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vivo Is Top 5 Smartphone Brand Globally In Q2 2021!

vivo Is Top 5 Smartphone Brand Globally In Q2 2021!

vivo is now a top 5 smartphone brand globally in Q2 2021!

Find out what this means for one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in the world!

 

vivo Is Top 5 Smartphone Brand Globally In Q2 2021!

On 28 July 2021, Canalys announced that vivo ranked fifth in global smartphone shipments, with a market share of 10% in the second quarter of 2021!

Despite the challenging business climate brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, vivo actually increased their smartphone shipments 27% year-on-year!

Thanks to this strong growth, vivo remains firmly one of the top 5 smartphone brands globally.

 

How vivo Achieved Its Position As Top 5 Brand

vivo gave us some insights into how they achieved their present-day success as a top 5 smartphone brand globally.

vivo leveraged the local mindset with an understanding of the local culture and management as they steadily expanded globally.

Today, vivo has a global sales network that stretches across more than 50 countries and regions, with over 400 million users worldwide.

vivo also maintained a strong lead in telecommunications technology, applying for over 3,000 5G patents and submitting over 5,000 5G proposals to the telecommunications standard development organisations of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

They have even started research of 6G technology, which is expected to be launched in 2030. They currently have a network of 10 R&D centres in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego.

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T Review : Long-Life 48MP Smartphone!

We put the Xiaomi Redmi 9T to the test, and came back pretty impressed with this long-lasting 48 MP smartphone!

Take a look at the Redmi 9T, and find out why we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Launch Presentation

The Redmi 9T is Xiaomi’s latest entry-level smartphone with a 48 MP camera, and a massive 6,000 battery.

Confusingly, it is the 4G little brother of their Redmi Note 9T – perplexing nomenclature, indeed!

For those who did not catch the official launch presentation, you can take a look in this video :

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Specification Comparison

To help you differentiate between the Redmi 9T (4G) and the Redmi Note 9T (5G), here is their specification comparison.

Specifications Redmi 9T Redmi Note 9T
Display 6.53-inch IPS
– 1080 x 2340 pixels, 395 ppi, 400 nits
Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 5
OS MIUI 12 (based on Android 10)
Platform Qualcomm
Snapdragon 662
MediaTek
Dimensity 800U
Memory 4 GB / 6 GB
Storage 64 GB / 128 GB
microSD (Up to 512 GB)
Front
Camera
8 MP camera (f/2.05) 13 MP camera (f/2.3)
Rear
Cameras
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC No Yes
Fingerprint
Sensor
Yes, Side-Mounted
IR Emitter Yes
Audio FM radio (with earphones)
Dual speakers (Hi-Res Audio certified)
3.5 mm audio jack
Battery 6,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Charging 18 watt wired
Width
Height
Thickness
77.3 mm
162.3 mm
9.6 mm
77.3 mm
161.2 mm
9.1 mm
Weight 198 g 199 g

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Price + Availability

Xiaomi will offer the Redmi 9T in four colour options – Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange and Ocean Green.

It will be available for purchase, in two variants :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 599 (approximately US$148 / £109 / A$191 / S$196)
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 699 (approximately US$173 / £128 / A$223 / S$229)

And here are some online purchase options :

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Unboxing

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T comes in a simple white cardboard box. Once you fully unbox it, this is what you will find inside :

  • Xiaomi Redmi 9T smartphone
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9T clear TPU bumper case
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9T user guide and warranty card
  • Xiaomi MDY-11-EP power adaptor (22.5 watt)
  • USB Type A to USB Type C power and data cable
  • SIM tray pin

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Key Features

Here is a quick run-through of the Xiaomi Redmi 9T’s key features.

6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop Display

The Redmi 9T sports a large 6.53-inch Dot Drop display, with a FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This display has a pixel density of 395 ppi, and a maximum brightness of 400 nits.

It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is TUV Rheinland-certified for low blue light.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662

The Redmi 9T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 – a mid-range mobile SoC released in early 2020.

It has an 8-core processor, with four high-speed Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores running at 2.0 GHz, and four low-power Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores running at 1.8 GHz.

In addition to the Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU, and 3rd Generation Qualcomm AI Engine, it offers 4G LTE and WiFi-AC connectivity.

Memory + Storage Options

Xiaomi is offering two memory and storage options – 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

It also comes with a microSD card slot, in a triple card tray that also supports two nano SIM cards.

This is a big advantage for those who need additional storage, as well as the ability to support two SIM cards.

Five Cameras

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T has an 8 MP selfie camera, with a f/2.05 aperture, hidden in a teardrop notch. A decent front camera at this price point.

At the back, it has a camera system that consists of :

  • a 48 MP main camera, with f/1.79 aperture and 4-in-1 Super Pixel capability
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • a 2 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a 2 MP depth sensor, with f/2.4 aperture
  • a single LED flash

This is really a triple camera system since the depth sensor does not capture any images, only provides depth data for better software bokeh effects.

Fingerprint Sensor

While many entry-level smartphones do not come with a fingerprint sensor, Redmi 9T has one on the side – an FPC102x sensor.

It is actually built into the Power button, which is more useful than a rear sensor if you attach it to your car’s dashboard.

Power + Charging

Powering all that is a massive 6,000 mAh battery, which supports 18 watt fast charging.

Oddly enough, it comes with a 22.5 watt Xiaomi MDY-11-EP charger in the box, so that’s a nice “freebie”.

Audio Port + IR Emitter

Those who are still hanging onto their wired earphones will be happy to learn that the Redmi 9T comes with a 3.5 mm port at the top.

In addition, it also comes with an IR emitter that lets you use the Redmi 9T as a remote control.

Next Page > Camera Performance + Photo Samples

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Camera Performance + Photo Samples

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T’s 48 MP main camera takes 12 MP photos by default, with a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels.

The 48 MP sensor basically combines four pixels into one large “virtual pixel”, for better image quality and low-light performance.

The Redmi 9T produces pretty good photos with more than enough detail at 12 MP, unless you are planning to print large format photos.

There are three issues with this camera though, which we will go through below. In the meantime, take a look at three of the better photo samples we took.

Very Narrow Depth Of Field

First – its large f/1.79 aperture makes for better low-light performance, but has very narrow depth-of-field.

