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Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO
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. Both the Smartphones received praise from critics and consumers alike for its software (Stock Android), and camera performance.

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.

Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jen revealed that the company has plans to make more Smartphones powered by Google's Android One. Moreover, they are planning to launch an Android One device under the popular Redmi series.

“Yes, we plan to have more Android One devices. Some of our users in India seem to like stock Android, and we are willing to bring in more devices with Android One including the Redmi series.”

Recently announced Mi 6X is expected to arrive as Mi A1 (2018) in other markets with Android One. Thoughts?

Xiaomi Mi 6X Smartphone Hands On Images!

Xiaomi today announced the Mi 6X Smartphone in China. It comes with a FullScreen Display, Snapdragon 660, and Dual Rear shooters with AI.

Here’s a fresh set of Xiaomi's Mi X6 hands-on photos that comes to you courtesy Chinese Media Sohu.

The Mi 6X features a 5.99" FHD+ display with an 18:9 Screen to body ratio, however, you still get huge chin and top. The rear Antenna Cutouts is what differenciate the Mi 6X from its look alike Redmi Note 5 Pro.
As per the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6X features a Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU paired with 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB Interal storage, 3010mAh with QC 3.0 through USB C, Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5, 12+20-megapixel rear camera, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera.
Let me be perfectly clear, Xiaomi plans to sell the Mi 6X in the China only and there's no indication if or when it will come to other regions.

Xiaomi Mi 6X will be available in Black, Blue, Red, Gold and Rose Gold color variants. It is priced at 1599 yuan for the 4GB RAM, 1799 yuan for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and 1999 yuan for 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

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Xiaomi Mi 6X Specs

Xiaomi Mi 6X Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 8.1 Oreo | MIUI 9.5
ProcessorOcta-core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 512
Body
Dimensions158.88 × 75.54 × 7.3 mm
Weight166 g
ColorsCherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black
Dust/Water ResistanceNo
Display
Screen Size5.99" LCD
ResolutionFHD+
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal32/64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Camera
Primary20 + 20MP
Secondary20MP
Connectivity
Bluetooth5.0
NFCNo
SIM cardDual-SIM
USBUSB C
Battery and Power
Type2910 mAh battery
Charging-
Status
Launch DateApril 25
Price
Chinese Yuan-
INR-

Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta

Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta
The last time we updated you on the status of Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo update, we told you that it is in the works and might support Project Treble. Now, it seems that Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo for selected Mi A1 users who are enrolled to Xiaomi's Beta program. The confirmation came from a screenshot of Mi A1 running Android 8.1 Oreo Beta with the latest April 2018 Security patch.

Reddit user sharkcpn posted a screenshot of the About Phone section claiming that the Mi A1 has received Oreo 8.1 update on Beta ROM. But nothing is confirmed by the Xiaomi though.


The Screenshot clearly shows Mi A1 running Android 8.1 Oreo with April 5, 2018 Security Patch. It has a build number of OPM1.171019.019.8.4.9.
Xiaomi Mi A1 spotted running Official Android 8.1 Oreo Beta
Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. You get new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Nokia has also added the latest April 2018 Security Patch with the update.

It seems that the Android 8.1 Oreo will be available for the Mi A1 in the coming months. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Official Android 8.1 with Treble is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1

Official Android 8.1 with Treble is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1
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 a launch 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.

Xiaomi and Google during the announcement of Mi A1 promised Android Oreo update by the end of December 2017 and they succeeded in doing that. However, the company still hasn't updated the Mi A1 to the latest OS which is the 8.1 Oreo.

Well, the good news is, Xiaomi is testing Official 8.1 Oreo for the Mi A1 and with Project Treble Support. When XDA member guy_infinity asked a recognized developer who works for Xiaomi in firmware development, he confirmed that Android 8.1 is in the works for Xiaomi Mi A1, and he also said that "Yes, treble is to be supported". The news was further confirmed by Mishaal Rahman ‏(Editor in Chief at XDA).

It seems that the Android 8.1 Oreo will be available for the Mi A1 in the coming months. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!

Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Xiaomi today announced the coolest Smartphone for Gamers, the Blackshark with unique design crafted to handle hardcore gaming paired with heat pipe and liquid cooling that can bring down the temperature of the device by 8 degrees.

Here’s a fresh set of Xiaomi's Blackshark hands-on photos that comes to you courtesy Chinese Social Media Weibo.

