Xiaomi’s first Android One handset, the Mi A1, went on sale in India today. The announcement of the handset took many by surprise since Xiaomi has always promoted its own MIUI skin. Even if you remove the Android One aspect, there is no denying the fact that the Mi A1 is an impressive device.
Xiomi Launches the Bezel-Less Mi Mix 2 with 5.99-inch Display, Ceramic Body, and Snapdragon 835 Chipset
Taking on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG V30 and their bezel-less design, Xiaomi today launched the Mi Mix 2. The original Mi Mix started the bezel-less trend last year with other companies following suit.
Xiaomi and Google today announced a new smartphone under the Android One brand dubbed the Xiaomi Mi A1. The partnership sees Google bring back its Android One program from the dead and Xiaomi ditching MIUI 9 for one of its devices.
Xiaomi today announced that it will be unveiling the successor to its last year bezel-less wonder, the Mi Mix, on September 11 in China. This means that the Mi Mix 2 will be unveiled just a day before the iPhone 8 will be announced by Apple.
Xiaomi is known for its budget handsets that offer extreme value for money. However, it is heavy MIUI skin running on top of Android is not appreciated by all. Now, it looks like the best of both worlds might just happen: a Xiaomi handset running a stock build of Android.
Before you dismiss this review thinking large phones like the 6.44-inch Mi Max 2 which blur the line between a phone and a tablet are impractical for use in daily life, think again. Apart from the expensive Galaxy Note series from Samsung, phablets are all but dead. Xiaomi, however, seems to have proven everyone wrong with their Mi Max series.
Xiaomi today jumped on the smart speaker bandwagon with its Mi AI Speaker. In typical Xiaomi style, the company will be competing in terms of features and value for money with its speaker.
Alongside MIUI 9, Xiaomi also unveiled Mi 5x, its budget Mi handset featuring a dual-camera setup at the rear.
Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Max 2 in India — more than a month after its Chinese debut. Despite its gargantuan size, the original Mi Max did extremely well in India so it is not surprising that Xiaomi decided to launch its successor, the Mi Mi 2 as well here.
Xiaomi will be unveiling MIUI 9, the next version of its own skin, later this month alongside the launch of the Redmi 5X. Before that though, the company has confirmed that it would be upgrading the Mi 2 and Mi 2S to MIUI 9 as well.