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Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha comes with wrap-around screen of dubious utility, 108MP camera, and $2800 price tag

You've heard of folding phones, but those are so yesterday. Xiaomi thinks it has something better up its sleeve. The Chinese company today introduced the Mi Mix Alpha, a surround-screen "concept" phone with a display that is only interrupted by a camera seam on the back of the device, which sports a 108MP sensor.

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Xiaomi starts MIUI 11 beta, may deploy final version in less than a month

For all of MIUI's troubles, it remains as the default software user interface on every one of Xiaomi's smartphones in China. And given that the company posts timely updates on this platform, it should matter how people experience this default state. Thus, we now see MIUI 11 come into play with a focus on font and sound aesthetics as well as a few new productivity apps and a couple of under-the-hood tweaks.

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Xiaomi launches Redmi K20 Pro 'Premium Edition' with SD 855+ and up to 12GB of RAM

Xiaomi's most recent flagship from its Redmi sub-brand, the K20 Pro, was first unveiled in May for the Chinese market before being rebadged as the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro for release in Europe. Much like the OnePlus 7 Pro, it featured a pop-up front camera and triple rear lens setup. An upgraded version is now being introduced that packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

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LineageOS brings back support for Xiaomi phones, updates more devices to Pie

The LineageOS project is busy as always, adding support for more devices and implementing new features. The last time we covered the popular custom ROM, official builds for the OnePlus 6T and 7 Pro arrived, and there have been plenty of additions (or re-additions, in some cases) since then.

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[Update: Pixel 4 and others removed] Netflix lists new HD and HDR10 devices, including Pixel 4 and 4 XL

After leaks have shown virtually everything the Pixel 4 has to offer, Netflix doesn't seem to care if someone spots the yet-to-be-unveiled phone on its website. The company has updated its lists of devices supporting HD and HDR10 playback to include a number of new flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Fold, and Tab S6, plus the Asus ROG Phone II – among them, you'll also find the unreleased Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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The Xiaomi Mijia 360 action cam hits $150, its lowest ever price on Amazon

360-degree cameras are particularly useful for sports videos, allowing you to capture everything around you while you're focusing on your activity. You only need to decide what to show your audience when you're editing. Xiaomi offers one such camera with the Mijia and even sells it in the US, unlike its phones. You can grab it for $150 on Amazon right now, $50 cheaper than the price it has been going for lately.

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Xiaomi announces 30W Mi Charge Turbo wireless charging to debut with Mi 9 Pro 5G

Xiaomi has announced a new wireless charging standard that's the fastest to date. The standard, which Xiaomi is calling Mi Charge Turbo, will be able to push up to 30 watts to compatible devices — which, so far, means only the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G. Xiaomi says its upcoming wireless charging stand can charge the Mi 9 Pro 5G's 4,000 milliamp-hour battery from zero to 50 percent in under a half hour.

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Xiaomi delivers a shut-off toggle for MIUI ads in beta

Xiaomi is in a bad spot right now. Revenues aren't growing as fast as investors want. Competition in a saturated smartphone market is stiff. And software sales and service fees just aren't stacking up. Part of that formula comes from the ads plaguing its MIUI software experience from embeds in the web browser right down to the settings. Now, the company is beta testing an ad-free experience that may end up in the final update to MIUI 10.

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Amazfit announces GTS and Stratos 3 smartwatches with 14-day battery life, teases curved X model

The name "Huami" may not be familiar to most of you, but you'll definitely recognize one of its products: the Mi Band. The company has partnered with Xiaomi on wearables for several years and its Amazfit lineup is to smartwatches what the Mi Band is to activity trackers: very affordable, powerful, excellent for the money. At IFA, Huami announced two new models that'll be joining its collection, the Amazfit GTS and Stratos 3.

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Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro with a whopping 64MP camera

While Xiaomi devices are few and far between in the US, the Chinese company could conquer the European market quite easily with its cheap but good smartphones sporting ludicrously high specs. The manufacturer is looking to continue this trend with today's official unveiling of the Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro – the latter being equipped with a stunning 64MP camera.

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