Pablo Escobar’s brother launches…a folding smartphone?

Yesterday, a new smartphone hit the market and it came from a very surprising and controversial source. The phone is named Escobar Fold 1…Yes, that Escobar. Escobar Inc is the company established in 1984 by Pablo Escobar as a means of funneling large sums of cash outside of Colombia. To try and control the Pablo Escobar brand and name, in 2014 it was reincorporated by Pablo’s brother, Roberto Escobar. Now, they are launching a smartphone with a flexible screen it…

Umidigi A3S is the cheapest smartphone with Android 10

Umidigi announced today a new entry-level smartphone. Called the Umidigi A3S, the device has low-end specifications but also a low price, at just $60. Don’t expect to push this smartphone too much, but for basic web browsing and social networks. It also has a rather outdated design, with both top and bottom bezels. On the bright side, it has good connectivity options, making it suitable for emerging markets and for people who don’t want to spend too much on a…

Xiaomi disappoints customer by failing to deliver promised vacuums to hundreds of backers

Roidmi, a subsidiary of Xiaomi that focuses on household items, had a few months ago an IndieGoGo campaign for a new cordless vacuum, the Roidmi NEX. Obviously, Xiaomi does not need the money to develop it, instead, it was more a publicity stunt and a way for people outside of China to pre-order the device. It looked like a sure deal with little risk, considering the company that is behind it. Shipping was due for September, however, most of the…

Xiaomi launches the Mi Band 3i in India

Today Xiaomi revealed a new wearable, but don’t expect anything fancy. They launched the new Mi Band 3i, which is almost identical to the older Mi band 3 smart bracelet, with one major difference: it lacks the heart rate sensor. It has all the other features that don’t require it and is quite cheap, at just Rs. 1,299, so I am sure that there will be a market for it. So, what will you be getting for approximately $18? The…

TicWatch Pro 4G reaches the EU

Mobvoi has launched the 4G version of their TicWatch Pro smartwatch in Europe today, starting with Germany. The company released this device a few months ago in the US on Verizon and today Vodafone DE has the honor of being the first carrier to feature the TicWatch Pro 4G. We reviewed the TicWatch Pro standard version not too long ago and we really liked it, with the exception of a few performance issues that are solved by the 4G versions.…

Realme X2 Pro available for pre-order, starting from €399

Realme started pre-order for the X2 Pro and the phone is being sold at an awesome price right now, with a few perks for those that will place an order today. Not only will they receive a true flagship-killer, Realme X2 Pro being the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 855+, but they could also win it for free. By ordering the Realme X2 Pro during the pre-sale event, they are automatically entered into a raffle where three people will get all…

Everything we know about the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 cameras so far

Xiaomi will release the Mi CC 9 Pro on the 5th in China, but outside of the home country, the phone will be rebranded as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. We know from all the teasers and leaks that it will have 5 cameras with the main one rocking a 108MP sensor. Quite impressive! Even more impressive is that the phone will have a 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x digital zoom. Now, we also know the exact configuration…

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 launched with SD855+ and Smartisan UI 7

It has been a while since we heard of Smartisan. This Chinese smartphone manufacturer is not as well known as Xiaomi or Huawei, not even in China. They also have fewer devices launched compared to other manufacturers. That does not mean that their devices are bad, quite the contrary if we are to look at their latest smartphones: the Smartisan Nut Pro 3. The device is a true flagship and Smartisan hopes to steal a piece of the smartphone market…

Video of MIUI for Watch posted on Weibo

Xiaomi will present its first WearOS smartwatch next week but don’t expect the interface to look just like any other WearOS smartwatch. Xiaomi heavily customized it to make it look better and have the same design language as its smartphone customization. They call it MIUI for Watch and judging from the video posted on Weibo, it may be the thing WearOS needed to be more appealing to the general public. The video was posted by Lei Jun and we can…

Xiaomi’s WearOS smartwatch looks like and Apple Watch

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced on Weibo that on the 5th, along with the new CC9 Pro smartphone, they will also unveil a new wearable device. Today press images with the new smartwatch (that presumably runs WearOS) started to appear online and the device looks almost identical to the Apple Watch. Xiaomi has been known for getting a lot of inspiration from Apple when it comes to design, so this isn’t a surprise. Still, we must admit, the smartwatch looks good. We…