If you take a look at the these photos, you can see how only a small segment is in focus.

This is great for portraits, giving you a nice bokeh for the background. However, if you do not frame and focus properly, you will end up with an out-of-focus photo.

Long Minimum Focus

This camera has a rather long minimum focus, which makes for tricky close-up shots. It doesn’t help that the Redmi 9T won’t tell you when the camera cannot focus properly.

If you take pictures of close-up objects, you will more than likely end up with a bunch of out-of-focus photos.

Post Processing Issues

Finally – its AI post-processing sometimes can wipe out details.

If you look at this photo, you can’t really tell the yellow flower petals apart because the saturation boost just wiped out the detail and contrast.

Next Page > Battery Life + Recharging, Performance

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Battery Life

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T comes with a massive 6,000 mAh battery.

To test its battery life, we turned off Automatic Brightness, and set its display brightness to 50%.

Why 50%? That is actually slightly higher than the average indoor brightness level of 40% during the day, and is what we usually use in all our mobile battery life tests.

It is important to fix the brightness level, to make sure the screen brightness does not change as the ambient brightness changes.

We then ran the PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test until its battery capacity dropped to 20% several times, and this was the best result we obtained :

Work 2.0 Redmi 9T Black Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
S20 Ultra
Galaxy
Note10+
Note20
Ultra
Battery Capacity 6,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,500 mAh
Battery Life 19 hrs
50 mins
12 hrs
25 mins
11 hrs
32 mins
10 hrs
32 mins
10 hrs
9 mins
Battery Utilisation
(per min.)
4.03 mAh 4.30 mAh 5.78 mAh 5.44 mAh 5.91 mAh
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Will you look at that? Almost 20 hours of battery life, and this was based on running work apps non-stop!

This is incredibly long battery life – almost twice as long as the Galaxy Note20 Ultra!

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Recharging Speed

Take a look at how fast it recharges its 6,000 mAh battery.

Galaxy
S20 Ultra
Galaxy
Note10+
Note20
Ultra
Black Shark
2 Pro
Redmi 9T
Battery Capacity 5,000 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,500 mAh 4,000 mAh 6,000 mAh
Charger Output 25 watts 25 watts 25 watts 27 watts 18 watts
Recharging Time 57.5 mins 63 mins 66.5 mins 67 mins 184 mins
Recharging Speed
(per minute)
69.6 mAh 54.6 mAh 54.1 mAh 47.8 mAh 26.1 mAh
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The Xiaomi Redmi 9T may support 18 W charging, and even comes with a 22.5 watt fast charger, but it sure is slow at charging.

It takes over 3 hours to fully recharge its 6,000 mAh battery from 20% – almost twice as slow as the next slowest smartphone – the Black Shark 2 Pro!

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Work Performance

We tested the Redmi 9T using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Note20
Ultra
Galaxy
Note10+
BS 2 Pro Galaxy
S10+
Redmi 9T
Mobile Platform Exynos
990
Exynos
9825
SD
855+
Exynos
9820
SD 662
Performance Score 10523 8981 8384 7846 5986
Web Browsing 8865 8293 6768 8583 5844
Video Editing 6232 9166 5948 5524 3423
Writing 11112 9579 9226 9076 6657
Photo Editing 30789 19376 17595 10710 12031
Data Manipulation 6825 6155 6339 6450 4799

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is a mid-range mobile SoC released in early 2020. So it isn’t surprising to see that it’s only about half as fast as a flagship SoC like the Exynos 990.

Even so, it offers pretty good work performance at this price point. Unless you are comparing smartphones side-by-side, you probably won’t notice the difference.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T Gaming Performance : 3DMark

For gaming, we first tested the Redmi 9T using 3DMark, with these results :

3DMark Note20
Ultra
B Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
Note10+
Galaxy
S10+
Redmi 9T
Device Exynos
990
SD
855+
Exynos
9825
Exynos
9820
SD 662
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL) 6642 6258 5037 4470 1174
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) 5722 5386 4794 4314 1098
Sling Shot 8128 8127 4883 4343 1844

Needless to say, the Xiaomi Redmi 9T is no speedy Gonzales, when it comes to games.

On average, it only offers about 20% the gaming performance of a flagship chip like the Exynos 990, which powers the Galaxy Note20.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T Overall Performance : AnTuTu

We then tested the Redmi 9T using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

AnTuTu Note20
Ultra
B Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
Note10+
Galaxy
S10+
Redmi 9T
Device Exynos
990
SD
855+
Exynos
9825
Exynos
9820
SD 662
AnTuTu Score 522735 434168 348397 330549 173559
CPU 146783 126170 101187 100272 64505
GPU 215205 188158 156700 149930 31734
Memory 89376 65052 72051 68188 40377
UX 71371 54788 18459 12159 36943

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 has decent CPU and memory performance, but falls short in the graphics department.

It’s good enough for work and the average mobile game. But don’t count on it to push the envelope when it comes to gaming.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T : A Quick Wrap

When we first received the Xiaomi Redmi 9T, we didn’t think much of it. But after a few weeks of trying it out, we came away pretty impressed with a few aspects.

But we also had some concerns, so let’s do a quick wrap…

Fantastic Battery Life

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T has seriously great battery life. This is a smartphone you can count on for a full day’s work without a power bank.

We have actually gone 2 days without recharging, so most users will probably never have battery anxiety with this phone!

Nice Large Display

The large 6.53-inch IPS display is pretty nice, especially at this price point. You would expect a 720p display without protection, but no, this is a Full HD+ panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It is not particularly bright though, with 400 nits of maximum brightness. So don’t be disappointed if it appears a little washed out in bright sunlight.

Small Niceties

There are a couple of small features that could be very important, and yet are no longer available in other smartphones :

  • 3.5 mm audio port
  • IR emitter
  • Triple card tray with microSD card slot

Pretty Decent Camera

Forget about the 48 MP marketing. It’s really a 12 MP camera. And it’s a nice camera at this price point.

Just watch out for the narrow depth-of-field, inability to take close-up photos and potential over-processing.

Not For Serious Gaming

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is a pretty good processor at this price point, and offers decent work performance.

