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Xiaomi Mi 9 features 48MP camera and 20W wireless charging, transparent model boasts 12GB RAM

It's not all that long since I reviewed the Mi 8 (and Mi 8 Pro) — both very good smartphones, by the way — but now Xiaomi has officially announced its successor in China. The Mi 9 features a new 6.39-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a much smaller waterdrop notch and adds an ultra-wide angle lens for triple rear cameras.

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Xiaomi is back with its transparent-phone fakery for the upcoming Mi 9

Last year's Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition received widespread attention for its transparent back, which offered a look inside at the phone's motherboard and processor. As many suspected, the layer underneath the transparent case turned out to be a fake board sitting on top of the real hardware components. The Mi 9 is due soon, and it looks like Xiaomi is preparing a transparent version of that phone as well.

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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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[Update: Coming to Philippines first] Xiaomi's first Android Go phone is the Redmi Go, will reportedly cost under $90

If you're not familiar with it, Android Go is a lightweight version of Android designed for phones with 1GB of RAM (or less). A few manufacturers have already made Go devices, including Alcatel and Asus, but now Xiaomi is entering the game with its 'Redmi Go.'

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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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[Update: Slow-mo starting to roll out] Pocophone F1 to soon get 960fps slow-motion and 4K60 recording, Widevine L1 support, and more

$1,000 flagship phones are an unfortunate reality in today's market, but there are plenty of options out there with most of the performance at a fraction of the price. One of the newest entrants to this game has been Xiaomi's Pocophone F1, which offers flagship-level specs at just $300. In case the low, low price wasn't incentive enough to pick one up, the Poco team will be adding a bunch of features and fixes in the coming weeks.

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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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