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2018 has been a busy year for Xiaomi. Not only they have launched more affordable devices like the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 6 and the Mi A2, but the Chinese smartphone maker has also introduced multiple flagship models like the Mi 8, the POCOPHONE F1 and most recently the Mi MIX 3. To increase its global reach, they have also expanded aggressively in Europe.
Before the year comes to an end, Xiaomi has already achieved its annual target by hitting its 100 millionth shipment in October. That’s 8 million more phones than 2017 and there’s still two months to go.
As teased before, Xiaomi is introducing a new sub-brand, POCO, which will cause a stir in the flagship smartphone segment. It’s basically a OnePlus-like brand that focuses on offering blazing performance at a lower price point.
If you’re looking for a Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone for less than RM1,500, this device should be on your watchlist.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a significant upgrade over last year’s Mi A1. This Android One powered smartphone now gets a nicer build, a more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor and it has an improved 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup that’s optimised for low light.
After a full day of usage, here’s what Rory thinks of the device including the camera performance. Check out the video after the break.
For those looking for a smartphone that’s big, good and affordable, the Xiaomi Mi Max series always ticks the right boxes. If you’re looking for a newer phablet, Xiaomi has just introduced the Mi Max 3, and it’s bigger and better in every way.
Xiaomi will be having a global smartphone launch in Spain next week and they will reveal not one but two new Android One powered smartphones. It’s almost a year since the bang for buck Mi A1 was announced and now it’s the right time for Xiaomi to release a new contender for 2018.
If you’re in the market for budget smartphones, Xiaomi has just released two new affordable options that are priced from RM349. The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A which were announced last month are finally coming to Malaysia and you can get it starting next week.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX was one of the first modern smartphones to push the boundaries of a bezel-less display. The screen stretches all the way to the top edges of the device, however, there’s a thick bottom chin which houses the front camera.
When Xiaomi introduced the Mi MIX 2 and MIX 2S, it felt like Xiaomi is turning their “concept” smartphone into a conventional device. The bezels got thicker and they still retain the bottom chin. Next to the new vivo NEX and OPPO Find X, the Mi MIX doesn’t feel that special anymore but that is all about to change with the new one. A couple of photos that alleged to be the Mi MIX 3 have surfaced online and from the looks of it, Xiaomi might have just made the perfect “Full Screen” smartphone.
While Huawei and honor have been flooding the market with its Kirin 659 powered smartphones, it appears that the best response from Xiaomi is to fill the market with even more mid-range devices with the same Snapdragon 625 processor.
Xiaomi will be announcing a couple of devices on 25 June and one of it is yet another mid-range smartphone. After introducing the Redmi 5 Plus and Redmi 5 Note series, the next device will be the Redmi 6 Pro. This is the first Redmi series to come with a notch display.
Xiaomi’s next Android One smartphone, the Mi A2 is expected to be based on the Mi 6X. Before their next Android One smartphone is revealed, it appears that there will be a cheaper version and it could be coming to Malaysia very soon.