However, it has a rather weak GPU. Perfectly fine for those playing simple mobile games, but not for serious gamers.

Slow Charging

Xiaomi may quote a 18 watt charging capability, and even pack a 22.5 watt fast charger in the box. But this baby sure takes its time recharging.

Fortunately, its long battery life ensures that you really don’t need to keep it plugged more than once a day.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Our Verdict + Award

The Xiaomi Redmi 9T offers a lot of decent features and a very long battery life, at a great price point.

There are very few smartphones at this price point that would offer you a large Full HD display, a decent processor and camera system, with a large battery.

This is why we believe it deserves nothing less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Where To Buy?

The Redmi 9T is available for purchase, in two variants :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 599 (approximately US$148 / £109 / A$191 / S$196)
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 699 (approximately US$173 / £128 / A$223 / S$229)

And here are some online purchase options :

 

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Xiaomi Mi 11 : Price + Pre-Order Deal in Malaysia!

The Xiaomi Mi 11 – their latest flagship smartphone, boasting studio-grade cameras and top-of-the-line performance – is now available in Malaysia!

Here is what you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi 11, including its price and pre-order deal in Malaysia!

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Now Available In Malaysia

On 8 February 2021, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 – their latest flagship smartphone, built around the latest Snapdragon 888 mobile platform. It was finally introduced to Malaysia on 25 February 2021.

Let’s start with their official launch presentation on the Mi 11 smartphone :

6.81-inch 120 Hz AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a large 6.81-inch AMOLED display, with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 480 Hz sampling rate.

It has a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, a maximum brightness of 1500 nits, and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

The Mi 11 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile SoC, fabricated on the 5 nm process.

It boasts eight CPU cores with a triple-tier architecture, consisting of :

  • 1 x Kryo 680 Prime core (based on ARM Cortex-X1) at up to 2.84 GHz
  • 3 x Kryo 680 Gold cores (based on ARM Cortex-A78) at up to 2.42 GHz
  • 4 x Kryo 680 Silver cores (based on ARM Cortex-A55) at up to 1.8 GHz

It also comes with an Adreno 660 GPU, Hexagon 780 DSP, Spectra 580 ISP and a built-in X60 5G/LTE modem.

RAM + Storage Options

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with 8 GB of LPDDR5 SDRAM memory running at 3200 MHz.

Xiaomi will offer 128 GB and 256 GB storage options, with no external storage expansion through a microSD card.

Cameras

In the front, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 20 MP selfie camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. In the back, it has a triple-camera system that consists of :

  • 108 MP main camera, f/1.85 aperture
  • 13 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • 5 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture

This triple-camera system is supported by a single LED flash.

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Specifications In Malaysia

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 11
Display 6.81-inch AMOLED display
– 1440 x 3200 pixels, 515 ppi
– 120 Hz refresh rate
– 480 Hz sampling rate
– HDR10+, DCI-P3 colour gamut
– 1500 nits max. brightness
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front)
Operating System MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5-3200
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1)
External Storage None
Front Camera 20 MP selfie camera (f/2.2)
Rear
Cameras
108 MP Samsung HMX (f/1.85) main camera
13 MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide camera
5 MP (f/2.4) macro camera
Connectivity 5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : WiFi 6
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC Yes
IR Emitter Yes
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
Battery 4,600 mAh
Charging 55 watt wired,
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
74.6 mm
164.3 mm
8.06 mm
Weight 196 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia

The Xiaomi Mi 11 will come in two variants, at these price points :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : RM 2,799, approximately $691 / £494 / A$878 / S$915
  • 8 GB + 256 GB : RM 2,999, approximately $740 / £529 / A$940 / S$980

There will be two colour options – Horizon Blue (left) and Midnight Gray (right) initially, with a third Cloud White colour coming later.

The 8 GB + 256 GB model is available for pre-order from 25 February until 10 March 2021 at their official online store.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 11 : What You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi 11 – their latest flagship smartphone, boasting studio-grade cameras and top-of-the-line performance.

Here is what you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone!

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : What You Need To Know!

On 8 February 2021, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 – their latest flagship smartphone, built around the latest Snapdragon 888 mobile platform.

Let’s start with their official launch presentation on the Mi 11 smartphone :

6.81-inch 120 Hz AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a large 6.81-inch AMOLED display, with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 480 Hz sampling rate.

It has a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, a maximum brightness of 1500 nits, and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

The Mi 11 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile SoC, fabricated on the 5 nm process.

It boasts eight CPU cores with a triple-tier architecture, consisting of :

  • 1 x Kryo 680 Prime core (based on ARM Cortex-X1) at up to 2.84 GHz
  • 3 x Kryo 680 Gold cores (based on ARM Cortex-A78) at up to 2.42 GHz
  • 4 x Kryo 680 Silver cores (based on ARM Cortex-A55) at up to 1.8 GHz

It also comes with an Adreno 660 GPU, Hexagon 780 DSP, Spectra 580 ISP and a built-in X60 5G/LTE modem.

RAM + Storage Options

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with 8 GB of LPDDR5 SDRAM memory running at 3200 MHz.

Xiaomi will offer 128 GB and 256 GB storage options, with no external storage expansion through a microSD card.

Cameras

In the front, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 20 MP selfie camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. In the back, it has a triple-camera system that consists of :

  • 108 MP main camera, f/1.85 aperture
  • 13 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • 5 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture

This triple-camera system is supported by a single LED flash.

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 11
Display 6.81-inch AMOLED display
– 1440 x 3200 pixels, 515 ppi
– 120 Hz refresh rate
– 480 Hz sampling rate
– HDR10+, DCI-P3 colour gamut
– 1500 nits max. brightness
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front)
Operating System MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5-3200
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1)
External Storage None
Front Camera 20 MP selfie camera (f/2.2)
Rear
Cameras
108 MP Samsung HMX (f/1.85) main camera
13 MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide camera
5 MP (f/2.4) macro camera
Connectivity 5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : WiFi 6
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC Yes
IR Emitter Yes
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
Battery 4,600 mAh
Charging 55 watt wired,
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
74.6 mm
164.3 mm
8.06 mm
Weight 196 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 11 will come in two variants, at these price points :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : €749, approximately $903 / £657 / A$1172 / S$1203 / RM3688
  • 8 GB + 256 GB : €799, approximately $963 / £699 / A$1250 / S$1283 / RM3934

There will be two colour options – Horizon Blue (left) and Midnight Gray (right).

