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Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 Looks AMAZING!


So the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 is now Official,we've come a long way, this is the first ever device with a proper In-Display Camera, Finally a device without any Notches or Punch Hole or Moving parts like Sliding Mechanism. The Official Specifications are now out, so is the design, So this is all about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4.

Now main highlight of this device is a 6.67 inches display, this is a 1080P Panel, with Gorrila Glass Vicus on top, Display contains all elements which you can find in a Max out Flagship device, what you cannot find is the In-Display 20MP Camera, Display on top of Camera contains space in sub pixel, so that the Sensor can grab light and take some amazing shots, this along with hiding the Camera inside display... So this is an amazing solution, you can see how it hides itself.. Xiaomi says with the MIUI Camera, this can take some amazing selfei images. This is a 60 hz 90 hz 120Hz Quad Curve Display, but with a rectangular boxy finish, nothing like the XIaomi Mi 11.

Mix 4 is getting some new colors, Shadow Greenish Blue, Ceramic Grey and Ceramic White.Back Finish is quite similar to Samsung S20 Ultra, Main HMX Sensor, supports OIS, 13MP Super Wide, 8MP Telephoto lens with 5X Optical zoom with OIS. I'm not a fan of that HMX Sensor, coz it got some serious focus issues, can be seen the Camera Specificattions is not their main highlight. Here are some Camera samples, and as always they look nice.



There were some last minute changes in the Specifications, We have a 120W Fast Charging, Xiaomi claims it can go 80% in 10 mins, and in 21mins, full 100%. The Battery size is 4500mAh, not that huge, Wireless charging is tone down to 50W due to some helth laws in China,So i guess if this goes on we wont see any massive 80W or 200W fast charging ever.

Some other Specifications are IP68, Nice, Qualcomms 888+ in which Cortex-X1 has got a clock speed of 2.995GHz, there are some AI improvements too. LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 Storage.

Xiaomi have made varitey of cases official, they all look nice.

So now about the Pricing, The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Starts 4999 Yuan which is Insane, like I was not expecting such amazing pricing. It goes to 6299 yuan for max out variant.






Interesting MIUI 13 Features Revealed

MIUI 13


Lately, a lot of rumors are going around about the upcoming Xiaomi"s new MIUI 13 update. There have been a lot of very interesting rumors and leaks about some new features that can be added to the MIUI 13 which can make a drastic change in the overall UI experience.



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According to the rumors, one of the major features that can come to MIUI 13 is the Gesture Turbo 2.0 which will improve the gesture animation quality. Xiaomi will also make some changes in the control center like a lot of new things will be added and some of the older ones will be removed.



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Another new feature will be introduced in the MIUI 13 called Natural Touch 2.0. This feature will mainly be used for improving the touch response of the UI to give the user a more fluid experience. There is also a leak that Xiaomi can introduce a new feature called Memory Expansion, the memory expansion feature is used to create a Virtual Memory by taking up some space from internal storage.


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With all these amazing new features coming to the MIUI 13, Xiaomi's MIUI 13 will definitely destroy the other OS. The release date is yet not confirmed for the MIUI 13 but considering the leaks, the MIUI 13 can be launched later this year.

 

Redmi K50 Series Leaked ahead of launch

Redmi-K50



Xiaomi is all set to launch its Redmi K50 series and we all know that the Redmi K series is one of the most popular series ever launched by Xiaomi because of its amazing set of specifications with a refreshing design. Xiaomi has planned to launch the Redmi K50 in September this year and according to rumors probably it can be launched on 29 September 2021.


It is claimed that the Redmi K50 series will be having a major improvement in its screen quality when compared with its predecessors. The Redmi K50 series will also be having a much faster-charging speed and the Redmi K50 series will be coming with a new design.


The Redmi K50 series will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 chipset although the snapdragon 895 has not been officially released yet. But Xiaomi is also known for being the first to launch their smartphones with a brand new chipset. Redmi K50 series will be coming with a 67W fast charging support.


