, and black as seen in the box of the device. An actual photo of the phone was also posted, revealing a glossy back finish. The images also confirm a notched display for the front camera and a vertical triple rear camera setup in the upper left corner, with the Xiaomi logo at the bottom-left corner. The plastic film on the device reveals that the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. It also has a 4030mAh battery and in-screen fingerprint sensor. As far as shooters go, it has a 48MP main camera and a 32MP selfie shooter. Source

The Redmi Note 7 was such a hit for Xiaomi that the company has sold 15 million units of the device globally in just six months -a testament to the brand’s commitment to creating products which offer fantastic value for money. In the Philippines, the device also received huge praise not just from consumers but from tech reviewers as well, garnering high scores in reviews for packing a ton of premium features, very capable hardware, and competitive pricing. Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, and has a Snapdragon 660 AIE at the helm along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It boasts AI-assisted dual rear shooters, the main one utilizing a 48MP Samsung SOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. Features include AI Scene Detection, AI Portrait, AI Beautify, and a dedicated Night Mode. The device runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android Pie, and packs a 4,000mAh…