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Best Deals: Xiaomi Mi 6 and Redmi Note 4X

Best Deals: Xiaomi Mi6 and Redmi Note 4X
If you are searching for the best Xiaomi Smartphone, in today's post you'll find two best smartphones that are already available discounted by Tomtop.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

The Redmi Note 4X is Xiaomi's best selling Smartphone. This handset comes with a Giant 4100mAh battery. The variant of the phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage is currently on sale at Tomtop, it’s priced at $186.99 (27 percent off). It is available in Pink, Black, and Gold color options.

Buy Redmi Note 4X

Xiaomi Mi 6

The Mi 6 is Xiaomi's 2017 flagship Smartphone, and the variant that is currently on sale at Tomtop comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. This handset sports Dual 12.0MP Rear 8.0MP Front Cameras, and it is fueled by the latest Snapdragon 835 Octa Core SoC. A 5.15-inch display with 4-curved glass body and stainless steel highlight frame design is also a part of this package. and the device costs $462.99 (13 percent off).


Poll: Are You Going to Buy the Xiaomi Mi A1?

Just a few days ago Google and Xiaomi resurrected the Android One with the Mi A1 Smartphone.

It's a good idea to buy a Mi A1 over a Mi 5X (Available in China) if Stock Android is your primary concern.

With the Mi A1, you get a 5.5-inch FHD LTPS IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 128GB, 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto (Same like the iPhone 7 Plus) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 5MP front camera, 3080mAh battery, and Android 7.1 Nougat.
So we're curious to find out how many of our readers are planning to buy the Mi A1. In case you're wondering, the smartphone will be sold today at 12:00 Noon for Rs. 14,999 at Flipkart / Mi.com and Offline Stores.

So, Will you buy the Xiaomi Mi A1?


Xiaomi Intros Mi Mix 2 With 5.9″ Bezel-less Display

Xiaomi Intros Mi Mix 2 With 5.9″ Bezel-less Display
The Mi Mix 2 is now official with enhanced features such as a bezel-less 18:9 Display and Four-Sided curved ceramic body.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a "new era of smartphone design."


With the Mi Mix 2, you get a 5.99″ Full-vision display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, 12MP Sony IMX386 Camera sensor with 4-axis OIS, 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and Android Nougat based MIUI 9 OS.

There's a Special Edition Mi Mix 2 which comes with an unibody ceramic body and 8GB RAM + 128 GB Internal Storage.

What else new, though? You get 18K Gold plated Camera Rim, Hidden Speaker, Ultrasonic Proximity sensor, and 12% Smaller chin as compared to Mi Mix (1st Gen) with Front facing shooter.
Xiaomi Intros Mi Mix 2 With 5.9″ Bezel-less Display
The device will be available in 6 modes supporting 43 bands, and will be offered in a rich color palette. Mi MIX 2 price starting at RMB 3299 (32,000 INR/506$) for 6/64GB model,  RMB 3599 for 6/128GB model,  RMB 3999 for 6/256GB model. The Special Edition Mi Mix 2 costs RMB 4699 (46,000 INR/$721).


Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X

Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X
Just yesterday, we reported that the Mi A1 firmware cannot be flashed on the Mi 5X because Mi A1 uses A/B system that the Pixel devices use. The A/B systems means that when the device gets an update it will be downloaded and installed on the second system partition and when you restart that second partition will swap to become System A instead of B to make the updating process seamless.


The A/B system can probably be altered by editing Boot Image files. Well, You can now Install Mi A1 Android One Firmware to the Mi 5X, Thanks to developer "heli0us". Additionally, all aspects of the phone are working as expected (No bugs).

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Android One Firmware on Mi 5X Tiffany. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

The Firmware is based on Google's latest Android 7.1 Nougat. However, Google plans to roll Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi A1 by end of 2017, this also means that the Mi 5X will also get Android 8.0 Oreo via Port.
Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Beware: Mi A1 Firmware Bricks Mi 5X

We all know that the Mi A1 is exactly the carbon copy of the Mi 5X in terms of Hardware and Design but on the Software side the Mi A1 is powered with Google's own Stock Android Nougat while the Mi 5X runs Xiaomi's MIUI 9.

Additionally, the partitions are different between the two devices due to the Mi A1 using the A/B system that the Pixel devices uses. The A/B systems means that when the device gets an update it will be downloaded and installed on the second system partition and when you restart that second partition will swap to become System A instead of B to make the updating process seamless.



DON'T FLASH THE MI A1 ANDROID ONE FIRMWARE ON YOUR MI 5X, IT WILL BRICK YOUR DEVICE.

