The past seven days were filled to the brim with Xiaomi-related news. The week began with the Mi 11’s global unveiling, alongside the MIUI 12.5 release roadmap. The Chinese company also revealed it had become the third biggest smartphone brand globally, and it boasted with shipping 200 million Redmi Note phones.
We also saw a bunch of upcoming phones on certification websites – Geekbench revealed the Asus ROG Phone 5 would have a 16GB RAM option, the Redmi K40 flagship, officially scheduled for February 25, shined on TENAA, as did a phone looking similar to the Mi 10 Ultra.
The week was eventful for Samsung as well – the Korean giant has confirmed setting a new record in pre-orders for Galaxy S devices in the United Kingdom and South Korea, while Apple was under fire for keeping mega cookies even after users deleted their apps.
You can find the complete list of our most popular stories from the past week below. See you in seven days!
It will start at €749, but exact availability date wasn’t revealed.
Screenshots of the upcoming OS version have been leaked.
It features four camera modules and Hasselblad branding.
Probably as a Flipkart exclusive.
Here’s when you can expect the update, and which global devices to expect it on.
It’s said to go on sale in the last week of March.
Xiaomi is the fastest growing brand in the high-end segment. The company invested $1.3 billion in R&D between Q4 2019 and Q3 2020
The OnePlus 9 series is rumored to arrive in March.
The device is listed on the Support page of the Samsung Ireland website.
Both will have the same screen and similar cameras, but the Pro has a few advantages beyond the chipset.
Xiaomi promises big upgrades.
There’s an 8GB RAM variant as well that was spotted on Geekbench last December.
We are looking at big phones with big batteries.
The phone will have both a single and a dual-SIM version, both are identical beyond the card tray. There will be an A52 4G model as well.
A structurally sound design by Xiaomi.
It’s powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, packs a 120Hz screen, and features a periscope camera.
The S21 trio topped the S20 and S10 series pre-order numbers.
The MatePad Pro 2 5G is expected to be powered by a Kirin 9000 chipset and run PadOS, based on the company’s Harmony OS.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 stepped into the office ahead of its global release.
Storage variants and model numbers revealed.
It starts at €1,299 in Europe (€999 for early birds) and goes on sale next month.
While Redmi has been teasing the Intel Tiger Lake-H35, Geekbench revealed Ryzen 5000 H and U laptops are on the way as well.
It’s like a super cookie you can’t get rid of.
This app allows the phone to serve as an external monitor for your digital camera. It’s not clear whether the Xperia 5 II will get the app as well.
The listing has only photos, specs are yet to arrive.
The latest MeMO Pad 10 brings a 10″ 1280x800px IPS display, dual speakers, Snapdragon S4 Pro.
There are four distinct Aka personalities and they have a backstory too.
The Chinese company could soon unveil an insanely thin handset, according to a leak.
Microsoft has detailed the WP 8.1 Update 1 with Lumia Denim, coming in Q4 this year.
The three members of the new lineup will apparently be in stores in China next month.