Xiaomi plans to enter the US market by 2018's end or by early 2019

Xiaomi has been planning to start selling its smartphones in the United States for many years now, but the Chinese company never found the right moment to make such an important move.

It appears that this year Xiaomi is closer than ever to an expansion into the US smartphone market. A new report from Wall Street Journal cites Xiaomi’s Chairman Lei Jun, who said his company plans “to start entering the market by end 2018, or by early 2019.”

Xiaomi is the fourth largest handset maker in China and has already successfully launched its smartphones in India and other countries in Southeast …


Mysterious gaming smartphone by Xiaomi dominates AnTuTu benchmark, beware Razer?

Although it’s too early to announce that we are entering into a golden era for gaming smartphones, there seem to be a lot of traction going on in this niche segment. Razer with its Razer Phone was the latest to send the largest ripples that now echo all the way to mainland China, where local superstar Xiaomi could be prepping an answer to Razer. 

A recent listing on the popular benchmark AnTuTu reveals an alleged Xiaomi device codenamed “Blackshark” scoring the number-crunching score of 270,680 points, which is more than 100,000 more than what the Razer Phone achieved. It’s …

Video shows that iPhone X type gestures will be used to navigate the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s?

Last month, we told you that Xiaomi could introduce a refreshed version of its Mi Mix 2 at MWC. Dubbed the Mi Mix 2s, this would be the latest version of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix line. The original generation Mi Mix stunned the world with its near bezel-less look when it was unveiled in October 2016. While the Mi Mix was a proof of concept at the time, the Mi Mix 2 was a mass produced handset released last October.

The Mi Mix 2s will reportedly feature an updated chipset as the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is expected to be under the hood. The 5.99-inch screen will offer a “full-screen …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 5.99″ Full HD+ display that boasts a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels and has the freshest octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset that is drawing power form a 4,000mAh battery. The phone comes in two memory configurations, with 4/6GB RAM, and both will sport 64GB storage. There is a brand new set of cameras on the back, arranged in a vertical format like you know who. The usual 12MP f/2.2 primary camera that Xiaomi uses lately, is paired with a 5MP f/2.0 depth sensor, while the front-facing camera offers the whopping 20MP resolution, and is aided by a flash.

Let's finish that poll: Android One or Xiaomi MIUI 9? Vote here

You may have heard of Xiaomi — the China-based tech company that grew to prominence with its bargain-priced, flagship-grade phones. A lot of them are sold internationally through 3rd party retailers, so you may even be one of the few people that bit the bullet and bought one of these bargains.

Xiaomi is known for another thing besides its affordable phones, though — its super-heavy Android re-skin. Dubbed MIUI, it’s Xiaomi’s own interface that makes the operating system look in a whole different way.

This is why the release of the Xiaomi Mi A1 was such a big deal — the phone is built …

Xiaomi removes all traces of Twitter poll that had Android One topping MIUI

Last September, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched. This is an Android One handset which means that it did not come with Xiaomi’s own MIUI skin. The latter has been criticized by Xiaomi’s own fans and users of the company’s handsets. But now that Xiaomi has released an Android One phone, the company felt that it might be a good time to poll consumers to see which UI they prefer.

Now, looking at this from Xiaomi’s point of view, the company is not going to run such a poll on Twitter unless it is pretty sure that the results are going to be in its favor. Based on an image that was posted on a sub-reddit …

Specs leak for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s along with a new image of the phone

Last year, Xiaomi released the Mi Mix 2, the sequel to its original near bezel-less model, the Mi Mix. Last month, we told you that the manufacturer could release a revised version of the Mi Mix 2 at MWC. Called the Mi Mix 2s, specs for the handset were just discovered on China’s microblogging site weibo.  According to the leak, the phone will feature a four-sided ceramic unibody with a 5.99-inch full-screen display.

The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU with a 2.8GHz clock speed. The Adreno 630 GPU is also on board. The Mi Mix 2s will feature …

Screenshot allegedly reveals specs for the Xiaomi Mi 7

Last month, we told you that Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is likely to attend the MWC trade show in Barcelona that begins on February 26th. Xiaomi is rumored to be unveiling a couple of new phones at the show. One is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. This would be a revised version of last year’s sequel to the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The latter was the first phone to show off the nearly bezel-less look that has become so popular these days.

The Mi Mix 2s would replace the Snapdragon 835 chipset used on the Mi Mix 2, with the new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. In addition, the rear camera will feature Sony’s …

Xiaomi could unveil Mi Mix 2s bezel-less flagship at MWC

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi was the first company to ever make a “bezel-less” phone with the Mi Mix, released in late 2016. In 2017, it released the Mi Mix 2, the second-generation of its innovative phone, and now, the company is ready to unveil the third device in the series that will bring better performance and more polish to its most premium phone.

The rumored device – referred to as Mi Mix 2s – will be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month, according to Chinese media.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is expected to have the newer Snapdragon …

Lenovo, Xiaomi, other smartphone makers to buy $2 billion worth of Qualcomm components

After being hit with a $1.2 billion fine for paying Apple to keep its LTE modems exclusive, Qualcomm announces a $2 billion deal with Chinese smartphone makers.

Lenovo, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have signed a deal with Qualcomm to buy $2 billion worth of components over the next three years. According to the US company, this is a non-binding agreement, which means either party can break off negotiations at any time.

The official statement doesn’t mention Qualcomm’s mobile processors, but RFFE components that are designed to enable OEMs to build more complex mobile devices at larger scales. …