With the Mi A1, you get a 5.5-inch FHD LTPS IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 128GB, 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto (Same like the iPhone 7 Plus) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 5MP front camera, 3080mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available Offline and Online in India starting 14,999 INR (233 USD) on September 12.

Mi A1 vs. Mi 5x: 4 key differences

Mi A1 vs. Mi 5x: 4 key differences
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is now official with Google's Stock Android and Dual Camera. The Mi A1 is exactly a carbon copy of the Mi 5x with few upgrades and downgrades. In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in Mi A1 and the Mi 5x.

Screen Protection: The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 3. However, the Mi 5x doesn't feature any Gorilla Glass Protection.


Android UI: "Made by Xiaomi, Designed by Google" The Mi A1 comes with Pure Stock Android with two pre-installed Xiaomi Application. Xiaomi and Google plans to update the Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017 and to Android P whenever it gets launched. The Mi 5x on the other hand comes with MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat.

Variants: You get two variants with the Mi 5x 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The Mi A1 on the other hand features only 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Availability: The Mi 5X is China exclusive, however you can import that device from Gearbest. The Mi A1, thanks to Google's Android One Project will be available in tons of countries.

That said, the Mi A1 is the Mi 5x with Google's Back, you can find the Xiaomi Mi A1 pricing, specs and availability details here.

Xiaomi Announces Mi A1 (Android One), Available September 12

Xiaomi Announces Mi A1 (Android One), Available April 21
You are probably watching along to the Mi A1 live stream, but the device is now official with enhanced features such as a dual-camera, fingerprint resistant back and Stock Android.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have the First Xiaomi Smartphone with Google's latest Stock Android.

With the Mi A1, you get a 5.5-inch FHD LTPS IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 128GB, 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto (Same like the iPhone 7 Plus) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 5MP front camera, 3080mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.
Xiaomi Announces Mi A1 (Android One), Available April 21
What else new, though? Well, you get a Beautify 3.0, IR Blaster, Confirmed update to Android Oreo by the end of 2017 and Android P whenever it get released.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available Offline and Online starting 14,999 INR (233 USD) on September 12, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Black, Rose Gold, and Gold.

Xiaomi is Announcing the Mi A1 Today, Watch the Event Live Here!

The Mi A1 (Android One) will be officially announced in India today during a live streamed event. Xiaomi will show off the Mi A1, tell us the new features. 

During this Livestream, we are sort of expecting to see the price of the Smartphone and Launch day offers. You can watch out the live event here-



Download Mi Mix 2 Stock Wallpapers Right Here!

The Mi Mix 2 is just around the corner, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that it will be announcing the Mi Mix 2 during an event on 11th September.

According to the earlier reports, the Mi Mix 2 will feature a generous 6.4" edge-to-edge display, dual camera, Snapdragon 836, and 6/8GB RAM.

Just a few days ago, the company officially revealed the front design (Above Image) of the Mi Mix 2 and now its Wallpapers are available for download.

You can download few of the wallpapers from below. Although the Mi Mix 2 will be coming with tons of wallpapers, we'll be updating this Article as soon as the new wallpapers are out!

Download: Mi Mix 2 Wallpaper

Redmi Note 4 gets LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo [New Build Update]

New LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Build is now available for the Redmi Note 4. There are few improvements and bug fixes in this new build. The RIL (Network) now works, Bluetooth FC has now gone, no more factory reset before using the firmware.

You'll need to flash a fix Zip file after Installing the LineageOS 15 on the Redmi Note 4. Both the Links (Fix ZIP and LineageOS 15 ZIP) can be found at the end of this Article.

[Article: 31/08/2017]Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) Custom Rom is now available for the Redmi Note 4 (Mido).

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Android 8.0 Oreo Officially. However, with the Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able to develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Few XDA developers has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) on the Redmi Note 4. Note that most major aspects of the phone are not working (such as the Baseband, Bluetooth etc.). 

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Redmi Note 4 Mido.

That said, stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Installation: How to Install Lineage OS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) on Redmi Note 4

Download Links:


[New Update: 2nd September, 2017]

LineageOS 15- Download Here

Fix ZIP- Download Here

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LineageOS 15- Download the New Build from above

Xiaomi Mi A1 Leak 'Confirms' A Big Surprise

Just a few days ago we reported that Google is working with Xiaomi on its budget-segment Android One phone. And now we have a new leak confirming the Specs of Xiaomi’s new smartphone.

