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Xiaomi bringing Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8 Pro to PH

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Both Xiaomi's Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro will go on sale on Lazada and Shopee on November 11, with Mi Authorized Stores to have them soon after

Xiaomi debuts in London with Mi 8 Pro

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:37 AM

Xiaomi also announces that it will open an official Mi Store in London on November 18

Photo from Xiaomi

Q&A: Xiaomi's Southeast Asia director on how 5G will change phones

Nov 06, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The speed that 5G promises may unlock a new role for the smartphone as we know it

CHEN. Xiaomi director for Southeast Asia, John Chen at an acclimatization event for their new flagship, the Mi Mix 3. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Xiaomi's new Mi MIX 3 has a sliding back, 10GB of RAM

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The back slides up to reveal the front cameras, a design choice that allowed Xiaomi to increase the screen-to-body ratio to 93.4%

POP-UP CAMERA. The Mi MIX 3's back slides up to reveal the front cameras. All photos from Xiaomi

Executive shows Xiaomi phone with 5G signal

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Xiaomi could be the first to launch a 5G-ready phone

5G-READY. A 5G label appears in the signal indicator of the phone. Photo from Donovan Sung/Twitter

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 is now the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The 64GB variant will retail at P17,990 while the 128GB version will hit stores at P19,990

POCOPHONE F1. Pocophone is Xiaomi's new budget sub-brand featuring phones that are packaged even more affordably than Xiaomi's own value-packed units. Photo from Xiaomi

Xiaomi launches second-generation Android One phones in Spain

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Prices for the Mi A2 start at P14,990 while the A2 Lite starts at P9,990

MI A2 LITE. Xiaomi is providing 2 Android One options in 2018, one more than last year's sole Mi A1 offering. Xiaomi photo

Xiaomi Mi 8 now in the PH for P25,990

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:30 PM

New budget phones, the 6 and 6A, are also announced

Shares in China's Xiaomi fall on Hong Kong debut

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Known for their budget phones, the Chinese tech giant stumbles as it debuts in Hong Kong's stock market

COMEBACK. A Xiaomi phone on display in the Philippines where it relaunched in March 2018. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Base Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with 3 GB RAM now in PH for P10,490

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

A cheaper version of Xiaomi's budget star comes to the Philippines

REDMI NOTE 5. A cheaper version of Xiaomi's budget phone arrives. Photo from Xiaomi

Xiaomi lowers target as it kicks off IPO

Jun 21, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Xiaomi is offering 2.18 billion shares at HK$17-HK$22 apiece, according to Bloomberg News, which now values it at about $53.9-$69.8 billion

XIAOMI. The Xiaomi logo is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 28, 2018 in Barcelona. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Cheap but sleek Xiaomi and OnePlus making noise in Europe

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Chinese top-range phones are often around half the price of those made by US and Korean rivals, with fans professing that they're just as elegant, functional and durable

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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

Xiaomi unveils Mi 8 phones, its '8th anniversary flagship'

May 31, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Xiaomi announces the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE smartphones at an event in Shenzen, China

Xiaomi Redmi S2 arriving on June 4 for P7,990

May 24, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Xiaomi makes its official announcement regarding the Redmi S2 for the Philippine market just a little over a week after its unveiling in China

REDMI S2. Xiaomi releases its second-cheapest phone next to the Redmi 5A. All photos from Xiaomi

Leaked hands-on clip of Mi 8 shows off its in-display fingerprint sensor

May 21, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Xiaomi's follow-up to their flagship Mi 6 is also expected to debut 3D facial recognition feature first seen in the iPhone X.

