Xiaomi Mi 6, with 6GB of RAM, tops the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on benchmark test

Benchmark tests are a way for smartphone fans to get an unbiased rating (in theory, anyway) on certain handsets, allowing for comparisons between different units. And since numbers don’t lie, it is supposed to be a more scientific way to make sure that the new phone you spent so much money on is really as powerful as you were told it is. Well, the problem with that statement is that some benchmark numbers do lie. Several manufacturers have been known to overclock the CPU when a benchmark test is recognized.

Tonight, the Geekbench benchmark test results for the Xiaomi Mi 6 were discovered. …


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more

During the latter stages of 2016, Xiaomi rolled out a slew of high-end smartphones. From the Mi Note 2 to the much-vaunted Mi MIX, the wave of new handsets demonstrated the Chinese firm’s willingness to challenge the industry’s front-runners. Then in February, we heard about a Mi Max 2 with a generous 6 gigs of RAM and an even more abundant 6.44-inch display. Now, it appears the device could be just a week away from its grand unveiling. 
As those interested in Xiaomi’s releases will probably know, the new Mi 6 is expected to be showcased on April 19th, exactly …

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will most likely be unveiled tomorrow (Update: Nope, April 19)

Update: We seem to have fallen victim to the hype machine. It wasn’t the Mi 6 that was unveiled today, but rather just its release date – April 19, and we sincerely apologize for the confusion. Apart from that, however, we do have a couple of new tidbits of information: TechDroider claims that the Mi 6 will not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the phone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 835 SoC only. You can see the official teaser for the event, as well as the original text of the article, below.

As a result of its …

The Xiaomi Mi MIX is heading to South Korea very soon

Xiaomi’s “concept phone” Mi MIX, which essentially kickstarted the recent shift to nearly bezelless smartphones, is one of the better examples of a good marketing decision being a bad one in a market sense. The device’s production is intentionally limited, so as to promote a sense of it being a rare luxury and also avoid the negative publicity surrounding some of its more questionable design choices (like the ceramic body, for example). And the tactic worked, but at the expense of the many tech enthusiasts who fell in love with the phone’s curious looks.

Still, …

Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus specs leak: Snapdragon 835, lots of RAM in tow

Xiaomi is expected to launch a duo of powerful flagships this April, in the form of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus. Up until now, rumors regarding the two phones have been somewhat contradictory, with some claiming that the smaller phone will sport an SD821 CPU, instead of the latest 835 chip, but a fresh new leak spewed out by the Chinese blogging sphere says otherwise, and it may be our first detailed look at the guts of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus.

According to a specs spreadsheet leaked on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is the smaller of the two, …

Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?


Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here’s another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it. With three versions of the phone allegedly in the making, one reportedly set up with a MediaTek chipset, it’s hard to predict how Xiaomi will be distributing processors. And with rumors of the Mi 6 being scheduled for a May announcement, Xiaomi should be able to wait for a Snapdragon …

Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor round-up: Specs, features, price and release date

It’s been roughly a year since Chinese superstar Xiaomi unveiled its not-too-shabby Xiaomi Mi 5. Equipped with excellent hardware, hip design, and an attractive price tag, it was one of the best Android devices you couldn’t get due to its rather limited availability. Regardless, it was a rather good all-around smartphone that showed Xiaomi knows how to make an appealing Android device.
The Mi 5 is a bit long in the tooth already, though, so it’s only natural that it will be eventually succeeded by the Xiaomi Mi 6. Rumor has it this device might become official …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to boast a 93% screen-to-body ratio

2016 saw a lot of new and exciting smartphones hit the scene, but few raised as many eyebrows as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. For many years, manufacturers have continued to increase the screen-to-body ratio of their premier handsets, but Xiaomi really grasped the nettle and took things to the next level. With an 84.16 % screen-to-body ratio, the MIX’s numbers aren’t quite as impressive as the 91.3% first claimed at announcement, but still ahead of most of its peers. According to the latest rumors, the successor to the MIX will make the jump once more, with the display accounting for 93% of its overall …

Xiaomi unveils its own in-house octa-core Surge S1 chipset, which powers the new Xiaomi Mi 5c


Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi became the fourth such company to produce its own line of chipsets when it unveiled the Surge S1 today. Built with the big.LITTLE architecture, the Surge S1 is made up of four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores to handle tough tasks. Four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores work on the light housekeeping. The result is an octa-core CPU and the Mali T-860 MP4 GPU. The latter uses 40% less energy than the previous generation Mali GPU. A 32-bit DSP supports VoLTE and high quality calls, even in a noisy environment.

One of the best things about producing your own chipset …

Xiaomi to sell the Mi MIX in new markets

If you’ve been dreaming about picking up the gorgeous looking Xiaomi Mi MIX, but you don’t live in China, there is still hope for you yet. The manufacturer says that the 6.4-inch phablet will be available starting next month in the UAE. One Xiaomi executive, who was asked whether this is the start of a global roll out for the device, answered in the affirmative and added that the “Mi MIX will be making its way to other markets.”

The Mi MIX will be available in the UAE in March, priced at the equivalent of $816.50 USD. The phone will be offered by online and retail outlets Etisalat and Carrefour. …