Leaked at Geekbench, Google and Xiaomi new Smartphone will be called "Xiaomi Mi A1", which is confirmed to feature Snapdragon 625 Processor, 4GB RAM, and Google's Pure Android 7.1.2 Nougat we all dreamed for.


According to previous reports, the "Mi A1" is said to come with a 5.5" FHD Display, Dual Rear Cameras and Dual Sim card Slot at Budget Price. Sounds Great?

There's no information regarding the design of the Xiaomi A1, We will let you know once we get new information regarding this Smartphone, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.




Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 gets Android 8.0 Oreo ROM

Android 8.0 Oreo (AOSP) Custom Rom is now available for the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 (Cancro).

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Android 8.0 Oreo Officially. However, with the Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able to develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a Xiaomi Mi 3 or Mi 4 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. XDA developer "vasishath" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo (AOSP) on the Mi 3/Mi 4. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors, etc.). 

You'll need to Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Xiaomi Mi 3 or Mi 4 Cancro. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from XDA Thread.

That said, stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Android 8.0 Oreo (AOSP) Is Coming Soon to Xiaomi Mi 3, Ported by XDA Dev

Android 8.0 Oreo (AOSP) Custom Rom Ported to Xiaomi Mi 3/Mi 3W, Coming soon.

With the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP.

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo update, but with Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.

Well, if you are a Xiaomi Mi 3/Mi 3W owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. XDA developer "vasishath" has successfully booted up Android 8.0 Oreo (AOSP) on the Mi 3. The developer has also shared a screenshot showing the About Phone Settings section.
The developer is actively working to fix all the bugs present and will release the Custom Rom soon. 

You'll need to Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Xiaomi Mi 3W.

That said, we'll notify you once developer releases the Android Oreo Rom. Stay tuned to our  Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

[Update: Xiaomi reveals Cause] Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Reportedly Explodes In Man's Pocket

After days of investigation, Xiaomi has finally revealed what caused its Redmi Note 4 to catch fire

Upon first impressions of the damaged device, we can conclude that extreme external force was applied to the device, which led to the back cover and battery being bent and screen getting damaged. A detailed investigation has been launched to understand the exact cause of the damage,” Xiaomi said in a statement.

“We would like to request our customers to avoid opening the device, puncturing the battery or applying extreme physical force to the device. Further, do refrain from getting your smartphone repaired at unauthorized repair shops. Instead, if you find issues with your device, visit Xiaomi Authorized Service Centers or reach us directly on our hotline 1800 103 6286,”


Article: 13/08/2017


After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung took a huge step with its batteries that might prevent fires and explosions. It's time for all manufacturers to follow Samsung and implement battery protection to their upcoming Smartphones.


Recently a Redmi Note 4 user reported that his device exploded while in Pocket, giving him a second degree burn on his thigh. According to the reports, the Smartphone caught fire while the user "Bhavana Suryakiran" was driving his bike. However, Locals immediately came to rescue and poured water.

The reports also says that the user bought the Redmi Note 4 just 20 days back and he's gonna take this issue to the court.

Sakshi News TV has uploaded several images and a video showing severe burn marks on his thigh and the burning Redmi Note 4. You can check the Images and Video from the below (Source) link (CAUTION: Video might be disturbing).

We just blurred the featured Image of this Article. But, really, the best we can hope for in this kind of situation is that the injured person gets well soon and Xiaomi takes an immediate Action to solve this issue.

Xiaomi has reportedly sold 5 Million Redmi Note 4 from the past 6 months in India, and an exploding phone seems like a freak accident, but it could happen to any Smartphone because of overcharging, or using a third party charger, or any manufacturing fault. There's nothing to be worried about, Even we have a Redmi Note 4X and it's doing well.

Source: Sakshi TV (Telugu) | Via: Sakshi (English) | IndianTalks

Mi Mix 2 Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With Mi Mix and Galaxy S8 Plus

Xiaomi is planning to announce new Mi Mix 2 for 2017 later this year, and we have already seen our first Potential Look at what the 2017 Mi Mix will look like.

Many of the leaks we've been tracking in the last few days in particular offer only few design details beyond what we've already heard about Xiaomi's upcoming Mi Mix 2, but thanks to Benjamin Geskin's render, we now have a clearer idea of how the new handset might look alongside current Mi Mix and Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones.
The first render shows the Mi Mix 2 with 6.0" display while the second render shows the device in 6.4" display.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 do looks beautiful as compared to current Mi Mix and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The huge-chin is now gone and we now have the 3D glass instead of the flat display. So, will you be upgrading your current Mi Mix to Mi Mix 2?