We will still have to wait for the official confirmation about the reaming specifications like camera and display but overall we can assume that the Redmi K50 series will completely destroy its competitors and it will be a delight especially for the gaming enthusiast

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Under Display Camera Confirmed

 


Xiaomi's upcoming premium smartphone in the Mi Mix series, the Mi Mix 4, which is rumored to launch next month and according to recent leaks it is also confirmed that the device will feature an under-display camera.


In a recent tweet published by popular tipster Ice Universe, the tipster posetd an image of the upcoming Mi Mix 4's screen protector along with a render of the said device. While the render was already posted a month ago, the screen protector confirms that the Mi Mix 4 will indeed come with an under-display camera. 


The screen protector in the leaked image shows no camera cutouts and also hints that the device will be bezel less.


The Mi Mix 4, will be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to feature an under-display camera, which will compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is also rumored to boast an under-display camera.

 

The Mi Mix 4 is expected to launch next month. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 888+, and is also rumored to sport a FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel. The Mi Mix 4 is estimated to be priced at €1,199.


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Ice Universe

MIUI 12.5 release date for Redmi note 7 Pro

Redmi-Note-7-Pro

Xiaomi's Redmi Note series has always been very popular among Xiaomi lover's and the Redmi Note 7 Pro was one of the major hits of the Redmi Note series. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was able to get a lot of attention mainly because of its new design combined with a killer set of specifications under a budget.


The Redmi Note 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 48+5MP Dual camera setup, Gorilla Glass 5, 4000mAh battery, and the Redmi Note 7 Pro was the first smartphone that comes with a Glass black and a brand new design concept, and all this was provided under a budget.

Now coming to the MIUI 12.5 update, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has already received the MIUI 12.0.5 update patch, and according to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will officially receive the brand new MIUI 12.5 update very soon. A lot of other mid-range smartphones have started receiving the MIUI 12.5 update patch which makes it more confirm that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will also be getting the new update shortly.


The new MIUI 12.5 update will be coming with a lot of improvements like some old bugs will be fixed and some new additional features will also be added like Super Wallpaper and many more. Mainly the new update will be improving the overall User Experience and Battery Optimization.  

Xiaomi Mi 10 Battery Drain Test - 0 to 100% | 90Hz Display

Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with 6.67" 1080p Display with 90Hz Refresh rate. Xiaomi Mi 10 4780mAh Battery Drain Test - Let's find out, Shall we?


Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Goes OFFICIAL

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Goes OFFICIAL
Xiaomi along with making Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, also made a surprise Mi 10 Lite Official. Last year we got the Mi 9SE the mid range flagship Design phone, and continuing this trend there comes the Mi 10 Lite.

So the Mi 10 lite comes with a nice and never seen looking design, it has a 6.57" AMOLED Panel which is likely from TCL and not Samsung coz even Mi 10 uses TCL's Screen. This Phone got a notch, in the world of holes and Ful-Screen Designs, the Mi 10 Lite comes with a U-shape Drop Notch which looks not so cool.

Best part is there is a headphone jack on top and that's shocking coz Xiaomi ditched the 3.5mm jack from both the Mi 10 and 10 Pro. Quad Camera Setup, 48MP Primary Shooter, an Ultra Wide lens, Likely Telephoto and Depth with Dual LED Flash..

There's Snapdargon 765 5G CPU, which is based on 7 nm, gets Adreno 620 GPU, there's LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1. There's also 4160mAh huge battery with 20W of fast charging, so pretty decent specificaitons with a decent design.

Mi 10 Lite starts just at 349 Euros which is 28,000 INR, and $383. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are priced at 799EUR and 999EUR, the specifcaitons are Snapdragon 865 CPU, 90hz TCL OLED Screen, and 108MP Camera on back..

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Announced with 108MP Camera

Xiaomi has now Officially announced the Mi CC9 Pro with 108MP Camera and Penta Lens System. The Mi CC9 Pro is the Third Smartphone under Mi CC9 Lineup which is a Camera Centric Series.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro has Curved Screen and Curved Back Panel with 4 Cameras arrnaged vertically. Teaser image shows, the Mi CC9 Pro has a 108MP Camera, Telephoto 5X Zoom, and Time-of-Flight Sensor with Dual LED Flash.

In terms of the Specifications, the Mi CC9 Pro has Snapdragon 730G CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, and 6.x" with Tear Drop Notch and Curved Panel.