XIAOMI'S MI 8? A leaked 3-second clip shows a smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Image from YouTube via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2W9rghBfTM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on sale by May 15 for P11,990

May 11, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Xiaomi's new budget phone features the Snapdragon 636 chip such as the one found in the Asus Zenfone 5

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2S, the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone in PH, costs P27,990

May 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The Mi Mix 2S will arrive in stores in June with price points set at P27,990 and P29,990 for 64 and 128 GB models

MIX 2S PRICE. The price makes the Mi Mix 2S currently the cheapest phone with a Snapdragon 845 chip in the Philippines. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected

May 03, 2018 - 2:41 PM

If confirmed, a share offering in the former British colony would be a coup for Hong Kong, which was said to be vying with New York and Shanghai for Xiaomi's listing

XIAOMI. The Xiaomi logo is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 28, 2018 in Barcelona. File photo by Pau Barrena / AFP

Xiaomi officially launches Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus in PH

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The entry-level Redmi 5A and the midrange Redmi 5 Plus are priced at P4,590 and P9,990 respectively

JOHN CHEN. Xiaomi's John Chen speaks about the company's philosophy. Photo by Kyle Chua

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi returns to Philippines

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:10 PM

With Xiaomi already dominating the Indian market, it makes a comeback to the Philippines

COMEBACK. Xiaomi Southeast Asia director John Chen officially announces return of the phone maker in the Philippines with new offerings and market expansion plan. Photo from Virtusio PR International

4 future Android phones expected to have iPhone X notch

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is the first high-profile Android phone to sport the iPhone X notch. It's not alone. Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and OPPO may be joining the party

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially unveiled in India

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:59 PM

These are the follow-ups to the Redmi Note 4, the phone which propelled Chinese brand Xiaomi to the top of the smartphone market in India

REDMI NOTE 5. Xiaomi follows up the Redmi Note 4, known as India's best-selling phone in 2017. Photo from Xiaomi

Top 5 highest-selling smartphone makers in the world for Q3 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 5:04 PM

IDC reports that an estimated 373.1 million smartphones were sold worldwide from July 1 to September 30, 2017. Samsung leads once again, selling 83.3 million of those

STANDING TALL. Samsung continues to lead the pack, with solid choices across the range. But Chinese brands led by Huawei are gaining ground fast, posting some of the biggest gains. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Mengenal 4 keunggulan Mi A1 dari Xiaomi

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Mi A1 merupakan kombinasi perangkat berdesain elegan dengan ‘software’ unggulan Google

PRODUK BARU XIAOMI. Director of Product Management and Marketing Xiaomi Global Donovan Sung, sedang menjelaskan Mi A1 pada acara peluncuran produk terbaru Xiaomi di Jakarta, Rabu, 20 September. Foto dari Xiaomi Indonesia

Apple now leads wearable computing with smartwatch

May 05, 2017 - 11:24 PM

While Apple does not release sales figures for its Apple Watch the estimate by Strategy Analytics shows a 59 jump in sales from a year earlier with 3 5 million units sold in the first 3 months of the year

Xiaomi luncurkan Redmi 4A, ponsel pintar pertama produksi Indonesia

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Redmi 4A dilengkapi dengan prosesor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 dual sim dan didukung jaringan 4G

Peluncuran Xiaomi 'Kami Buatan Indonesia' di Jakarta, Jumat, 10 Februari. Foto oleh Xiaomi.

Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM

I m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts including our Oculus team CEO Mark Zuckerberg says on his personal Facebook page

HUGO BARRA. This photo taken on May 8, 2014 shows Hugo Barra speaking at the Startup Asia technology conference in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Xiaomi's Barra quits China for Silicon Valley

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Barra under whom Xiaomi was for a time China s best selling brand describes his experience as a spectacular journey but said it was time to return home for a new adventure He did not elaborate

HUGO BARRA. One of Hugo Barra's photos from his farewell post to his Xiaomi brethren. Photo from Facebook.

Xiaomi unveils Mi Band 2 activity tracker

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The Mi Band 2 is priced at 23 RMB 149 and will go on sale in China on June 7

MI BAND 2. Xiaomi's latest activity tracker. Image from Xiaomi.

Xiaomi's 4K video drone actually costs $450

May 26, 2016 - 5:08 PM

The entry level version of the Mi Drone will cost around 380 while the 4K camera version will cost 450

XIAOMI'S MI DRONE. Photo from Xiaomi.

