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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Redmi Note 7 series achieves 5 million sales in India

Redmi Note 7 Pro

While the Indian smartphone market continues to bring positive and noteworthy results to phone makers, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi is outperforming in the country compared to other brands. This time, Redmi Note 7 handsets have achieved 5 million sales in India.

The Redmi Note 7 series was launched in India during the last days of the February, means the company sold 5 million units of the Redmi Note 7 series in 5 months. The devices mentioned in the 5 million sales are Note 7, Note 7 Pro, and Note 7S. All mobile phones from the said series have made the Indian market thriving with its excellent price tag and good features.

In fact, a recent study confirmed that Xiaomi has achieved 28% of market share in the country. This was recorded in the second quarter (Q2) in 2019. But the growth was driven by a lot of factors, including 'price cuts', back-to-back launches and discount offers. CounterPoint research, however, didn't revealed Note 7 series.

According to Mi India's latest announcement, the brand's Note 7 Pro device can now be purchased via open sale in the country. Whenever a customer wants to buy Pro variant of Redmi Note 7 mobile, they can place an order without worrying about "special sales" as the handset has been made available for 24/7.

Standard storage version 4GB RAM + 64GB, Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at INR13,999 and can be purchased via Amazon, Flipkart, Mi India, and other respective stores.

Redmi Note 7 price starts at INR9,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage while the Note 7S with 3GB+32GB storage can be purchased for INR 10,999 and is available in three color options, including ruby red, onyx black and sapphire blue.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Xiaomi to launch Mediatek Helio G90T-powered Redmi smartphone, confirms Lu Weibing

Redmi phone Mediatek Helio G90T

A day after Mediatek launched its new gaming-centric chipsets Helio G90 and Helio G90T for upcoming Android phones, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that the company will soon bring Helio G90T-powered Redmi smartphone in the market.

Lu Weibing, the vice president of Xiaomi and director of Xiaomi's subbrand Redmi, confirmed that the company's new mobile phone will soon be launched with the Mediatek's latest chipset Helio G90T, however, it was confirmed whether Redmi's other upcoming phones will also be equipped with Mediatek's chipset.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile platform is used by many Xiaomi branded smartphones. In fact, the Redmi K20-series K20 Pro and K20 are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 855 respectively. Another Redmi phone, Note 7S, also includes Qualcomm-developed chipset. The company's other game-centric SoC, the Snapdragon 855+, powers the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone.

As confirmed by the benchmark score rating tools AnTuTu and Geekbench, the latest launched Mediatek SoCs surpasses the Snapdragon 730 chipset.

The Mediatek Helio G90T-powered smartphone that Xiaomi has teasing about is not in our knowledge. Therefore, adding any further information could be confused. However, for a smooth gameplay experience, the Redmi's next device could be equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, better camera setup with powerful image sensors, smoother touch sensitivity, and ultra-fast memory capabilities. All expected features are the main reasons for using the Helio G90T chipset.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Pro confirmed to ship with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Xiaomi's sub-brand Black Shark unveiled Black Shark 2 smartphone in March 2019, and now, the company is constantly working on the latest launches to meet the customers' requirements. The sub-brand has recently confirmed the Pro variant of the earlier launched phone Black Shark 2 that will officially debut as the Black Shark 2 Pro in the market.

Xiaomi has confirmed via Weibo and AnTuTu that its upcoming device Black Shark 2 Pro will be shipped with the Qualcomm's latest announced SoC Snapdragon 855 Plus designed to deliver 15% faster graphics rendering and CPU performance than the Snapdragon 855 used in the previously launched handset Black Shark 2.

As suggested in a video teaser posted on the Chinese microblogging website, the front side of the upcoming mobile phone will look identical to the previously launched gaming phone, but the Pro version will carry many of the new features that Black Shark 2 lacks.

Apart from sporting a Full-HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, the upcoming device will run Android Pie operating system. Furthermore, its base variant will have 12GB/256GB of storage onboard.

A user had posted a live image on the Chinese website, however, for unknown reasons, the image returns 404 error and is no longer available to confirm the specs or design, therefore, we apologize for not adding more about the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone at the moment.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Chinese brands continue to set notable records in Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi topped with 28%

Indian smartphone market

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In the second quarter (Q2) 2019, Chinese phone makers have set another record in the Indian smartphone market by shipping 37 million units which are larger than the previous shipments, Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service revealed yesterday.