Xiaomi will also be launching the Mi Watch and Mi TV 5 along with Mi CC9 Pro on November 5th. Are you excited for the Mi CC9 Pro? Let us know.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Goes Official

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Goes Official
Xiaomi during an event announced the Mi Mix Alpha, which is the worlds first Wraparound Display Smartphone with more than 180% Screen to body ratio. The Mix Alpha comes with 6" Amoled Display which looks Super Gorgeous.

It has 3 Cameras on back, one of the features a 108MP Samsung's sensor which is capable of taking images at resolution 12032 x 9032, you can zoom 8x in without loosing any details. There's also a Wideangle shooter.

Xiaomi Mix Alpha is the Concept Flagship with high-end Specifications, that's Snapdragon 855 Processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB Internal Storage with UFS 3.0, has 4050mAh Battery with 40W Super Fast Charging, and 5G Dual Sim Support.

The Mix Alpha ships in December starting 19,999 Yuan which is around 2800USD / 1,90,000INR. This is ofcourse the first Generation product, Xiaomi will definately figure how to lower the cost. Would you buy?

Redmi Note 7 Review - The Perfect.. Redmi?!!

Xiaomi is all set to announce the Global variant of the Redmi Note 7 which is indeed going to be same as the Chinese variant but with Different Colors and with Global OS.

We got our hands on with the Redmi Note 7, and here's the Full Review you must watch before even thinking to buy one..

Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update

Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update
The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) is now getting the latest September 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A2 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.


The September 2018 Android security update for the Mi A2 weighs in at around 440MB. For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

You'll need to wait up to 2 months to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1

You'll need to wait up to 2 month to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1
I've been using Xiaomi POCO F1 for a couple of days now and have found that it's going to take 675 hours for my device to get Bootloader Unlocked. Searching further about this issue, I found that the Situation is even worse, a few Pocophone users are seeing waiting times as long as 1440 hours.

So if you are planning to purchase the "Developer Friendly" POCO F1, you might face Bootloader Unlock waiting times as long as 2 months.

Wait, MIUI 10 Global is available for the POCO F1, However, you'll need an Unlocked Bootloader in order to test the latest ROM. LOL!

Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A2

Thanks to Project Treble and Developers at XDA, you can now update and install Android 9.0 Pie on your Xiaomi Mi A2.

How to manually Install Official Firmware on Mi A2 via Fastboot Commands

How to manually Install Official Firmware on Mi A2 via Fastboot Commands
When you pick-up your Xiaomi Mi A2 and attempt to Install Official Firmware via Xiaomi's Flash Tool "MiFlash", you will get an error, well i received one. After spending a few hours with the Mi A2 and its Firmware stuff, I've figured out manual method to Install it.

You'll need ADB and Fastboot, Xiaomi Mi A2 (Unboxing) Official Fastboot Firmware which you can download from Xiaomi's MIUI Forum, and a Desktop, Phew..

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

Below are the Steps on How to manually Install Official Android Firmware on your Xiaomi Mi A2 via Fastboot - 

1) Extract the Fastboot Firmware and Open Images folder where you'll find all the System, Boot, and other Image files.

2) Extract and paste the ADB and Fastboot files to the Fastboot Firmware Images folder, which you extracted in Step 1.

3) Open Fastboot via CMD and Paste all the below Commands -

fastboot flash bluetooth_a bluetooth.img
fastboot flash bluetooth_b bluetooth.img
fastboot flash devcfg_a devcfg.img
fastboot flash devcfg_b devcfg.img
fastboot flash dsp_a dsp.img
fastboot flash dsp_b dsp.img
fastboot flash modem_a modem.img
fastboot flash modem_b modem.img
fastboot flash xbl_a xbl.img
fastboot flash xbl_b xbl.img
fastboot flash pmic_a pmic.img
fastboot flash pmic_b pmic.img
fastboot flash rpm_a rpm.img
fastboot flash rpm_b rpm.img
fastboot flash tz_a tz.img
fastboot flash tz_b tz.img
fastboot flash hyp_a hyp.img
fastboot flash hyp_b hyp.img
fastboot flash keymaster_a keymaster.img
fastboot flash keymaster_b keymaster.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_a cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib64_b cmnlib64.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_a cmnlib.img
fastboot flash cmnlib_b cmnlib.img
fastboot flash abl_a abl.elf
fastboot flash abl_b abl.elf
fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b boot.img
fastboot flash system_a system.img
fastboot flash system_b system.img
fastboot flash vendor_a vendor.img
fastboot flash vendor_b vendor.img
fastboot flash mdtp_a mdtp.img
fastboot flash mdtp_b mdtp.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
fastboot flash splash splash.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_a mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot flash mdtpsecapp_b mdtpsecapp.img
fastboot flash storsec storsec.mbn
fastboot reboot