The Blackshark smartphone features a 5.99" IPS FHD+ display with an 18:9 Screen to body ratio, however, you still get huge chin thanks to the front-facing Fingerprint Sensor. There are also a few virtual buttons on the left and right for multitasking and other operations.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Guys, just look at that awesome rear design with rugged plastic encasement and matte metal surface. Xiaomi says that this design will make it easy for Gamers to grasp the Smartphone and will provide full hardcore gaming experience. Additionally, we have the cool Blackshark logo at the back which creates special effects when the phone is turned on.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
As per the specifications, the Xiaomi Blackshark features a Snapdragon 845 paired with 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/256 GB Interal storage, 4,000mAh with QC 3.0, Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5, 12+20-megapixel rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.

You also get a Bluetooth-enabled Shark GamePad which you can attach to the top of the Smartphone. It has a joystick, trigger, and a 340mAh battery that can run upto 30 hours.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
Let me be perfectly clear, Xiaomi plans to sell the Blackshark in the China only and there's no indication if or when it will come to other regions. There's also likely to be a limited number available, so if you want one, better start looking on how to import products from China or those who can make it to the China, it would be great if you can bring me one too.
Xiaomi's Cool Blackshark Gaming Smartphone Hands On Images!
The Black Shark gaming phone is priced at 2,999 Yuan ($477) for the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 3,499 Yuan ($557) for 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. You can get Shark GamePad for 179 Yuan ($29).

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The Mi A1 2018 has 6 Cameras

Not 1, 2 or even 3! The Mi A1 2018 got whopping 6 Cameras.
This Isn't Even an April Fools' Joke! Is it?

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Offical Specs


Mi Mix 2s Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 7.1.1 Nougat | MIUI 9
ChipsetSnapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630 GPU
Body
Dimensions150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight189 g
Splashproof-
ColorsBlack and White
Display
Screen Size5.99-inches 18:9 OLED
Resolution1080 x 2160
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
Memory
Internal64/128/256 GB
RAM6/8 GB
Camera
Primary12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4
Secondary5MP
Battery and Power
Type3400 mAh battery
Wireless Charging7.5W Wireless Fast Charge, Support Qi Wireless Charging Standard
Fast ChargingWired Charging Support QC3.0 Fast Charge
Status
Release DateAnnounced March 27, 2018
Price
CNY3299

MIUI 9 Global Beta Android 8.1 Oreo for Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro [Screenshots]

MIUI 9 Global Beta based on Android 8.1 Oreo for Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro [Screenshots]
Earlier this month, Xiaomi revealed the Redmi Note 5 Pro as Redmi Note 5 in China with MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The China stable Firmware can be easily flashed on the Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro, but it cannot be used as a daily driver because of a few bugs.

Now, FunkyHuawei.club has leaked the Android 8.1 Oreo global beta ROM for the India Redmi Note 5 Pro and unlike the Chinese ROM, this version supports Dual VoLTE, and features PIP (Picture In Picture) mode. Also this Firmware is pretty stable and comes with pre-loaded Google apps.

In case you don't know, Android 8.1 Oreo brings Project Treble to the Redmi Note 5 Pro meaning you'll be able to flash AOSP GSI (Generic System Images) onto your Smartphone.


In order to flash the Global Beta Firmware, you'll beed Oreo based TWRP. You can just flash the MIUI 9 (Android 8.1) Global ROM on your Redmi Note 5 Pro (Android Nougat) via TWRP. Ofcourse, your Redmi Note 5 Pro must be Unlocked.

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Download: MIUI 9 Global Beta (Android 8.1) | TWRP | Via: XDA

Mi A1 users are getting March Security Update

Mi A1 users are getting March Security Update
The Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) is now getting the latest (April) March 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A1 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for March 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.

The March 2018 Android security update for the Mi A1 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.

[Update: Video] Redmi Note 5 Pro Gets LineageOS 14.1 Treatment [Screenshots]

Redmi Note 5 Pro Gets LineageOS 14.1 Treatment [Screenshots]
Want to get rid of MIUI from your brand new Redmi Note 5 Pro? Well, LineageOS 14.1 with Stock Android experience is for you!

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for the recently announced Redmi Note 5 Pro (A.K.A Redmi Note 5 for China). The LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, which is not the latest OS, but still great for Stock Android lovers.