Since the growth was based on new launches, price cuts on older devices and offline channel expansion across brands, Samsung's shipments declined by 7 percent year-over-year (YOY) due to not-launching new handsets compared to other smartphone makers. Samsung's shipment, however, remained growing due to the latest price cuts and the popularity of its A-series and M-series phones.

Xiaomi topped with 28% market share and grew to 6% over the previous year. Xiaomi's marketing strategy was primarily driven by portfolio expansion in the budget segment and expansion of the offline market. It also increased investment in the ATL/BTL campaigns and resulted in an increase in market share.

BBK Group-owned subsidiaries Oppo, Vivo, Realme and OnePlus grew 30% in the second quarter, becoming a leading smartphone maker in India with its combined share. Due to the popularity of Realme C2 phone and various discount offers, this device has been shown to reach 8 million smartphone shipments in the Indian market. The handset remained one of the best choices among the Indian consumers, the report reveals.

Huawei's trading ban seem to be affecting its market share in India, but the company succeeded in rising in the top 10 smartphone brand category, the reports read.

Brands focused on online as well as offline stores have set a noteworthy record. This indicates that offline channels play an important role in smartphone market share. As long as we understand, most people tend to buy new phones via offline stores. I the editor of PhoneSpeck live in a village. My 60% of neighbors choose to buy products via offline channels.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Xiaomi Redmi K20, K20 Pro launched in India; read phone highlights, price & specs

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

Chinese smart device manufacturer Xiaomi has launched two new smartphones belonging to the K20-series in the Indian market, with premium flagship concepts like Asus 6z, Galaxy A70, Oppo F11 Pro, Poco F1, and of-course other handsets launched in the country under Rs. 20,000 - 30,000.

The smartphone in question has already been released in China around May 18 i.e., 8 weeks and 4 days ago. According to maths, 1,440 hours have passed since the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro were launched in China with various storage variants and color options.

Both hands are around the corners to get listed for sale via e-commerce giant Flipkart website as well as Redmi's Indian e-store. Redmi K20 pro with 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 27,999, while the 8GB/256GB model will be sold to Indian customers at Rs. 30,999. Redmi K20, on the other hand, will be available for purchase at Rs. 21,999 for 6GB/64GB storage version, and the high-end phone of K20 with 6GB/128GB storage has been brought to the Indian market for Rs. 23,999.

But wait! Smartphones are currently not available for sale in the country and will be officially live for open-sale starting July 22. In other words, you have to wait for the next 4.5 days to get this deal done with possibly available cashback discounts offered by the banks when choosing their specified payment method under certain T&C.

Both devices are equipped with the Android operating system, but the pro model uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset powers the Redmi k20. It features 16.23cm (6.39) AMOLED FHD+ Horizon display with a screen resolution of 2340x1080.

K20 sports 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP triple primary cameras with a 20MP pop-up selfie shooter. The high-end model, k20 pro has 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP triple camera setup and its front camera comes with the same image sensor as the K20, i.e., 20-megapixel with F2.2 physical aperture.

The batteries used in both phones is a lithium-ion polymer-powered battery with a power capacity of 4000mAh. Since the battery uses fast charging technology, it can be charged in as little as 30 minutes, up to 55 - 60%.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Amazfit GTR smartwatch with AMOLED display, 42mm launched for ¥799 in China

Amazfit GTR smartwatch

Huami, a biometric and smart wearable manufacturer backed by Xiaomi, announced on Weibo, China's microblogging website, that it has launched two smart wearable Amazfit GTR devices in China for CNY799 (roughly Rs 7,950) and CNY1399 / Rs 13,900 approx.) respectively.

The Amazfit GTR smartwatches sport stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium case options with 42mm and 47mm dial size. The wearable in the talk comes with a wide range of features, including NFC support for UnionPay payments, 24-hours Bio-tracker with uninterrupted accurate heart rate monitoring capabilities, 50-meter water resistance and more.

As stated in the company's report, Amazfit GTR smartwatch of 47mm aluminum alloy and stainless steel version is priced at CYN999, while another version of 47mm titanium is priced at CYN1399. The standard variant of 42mm is priced at CYN799 and the top-end model is set to be sold at CYN999.