 

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T : New Entry-Level 5G Smartphone!

Xiaomi just introduced a new entry-level 5G smartphone – the Redmi Note 9T!

Take a look at the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, and see if this is what you have been waiting for!

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T : New Entry-Level 5G Smartphone!

Xiaomi just introduced a new entry-level 5G smartphone – the Redmi Note 9T! This is the 5G big brother of their Redmi 9T. Confusing naming, indeed!

6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop Display

The Redmi Note 9T sports a large 6.53-inch Dot Drop display, with a FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and is TUV Rheinland-certified for low blue light.

MediaTek Dimensity 800U

The Redmi Note 9T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U mobile platform, with 5G and WiFi-AC connectivity.

It has an 8-core processor, with two high-speed ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.4 GHz, and six low-power ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 2 GHz.

It comes with the ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, and a built-in AI accelerator.

Memory + Storage Options

Xiaomi is offering two memory and storage options – 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

Five Cameras

In the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T has an 13 MP selfie camera, with a f/2.3 aperture. At the back, it has a triple-camera system that consists of :

  • a 48 MP main camera, with f/1.79 aperture and 4-in-1 Super Pixel capability
  • a 2 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a 2 MP depth sensor, with f/2.4 aperture

Power + Charging

Powering all that is a large 5,000 mAh battery, which supports 18 watt fast charging. Oddly enough, it comes with a 22.5 watt charger in the box.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T : Specification Comparison

To help you differentiate between the Redmi 9T (4G) and the Redmi Note 9T (5G), here is their specification comparison.

Specifications Redmi 9T Redmi Note 9T
Display Size 6.53-inch IPS
Display Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 395 ppi
Display Brightness 400 nits
Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 12 (based on Android 10)
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 MediaTek Dimensity 800U
Memory 4 GB / 6 GB
Storage Options 64 GB / 128 GB
External Storage microSD (Up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 8 MP camera (f/2.05) 13 MP camera (f/2.3)
Rear
Cameras
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC No Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted
IR Emitter Yes
Audio FM radio (with earphones)
Dual speakers (Hi-Res Audio certified)
3.5 mm audio jack
Battery 6,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Charging 18 watt wired
Width
Height
Thickness
77.3 mm
162.3 mm
9.6 mm
77.3 mm
161.2 mm
9.1 mm
Weight 198 g 199 g

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T : Price + Availability

The Redmi Note 9T will be available for purchase starting 11 January 2021, in two variants :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : 229 (approximately RM1133 / US$281 / £207 / A$361 / S$372)
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : 269 (approximately RM1331 / US$330 / £243 / A$424 / S$436)

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T : New Entry-Level 48MP Smartphone!

Xiaomi just introduced a new entry-level 48 MP smartphone – the Redmi 9T!

Take a look at the new Xiaomi Redmi 9T, and see if this is what you have been waiting for!

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : New Entry-Level 48MP Smartphone!

Xiaomi just introduced a new entry-level 48 MP smartphone – the Redmi 9T! This is the 4G little brother of their Redmi Note 9T. Confusing naming, indeed!

6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop Display

The Redmi 9T sports a large 6.53-inch Dot Drop display, with a FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is TUV Rheinland-certified for low blue light.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662

The Redmi 9T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 mobile platform, with 4G LTE and WiFi-AC connectivity.

It has an 8-core processor, with four high-speed Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores running at 2.0 GHz, and four low-power Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores running at 1.8 GHz.

It comes with the Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU, and the 3rd Generation Qualcomm AI Engine.

Memory + Storage Options

Xiaomi is offering two memory and storage options – 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

Five Cameras

In the front, the Xiaomi Redmi 9T has an 8 MP selfie camera, with a f/2.05 aperture. At the back, it has a quad-camera system that consists of :

  • a 48 MP main camera, with f/1.79 aperture and 4-in-1 Super Pixel capability
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • a 2 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a 2 MP depth sensor, with f/2.4 aperture

Power + Charging

Powering all that is a massive 6,000 mAh battery, which supports 18 watt fast charging. Oddly enough, it comes with a 22.5 watt charger in the box.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Specification Comparison

To help you differentiate between the Redmi 9T (4G) and the Redmi Note 9T (5G), here is their specification comparison.

Specifications Redmi 9T Redmi Note 9T
Display Size 6.53-inch IPS
Display Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 395 ppi
Display Brightness 400 nits
Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 12 (based on Android 10)
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 MediaTek Dimensity 800U
Memory 4 GB / 6 GB
Storage Options 64 GB / 128 GB
External Storage microSD (Up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 8 MP camera (f/2.05) 13 MP camera (f/2.3)
Rear
Cameras
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
48 MP wide (f/1.79)
2 MP macro (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
WiFi-AC (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 2.0 Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC No Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted
IR Emitter Yes
Audio FM radio (with earphones)
Dual speakers (Hi-Res Audio certified)
3.5 mm audio jack
Battery 6,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Charging 18 watt wired
Width
Height
Thickness
77.3 mm
162.3 mm
9.6 mm
77.3 mm
161.2 mm
9.1 mm
Weight 198 g 199 g

 

Xiaomi Redmi 9T : Price + Availability

Xiaomi will offer the Redmi 9T in four colour options – Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange and Ocean Green.

It will be available for purchase starting 15 January 2021, in two variants :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 599 (approximately US$148 / £109 / A$191 / S$196)
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 699 (approximately US$173 / £128 / A$223 / S$229)

 

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Will Ship Without Charger : Good Or Bad?

Xiaomi CEO just announced that the Mi 11 will NOT come with a charger. Instead, he hints at something better.

Is that a good decision, or a bad one for Xiaomi? What do YOU think?

 

Confirmed : Xiaomi Mi 11 Will Ship Without In-Box Charger

Not everything Apple does should be copied, but Xiaomi appears to be following their lead in dropping the in-box charger.

The upcoming Mi 11 smartphone will be the first Xiaomi smartphone to ship without a charger in the box. As the picture below shows, the Mi 11 box is very thin.

