Snapdragon 845

Xiaomi’s Mi 8 series now comes in Lite and Pro editions

Xiaomi has gotten really busy this year. Apart from launching a number of affordable devices in the past few months, the Chinese smartphone maker has just expanded its Mi 8 flagship lineup with two new models. Their new Mi 8 Lite is their new affordable alternative that aims to offer flagship-class photography and gaming experience, while the Mi 8 Pro appears to be a rehash of their Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

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You might be able to buy the POCO F1 in Malaysia next week

POCO F1 Malaysia

UPDATE: The POCOPHONE F1 goes on sale in Malaysia starting 30 August from under RM1,300.

Just a few days ago, Xiaomi had announced POCO, a new sub-brand that focuses on delivering high-spec smartphones at a significantly lower price point. If you thought the Xiaomi Mi 8 at RM1,599 was affordable, the POCO F1 is a Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone that’s priced from as low as 20,999INR, which is about RM1,233. Now it looks like the new flagship killer is arriving in Malaysia very soon and you can probably get it before the new SST kicks in.

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Xiaomi is doing a “OnePlus” with a new no frills smartphone brand

A few years ago, OnePlus used to be the “flagship killer” but now that title seems to go to Xiaomi for its super affordable flagship offering. The Mi MIX 2S that offers a “bezel-less” screen with a Snapdragon 845 processor is priced under RM2,000 and their latest Mi 8 is going for as low as RM1,599, which is insanely good value for money.

If the Mi 8 is still too expensive, Xiaomi has just introduced a new sub-brand and their new device could be the most affordable Snapdragon 845 smartphone ever.

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OPPO Find X will have similar specs as the OnePlus 6 but will it bring anything new to the table?

OPPO Find X

Before OPPO was known for its selfie-centric smartphones, the Chinese smartphone maker used to make impressive flagship devices with its Find series. The OPPO Find 7, for example, was the first commercial smartphone with a Quad HD display. On top of that, it came with an impressive VOOC charger that can do 0-75% charge in just 30 minutes.

After a four year hiatus, the Find series is back and OPPO has confirmed that their upcoming smartphone will be known as the Find X. Ahead of its launch next week, its processor, RAM and storage are now revealed in its latest teaser.

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