The screens of both devices come in color AMOLED display with 326PPI pixel density and are protected with an anti-scratch material corning gorilla glass 3. The lightweight wearable with 47mm has 1.39-inches screen size, while and 42mm model features 1.2-inches screen size.

Both 47mm and 42mm devices have been launched with space-based satellite navigation system GLONASS, a sensor for measuring air pressure, capacitive sensor, 3-axial geomagnetic sensor, sleep analyzer with 24X7 optimized health monitoring tools. Apart from this, Amazfit GTR is compatible with Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+, making the wearable fully supported by both operating systems.

Weights 36g, and 25.5g, Amazfit GTR 47mm battery runs for up to 74-days (when using normally) which comes with a power capacity of 410mAh. Huami's GTR 42mm, on the other hand, sports 195mAh lithium polymer battery which runs for up to 34-days when getting stick to normal usage.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Redmi K20 & K20 Pro India launch date confirmed, phones arriving on July 17

redmi k20 pro

Last month, the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi made many announcements regarding the launch date of Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, but in June, the company's Indian unit posted another teaser, however, the announcement was made in a nutshell that couldn't confirm the exact release date.

But today, Mr. Manu Kumar Jain, managing director of Xiaomi India, said in a tweet that the company will unleash both phones in the country on July 15. Besides tweet, the company has also announced the launch date on its official website, saying the devices will arrive after 12 days in the country — i.e., 17th of this month.

To recall, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset will be powering the K20 pro device and the operating system used is, of course, Google's Android pie. K20, on the other hand, is powered by Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 and comes with the same operating system as K20 pro.

Redmi K20 sports 4000mAh battery, 6/8GB RAM and Adreno 618 graphics processor, while the pro one sports Adreno 640 GPU, 4000mAh battery, 6/8GB RAM and both models will be supporting fast battery charging technology with a power capacity of 27W and 18W respectively.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Xiaomi Mi CC9, CC9e & CC9 Meitu Edition phones launched in China

Xiaomi Mi CC

Photo credit: mi.com

Last month, the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi announced selfie-focused CC line, but the said series was only circulating on the social media and TEENA certification center. But as of now, the CC-based devices are officially released in China.

The CC series is available in three camera-pally models such as Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition. Xiaomi’s new CC line is primarily focused on best selfie sensors, massive batteries, and aesthetic design. All the devices offer a range of distinct features.


Mi CC9

The CC9 handset runs on the Android Pie operating system with MI's official firmware MIUI 10. It packs a massive battery with a power capacity of 4,030mAh. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM options.

The CC9 features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080x2340 pixels. It has a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and 2MP depth sensor.

The phone will be officially available for purchase in China starting from July 5. The base variant 6GB/64GB price starts at CNY 1,799 (roughly $260 / Rs. 17900). The 8GB/128GB storage phone price starts at CNY 1,999 (roughly $290 / Rs. 19900).


Mi CC9e

The Mi CC9e is a superior device and it offers major functions compared to CC9. The phone in the talk is powered by Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor paired with 4GB/64GB + 6GB/128GB storage. It features 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720x1560 pixels.

The Mi CC9e model will be available in three variants: 4GBRAM/64GB, 6GBRAM/64GB, and 6GB RAM/128GB. The standard version is priced at CNY 1,299 (roughly $189 / Rs. 13,000) and the second one is priced at CNY 1,399 (roughly $203 / Rs. 14,000). The 6GB RAM/128GB version is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly $232 / Rs. 16,000).


Mi CC9 Meitu Edition

Despite looking identical to the CC9, this device is based on Xiaomi-owned brand Meitu, means it will come more aesthetic-centric features. Its camera is said to be the good one compared to CC9 and CC9e smartphones.

The CC9 Meitu Edition price starts at CNY 2,599 (roughly $378 / Rs. 26,000) for 8GB RAM + 256GB. According to the company, the Meitu edition will be launched with a white gradient color option in the country.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Redmi 7A arriving in India on 4 July, confirms Flipkart

Redmi 7A

The Chinese smart devices maker Xiaomi is going to launch the successor of Redmi 6A phone which has been set to go on sale in India starting 4th of July. Compared to the Chinese version launched in May, the successor phone Redmi 7A  is believed to come with a major upgrade.