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced this, citing “environmental protection”, and saying that they are well aware that this decision may not be popular with their customers.

The picture of the box also gives sharp-eyed Xiaomi fans a preview of the Mi 11’s key features :

  • 108 MP AI Super Camera
  • Super AMOLED Display with HDR10+ support
  • Sound by Harman / Kardon

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : Good Or Bad To Ship Without Charger?

Echoing Apple’s words, he said that everyone has a lot of idle charges which is both a hassle for users to keep track of, and a burden to the environment.

Apple may be correct in that assessment since they have been using the same, piddling slow 5 watt charger for umpteen years until they introduced the 18 watt fast charger for the iPhone 11.

So iPhone users can use their old chargers from years ago without any change in charging experience.

But Android smartphones, including those from Xiaomi, have long provided much faster charging :

All those fast charging capabilities require new in-box chargers that support their higher charging speeds.

While you can use the old 5 watt or 10 watt chargers from years ago, they will not deliver the charging performance Xiaomi is quoting for their smartphones.

 

Xiaomi Mi 11 : A Better Solution Than In-Box Charger?

Lei Jun cryptically suggested that there may be a better solution for both the industry and the environment, which he will reveal at the Mi 11 press conference on 28 December 2020.

This is quite possibly some form of fast wireless charging technology, of which Xiaomi recently demonstrated an 80 watt prototype.

But it will doubtless be offered as a separate upgrade, although it is possible that Xiaomi may bundle a fast wireless charger with the Mi 11 as a sweetener during these difficult times.

If Xiaomi ends up doing that, the talk won’t be about how they screwed their fans out of an in-box charger, but how they generously ushered in a new world of wireless charging.

Recommended : Xiaomi Disses 15W MagSafe With 80W Mi Wireless Charging!

 

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Photography Contest : Win Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro / Photo Printer!

In collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Xiaomi is sponsoring an online photography contest – Good Things During Bad Times!

Give it a try, and you could win a Mi 10T Pro smartphone, or a Mi Pocket Photo Printer!

 

Photography Contest : Win Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro / Photo Printer!

Xiaomi Malaysia wants Malaysians to appreciate the little things in life through their new Good Things During Bad Times photography contest, in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.

Just capture the positive side of your life during these unprecedented times, and share it with Xiaomi Malaysia and the National Art Gallery!

All you have to do is :

  1. Take an original photo that best reflects the contest theme.
  2. Post the photo on your Instagram Feed, with these hashtags and make sure your Instagram Profile is set to Public :
    #GoodThingsDuringBadTimes #Xiaomi #Mi10TSeries #BalaiSeniNegara #PowerYourCreativity
  3. LIKE and FOLLOW Xiaomi Malaysia’s Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/xiaomi.malaysia)

The top 25 entries will not only win great prizes, they will be displayed on the National Art Gallery of Malaysia’s website!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro / Photo Printer Photography Contest Details!

For those who are interested to participate, here are the details :

Eligibility

The contest is open to any individual who fulfils these criteria :

  • Malaysian citizens aged 13 and above nly
  • Participants can use any camera and mobile phone
  • Participants can only participate by posting a photo on Instagram Feed
  • All submissions must include the official hashtags :
    #GoodThingsDuringBadTimes #Xiaomi #Mi10TSeries #BalaiSeniNegara #PowerYourCreativity
  • Only PUBLIC Instagram accounts will be accepted, PRIVATE Instagram accounts will not be accepted.
  • Participants must LIKE and FOLLOW Xiaomi Malaysia Official Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/xiaomi.malaysia)
  • Xiaomi staff, dealers (inclusive of Mi Stores, MEPs, Mi Zones and Open Channels) and their staff and relatives, are not entitled to participate.
  • Xiaomi Malaysia reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any participant, and disqualify any participant who do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Contest Period

  • Only submissions made during the contest period, and before the closing deadline, are eligible to participate :
    15 December 2020 (00:00, GMT+8) to 31 December 2020 (23:59, GMT+8).
  • Xiaomi Malaysia reserves the right and absolute discretion to suspend or extend the contest period for any reason at any time, without any liability.

Entry Submissions

  • There is no limit as to how many entries a participant may submit.

Prizes

  • Grand Prizes : 5 x Mi 10T Pro 5G (worth RM1,999)
  • 2nd Prizes : 20 x Mi Pocket Photo Printer (worth RM249)
  • All winners with submissions containing Xiaomi watermark will be entitled to a bonus prize.
  • Xiaomi reserves the right to replace any prizes with items of similar value without prior notice.
  • Prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash.
  • Any prize not claimed within 60 days of notification (starting from when the results are announced) will be forfeited. No alternatives will be offered.
  • Xiaomi Malaysia reserves the right to re-select the winners.

Winner Notification

  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, 6 January 2021, at 12:00 (GMT+8)
  • Winners will be notified and contacted through their Instagram account.
  • Prizes are not transferable nor exchangeable.
  • In the event Xiaomi Malaysia is unable to contact a winner within 3 working days for any reason, the prize for that winner will be forfeited with no alternatives, at the sole discretion of Xiaomi Malaysia.

 

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Xiaomi Disses 15W MagSafe With 80W Mi Wireless Charging!

Just after Apple introduced their 15W MagSafe wireless charger, Xiaomi unveils the 80W Mi Wireless Charger!

Take a look at how fast a modified Mi 10 Pro recharged wirelessly using this new 80W wireless charger!

 

Xiaomi Disses 15W MagSafe With 80W Mi Wireless Charger!

Apple may have wowed their fans with the new 15W MagSafe wireless charger, but Xiaomi just showed us the future of wireless charging.

Introducing the new 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology by Xiaomi!

As this video showed, the 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology recharges the 4,000 mAh battery of a modified Mi 10 Pro astoundingly quickly :

  • 0% to 10% : 1 minute
  • 0% to 50% : 8 minutes
  • 0% to 100% : 19 minutes

In comparison, last year’s 30W Mi Wireless Charging Technology took much longer to recharge a similar battery :

  • 0% to 50% : 25 minutes
  • 0% to 100% : 69 minutes

 

80W Mi Wireless Charging : May It Come Soon!

