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Xiaomi reports Q2 profit increase of more than 70%, but its revenue growth continues to slow [Updated]

As Xiaomi launches its latest phone in Europe, the Mi 9T Pro, strong sales in overseas markets are said to be a major factor in the Chinese company's stellar second-quarter financial results. A year-on-year increase in adjusted net profit of 71.7% to has been reported, up to RMB 1.96 billion in Q2 2019.

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The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a rebadged Redmi K20 Pro for the European market

Xiaomi's recent top-tier handsets have offered flagship-level specs for considerably less than the likes of Samsung and Huawei, a tactic that looks set to continue with the Mi 9T Pro. If it looks familiar to you, that would be because it's really just a Redmi K20 Pro that's been rebranded for sale in Europe.

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Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are working on a unified nearby file sharing solution

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have announced that they're joining forces to create a new file transfer solution that will work seamlessly across devices made by each of them. The peer-to-peer protocol will be able to transfer files at a speed of up to 20MB/s, likely using Bluetooth for pairing and then WiFi for transfer.

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Grab Xiaomi's Mi Home Wi-Fi security camera for just $30 ($10 off)

Xiaomi products are known to be affordable and do the job well, including its Mi Home security camera. The product was initially sold for a reasonable $40 but has just received a $10 markdown, making it quite a bargain for just $30.

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Samsung and Xiaomi capitalize on Huawei's woes to increase smartphone market share in Europe

The European smartphone market is incredibly fast-moving — brand loyalty isn't high, especially with users of lower-end devices. When you compare this year's second financial quarter with the same period from last year, you can see how quickly things change. Samsung and Xiaomi are clear winners in Q2 2019 with 20% and 48% annual growth respectively, while Apple, Huawei, and HMD Global (Nokia) market shares shrank by at least 16%.

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[Update: Samsung shares details] Xiaomi will have Samsung's future 100MP camera on a phone someday

The highly-competitive smartphone industry has plenty of numbers games it plays. One of them is with camera resolution: the next big milestone to reach is the magic 100MP mark and companies are jockeying for pole position. In the latest shuffle, Samsung, which makes smartphone cameras, and Xiaomi, a longtime supply client, have jointly announced that 64MP and 108MP (!) cameras are coming to the Chinese OEM's phones.

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LineageOS brings Pie to 13 more phones, temporarily halts all Xiaomi support

LineageOS is one of the best custom ROMs around, with official support for dozens of phones and a few unique features. The last time we covered the project, it started offering builds for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Huawei Honor 5X, and a few others. Since then, a whopping 13 phones are now recieving Pie builds, but there's some bad news for Xiaomi device owners.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 4 review: Cheap and decent activity tracking, but not for swimmers

In the world of activity trackers, nothing comes close to the Mi Band's value. Cheaper than any Garmin or Fitbit tracker, even the most basic vivofit4 and Inspire, but still packing enough functionality, it also benefits from Xiaomi's name recognition and is considered a serious choice, not a cheap knock-off no-name tracker.

The most recent Mi Band 4 pushes the value-for-money envelop even further thanks to a colored AMOLED screen, swim tracking, and music controls, which get added on top of the previous generation's all-day activity, sleep, and heart rate tracking. Overall, the package is very attractive, but cracks are inevitably hiding below the surface, especially if you like spending your time in a pool.

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Xiaomi's stock has fallen almost 50% in the past year—is the smartphone boom over?

Xiaomi has generally been the poster child for the narrative that extols and marvels at the rise of China's young smartphone manufacturers globally. Like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo, Xiaomi sells tens of millions of phones every year, and it does so at highly aggressive prices—often so low that they're a source of novelty in and of themselves for curious westerners. But the company's stock tells a very different story: of a Xiaomi that has failed to capitalize on its advantages, and is now worth less than a social media network best known for memes and the ramblings of one Very Angry President.

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Black Shark 2 Pro with Snapdragon 855+ and 12GB of RAM announced in China

Technically, any high-end smartphone can be a perfectly acceptable gaming device, but that hasn't stopped some OEMs from creating "gaming phones." Xiaomi's Black Shark phones have all the traditional gaming things like glowing lights and the latest specs. The Black Shark 2 was already one of the best-specced phones around, but it didn't have the latest and greatest Snapdragon chip. The Black Shark 2 Pro fixes that. What a relief.

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