One day ago, Xiaomi India MD and global VP, Jian wrote in his tweet that the budget phone 7A is about to launch in the country. Now, the recent Flipkart page entitled "Smart Desh Ka Smartphone" shows the confirmed release date of 7a. According to the page dedicated to Xiaomi handsets, the device will arrive on July 4.

The company has not revealed the price for the Indian variant, but it is believed that the said device could be launched between Rs.5,500 to Rs. 6,000 price segments. The Chinese variant will be priced at CNY 549, equivalent to $80 (roughly INR5,500) for the 2GB + 16GB version. The price for the 2GB + 32GB version will start at CNY 599, equivalent to $87 (roughly Rs. 6,000).

Since the Indian variant, 7a phone price is just expected one, therefore, we apologize for not referencing the part to a verifiable source.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Xiaomi leads Redmi 5A & 6A with 48% market share

redmi phone

Earlier this week, the Chinese smart device maker revealed that the company had achieved a great success by shipping 1 million Mi brand units in just eight days. However, this was sufficient for the said tech giant to set an unbreakable record when the competition is fierce.

Today, Xiaomi's managing director and the global vice president Manu Kumar Jain revealed that the company leads Redmi 5A and 6A phones in India with a market share of 48%. He said that "1 out of 2 smartphone users choose Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A over all other smartphones in ₹5000 to ₹7000 price segment".

Jain further said that the company will soon launch Redmi 7A in the Indian market. He did not confirm the exact release date of the upcoming mobile phone, but just teased "Redmi 7A is coming soon." In India, 7A is expected to be officially released in the mid-July.

Redmi 7A, on the other hand, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset instead of Helio A22 Processor and will be launched with the Adreno 505 graphics processor. The device in the talk runs on the Android v9.0 pie operating system, but devices without fingerprint sensors are boring for some users. Because the estimated price of the phone is Rs. 5,535, so expecting a lot of features is really unfair.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Redmi & Black Shark are working on 5G phones, expected to be released next year

Redmi Black Shark 5G

Redmi and Black Shark, sub-brands of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, revealed that both teams are working hard to develop its own 5G smartphones, which are said to be available at affordable prices in Europe and China, reports GSMArena.

Lu Weibing, General Manager of Redmi, said at the MWC summit in Shanghai that the two countries will soon be able to enjoy 5G-connected smartphones. He posted the event details on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo to confirm that the company will provide 5G phones in China with a price of 2,000 yuan (about INR 20115 / 255 euros).

Many telecom companies and smartphone manufacturers seem to be running in a 5G rush. Huawei, Nokia and Samsung are among the smartphone makers preparing to launch 5G devices. Some companies are all set to announce the launch date. However, Redmi and Black Shark have not commented on the release date.

While deeply reporting the facts, Chinese tech giants appear to be extremely interested in the 5G boom compared to other non-Chinese companies. Asus, on the other hand, is working too on the 5G phone. Motorola and HTC have also revealed their 5G devices, while Apple is expected to launch its first 5-connected phone next year.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Redmi K20 Pro details to be revealed tomorrow, Xiaomi India

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro

The launch date of the Redmi K20 and K20 pro is getting nearer in the country, and we will have to wait until mid-July to briefly cover the phone specs. Xiaomi has already announced the Chinese variant in its motherland, which has revealed a wide range of specs of Mi-branded smartphone K20.

As the handset is getting more anticipated, the Xiaomi India MD and Global Vice President, Mr. Manu Kumar Jain took to his twitter where he informed about K20's nutshell announcement scheduled for tomorrow.

As suggested by his tweet, the company will be going to reveal 'something OUT OF THIS WORLD' and 'BIG announcement' about K20 and K20 pro in the country. Xiaomi has successfully completed 5 years in India, therefore we believe, the company's new phone K20 and K20 Pro could come with more powerful features to marks its incredible moments spent in the Indian market.

Both models use Xiaomi's official firmware MIUI to run on the Android operating system. The pro model has 6.39-inches display measuring aspect ratio 19.5:9. It comes with 6 GB/64GB configurations and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. The handset equips 4000 mAh battery power capacity with quick charging technology.

But when it comes to the camera, both models feature 48MP + 13MP + 8MP triple cameras and a 20MP selfie pop up camera. These phones are going to be the fastest ones in the world, claims MD in a video shared on His tweet handle.

