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Xiaomi is stepping up its selfie game with the new Redmi Y3 and its astonishing 32MP front camera, the highest that you’ll find in any device from the brand, combined with a very competitive price tag. The Redmi Y3 boasts a splash-proof body, and has a 6.26-inch dot notch HD+ display with  Gorilla Glasss 5. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 632, along with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. At the back of the device is a 12MP main camera, augmented by a 2MP depth sensor. The 32MP front snapper also features AI Scene Detection, an FOV of 80°, and EIS. It packs a 4,000mAh battery. Redmi Y3 comes in Black, Blue and Red colors, and is priced at INR 9,999 (around PhP7,500) for the 3GB + 32GB version and INR11,999 (around PhP9,000) for the 4GB + 64GB variant. Source Via

Xiaomi’s latest flagship is now available the Philippines, and is once again set to take the market by storm with powerful specs and a very attractive price tag. Welcome, the Xiaomi Mi 9. The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood is none other than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, backed by 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It runs on MIUI 10 and packs a 3,300mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0 and wireless charging (20W). At the back of the device are three cameras – a 48MP main shooter with a Sony IMX586 sensor, working with a wide-angle and telephoto snapper. This combination gives the Mi 9 up to 2x optical zoom, and up to 10x digital zoom. You can take videos of up to 4K resolution at 60fps, and There are also…

Amidst high-anticipation from fans, Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 7 in the Philippines. Offering a great formula of an impressive mid-range specsheet and competitive pricing. The Redmi Note 7 sports a  6.3-inch drop dot display with FHD+ resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE, along with up to 4GB of RAM, and a generous 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For optics, the phone houses two shooters at the back. The first is a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor which uses Tetracell technology that merges four pixels to work as one large 1.6µm pixel. The result is a 12MP image that’s brighter and has clearer details, even in less than ideal lighting conditions. The second is a 5MP sensor for adding that depth of field effect. Its cameras are augmented with AI features such as AI…

Mi Fans in BGC are in for a treat, as yesterday, Xiaomi opened its newest authorized store. Located at the 4th floor of Market Market, the new Mi Authorized Store hosts the brand’s lineup of smartphones, laptops, accessories, peripherals, apparel, and home appliances! Fans can experience the brand’s latest innovative flagship, the Mi Mix 3 and its magnetic sliding camera mechanism. There’s also the very popular Pocophone F1, which offers a flagship SoC for an unbelievably affordable price. Check out the brand’s lineup of home appliances, including TV’s, Air Purifiers and Vacuum Cleaners! Of course, there are the fan favorites – powerbanks, headphones, fitness trackers, and more. You’ll even find the Mi Ninebot Go Kart! Check out the entire price list below: The price list also teases the arrival of the Redmi Note 7 and the Mi 9. 

Xiaomi has worked hard to make their MIUI better by integrating better features. And recently, they’ve made a list of features that they have decided to add in the latest MIUI build along with ones that have will debut shortly. They’ve also shared a list of those that are being considered and thus may or may not be included. Here are the features that Xiaomi has decided to included in MIUI: An option to show lock screen while using face unlock in place of direct unlock that enables entry to the home screen Xiaomi Music app to get a new sound effect Enchanced Dolby sound via software optimization Simultaneous functioning of Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor Optimized interface to get rid of virus scan reminder Voice commands for screen wake-up function A one-click command for clean-up Album privacy for videos in the gallery Global Night mode Vertical top text for…

When we were given a chance to try out the Mi Mix 3 a few months back, Xiaomi said that a 5G version of the phone will also be released. And now, in its grand event at this year’s MWC, the company has indeed made the device official, oh, and it runs on a new chipset too. The 5G version of the Mi Mix 3 basically almost has the same specs as its 4G  counterpart – a 6.39″ AMOLED display, a magnetic sliding mechanism for its front camera, dual 12 MP rear cameras, and a 24MP + 2MP dual front camera system, the latter used for depth sensing. The main difference, apart from having 5G capabilities, is that the new version will run on the latest Snapdragon 855 processor, along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. That being said, you’d expect that the price for this version will…