Google working with Xiaomi for Android One

Back in 2014, Google launched Android One platform in India with an idea of selling $100 entry-level phones with Pure Android and the promise of quick updates. 

With the Nexus brand apparently gone, and the Pixel positioned at the high-end of the market, Google is reportedly working with Xiaomi on its budget-segment Android One phone.


Xiaomi and Google are working together for the "Xiaomi A1" with Stock Android UI, 5.5" FHD Display, Dual Rear Cameras and Dual Sim card Slot at Budget Price. Sounds Great?

The Xiaomi A1 will look similar to the recently announced Mi 5X which packs a Snapdragon 625 Processor coupled with 4GB RAM.


There's no information regarding the rest of specification of the Xiaomi A1, We will let you know once we get new information regarding this Smartphone, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Krispitech | Image: Benjamin Geskin

This is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

This is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
It seems that Xiaomi is now all prepared to launch another budget Smartphone into the market as the upcoming device has now been spotted at Chinese certification website Tenna.


The Redmi Note 5A is expected to be announced in the upcoming months. The device will be available in two variants, One with Fingerprint sensor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB Internal Storage. While, the other variant will feature 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage without a Fingerprint sensor.

With model no. MDE6, the Redmi Note 5A (Non FPS) comes with a 5.5" HD Display, 1.4Ghz Quad core Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage, 3000mAh battery, 13MP Rear and 5MP Front facing shooter. The device will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
This is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Whereas the higher variant with model no. MDE6S doesn't differ much from the MDE6 in terms of the specs, it is having 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage and a Fingerprint sensor for security.
This is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Via: Techupdates

List of devices getting MIUI 9 Global Public Beta ROM

Xiaomi has announced the List of Supported devices that will be getting the MIUI 9 Global Beta Firmware based on Android 7.0 Nougat. 

The first batch of supported devices: Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/ Redmi Note 4X and Mi 6.

The second batch of supported devices: Mi MIX / Mi Note 2 / Mi 5 / Mi 5s / Mi 5s Plus / Mi Max 2 / Mi Max / Redmi 4/4X.


The third batch of supported devices: Redmi 2 / Redmi 2 Prime / Mi 3 / Mi 4 / Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 3 Special Edition / Redmi Note 4 MTK / Mi 4i / Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note Prime / Mi 2/2S / Mi Note / Redmi 3/Prime / Redmi 3S/Prime / Redmi 4A

MIUI 9 Firmware is already out for the first batch, you can download it here. Is your device in the above list? Let us know in the below comment section.

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.8.10 now available for Download

You can now officially download the MIUI 9 Global Beta Firmware for the Supported Xiaomi Smartphones. Here's the full list of devices that will be getting MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM.

The Redmi Note 4/ Note 4X, and Mi 6 are the first devices to get MIUI 9 Global Beta Firmware. You can download the ROM for both of the devices from the link provided in the end of this Article.

Download: MIUI 9 Stock Wallpapers


Here are the Steps to Install MIUI 9 Global Beta Rom:

1. Please don’t forget to back up your data before upgrading to MIUI 9.
2. If you are using MIUI V5 / MIUI 6 / MIUI 7 / MIUI 8 stable ROM, please upgrade to MIUI 9 via fastboot method.
3. If you’re using MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM, please go to ‘Updater’ and check for updates.

The MIUI 9 comes with latest Android 7.0 Nougat, Split-Screen feature, New Themes, New UI, New Lockscreen, AI, Image Search feature and more.

Download MIUI 9 Global Beta: Redmi Note 4/4X | Mi 6



Redmi Note 4 is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat in India

As promised, the Redmi Note 4 is now getting MIUI 8.5.4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat in India.

The Nougat update for Redmi Note 4 weighs in at around 1.3GB and arrives as MIUI version "8.5.4.0.NCFMIED". 


With this update you get Support for exFAT SD cards, Separate App locks for Dual apps, Option for hiding the content of notifications on Lock screen, Slide to browse wallpapers, Pausing ongoing backups, Redesigned Music app, Separate updates for the system apps, Countdowns for exams, repayments, vacations, etc. 

Note that the Android 7.0 Nougat update with MIUI v8 won't include Split-Screen (Multi-Windows), and Screen recorder feature. These feature will be only available after MIUI 9 update, which is still in testing phase.

During the launch of the Redmi Note 4 in India, Hugo Barra promised that the device will get the Nougat Update and Yes, it's finally here. Thoughts?


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