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Xiaomi is working on a 120Hz Android 10 smartphone

After Apple made a splash with the iPad Pro's 120Hz display in 2017, Android manufacturers started to follow suit. To date, only a handful of companies has released phones with 120Hz screen technology: Razer, Asus, and Sharp. Although nothing is official, we can tentatively induct Xiaomi into the club thanks to references to a 120Hz display setting discovered in a beta build of MIUI 11.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is a modest improvement on the 8A, launches in India October 12

Xiaomi released the Redmi 8A in India just a couple of weeks ago. The phone offers some impressive specs for about a hundred bucks, including a 12-megapixel camera and a honkin' 5,000 milliamp-hour battery. Now, the company is gearing up to launch the Redmi 8 (without the A) — and it's basically the same phone with a couple of added perks and a marginally higher price tag.

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[Update: Niantic response] Xiaomi users allege they are being banned from Pokémon Go

Banning problematic users from online games and services is nothing new. Accounts are often banned for violating terms of service, community guidelines, or outright cheating. A group of Pokémon Go players believe that they have been banned for a less conventional reason—using a Xiaomi phone.

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Grab two Xiaomi Yi security cameras for $57 ($13 off) from Amazon

If you’re holding off on purchasing an indoor security camera until Black Friday, this deal on Xiaomi Yi security cameras might entice you into buying one (or two) right now. A pair of Yi Home Camera 3 can be purchased from Amazon for $56.50, down from their usual MSRP of $69.99.

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Xiaomi Redmi 8A comes to India with whopping 5,000mAh battery and Snapdragon 439 for less than $100

Xiaomi just introduced its crazy concept phone, the Mi Alpha, coming with a display that wraps all around to the back of the device, but of course, the company also keeps working on its bread and butter mid-range and entry-level phones. Thus, Xiaomi has just launched the Redmi 8A in India, pairing a USB-C 18W fast-charging 5,000mAh battery with a Snapdragon 439, which could allow for quite long browsing and video-watching sessions.

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Android 10 now rolling out OTA to the Redmi K20 Pro in India

Android update season is always a bittersweet time for users. While the select few are lucky enough to have a shiny new version delivered OTA to their device within weeks after launch, many users will have to wait months for an update from their manufacturers. However, thanks to recent changes made to Android's code structure, Android 10 is shaping up to be the most rapidly adopted releases of Google's mobile OS. Today, Redmi K20 Pro devices in India are primed for their update.

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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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