The K20 has the same 400mAh battery power, 6.39" display size, AMOLED display type and capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch function, as shown in the pro one. However, the Redmi K20 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

Another difference between the two is that the pro model comes with Adreno 640 graphics, while the predecessor one has Adreno 618 series of GPU. The company has added fingerprint scanners with on-screen positions to the K20 as well as K20 Pro.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Xiaomi set another record by selling 1 million Mi Band 4 devices in 8 days

Xiaomi  mi band 4

Chinese tech giant and electronics leader Xiaomi has succeeded in selling 2 million units of Redmi Note 7 handset in India since the launch. But today, the company has made another record in just 8 days by selling its Mi-branded fitness tracker Mi Band 4.

The Smart wearable devices have not yet entered the Indian market, but its predecessors Mi Band 3 is already available in the country, which has gained massive popularity due to its incredible features and affordable price. The company offers this device for INR1,999.00 via Amazon and Mi online store. However, the band 4 is available for purchase in China at CNY 169 that is equivalent to USD 24.5 or INR 1,700, according to the current exchange rates.

Xiaomi introduced the Mi Band 4 earlier this month with 0.95-inch color AMOLED display and On-cell capacitive touchscreen features. To wake up and go back, it uses a single touch button with a wristband measuring width 18mm.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has been launched as an upgraded version of the Mi band 3, and in Europe, the company is going to introduce it as the Mi Smart Band 4 officially starting June 26th, but the bad news is that the European version lacks XiaoAI-based NFC and voice features. This has been done in an effort to replace the existing one with Google Assistant, XDA Developers reports.

Back to specifications - Mi band 4 sports Rotor motor type, and Mi-Fit app that requires Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 or above to get started with a smartphone. The device features 6 workout modes, customizable notifications and a wide range of sensors such as Alarm, proximity sensor, DND, OTA updates, weather forecast and more.

Mi band 4 comes with a Lithium polymer battery using 135mAh power capacity. In addition to this, it comes with 512KB RAM and 16MB ROM configuration. Band 4 weights at 22.1g, and measures 5 ATM water resistance rate that is somewhat ok for swimming, hand washing, etc.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

POCO F1 receives another price cut in India, now offers 18% discount for base variant

poco f1

The Xiaomi branded smartphone POCO F1 was first launched in the country on August 29 last year, which was available for purchase at Rs. 20,999 via e-commerce giant Flipkart. The device is available in three variants, but the company has lowered the price for the base model to ease the pressure on buyers.

The company's first price reduction for the 6GB / 64GB model was Rs 19,999, which was announced last year in December. Now the price has been further reduced to Rs. 17,999. In the first effort, the handset price was reduced by Rs. 1000 and this time, Xiaomi lowered the price by Rs. 2000 making this cut double compared to the previous one.

In addition, if the buyer makes a purchase through the Axis Bank Buzz credit card, the customer will receive a 5% discount but, buyers should pay attention to T&C, suggests recent Flipkart page.

The base variant with 6GB RAM/64GB internal memory is currently available for purchase at Rs. 17,999, while 8GB/256GB can be purchased for Rs. 28,999. Another variant 6GB/128GB is priced at Rs. 20,999.

The Poco F1 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the Octa-core processor with a frequency of 2.8 GHz. It runs on the Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The handset uses Adreno 630 graphics configured with 64-bit data units.

The Poco F1 screen measures 6.18 inches (15.7 cm) and a bezel-less display with a notch. We get a 12MP + 5-megapixel dual main camera at the main and a 20MP selfie shooter at the front. It is equipped with a non-removable lithium polymer battery with a massive power capacity of 4000mAh.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Xiaomi announces Meitu-branded CC9 series phone

Xiaomi cc9 series

Xiaomi is continuously manufacturing latest flagships to raise an emerging tech giant, and this time, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun informed about a new series of smartphone CC9, which is expected to be followed by the Mi brand. Since the company acquired Meitu last year, this is the first time that Chinese smartphone manufacturer has announced the said series.

The expected handsets are going to be introduced as Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. Although the company has not revealed satisfactory details about the CC9 series, according to the company's latest announcement, these devices will be a camera and aesthetic-centric phones and will be beautified by the flip-up camera and stunning design that will be primarily introduced to meet the needs of the younger generation.