Xiaomi has not announced when they will actually introduce 80W Mi Wireless Charging in a production smartphone, or offer the charger for sale.

However, based on the fact that they recently introduced the Mi 10 Ultra with 50W wireless charging capability, we could see 80W wireless charging introduced as early as next year!

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro : Malaysia Price + Specifications!

Here are the price and deals in Malaysia for the Mi 10T Pro – the new Xiaomi flagship smartphone with cutting-edge features, and an “honest price”.

Find out what the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro : Now Available In Malaysia!

The Mi 10T Pro continues Xiaomi’s emphasis on ultra-high resolution photography with its 108 MP main camera that boasts OIS and 8K video support.

It is a more affordable variant of the Mi 10 Pro launched earlier today, targeted at a world struggling against COVID-19.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

Like the Mi 10 Pro, the new Mi 10T Pro is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with eight Kryo 585 cores, and a Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10T Pro, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Flat Display, Higher Refresh Rate

The new Mi 10T Pro dropped the curved AMOLED display of the Mi 10 Pro, replacing it with a flat display with a higher 144 Hz refresh rate.

It has a lower peak brightness of 650 nits, but maintains its DCI-P3 colour gamut, support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

108 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T Pro comes with a triple-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • an 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture,
  • a 5 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Larger Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery – 11% larger than the Mi 10 Pro. However, it only supports 33W wired charging, and drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T Pro vs Mi 10 Pro : Specifications In Malaysia

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T Pro against the Mi 10 Pro in Malaysia.

Specifications Mi 10T Pro Mi 10 Pro
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels
– 144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AMOLED Display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels
– 90 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 1200 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
Memory + Storage 8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
20 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
12 MP tele (2X) camera (f/2.0)
8 MP tele (10X hybrid) camera (f /2.0)
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted In-Display
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,500 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only 50 W wired
30 W wireless
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 218 g 208 g

 

Mi 10T Pro : Price + Availability In Malaysia

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T Pro in three colour options – Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue and Cosmic Black, in one variant :

  • 8GB + 256GB : RM1,999 (about US$481 / £371 / A$672 / S$654)

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10T : Malaysia Price + Specifications!

Here are the price and deals in Malaysia for the new Mi 10T – a cheaper variant of the Mi 10T Pro, with a 64 MP camera!

Find out what the Xiaomi Mi 10T offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T : Now Available In Malaysia!

The Mi 10T is a curious oddity. It is essentially a cheaper variant of the new Mi 10T Pro smartphone, with a 64 MP camera as the main differentiating feature!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

Like the Mi 10T Pro and the Mi 10, the Mi 10T is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with eight Kryo 585 cores, and a Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10T, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Flat Display, Higher Refresh Rate

Xiaomi dropped the curved AMOLED display of the Mi 10, replacing it with a flat display with a higher 144 Hz refresh rate.

It has a lower peak brightness of 650 nits, but maintains its DCI-P3 colour gamut, support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

64 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T comes with a triple-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • a 64 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture,
  • a 5 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Larger Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T has a 5,000 mAh battery – just 5% larger than the Mi 10.

It supports 33W wired charging – slightly faster than the Mi 10, but drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T vs Mi 10 : Specifications In Malaysia

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T against the Mi 10.

Specifications Mi 10T Mi 10
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (395 ppi)
144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AMOLED Display
– 1080 x 2230 pixels
– 90 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 1120 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
Memory + Storage 6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
2 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 5G (Dual SIM)
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted In-Display
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,780 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only 30 W wired
30 W wireless
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 216 g 208 g

 

Mi 10T : Price + Availability In Malaysia

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T in two colour options – Lunar Silver and Cosmic Black, in one variant in Malaysia :

  • 8GB + 128GB : RM1,699 (about US$409 / £315 / A$573 / S$556)

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite : Malaysia Price + Deals!

Here are the official price and deals in Malaysia for the new Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, which runs on the new Snapdragon 750G and comes with a 120 Hz display!

Find out what the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite : Now Here In Malaysia!

The Mi 10T Lite is a mid-range smartphone designed for the COVID-19 age – offering all the key features we need at a very affordable price point.

Pegged right below the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T, it is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G and features a 120 Hz display.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Mobile Platform

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G is a mid-range mobile SoC with eight Kryo 570 cores, and a Adreno 619 GPU.

Fabricated on the 8 nm process technology, it is more power-efficient, runs cooler and offers a longer battery life than the last-generation mobile SoCs.

It features an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem that supports mmWave and Sub-6 GHz spectrums.

120 Hz AdaptiveSync Display

Like the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T, the Mi 10T Lite comes with a 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync display, with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The Mi 10T Lite display has a lower peak brightness of 450 nits, and a slightly slower 120 Hz refresh rate. But it maintains its support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

64 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T Lite comes with a quad-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • a 64 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

4820 mAh Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T Lite comes with a 4,820 mAh battery – slightly less than the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T.

It supports 33W wired charging – slightly faster than the Mi 10, but drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T Lite vs Mi 10T : Specifications In Malaysia

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T Lite against the Mi 10T.

Specifications Mi 10T Mi 10T Lite
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels
– 144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels
– 120 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 450 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver (1.8 GHz)
2 x Kryo 570 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Kryo 570 Silver (1.8 GHz)
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 619
Memory + Storage 6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
6 GB + 64 GB
6 GB + 128 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2) 16 MP camera (f/2.45)
Rear Cameras 64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
2 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 5G (Dual SIM)
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,820 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
76.8 mm wide
165.38 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
Weight 216 g 215 g

 

Mi 10T Lite : Malaysia Price + Deals

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T Lite in three colour options – Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray and Rose Gold Beach, in two variants :

  • 6GB + 64GB : €279 (about US$328 / £254 / A$456 / S$447 / RM1359)
  • 6GB + 128GB : €329 (about US$386 / £300 / A$538 / S$527 / RM1603)

 

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Mi 10T Lite : Snapdragon 750G + 120Hz Display FTW!

The Mi 10T Lite is mid-range variant of the new Mi 10T Pro, featuring the new Snapdragon 750G with a 120 Hz display!