Developer vasishath says that "Almost Everything" works in this Custom ROM including Boots, Volte, RIL (Calls, SMS, Data), Fingerprint, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, Camcorder, Video Playback, Audio, Sensors, Flash, LED, and GPS.


You'll need an Unlocked Bootloader with TWRP recovery installed on your Redmi Note 5 Pro (How to Video Guide coming later tomorrow on our YouTube Channel). Rest of the process includes Downloading and Flashing Google Apps and LineageOS 14.1. 



Screenshots by Shahan_mik3 (XDA)

Download LineageOS 14.1 for Redmi Note 5 Pro

XDA Thread

How to Install LineageOS 14.1 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro


Redmi Note 5 is a Redmi Note 5 Pro with Android 8.1 Oreo for China

Today, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 5 (AKA Redmi Note 5 Pro) in China with Android 8.1.0 Oreo with MIUI 9 on the top, Quick Charger 3.0, and FullScreen Display.

The Redmi Note 5 has 18:9 FullScreen Display, Dual 12+5 Rear Cameras, 13MP Front Shooter, and Snapdragon 636 SoC. It is available in 3/4/6GB RAM and 32/64 GB Internal Storage.

Redmi Note 5 in China runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Project Treble Support. However, In India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi's MIUI 9.

You might be thinking how you'll be able to get or Install Android 8.1 Oreo on your Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro? Well, Xiaomi on their MIUI forum will post fastboot images of the Android 8.1 Oreo for the Redmi Note 5, and you can easily install same on your Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, you'll need an Unlocked Redmi Note 5 Pro to Install Fastboot Images. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

How to solve error 10008 in Developer Settings while Unlocking Redmi Note 5 Pro Bootloader

How to solve error 10008 in Developer Settings [Mi Unlock Status] while Adding an account to Unlock the Bootloader of Redmi Note 5 Pro and other Xiaomi Smartphones.

I've been using both the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro for a couple of weeks now and have found that both the devices shows an error while Adding an account in Developers Settings (Mi Unlock Status).

When you'll try to Add an account in the Developer Setting in order to Unlock your Mi/Redmi Smartphone you'll get a message "10008: 参数错误、 请参考API文档". Well, there's an fix to this issue.

All you need to do is download the Chinese VPN application named "快帆 海外华人听国内音乐看视频玩游戏的中国VPN工具" from the end of this guide. I've already tested tons of other VPN apps, and only the one i mentioned works.

Just Install the above Chinese VPN, you'll see two options below the round power button, just select the former and turn on the first option (as shown in the below image) to make the whole traffic of your applications go through VPN.
Finally, you're good to Add your account to the Mi Unlock Status Developer Settings. Enjoy Unlocking Bootloader.

Download: Chinese VPN

Xiaomi is announcing the Redmi Note 5 Pro with Android 8.1 Oreo as Redmi Note 5 in China

Just a few weeks back Xiaomi revealed the brand new Redmi Note 5 Pro in India with 18:9 FullScreen Display, Dual Rear Cameras, and Snapdragon 636 SoC. Along with the Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi also announced the Redmi Note 5, which is rebranded Redmi 5 Plus.

Now, Xiaomi is planning to announce the Redmi Note 5 Pro as Redmi Note 5 in China with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo and Project Treble Support. In India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi's MIUI 9.

In case you don't know, we've already used the Redmi Note 5 Pro with Android 8.1 Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo for Redmi Note 5 Pro (A.K.A Note 5 for China) runs on MIUI 9 with December 2017 Security Patch and comes with iPhone-X like gestures.


You might be thinking how you'll be able to get or Install Android 8.1 Oreo on your Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro? Well, Xiaomi on their MIUI forum will post fastboot images of the Android 8.1 Oreo for the Redmi Note 5, and you can easily install same on your Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, you'll need an Unlocked Redmi Note 5 Pro to Install Fastboot Images.


Android 8.1 Oreo might bring Project Treble to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with decent specifications at decent price. The device runs on not so latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on the top. However, according to the latest reports, Xiaomi is testing the latest Android 8.1 Oreo on the Note 5 Pro.

Folks at XDA has discovered that the Android 8.1 Oreo might bring Project Treble support to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Android 8.1 firmware for the Redmi Note 5 Pro with codename "whyre" contains the line “ro.treble.enabled = true”, which means that Redmi Note 5 Pro will get Project Treble support with the upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo for the.

