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Samsung details those huge 108MP ISOCELL camera sensors it is making with Xiaomi

Called the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the new 108MP sensor is "...the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels", according to Samsung. The company reckons the upgrade of its 64MP sensor will put smartphone cameras even deeper into DSLR-bothering territory

Xiaomi’s planning a phone with a 108MP camera – yes, you read that correctly

At a briefing in China, Xiaomi said it will become the first manufacturer to use Samsung’s brand new 108MP ISOCELL sensor in a smartphone.

Xiaomi’s ‘Mimoji’ avatars look awfully familiar

So Xiaomi might have knicked a few ideas from another smartphone maker for cute 3D avatars, and called it Mimoji. Where have we seen this before?

Can we bend it? The challenge for Samsung and others to make flexible technology

Imagine the day when you’ll unroll or unfold your smartphone to answer it. If things go to plan, this day may be sooner than you think. And we’re not just talking flip-phones here, but smartphones where the actual screens are flexible, not just the handset.

Here’s a super-quick look at Xiaomi’s folding smartphone

Blink and you'll miss it. We've got another look at Xiaomi's folding smartphone and it's very, very quick. Just ten seconds, in fact, but that's long enough for us to decide that we're very impressed with whatever the Chinese company is up to. 

Xiaomi’s got a Super Charge Turbo charging system for smartphones waiting in the wings

Super. Charge. Turbo. All words that bring to mind a motorised vehicle flying by quick enough to demolish a building on impact (note: Do not try that at home). Combine them and you’ve got Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo fast-charging system for smartphones, a setup the company reckons will get you from 0 to 100(%) with a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. Which sounds like just the t...[Read More]

Xiaomi announces its first Android Go handset, the super-budget Redmi Go

Once upon a time, a budget Android smartphone wasn’t a very nice thing to look at. Made to conform to a price point rather than to attract customers, cheaper Androids were typically poorly-designed, slow, and difficult to use. Once upon a time. Xiaomi’s newly-announced Redmi Go, the company’s first Android Go smartphone, is hoping to change your mind on that score. The Redmi Go u...[Read More]

Here’s a look at an early version of Xiaomi’s folding phone in action

Folding phones are a little like Pringles. Nobody’s thinking about them, then someone shows up with a tube and suddenly everyone wants one. That’s why everyone seems to be trying to catch up with Samsung. Motorola is thought to have something in the works with an updated RAZR, LG and Huawei are working on versions of their own and even Apple might have a folding device up its crisp, wh...[Read More]

Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note 7, complete with a 48MP camera

Xiaomi recently decided to spin off their Redmi range of budget mobile phones into a standalone brand. And Redmi has wasted no time in announcing the first device to fall under their new umbrella, a sub-R3,000 phone that boasts a 48MP camera sensor. Insanity! The Redmi Note 7 may be affordable, but the specs are decent enough to have it compete with the big guys. It has a big 6.3in LCD display wit...[Read More]

Xiaomi makes its high-end Mi Mix 3 official, offers up to 10GB of RAM

We’ve been fans of Xiaomi’s smartphones — and their other tech — for quite some time. Their gear doesn’t have the same in-your-face impact that Samsung and Apple deliver but it’s solid, speedy, and it tends to be affordable. We’re not sure about the local price of Xiaomi’s new Mi Max 3 but we reckon it’s got the first two sewn up. Xiaomi has an...[Read More]

Black Shark gaming smartphone. Wait, what?

Okay, gaming is becoming portable, we get it. But really, this portable? It’s not like mobile phones optimised for gaming aren’t already on our Christmas list. It just feels like the gaming community isn’t quite as ready for them as some companies seem to be hoping. First we saw the Razer phone earlier this year, and now Xiaomi has launched its Black Shark device, which is — you guessed it &...[Read More]

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