Proud to be young - the secret behind the CC9 name defines "color and creativity," while the numbers in the CC9 name reveal the company's nine-year history, Lei Jun added.

It is worth mentioning that the CC9 series will be developed by a team of the art students “Chic & Cool”. The name "Chic & Cool" itself defines the CC9 series, and it is likely to be designed with the help of multiple scientific concepts involving art and technology altogether, PhoneSpeck has learned.

Keeping the abstract in view, Mr. Lei added the new phone will have a new aesthetics concept of “Xiaomi X Meitu AI Aesthetics Lab". Rumors also suggest that smartphones will be equipped with Meitu camera technology acquired last year by Xiaomi.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Xiaomi Mi CC9e gets certified on TEENA, shows device name, model number & more

Xiaomi Mi CC9e

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Xiaomi has brought another device to Chinese-based Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center TEENA that unveils the limited info of the certified handset. The online surfaced mobile phone is believed to be the Xiaomi Mi CC9e, which is one of the rumored handsets allegedly introduced by the company.

The certification of the upcoming smartphone has been categorized by the model number M1904F3BC and device name TD-LTE digital mobile phone. The device remarks reveal the various communications standards that led us to believe that this phone will come up with dual nano-SIM cards supported by 4G technology.

TEENA further confirms that Mi CC9e runs on the Android v9.0 (pie) operating system and should be supported by the Snapdragon 712 SoC mobile platform. If the device will be released as a Mi CC9e, then it will feature a 6.39-inch display and 156.8 x 74.5 x 8.67 (mm) device dimension, which should also include the Super AMOLED display type or just AMOLED.

The system information provided on TEENA confirms Mi CC9e's 3900mAh battery power, but we believe that the phone will include a 4000mAh non-removable lithium polymer battery.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Redmi K20 Pro gets MIUI 10 update, receives Face Unlock feature and more

redmi k20 pro

Earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 smartphone suffered with an issue, causing the pop-up selfie camera to open automatically. Now the problem has been resolved by getting the latest aftermarket firmware MIUI 10 update in China, confirmed the multiple sources and news outlets.

This premium flagship receives an update weeks before of its launch in India. MIUI 10 brings the Face Lock feature to its Pro variants and fixes the selfie camera popup problem. Phone performance based on various components has also been improved by the latest firmware update.

The features of PIN, password and pattern lock will remain there by default. As stated, the Face Unlock feature makes it easy to unlock the device instantly by pointing the camera towards face of the user. However, this feature is not as secure as default lock system, according to the company.

The company has actually improved the stability of the device by MIUI V10.3.8.0 PFACNXM version, however, Xiaomi did not addressed the issues that caused the Redmi K20 Pro to be reported by its users in China.

The device is currently available in China and it is set to launch in India within the next six weeks, the company has confirmed. However, it is not yet confirmed whether the K20 and K20 pro will be launched simultaneously in India on July 15. The actual date and price will be announced officially once the company gears for a launch event in the country.

Redmi Y3 goes on open sale in India, read specs, price and highlights

redmi y3

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has now launched Redmi Y3 for open sales in India, which is currently available 24/7 across the country. The company launched Redmi Y3 back in April this year however, it was not available for open sales in India. Since Xiaomi has now added this phone to the open sale market, now it can be purchased any time via Flipkart, Mi.com, Amazon.in, and Mi Home stores across the country.

The base variant is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage while the 4GB + 64GB model is priced at priced at 11,999.00, as per the Mi store and Amazon India. The Mi store offers Instant discount of Rs. 500 when making purchase for the said product on ICICI Bank card and EMI transactions (T&C apply). Furthermore, the company also offers upto 1120GB of 4G data and unlimited calling using the Airtel network.

The phone comes with three attractive colors such as Prime Black, Elevent Blue, and bold red colors. The device comes with the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the display size is 6.26 inches having a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels.

Redmi Y3 is powered by Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system and Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 chipset. Designed to capture HD photos - the phone comes with 32MP of a selfie camera and on the rear, it includes a dual camera with 12MP and 2MP camera for depth sensing.

The Y3 is packed with non-removable Li-Po type 4000mAh battery, meaning neither it can be removed from the device nor it is too much better than other phones that includes 5000mAh battery power, however, 4000mAh battery is almost better for both the variants.

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