Xiaomi has just unveiled its newest flagship in China, the Mi 9, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most feature-packed from the company to date. One of its key features, is its 48MP main camera that’s part of a trio of shooters at the rear. The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 6, and uses a smaller notch to house the 20MP selfie camera. The device rocks a Snapdragon 855, along with 6GB or 8GB RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Game Turbo mode is present here, and is tasked to optimize both the CPU and the GPU to deliver an immersive gaming experience. For imaging, the Mi 9 houses a triple camera system, one uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with a Quad Bayer filter. A 16MP Ultra-Wide lens has also been added to the pack, and finally…

The Senior Vice President of Xiaomi, Wang Xiang revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. He also revealed the AnTuTu benchmark score of the Mi 9 through Twitter. The benchmark hit a whopping 387,851 on the popular benchmark. https://twitter.com/XiangW_/status/1096382013395820544 This is higher than the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, that clocked in at 368,480. The Z5 Pro GT is the first smartphone in the world to be unveiled with the Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Mi 9 is also higher than the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 which scored 326,185. The Galaxy S10 is expected to have an Exynos 9820 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, depending on the region. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to make its international debut in Spain at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Source

Good news for Mi fans! as the company has announced that its first Android Go smartphone, the Redmi Go, is officially going to be available in Authorized Mi Stores in the Philippines starting February 4, 2019! The Redmi Go has a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, backed by 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. It sports an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP selfie shooter. The device runs on Android Oreo 8.1 Go Edition, with reimagined Google Apps, optimized to reduce storage and data use. It packs a 3,000mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi Go comes in two colors – Black and Blue, and will retail for only PhP3,990 for the 1GB + 8GB variant. Be one of the first 200 to pre-order in Lazada until February 3, 2019, and get a pair of headphones, FREE. To know more…

Foldable smartphones have been gaining more and more traction in global news. And today, Xiaomi has indeed proven that they are real, and working. https://www.facebook.com/pin.young.31/videos/2310346642543429/ A video posted by Xiaomi’s Regional Director, Mr. John Chen on his Facebook account, shows what seems to be a prototype of a foldable smartphone/tablet. In the video, the user is shown watching a video on the device. Then, folds it from the top and from the bottom to form a smaller device. It’s also seen that he can interact with the device’s screen while watching the video. If anything, this confirms that foldable smartphones or tablets may actually make it to consumer’s hands sooner than expected. Exciting times, indeed. Source     

The first unofficial renders of the Xiaomi Mi 9 are making their rounds on the web and looks like they have hit the key points of rumors so far. The main feature of the Mi 9 is the triple rear camera setup with a 48MP main module. 18MP and 8MP sensors complete the rear camera setup, according to reports. The screen, on the other hand, is expected to have a 6.4” OLED display with a teardrop notch (most likely not as small as shown in the render). The Mi 9 is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset and better fast charging. According to reports, there could be another device joining the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. The SE is predicted to have a 6.0” screen and use the Snapdragon 710 successor, the Snapdragon 7150 (or 750?) chipset. It is expected that the Mi 9 will…

When Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was asked if the upcoming Mi 9 will support 24W fast charging, he quickly replied that the device must have “better” fast charging. Now, this could mean one of a few things – either the rumored 32W fast charging for the Mi 9 is true, or it could also just be a confirmation that it will indeed have 24W fast charging. While 32W is somewhere in QC5 territory, the Snapdragon 855 only supports QC4+. Still, enabling it might only be a matter of a software update. In any case, this confirms that the Mi 9 will have something special up its sleeve, as far as charging is concerned. Source Via

