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Unboxing: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Watch as we unbox Xiaomi's new P11,490 phone with a 64MP camera


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:50 PM

It competes with the OPPO A5 2020, Samsung Galaxy A30s, and the Realme 5 Pro

REDMI NOTE 8 PRO. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a 19,000-peso phone with a Snapdragon 855 chipset

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Lands in Mi Authorized stores on Saturday, September 14

Xiaomi launches Mi A3 with in-display fingerprint sensor for P11,990

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

If you've ever wanted a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi offers an affordable choice

MI A3. Photo from Xiaomi

4 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 alternatives for savvy phone fans

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Don't feel like breaking the bank for the new Galaxy Note 10? Here are some alternatives.

Xiaomi Redmi 7A: price, specs, availability in the Philippines

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Xiaomi's Redmi 7A is ready to take on other budget phones, such as the Realme C2 and Huawei's Y5 2019

XIAOMI'S REDMI 7A. The Redmi 7A starts at P4,790. Image from Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE review: Among the best-looking phones this year

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Its design and choice of materials plus its relatively inexpensive price make it a winner

Image by Jeff Digma/Rappler


WATCH: OPPO, Xiaomi show off 'under-display' selfie cameras

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The phones appear to have gotten rid of notches or pop-up cameras for a true full-screen display

NOTCHLESS. The phone on the left features an under-display front camera while the one on the left is a more standard one with a selfie cam notch. Screenshot from Xiaomi


Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro looking to be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:01 AM

Based on international pricing, the phone may eventually come out at a price point of around P19,000

REDMI K20 PRO. Screenshot from Xiaomi


Xiaomi Mi 9 SE: Price, specs, features in the Philippines

May 15, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The Mi 9 SE is priced at P16,000 – cheaper by P7,000 than the standard Mi 9

Xiaomi Redmi 7: specs, features, price in the Philippines

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The phone will come out on April 19 with a starting price of P5,890

All photos from Xiaomi


Xiaomi Mi 9: specs, features, price in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The pricing for the Xiaomi Mi 9 starts at P22,990

Photo from Xiaomi


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched in Philippines: price, specs

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Pricing for the Redmi Note 7 starts at P7,990. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, meanwhile, isn't coming to the Philippines.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G arrives in May 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Along with the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, we have news on Xiaomi's Mi 9 and one of its 'internet of things' offerings, an LED smart bulb

The week in phones: Xiaomi Mi 9 teaser, LG OLED speaker, 'China Red' iPhone XS

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The Xiaomi Mi 9 reportedly features a 48 megapixel primary sensor and an iridescent back

MI 9. Official Xiaomi photo


Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The smartphone remains a must-have device, but sales are slowing down

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo

The week in phones: Vivo Apex 2019, Xiaomi foldable, Huawei and LG 5G

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Expect plenty of foldable and 5G devices to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year

APEX 2019. Photo from Vivo


How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

Xiaomi partners with IKEA for smart home lighting products

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The deal brings IKEA's full range of smart lighting products to the Xiaomi ecosystem


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.