Xiaomi makes POCO a separate company. Pocophone F2 to launch soon

Starting today, POCO is an individual company. Until now it was a sub-brand of Xiaomi that targeted mid-range prices for flagship performance. Only one device was released so far, the POCOPhone F1, but it saw huge success all around the world. It is easy to like the device. It has a flagship-level CPU, the Snapdragon 845, a good FullHD+ screen and above-average photo capabilities. Some compromises were clearly made, but the device feels well build and runs smoothly. Xiaomi decided…

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro image was a fake

Two days ago we wrote about a possible leak of a Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone that suggested the phone could come with an under-display selfie camera, as could be seen in the image above. Even though we stated then that it could be a fake and should be taken with a grain of salt, we decided to come with more details now, when the image was proven to be a fake. After some more digging by other people, it…

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro may be the first smartphone with under-display camera

UPDATE: It is just a concept, not a real image. More details here. Over the past couple of days, two images started to surface on Weibo that allegedly show the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the front glass panel for the phone. Right now we can’t confirm the authenticity of these images, so please take everything here with a big grain of salt, but if we are to believe these leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro may be the first…

Xiaomi and NReal join forces to bring mix-reality to the masses

A few months ago I wrote about an interesting new company called NReal that is developing a pair of smart glasses that focus on mix-reality, gaming, and advanced interactions. Something that Google tried in the past but eventually abandoned the project, at least for general consumers. After that article (which I strongly recommend you read since it is really interesting), there was almost complete silence…until today. Black Shark just announced that they are partnering with NReal to bring mix-reality to…

JoyUI 11 update delayed until January

A few months ago, Black Shark promised that they will update the Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 2 Pro smartphones to JoyUI 11, a version that is based on the new MIUI 11 interface from Xiaomi. Initially, this update was scheduled to reach consumers (at least those in China) this December, however, there were some problems in merging the gaming features from JoyUI into MIUI 11, so the update will be postponed until January 20. Black Shark did not…

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…

Where to buy the new Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Xiaomi CC9 Pro) Global Version

Yesterday Xiaomi made headlines by launching the new Xiaomi CC9 Pro, also known as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, as the first commercially available smartphone with a 108MP camera. The phone quickly managed to get top spots in all photo tests, including DxOmark, one of the best-known camera testers out there. However, the price is quite steep, especially in Europe. As always though, we got your back and have a special discount code that will lower the price for the…

The Best Flagship Killers of 2019

There was a time when many companies bragged that they will release the best “flagship killer” for that year. There was serious competition for a smartphone with top specs, but closer to mid-range price. I still remember the OnePlus One or the Nexus series, smartphones that had awesome specs, even though they had a few missing features that were omitted in order to get the price down. For a while, however, flagship-killers faded away from the market and only recently…

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…