4) Enjoy!

Download Links?

Fastboot and ADB - Download Here

Xiaomi Mi A2 Firmware - Download Here


Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!

Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!
Xiaomi Mi A1 owners should be seeing August’s security patch rolling out starting today. According to the changelog, the Software weighs in at around 474.4MB.

If you own one of these devices, be on the lookout. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought 9.0 Pie, which is already available for a few Smartphones.

Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi A1 will be getting Android Pie. However, there's no information when Xiaomi plans to roll it out.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Xiaomi Mi A2 "Android One" Unboxing!!!

After a long wait, the Mi A2 "Android One" is now officially available in India with Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4GB RAM, and a beautiful 18:9 Display.

In this YouTube Video, we’ll take you around the packaging of the phone, share some initial thoughts on the in-hand feel.

Let's unbox the Mi A2!



Also, here are a few Mi A2 vs The Competition Speed Test Videos, Enjoy!

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Mi A1 : Speed Test!!!



Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android 9.0 Pie via AOSP ROM

Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android 9.0 Pie via AOSP ROM
How to Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Mi A1 (Tissot) | Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for Mi A1

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. Additionally, Android Pie is already available for Google Pixel and Pixel 2 devices.


Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi A1 will receive two years of Major Android Software and that includes the latest Android Pie. There's no informtaion on when Xiaomi is actually going to roll out this update, it may take a few months, as Android 9.0 Pie just came out. But if you want to taste Android Pie right now, you can do it via AOSP ROM. Developer "abhishek987" has successfully ported Android 9.0 Pie for the Mi A1. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more...


You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie on Mi A1. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Download Mi A1 Android Pie AOSP

Direct Download: AOSP ROM (Via XDA)

Here's the Mi A2 Lite

So, at this point, you all know Xiaomi is planning to announce the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite during a global launch event set for July 24 in Spain.

Basically, Just like last year, Xiaomi is reintroducing the Mi 6X as Mi A2 and Redmi 6 Pro as Mi A2 Lite with Google's Android One for Global Markets.

Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full-screen IPS LCD panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset that houses the Adreno 512 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black color options.

Mi A2 Lite features 5.84-inch (19:9) FHD+ display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB ROM with 12+ 5 MP Rear sensors.

Here's an Image of Mi A2 Lite with Notched Display... There seems to be too many of them.. Thoughts?



Source: Zahid Hasan (Thanks Zyad Atef)



Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black

Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black
So, at this point, you all know Xiaomi is planning to announce the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite during a global launch event set for July 24 in Spain.

Basically, Just like last year, Xiaomi is reintroducing the Mi 6X as Mi A2 with Google's Android One for Global Markets.

Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full-screen IPS LCD panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset that houses the Adreno 512 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Here's the Mi A2 in Red, Gold, and Black color options.

As always you're going to see Xiaomi selling Gold and Black colors first, and after a few days, maybe weeks, or months they'll start selling the limited edition Red variant. That also in Flash Sales! Ah!


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Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture

Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during an event in India.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Today, what appears to be the live Mi A2 has been leaked. As you can see in the below image, we have 18:9 Screen without any notch.
Xiaomi's Mi A2 Strikes Pose for the Camera in New Picture
The Mi A2 runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo, and has May 5 2018 Security Patch. Just like the Mi 6X, it is expectd to feature Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4/6GB RAM, 32/64GB Storage, 5.99-inch 1080x2160 Display, Dual 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.8", 1.0µm) Rear Cameras, and a 20 MP front shooter. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.



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