Also Read: Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports Quick Charge 2.0


There's no information on when is Xiaomi going to roll out Android 8.1 Oreo to its Smartphones. However, Xiaomi recently started the development of MIUI 10 which is based on Android Oreo.

That said, Android 8.1 Oreo is in testing for the Redmi Note 5 Pro. We'll notify you when the update goes live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports Quick Charge 2.0

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports QuickCharge 2.0
Xiaomi recently announced the Redmi Note 5 (A.K.A Redmi 5 Plus) and Redmi Note 5 Pro with 18:9 Full Screen Display and Snapdragon 625 (Note 5), Snapdragon 636 (Note 5 Pro).

Both of these smartphones support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge?
Yes, both of them supports QuickCharge 2.0 through Micro USB.

A lot of Xiaomi’s smartphones don’t support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, even though they have the necessary hardware. The reason is because the manufacturer doesn’t usually pay the license fee required to use the technology, which has been the case with the Mi A1 and Redmi Note 4.

Both the Redmi Note 5's and Redmi Note 5 Pro's Processor are also capable of using Quick Charge 3.0, but considering the price and specifications, Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 is used. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Mi Mix 2s with Android Oreo leaks

Android One edition of Mi Mix 2s leaks
It seems that Xiaomi is planning to launch a bunch of new Smartphones in 2018.

According to the latest leaks, Mi Mix 2 successor Mi Mix 2S would be code-named “polaris,” and will be powered by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Mix 2S would feature 18:9 aspect ratio with a FHD+(2160×1080) resolution, 3,400 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. Share your thoughts in the below comment section!!

Source: XDA

February 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live For Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

Xiaomi Mi A1 users running Android Oreo Beta has picked up a new software update that introduces the February 1st, 2018 security patch.

That’s all that is detailed in the new software version(OP31.170623.026.8.2.1). The most severe issue patched by Google in the February security is a vulnerabilitiy that enable a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to execute unauthorized code within the context of a privileged process in the Media framework.

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.
February 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live For Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers


Xiaomi is announcing the Redmi Note 5 on 14th Feb - but there's a catch

Xiaomi is announcing the Redmi Note 5 on 14th Feb - but there's a catch
Xiaomi's Redmi Note line has been one of its most successful lines of mid-ranged phones ever, so it makes sense that the company would want to follow-up last year's Redmi Note 4 with a Redmi Note 5.

Xiaomi today announced that it will be launching a new Smartphone on 14th Feb. And the new Smartphone is none other than the Redmi Note 5.

As spotted by Smartprix, Xiaomi's official teaser page clearly shows the mentions of Redmi Note 5. But the catch is Xiaomi will most likely rebrand the Redmi 5 Plus (earlier launched in China) as Redmi Note 5 for India and other markets.

The Redmi 5 Plus, soon to be called Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99" 18:9 Screen, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Storage, 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) Rear Camera, 5MP front shooter, 4000 mAh battery, and MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Thoughts?

List of Xiaomi Phones that are likely to get MIUI 10

List of Xiaomi Phones that are likely to get MIUI 10
Just a few weeks back during the MIUI 2017 summer meeting in China, Xiaomi's Vice President, Hong Feng announced the MIUI 10. He said that the software is in the development and will be available for testing this summer.

MIUI 10 is expected to be based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Xiaomi is also expected to add several new features to the latest software update.


Xiaomi may also include face unlock and swipe gestures with the MIUI 10. Feng says that the OS will be available for most of the devices later this year.

Xiaomi Redmi, Redmi Note, and Mi Phones will obviously get MIUI 10, but the question is which Xiaomi Smartphones will get it? So, below is an unofficial list of the Xiaomi devices which are likely to get Android Oreo based on MIUI 10. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 5S
  • Mi 5S Plus
  • Mi 4
  • Mi 3
  • Mi 4S
  • Mi 4C
  • Mi Mix
  • Mi Mix 2
  • Redmi Y1 / Lite
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 3 / Pro
  • Redmi Note 4 / 4X
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi 4 / 4X / 4A
  • Redmi 3 / 3S / Prime
  • Redmi Pro
  • Redmi 3X
Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 6X Leaks: Is this the Xiaomi Mi A2 with Android One?

Via: 4GNews

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