While mostly known for devices with a very competitive specs to price ratio, Xiaomi seems to be also working on the side on some interesting new tech. A good example is a recent demonstration of what could be the next generation of under display fingerprint scanners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o123KeVXYfo Xiaomi’s President and Co-Founder Lin Bin recently posted a video on his Weibo account to show how the technology works. Using what seems to be a protoype device, he registered his fingerprint and unlocked the device with just one tap. The catch? it now works regardless of where you tap on the screen. It also seems to be faster and more responsive. According to him, the unlocking are has been expanded to more than five times the usual, and 15 times that of your standard scanners at the back panel. He also mentioned that if this innovation receives great feedback from fans (which…

Xiaomi Philippines opens their year with a 3-day sale on Lazada from Janunary 15 to 17, 2019. Throughout the period, selected phones will be marked with up to 30% discount. While Xiaomi wasn’t very specific as to which models will go on sale, their posts on their Facebook Page suggest that the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are on the list. As a refresher, the Mi A2 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, and boasts a 5.99” FHD+ 18:9 display, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras, a 20MP front camera, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB RAM and storage configurations, and a 3000mAh battery. The Mi A2 Lite is a toned down variant with a Snapdragon 625 chipset, a 5.84” FHD+ 18:9 display, 12MP + 5MP rear cameras, a 5MP front camera, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB configurations, and lastly powered by a 4000mAh battery. You can catch the sale at the Official…

Xiaomi officially unveiled their latest mid-range smartphone, the Redmi Note 7 in China, and it packs quite an impressive spec sheet for an unbelievably low price. The 6.3-inch Redmi Note 7 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and touts an impressive 48 MP Camera that uses a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. Despite it having an older Snapdragon 660 chipset, the CPU is clocked at up to 2.2GHz. The phone features a waterdrop notch design with a Gorilla Glass screen in 2340×1080 Full HD+ with an 84% screen-to-body ratio. The main camera is its biggest selling point and is better used for outputting 12 MP images with large 1.6 μm pixels and real-time HDR. It has a secondary 5 MP shooter for AI purposes and Portrait Mode. While the front camera is a 13 MP shooter. Powering the device is a massive 4000mAh battery. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.…

After the long wait, the latest iteration of Xiaomi’s near bezel-less smartphone, the Mi Mix 3 is set to be available in authorized Mi Stores in the Philippines starting December 19. On the same day, pre-orders will also be accepted via Lazada, in preparation for its December 21 sale. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is the culmination of the company’s continuous push for innovative features combined with flagship level specifications. It boasts a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, and runs on no less than the Snapdragon 845 processor, along with up to 10GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this phone, is its front camera, which utilizes a magnetic sliding mechanism. There are no motors here, so you’ll have to manually slide it up and down to show and hide the optics. Additionally, the slider can also be used for answering…

Been busy this year to think of your Christmas gift list? When giving a gift to anyone, whether family, or friend, it’s always important to have the utmost attention to quality, apart from the thought. As such, the folks from Xiaomi are making your life easier by offering gift ideas such as smartphones and tech accessories that have the winning combination of outstanding quality with attractive pricing. It is this winning combination that has made Xiaomi the best-selling smartphone brand at Lazada and Shopee’s previous 11.11 sale. Xiaomi is building on this success by putting many of its top sellers on sale this December 10-12 at both Lazada and Shopee. Yes – Xiaomi is further sweetening the deal on its amazing products by offering over 35% off! And by putting them online, the global tech leader is helping ensure that you can shop for its amazing smartphones from the comfort…

Xiaomi, one of the pioneers of the full screen screen concept, is once again stepping up its game with the release of the Mi Mix 3. Available in Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, and a limited Palace Museum Edition, the newest member of the Mi Mix series has already established a reputation of both tech and art aficionados. The Mi Mix 3 features a stunning new design, and boasts a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845, along with up to 10GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The device runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie and packs a 3,200mAh power pack with Quick Charge 4.0+ and Qi Wireless Charging Technology. One unique feature of the device is its sliding mechanism for the front cameras – a combination of a 24MP and 2MP sensor, and AI-capabilities.  At the…