Mediatek release the Helio P65 chipset for mid-range smartphones

Mediatek, the biggest chipset manufacturer from China, has revealed a new chipset aimed at mid-range mobile devices. It is named Helio P65 and, as the name implies, it will be positioned between the Helio P70, Mediateks current flagship CPU, and the Helio P60, the model from last year. Even though performance wise it is not as good as the Helio P70, this is mostly due to the integrated GPU. CPU wise, the Helio P65 offers some improvements over the P70.…

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 breaks company’s shipping record

Xiaomi launched a Mi Band 4 a little over a week ago and today they released first sales figures for the smart bracelet. According to a post on Xioami’s social media account, the Mi Band 4 sold more than 1 million units in just 8 days, a new record for smart wearable devices. Even considering the good specs and excellent price-to-features ratio, the results are breathtaking and exceeded Xiaomi’s estimates. Sales figures include worldwide shipping for both version of Mi…

Xiaomi Mi 9 screen overclock to 84Hz

We heard about CPU and GPU overclocking for years. I remember doing it on my old Nexus 4 back in the days. You can even overclock the RAM on some devices, but overclocking the screen is something quite rare, especially in the software market. However, with the hype generated by the OnePlus 7 Pro and it’s 90Hz refresh rate, more and more people are looking into the possibility to get butter-smooth animations on their devices. Today we discovered a post…

Get the Elephone U2 starting from $199

Elephone and Banggood started a special promotion for the new Elephone U2 smartphone that lasts for the next 8 days. Daily, 99 units will be available for just $199 for the 4GB+64GB model and 99 units for the 6GB+128GB at $249. Not a bad price and the cheapest smartphone with a pop-up camera that is currently available on the market. Elephone U2 is still a mid-range device, but one that will satisfy the needs of most users. The Elephone U2…

First hands-on video with the new Xiaomi CC smartphone

Xiaomi and Meitu will release multiple devices under the CC line-up and today we have the chance to see the first hands-on video with one of the devices. It is unclear which device it is, but most probably the phone used in the video is the Xiaomi CC9. We still don’t know anything about the device with the rotating camera, but most probably we will have news about it as well. Going back to the video, it was posted by…

Custom ROMs for Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are on the way now that the kernel source was released

Xiaomi is known for offering good support for their devices. You can expect 3 years or even more of software updates for most smartphones sold by the company. Even though Xiaomi prefers if you remain on their version of Android, they do offer an option to unlock the bootloader and install a custom ROM (more details on how to do that here). But, for developers to be able to properly offer a custom ROM, the kernel source needs to be…

What is the Xiaomi CC smartphone?

A few days ago the first leak of a new smartphone surfaced that featured the device from the back with a rotating camera, similar to what the ASUS Zenfone 6 has. According to that image, it was a collaboration between Xiaomi and Meitu. Since then, there were multiple reports of this device as well as leaks of other devices: Xiaomi CC9 and Xiaomi CC9e. But exactly is Xiaomi CC and will we see more devices from Meitu? According to multiple…

48 lucky people will test the Redmi K20 Pro [India Only]

Xiaomi will soon launch the Redmi K20 Pro in India and to generate some hype, it will select 48 Mi Explorers that could eventually win the new smartphone. Registration starts today and will only last until the 22nd, so if you qualify, I suggest you head over to their official forum and register. You could be among the 48 people that will receive insights about the device and maybe, eventually, the chance to test it with your own two hands.…

Vivo enters the European market, starting with Ukraine

Chinese companies are starting to expand quite a lot outside of their home country. Many manufacturers that up until recently were present only in China are now offering their devices officially in India and Europe. Vivo has such ambitions as well with an expansion in Ukraine. Not too long ago it started to sell some of their devices in Russia and it seems that eastern-Europe, a growing smartphone market, is very attractive for the company. No official store is opened…

Oppo will present its under-display camera next week

We know for a while that smartphone manufacturers are working on under-display camera tech. Both Oppo and Xiaomi already teased us with a video each not too long ago. Next week, on the 26th, Oppo will hold an official event where it will present its under-display camera tech. The invitation below has already been send to a few major tech sites. So far no information was revealed related to how it works, but in the image we can clearly see…