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Earlier today during its fan-event, Xiaomi announced the newest device that will hit Philippine shores very soon, the Redmi S2 with mid-range specs and as always, an incredibly attractive price tag. The Redmi S2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ display, and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip under the hood, along with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage expandable via microSD card. The phone houses dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras with PDAF and EIS, along with a 16MP front camera with LED flash and AI-assisted beautification. The device runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 3,080mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specs Now, we go to the price. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 will retail for only PhP7,990! which is again, a really good price for what it offers. In any case, it will be available in Lazada starting June 4, 2018. Sources 1, 2

Xiaomi had another surprise for its fans today, as apart from launching the Redmi Note 5 AI in the Philippines, the company also revealed that its latest flagship, the Mi Mix 2s is also going to be available here very soon – June to be exact. The Mi Mix 2S features 5.99-inch FHD+ display with what is probably the closest to a bezel-less design that a phone can be.  Under the hood is no less than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. For imaging, the device features dual 12MP sensors at the rear, capable of Dual Pixel PDAF, and 4-axis OIS, while a 5MP sensor is in charge of your selfies. Other features include fast-charging, Qi wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Mix Mix 2S runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, and packs a 3,400mAh…

Xiaomi has brought in a new mid-range device for its Filipino fans to enjoy, the Redmi Note 5 with an 18:9 FHD+ display, dual rear cameras with dual pixel PDAF, and AI-assisted scene detection and beautification. As Xiaomi would put it, it is their most powerful Redmi ever. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, combined with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. It runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 4,000mAh battery. At the rear is a dual camera system with  Dual Pixel PDAF and AI scene detection – composed of a 12MP main sensor,  along with a 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera on the other hand, uses a 13MP sensor, also with AI assisted beautification. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI retails for PhP11,990 and will be available in…

Today marks another fruitful day for Xiaomi, as it celebrated the launch of its newest smartphone to be offered in the Philippine market, the Redmi Note 5. Apart from using a Snapdragon 636 chip, an 18: 9 display, and dual rear cameras, this device is quite interesting as it now infuses AI into the phone’s optics. It’s in fact, termed as the “Camera Beast”. The question is, is it? can it walk the talk? here are our first thoughts. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Specs Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR94DopJVqk Design and Build Quality At first glance, the design of the Redmi Note 5 reminds me of another phone from a green brand, also with the number 5. Unlike most current phones in the mid-range segment, Xiaomi isn’t joining the notch race just yet. Unfortunately, that also means that you get  the usual bezels at the top and bottom. Despite having the feel…

After teasing its arrival, Mi Philippines has finally unveiled the next device that it will be launching in the Philippines, the Redmi Note 5 AI. The Redmi Note 5 AI boasts a Snapdragon 636 processor, along with up to 6GB of RAM (we don’t know which variant they’ll be releasing here, but we do hope to at least get the 4GB one). It also comes with either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. As for imaging, the device sports a dual rear camera system (12MP + 5MP) and a 13MP front shooter. It runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Specs Of course, the most interesting thing question would be, how much will it cost? we’ll find out very soon, as the device is set to launch in the Philippines on May 11, so stay tuned! Sources…

Xiaomi is essentially known as the company that slashes the price of gadgets in half but still includes the top tier features we like. Nowadays, the notch has become a trend for smartphones but other than that, it also includes high end camera features together with Artificial Intelligence. Just two days ago, Xiaomi revealed the Mi 6X – an affordable mid-range smartphone with camera AI features. By camera AI, Xiaomi mainly focuses on object recognition – something we’ve seen with Samsung’s Bixby and Google Lens. One good example of this is that the camera can translate text from manuals and even tell you how many calories a particular food has. Xiaomi also announced its own AI assistant, the Xiao Ai – which should be able to understand hundreds of commands. The Xiaomi Mi 6X is a mid-tier smartphone. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM…