Find out what the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite : Snapdragon 750G + 120Hz Display FTW!

The Mi 10T Lite is a mid-range smartphone designed for the COVID-19 age – offering all the key features we need at a very affordable price point.

Pegged right below the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T, it is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G and features a 120 Hz display.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Mobile Platform

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G is a mid-range mobile SoC with eight Kryo 570 cores, and a Adreno 619 GPU.

Fabricated on the 8 nm process technology, it is more power-efficient, runs cooler and offers a longer battery life than the last-generation mobile SoCs.

It features an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem that supports mmWave and Sub-6 GHz spectrums.

120 Hz AdaptiveSync Display

Like the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T, the Mi 10T Lite comes with a 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync display, with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The Mi 10T Lite display has a lower peak brightness of 450 nits, and a slightly slower 120 Hz refresh rate. But it maintains its support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

64 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T Lite comes with a quad-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • a 64 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

4820 mAh Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T Lite comes with a 4,820 mAh battery – slightly less than the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T.

It supports 33W wired charging – slightly faster than the Mi 10, but drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T Lite vs Mi 10T : Specifications

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T Lite against the Mi 10T.

Specifications Mi 10T Mi 10T Lite
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels
– 144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels

120 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 450 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver (1.8 GHz)
2 x Kryo 570 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Kryo 570 Silver (1.8 GHz)
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 619
Memory + Storage 6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
6 GB + 64 GB
6 GB + 128 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2) 16 MP camera (f/2.45)
Rear Cameras 64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
2 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 5G (Dual SIM)
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,820 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
76.8 mm wide
165.38 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
Weight 216 g 215 g

 

Mi 10T Lite : Price + Availability

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T Lite in three colour options – Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray and Rose Gold Beach, in two variants :

  • 6GB + 64GB : €279 (about US$328 / £254 / A$456 / S$447 / RM1359)
  • 6GB + 128GB : €329 (about US$386 / £300 / A$538 / S$527 / RM1603)

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10T : Cheaper 64MP Variant Of Mi 10T Pro!

The Mi 10T is a cheaper variant of the new Mi 10T Pro smartphone, with a 64 MP camera and an even lower price!

Find out what the Xiaomi Mi 10T offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10T : Cheaper 64MP Variant Of Mi 10T Pro!

The Mi 10T is a curious oddity. It is essentially a cheaper variant of the new Mi 10T Pro smartphone, with a 64 MP camera as the main differentiating feature!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

Like the Mi 10T Pro and the Mi 10, the Mi 10T is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with eight Kryo 585 cores, and a Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10T, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Flat Display, Higher Refresh Rate

Xiaomi dropped the curved AMOLED display of the Mi 10, replacing it with a flat display with a higher 144 Hz refresh rate.

It has a lower peak brightness of 650 nits, but maintains its DCI-P3 colour gamut, support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

 

64 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T comes with a triple-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • a 64 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture,
  • a 5 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Larger Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T has a 5,000 mAh battery – just 5% larger than the Mi 10.

It supports 33W wired charging – slightly faster than the Mi 10, but drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T vs Mi 10 : Specifications

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T against the Mi 10.

Specifications Mi 10T Mi 10
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (395 ppi)
144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AMOLED Display
– 1080 x 2230 pixels
– 90 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 1120 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
Memory + Storage 6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 64 MP main camera (f/1.89)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
2 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity 5G (Dual SIM)
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted In-Display
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,780 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only 30 W wired
30 W wireless
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 216 g 208 g

 

Mi 10T : Price + Availability

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T in two colour options – Lunar Silver and Cosmic Black, in two variants :

  • 6GB + 128GB : €499 (about US$586 / £456 / A$815 / S$799 / RM2432)
  • 8GB + 128GB : €549 (about US$645 / £502 / A$897 / S$879 / RM2676)

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Smartphone : What You Need To Know!

The Mi 10T Pro is a new Xiaomi flagship smartphone with cutting-edge features, and an “honest price”.

Find out what the Mi 10T Pro offers, as well as its price and specifications!

 

Mi 10T Pro Smartphone : What You Need To Know!

The Mi 10T Pro continues Xiaomi’s emphasis on ultra-high resolution photography with its 108 MP main camera that boasts OIS and 8K video support.

It is a more affordable variant of the Mi 10 Pro launched earlier today, targeted at a world struggling against COVID-19.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

Like the Mi 10 Pro, the new Mi 10T Pro is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with eight Kryo 585 cores, and a Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10T Pro, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Flat Display, Higher Refresh Rate

The new Mi 10T Pro dropped the curved AMOLED display of the Mi 10 Pro, replacing it with a flat display with a higher 144 Hz refresh rate.

It has a lower peak brightness of 650 nits, but maintains its DCI-P3 colour gamut, support for HDR10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

108 MP Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Mi 10T Pro comes with a triple-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • an 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture,
  • a 5 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Larger Battery With 33W Charging

The Mi 10T Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery – 11% larger than the Mi 10 Pro. However, it only supports 33W wired charging, and drops the wireless charging capability.

 

Mi 10T Pro vs Mi 10 Pro : Specifications

In this table, we compare the Mi 10T Pro against the Mi 10 Pro.

Specifications Mi 10T Pro Mi 10 Pro
Display 6.67-inch AdaptiveSync Display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels
– 144 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 650 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
6.67-inch AMOLED Display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels
– 90 Hz refresh rate
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 1200 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 certified
Protection Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating None
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
Memory + Storage 8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Storage Expansion NA
Front Camera 20 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
13 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
108 MP main camera (f/1.69)
20 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
12 MP tele (2X) camera (f/2.0)
8 MP tele (10X hybrid) camera (f /2.0)
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted In-Display
Battery 5,000 mAh 4,500 mAh
Charging 33 W wired only 50 W wired
30 W wireless
Dimensions 76.4 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
9.33 mm thick
74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 218 g 208 g

 

Mi 10T Pro : Price + Availability

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 10T Pro in three colour options – Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue and Cosmic Black, in two variants :

  • 8GB + 128GB : €599 (about US$703 / £547 / A$979 / S$958 / RM2916)
  • 8GB + 256GB : €649 (about US$762 / £593 / A$1060 / S$1038 / RM3160 )

 

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POCO X3 NFC : Powered By New Snapdragon 732G!

