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Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

We only recently reported that Google was working on its own smartphone chip, but it looks like the company isn't the only one in the Android world wanting to go independent. A new report from DigiTimes (via Android Authority) claims that Xiaomi and Oppo are working on their own 5G-compatible chips.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: Such a shame you can't get it in the USA

Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: Such a shame you can't get it in the USA

Xiaomi's phones have long been known for their exceptional value proposition. You can always find the latest specs and features in a Xiaomi flagship phone, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg. It's something you don't often see these days when $1,000 has become the standard price for high-end hardware. That's not how Xiaomi rolls, though. With the Mi 11, Xiaomi has one of the best flagship phones on the market, offering killer specs and a great value, unless you happen to be in the US.

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LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

Out with the old, in with the new: LineageOS cut support for Android 9 Pie earlier this year, and to make up for the loss, the open-source project has just released version 18.1 based on Android 11. It comes with official support for about 60 phones and tablets.

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Xiaomi's first foldable could be the Galaxy Fold competitor we've been waiting for

Xiaomi's first foldable could be the Galaxy Fold competitor we've been waiting for

Following Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and Co., Xiaomi has finally joined the foldable club. During the second part of its annual mega event, the company introduced the Mi Mix Fold, its very first folding phone. The manufacturer went with a more traditional design (if you can call it that already) first established by the Galaxy Fold, with a big 4:3 screen on the inside and a smaller 27:9 display on the outside for use like a regular smartphone.

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Xiaomi made the AirPower wireless charging mat Apple never could

Xiaomi made the AirPower wireless charging mat Apple never could

Among the Apple faithful, the "drop it anywhere" AirPower charger has a semi-mythical status, as it was announced and delayed seemingly indefinitely before being unceremoniously dumped. Rumors of compatibility and heat issues plagued its prolonged development cycle. The AirPower's "any device, any position" selling point hasn't been replicated yet, but Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is giving it another go.

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The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 ups the budget fitness tracking game once again

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 ups the budget fitness tracking game once again

Xiaomi's Mi Bands are known and loved for their incredible value, and today, the company is raising the bar yet again. It has just launched the Mi Smart Band 6 during its Mi 11 Ultra launch event, and it's quite the upgrade over its predecessor, sporting a 50% bigger display stretching across the whole front and SpO2 tracking.

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a rear display and charges at unprecedented speeds

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a rear display and charges at unprecedented speeds

Xiaomi is on a roll this month: The company just launched a true successor to the Poco F1 last week, and before that, it raised the value-for-money bar yet again with the new Redmi Note 10 series. Now the manufacturer is wrapping up March 2021 with a new addition to its flagship series, the Mi 11 Ultra — an absolute beast of a phone with incredible charging speeds and a camera combination that's unheard of. There's also the Mi 11 Lite for those who are more budget-minded, an new Mi Band, and a new projector with Android TV and Google Assistant.

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Xiaomi teases advanced super-fast-charging battery tech for next phone

Xiaomi teases advanced super-fast-charging battery tech for next phone

Hot off the heels of an international release, Xiaomi intends to announce new Mi 11 Pro and Ultra models at an event planned for Monday. While neither device has full official specs yet, the company is teasing an all-new battery technology that will debut with the Mi 11 Ultra.

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Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro gaming phones officially surface with shoulder buttons and 120w fast charging

Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro gaming phones officially surface with shoulder buttons and 120w fast charging

Gaming phones are getting more and more popular, and Xiaomi is keeping up the pace with its Black Shark series. The latest iteration, the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro, have popped up on the Chinese store. You can pre-order one today, with the phones set to release to China on Thursday the 25th. An international release has not been set.

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The long wait for a true Poco F1 successor is finally over

The long wait for a true Poco F1 successor is finally over

Poco's latest phones are hotly anticipated, especially with rumors abound that we could be looking at a proper successor to the sub-brand's first phone, the Poco F1 with its incredible price-to-performance ratio. And today is finally the day Xiaomi is making good on that promise, though the latest entry to the line isn't the F2 — we're skipping straight ahead to the F3 and its slightly weaker sister model, the X3 Pro.

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