A few days ago, Xiaomi smartphone codenamed Mi 6X surfaced in TENAA. Rumor has it that the said phone is expected to be launched as Xiaomi Mi A2.   Well, a leak just surfaced that also confirms a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. An Octa-core Snapdragon 626 chipset clocked at 2.2GHZ powers the handset while running Android Oreo 8.1. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage comes standard but is expandable. The leak also reveals a dual camera setup using  f/2.0 20 MP and f/1.8 8 MP sensors , accompanied by an LED flash. The selfie cam, on the other hand sports a 20 MP snapper. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the rear panel. Battery-wise, a the Xiaomi Mi A2 will be using a 2910 mAh battery which is a tad smaller in capacity compared to the previous model. Source

The so-called Apple of China is almost ready to release their take on the gaming smartphone, the Black Shark. An invitation has been sent indicating the release which is on April 13 at Beijing, China. The invitation shows the Qualcomm logo, which indicates that the Black Shark will most likely be powered by the Snapdragon 845. We’re also expecting a 120Hz display just like the Razer Phone, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of storage. Just now, a teaser has been released and it looks like the Black Shark has a curvy edge. For consumers, you may want to wait for this one because for sure, this will be a lot cheaper than the Razer Phone. Source 1 | Source 2

Apart from the new Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi has also unveiled its first ever gaming laptop. That’s not really surprising, as they have already ventured into consumer notebooks in the past. In any case, the Mi Gaming Laptop features a 15.6-display with FHD resolution, and is powered by a 7th-Gen. Intel Core i7-7700HQ. The base model will have 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, a 1TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti Graphics Card. The High end model on the other hand, will have twice as much RAM and SSD Capacity, along with a more powerful NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU. All these components are housed in an Aluminium chassis that doesn’t scream the brand name. In fact, it looks like your usual work laptop, and that’s how Xiaomi wants it to be. There is however, one thing that sets it apart from your typical workplace machine – RGB lighting. In…

Xiaomi just revealed photos of its brand ambassador, Kris Wu, holding the  flagship Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. And, looking at just the photos, one can see that the selfie cam is nowhere to be found. So where is it then? The thick bottom bezel, which the the endorser is cleverly hiding from the way he holds it should be where the camera is. This will make it look like its predecessor, the Mi Mix 2.    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s goes notch-less. As for the specs, chipset-wise, it’s up there with most flagships with its Snapdragon 845. Photo leaks also confirm the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi Mix2 will be officially unveiled on March 27 in China. No news yet on pricing but given the sticker price  of its predecessor, it should be at the P25,000 to P30,000 range.  Source

Wait, what the heck is MIUI 9.5? It’s Xiaomi’s heavily customized user-interface based on the Android Nougat 7.0. Granted it’s coming from a 2-year old operating system, still we give props to Xiaomi for putting these on over 30 of its devices including discontinued ones such as the Xiaomi Mi Mi3 launched in 2013. The update is going to beef-up security updates, a New Notification Shade feature for Bundles Notifications and Quick Reply. Here’s the full list of Xiaomi devices, as posted on the MIUI forums: Late March     Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (all versions)     Xiaomi Mi Max • Xiaomi Redmi 3S • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime • Xiaomi Redmi 4A Early April     Xiaomi Redmi Y1 • Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite • Xiaomi Redmi 5A • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro • Xiaomi Redmi 5 • Xiaomi Mi…

Xiaomi Store at Shopee is now official! Following the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 5 last week, e-commerce platform of Sea in the Philippines, Shopee, just announced Xiaomi official store. Bolstering 11 million users in the Philippines alone, the partnership between Shopee and Xiaomi will bring amazing and competitive choices of smartphones to more Filipinos.To kick of their partnership, Shopee will bring one of Xiaomi’s bestselling smartphone, Redmi 5. The device boasts a Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU. It also has a total of 16gb of internal storage, which should be more than enough to store your media contents and files. To top everything off, Xiaomi will be selling Redmi 5 for PhP5,990 with 10% Shopee coins cashback, through an exclusive flash sale on April 4. If you happen to pre-register from March 23 to March 31, you will receive a PhP250 Xiaomi Voucher that you may use to offset…