Xiaomi teasing 4K video drone with $600 price – report

May 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Xiaomi will be unveiling its drone on May 25

XIAOMI'S DRONE. An announcement is set for May 25. Image from Hugo Barra's Twitter account.

Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second – survey

May 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Fitbit has a 24 5 market share while Xiaomi overtakes Apple as it expands its product line

epa04559297 A man presents the wireless activity tracker Zip by Fitbit Inc. during the Wearable Device Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2015. Some 100 companies are presenting their latest devices at the first edition of the Wearable Expo until 16 January. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Xiaomi luncurkan Mi 5 dengan memori 128 GB

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Xiaomi luncurkan Mi 5 dengan Snapdragon 820 RAM 4GB dan 128GB Flash

Xiaomi luncurkan produk terbarunya, Mi 5. Seluruh foto dari Tech in Asia.

Xiaomi announces Mi5 smartphone

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Sales of Xiaomi s Mi5 will begin in China on March 1 with India to follow

XIAOMI MI5. Promotional images of the Xiaomi Mi5. Image from Twitter.

Xiaomi launches Redmi 3 smartphone in China

Jan 12, 2016 - 5:54 PM

The Redmi 3 smartphone is priced at 699 yuan 105

REDMI 3. Xiaomi's Redmi 3 is budget-priced but packs a lot of power. Screen shot from Xiaomi website.

Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 3, Mi Pad 2

Nov 24, 2015 - 5:12 PM

The Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2 look to be affordable powerful devices that should cost less than P10 000

REDMI NOTE 3. The Redmi Note 3 in its varying colors. Image from Xiaomi

Apakah iPhone 5 masih layak beli saat ini?

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Bila dibandingkan dengan seri iPhone 6 6 Plus atau ponsel Android terbaru lainnya iPhone 5 kalah dari sisi hardware tapi

Xiaomi considering entering laptop business – report

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Bloomberg report cites people with direct knowledge of the matter adding Xiaomi may have a notebook on sale in the first quarter of 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 diprediksi jadi ponsel pertama gunakan Snapdragon 820

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Alternatif lainnya adalah Mediatek Helio X20 Yang manapun performa penerus Mi4 ini diprediksi akan dahsyat

Generasi pendahulu Xiaomi Mi5, Mi4i. Foto oleh: David Chang/EPA

Performa tinggi harga ekonomis, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 laku keras

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Dijual mulai akhir pekan lalu di Tiongkok Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 terjual 800 000 unit dalam 12 jam

Seorang pria sedang menelepon dengan ponsel Xiaomi di depan logo Xiaomi yang terletak di markas pusat mereka di Beijing, Februari 2015. Foto oleh: Wu Hong/EPA

INFOGRAFIS: Perjalanan Xiaomi dalam 5 tahun

Aug 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Dalam 5 tahun Xiaomi telah menghasilkan beragam produk yang dihasilkan oleh perusahaan lain yang telah berdiri dalam jangka waktu tersebut

Xiaomi's Mi 4i available in Philippines for P9,799

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:07 PM

Xiaomi also announces that the Mi 4i will have an exclusive carrier partnership with Smart Communications with pre registrations starting July 24

HANDS ON. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Xiaomi sells 34.7M smartphones in first half of 2015

Jul 02, 2015 - 5:04 PM

The company s CEO and co founder Lei Jun expects the company to sell around 100 million smartphones in 2015

XIAOMI. Image from Xiaomi Twitter account.

Xiaomi’s Mi Pad coming to the Philippines May 4

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The Mi Pad is slated to have a price of P10 999 248

XIAOMI. Xiaomi's Mi Pad is coming to the Philippines. Screen shot from YouTube video.

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Apr 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

That and the girl who proved Einstein right in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Cheaper, celebrity-endorsed smartphones, tablets rule

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The Smartphone market will continuously grow in 2015 while tablet sales will slow down International Data Corporation says

Xiaomi announces the new Mi Note, Mi Note Pro flagships

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:46 AM

CEO Lei Jun is on point at the launch directly comparing his company’s newest phablet against the iPhone 6 Plus

MI NOTE. Image from Xiaomi