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Xiaomi CEO posts high-quality renders of the Mi 9 before the phone is even announced

The upcoming announcement of the Mi 9 is no secret at this point – it'll actually be revealed on the same day as the Galaxy S10 – but Xiaomi's CEO took to Weibo and Twitter to show off some hi-resolution renders of his company's upcoming flagship. Though this is usually the case with final renders, the Mi 9 looks quite snazzy.

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The Xiaomi Yi 1080p home security camera is a steal at $25 on Amazon

Surveillance cameras can get pricey, with higher-end models going for hundreds of dollars a pop. Xiaomi-owned Yi offers a pretty affordable option in its 1080p home security camera. Normally $30.99, it's even cheaper right now with a couple of discounts on Amazon.

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Xiaomi president confirms double-folding phone with hands-on video

Folding phones are the future, according to Samsung and Royole. Whether you agree with that or not, they're coming soon, and Xiaomi has officially entered the field of play. In a Weibo post by the Chinese company's president Lin Bin, he shared a video of himself using the flexible device.

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DontKillMyApp.com shames OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life

The days when third-party battery-saving apps were necessary to hit a satisfactory number of hours off a single charge are long behind the vast majority of Android users, thanks to improvements like Doze and Adaptive Battery. But in some cases, this measure of progress has become something of a Pyrrhic victory, with useful background processes carelessly destroyed and developers taking the brunt of user ire. Well, the Urbandroid team — the gang behind apps Sleep As Android, Twilight, and others — doesn't plan on going quietly into the night. In fact, they're going on the offensive with a new informational website where the most flagrant OEM offenders are shamed and users and developers are educated.

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Xiaomi unveils new PatchWall with Android TV sets and a soundbar in India

Xiaomi leads the smart TV sector in India and hopes to strengthen its position with two new Mi TV Pro models. The 55" Mi LED TV 4X Pro and 43" Mi LED TV 4A Pro are its latest entries to what is an increasingly crowded market. Additionally, the Chinese company also announced it's very first attempt at a soundbar.

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Redmi Note 7 announced: $150, 48MP camera, 6.3" FHD+ display, and 4000mAh battery

Xiaomi is already known as the value-for-money smartphone brand, but even in the company's own portfolio, the Redmi line-up takes the crown of value budget devices. Now, Redmi is officially an independent brand, under the supervision of new General Manager Lu Weibing (former president of Gionee). It will focus on making successful cost-effective devices for e-commerce sites and expanding into more countries. Its first smartphone is the rumored 48MP camera-toting Redmi Note 7.

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Paranoid Android announces Pie Beta ROMs, starting with Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Poco F1

Popular custom ROM maker Paranoid Android came back from the dead in 2017 and has just announced its long-awaited first Android 9 Pie beta builds, with initial availability for a handful of Xiaomi devices. PA is also changing the way it develops its ROM to include Generic System Images (GSI) which should allow support for a greater number of devices.

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[Update: More details] Xiaomi spins Redmi into an independent brand, with a 48MP cam device slated for January 10

Taking a page from Oppo and OnePlus or Huawei and Honor, Xiaomi seems ready to spin its Redmi line-up into a separate, independent brand. This wouldn't be a first for the company though, as it already has the standalone Poco brand as well.

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Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 offers 45W USB-C charging and 20,000mAh capacity, launches for $29 in China

Beside being known for making affordable but good smartphones, Xiaomi has a large ecosystem of accessories and smart home products that stretch the value-for-money equation to its limit. Its latest addition is something quite universal: a power bank. But true to its name, Xiaomi's new Mi Power Bank 3 offers a lot for a very accessible, nearly unseen price.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 update includes night mode and 960fps slo-mo video recording

In my review of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro, I was surprised by quite how good the dual rear cameras were. Both phones have the same sensors, offering imaging performance at least on a par with recent OnePlus devices while challenging much more expensive competitors. Thanks to a new update, two more features are being added to the Mi 8's camera capabilities.

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