Only after a few weeks after the opening of its first authorized store in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City, Xiaomi  officially opened its flagship store today. This time in SM Megamall. Seemingly larger than its first store, the range of products that can be bought here are basically the same, with the addition of a number of new items ranging from their popular smartphones, accessories, apparel,and even home appliances. As expected, there was a crowd of people gathered for the event, curious as to what products are in store for them, and forming a very long line that reached the mall’s ground floor. There were also a number of exciting promos and raffle draws that were done throughout the day, to the delight of the lucky fans. To give you an idea of what’s being sold there, here’s the full price list: The store is located at the 4th Floor Cyberzone…

After opening its first authorized store in Trinoma, Quezon City, Xiaomi’s keeping the ball rolling with the opening of its flagship store in the Philippines, located at SM Megamall this March 17! The store will of course, host the brand’s its vast lineup of products ranging from smartphones, accessories, home appliances, and apparel, with a number of notable additions. One of which is the Mi Mix 2 – perhaps, one of the most beautiful looking smartphones out there at the moment. For a quick refresher, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 FHD+ sports what is perhaps, the closest to a bezel less design that a phone can be.  with its 5.99-inch 18:9 display making every type of content shine. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Unfortunately, it neither has a card slot nor a headphone jack. For imaging, the Mi Mix…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB7Ki0Ys0YI At its press briefing held earlier today, Xiaomi unveiled two new devices for the Philippine market – The budget Redmi 5A and the mid-range Redmi 5 Plus. Both are testament of the company’s commitment to bringing high quality products with the most competitive pricing. The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It has 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of with microSD card support. The device has a single 13MP shooter with PDAF, complimented by a 5MP front camera. It runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat and packs a 3,000mAh battery. The Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand, has a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, and runs on a the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. At the rear is a 12MP camera, along with a…

We’ve just received word from a very reliable source that the entry level Xiaomi Redmi 5A will soon be making its way to the Philippines. The Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It has up to 3GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage with microSD card support. For imgaing, the Redmi 5A has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, and a 5MP front camera. The device runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat and packs a 3,000mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specs 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of RAM expandable via microSD card (Up to 256GB) 5-inch, IPS HD display 13MP rear camera, f/2.2, PDAF 5MP front camera, f/2.0 MIUI 9.0 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat 3,000mAh battery We don’t have any information as to how…

In a head-scratching video, Xiaomi teased its Mi Mix 2s  with no product shown. Instead, we are shown two hands  that at first, would come across as an unorthodox way of counting fingers. I wouldn’t have guessed what the gestures meant myself if not for the numbers “8, 4 and 5” that pop on the screen repeatedly. The video is in Chinese but with the help of our friends from the technorati, the video asks: “how fast is your Snapdragon 845?” This question is actually a challenge to the flagship handsets of the bigger brands namely the Sony Xperia XZ2, Sony Xperia XZ2, the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+and the Asus Zenfone 5z that carry the same Snapdragon 845 SoC.  The Mi Mix 2s looks to be a contender with a reported 6.01″OLED screen, Sony IMX363 sensor, 8 GB RAM and 256 storage. Last year’s model, the Mi Mix 2, has been…

It is difficult to forget what Xiaomi did with the Mi Mix. We can in fact probably consider it as a cornerstone for the mobile phone industry because of its unique design and craftsmanship. Today, they upped their tempo by releasing an upgraded version in the form of the Mi Mix 2S. The image above is from our source that appears to be an AnTuTu score from Xiaomi’s latest phablet. From that score, it is right to assume that the chipset used is Snapdragon 845 with 8GB of RAM. Recently, a new leak confirms that the Mi Mix 2s will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Aside from that, the Mi Mix 2s will be having an 18:9 5.99-inch FullScreen display. The Mi Mix 2s has a 12MP Sony IMX363 camera sensor with dual-pixel technology. The selfie camera is back at the top right corner of the device which is a…