In Q4 2017, Xiaomi managed to surprise everyone by taking the lead from Samsung and becoming the largest smartphone vendor in India. Three months later, things have not changed much with Xiaomi still the number one smartphone OEM in the country for Q1 2018.
Unable to unlock the bootloader of the Redmi Note 5 Pro? You are not alone. Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro owners have been unable to unlock the bootloader of their device, with an error 86006 coming up during the process. The error is limited to only the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, with owners of the Chinese and global variants of the handset easily being able to unlock its bootloader.
Last year, Google and Xiaomi took everyone by surprise by unveiling the Mi A1, a budget mid-range Android smartphone under the Android One brand. This meant that the handset runs on a near-stock build of Android minus Xiaomi’s MIUI which the company has heavily invested in.
Xiaomi has entered into the smartphone gaming market with the Black Shark. The smartphone is made by Black Shark Technology, a Chinese gaming company in which Xiaomi has invested. The handset is filled to the brim with top-notch internals thereby allowing it to live up to its gaming tag.
Xiaomi today unveiled its latest flagship phone for China: the Mi Mix 2s. The original Mi Mix kickstarted the trend of bezel-less smartphones and even in its third iteration, the Mi Mix 2s is a beautiful device despite retaining the same design language.
Yesterday, Xiaomi unveiled another new handset for the Indian market: the Redmi 5. The 5.7-inch handset is not meant to compete with Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 but instead sits a slot below it. Its aimed at people who are looking for a compact smartphone within Rs 8,000.
Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi 5 in India with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The handset was initially unveiled by Xiaomi in China in December last year.
Despite Xiaomi’s staggering growth in the smartphone market in China, India, and parts of Asia in 2017, the company was largely absent from one of the world’s largest smartphone market: United States. This was despite Xiaomi making statements every once in a while that it will soon start selling its smartphones in the country.
The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro can be used for more than just unlocking the device. Like with almost every other Xiaomi device featuring a fingerprint scanner and running MIUI 9, one can use the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 5/Pro to lock installed apps as well.
Like with other budget devices launched by Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro also feature an IR blaster at the top. In fact, Xiaomi is now the only OEM in the budget space that continues to include an IR blaster on its devices. This is an interesting and commendable approach from Xiaomi because it manages to include an IR blaster even on its $100 device while on the other hand, OEMs like Samsung have removed the sensor even from their flagship handsets which carry a price tag of over $700.