The POCO X3 NFC was just unveiled – the first smartphone to be built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G mobile platform!

Here’s what you need to know about the new POCO X3 NFC smartphone, including its price, deals and specifications!

 

POCO X3 NFC : Powered By New Snapdragon 732G!

Built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G mobile platform, the POCO X3 NFC smartphone promises to deliver high-end gaming performance at a fraction of the usual cost.

Gaming Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G has two high speed Kryo 470 cores, with six low-powered cores, and an Adreno 618 Elite Gaming series GPU.

To ensure peak performance even during strenuous gaming sessions, it’s kept cool by an enlarged copper heat pipe with multiple layers of graphite – their LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus, which promises to reduce processor temperature by up to 6 degrees.

Complementing its gaming performance is a 120 Hz display with a 240 Hz touch sampling rate, to ensure both silky-smooth gameplay.

Gameplay also becomes more immersive, thanks to its integrated Z-axis linear motor, which delivers over 150 vibration modes for haptic feedback.

Cameras

In the front, the POCO X3 NFC has a 20 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, with a 4-in-1 Super Pixel capability – combining four pixels for better low-light performance.

In the back, it has a 64 MP main camera using the Sony IMX682 sensor and an f/1.89 aperture. It also supports 4-in-1 Super Pixel, for better low-light performance at ¼ the resolution.

This camera is also supported by a 2 MP depth sensor, to allow for more accurate software bokeh effects.

It also has two other cameras in the back – a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture.

Battery

POCO X3 NFC promises to last up to two days on a single charge, thanks to its large 5,150 mAh. And it supports 33W fast charging, allowing it to be fully recharged in just 65 minutes.

Its increased charging speed is achieved through the Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology, which delivers power to the battery in the middle, letting the module charge upwards and downwards simultaneously.

This allows for faster and more consistent charging speed, while ensuring better battery longevity, compared to traditional battery layouts.

 

POCO X3 NFC : Price + Deals!

The POCO X3 NFC is available from 9 September 2020 onwards, in two colour options – Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue, in two variants :

  • 6 GB + 64 GB : RM 899 (about US$216 / £164 / A$297 / S$295)
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 1,099 (about US$264 / £201 / A$363 / S$361)

On 9 and 10 September 2020, both variants will be available with these exclusive early bird deals :

  • 6 GB + 64 GB : RM 799 + POCO mousepad + BlackShark Fun Cooler *
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 949 + POCO digital pouch + BlackShark Fun Cooler Pro *

* The free BlackShark Fun Cooler and Fun Cooler Pro are limited to the first 500 purchasers each.

 

POCO X3 NFC : Specifications

Specifications Galaxy Z Fold2
Display 6.67-inch IPS display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels, 395 ppi
– 120 Hz refresh, 240 Hz sampling
– 84% NTSC colour gamut
– 1,500:1 contrast ratio
– 450 nits max. brightness
– HDR10 support
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front)
IP53 splash-proof
Operating System MIUI 12 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Processor 1 x Kryo 470 Gold (2.3 GHz)
1 x Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Kryo 470 Silver (1.7 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 64 GB / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
External Storage microSD (hybrid, up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Main : 64 MP Sony IMX682, f/1.89
Ultra-Wide : 13 MP, f/2.2
Macro : 2 MP, f/2.4
Depth Sensor : 2 MP, f/2.4
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.1
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
3.5 mm headphone jack
Fingerprint Sensor Side-Mounted
Audio Stereo speakers
– 4 cc upper speaker, open cavity
– 1 cc lower speaker
Battery 5,160 mAh battery
Charger 33 W fast charger
Dimensions 76.8 mm wide
165.3 mm tall
9.4 mm thick
Weight 215 g

 

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Xiaomi 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology!

Xiaomi just unveiled their 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology, which is being put into mass production!

Here’s a quick primer on what will soon be coming to a Xiaomi smartphone near you!

 

Xiaomi Under-Display Camera Technology!

Xiaomi has been working on their Under-Display Camera technology for quite some time. Their first generation effort did not go far – it didn’t even leave their lab.

Their second generation Under-Display Camera technology was good enough to showcase to the public, but never made it to production.

That changes with their new 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera technology!

 

Xiaomi 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology!

In the 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera Technology, Xiaomi has greatly improved the “full-screen effect” through better pixel arrangement, and optimisation of their camera algorithm.

The new pixel arrangement of the display allows light to pass through the gaps between the sub-pixels. This allows each pixel to retain a complete RGB sub-pixel layout without sacrificing pixel density.

Xiaomi claims that their unique pixel arrangement doubles the number of horizontal and vertical pixels, compared to competing solutions – delivering the same pixel density over the camera, as the rest of the display.

According to Xiaomi, the display area over the camera will have the same brightness, colour gamut and colour accuracy as the rest of the display.

The Xiaomi 3rd Generation Under-Display Camera technology also adopts a special circuit design to hide more components under the RGB sub-pixels to further increase light transmittance to the camera below.

Xiaomi claims that these improvements allow the new under-display camera to deliver the same performance as conventional front cameras.

That’s why they are confident enough to put it into mass production, with plans to introduce these under-display cameras in their smartphones next year.

 

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Redmi Note 9 Pro : Cheap 64 MP Quad Camera Smartphone!

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the latest mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi, offering a 64 MP quad-camera system on the cheap!

Find out if the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro : Cheap 64MP Quad Camera Smartphone!

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the latest mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi, offering a 64 MP quad-camera system on the cheap!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Mobile Platform

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G mobile platform, with two Kryo 465 Gold high-performance cores, six Kryo 465 Silver low-power cores, and the Adreno 618 GPU.

Fabricated on the 8 nm process technology, it is power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

64 MP Quad Camera with 4K Video Recording

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a quad-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • a 64 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 4K video recording,
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a 5 MP macro camera with 2 cm to 10 cm focal range
  • a 2 MP depth sensor (for software bokeh, doesn’t take any photos)

6.67-inch Display

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a really large 6.67-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

It has a rather low peak brightness of 450 nits, and a reasonably wide colour gamut of 84% NSTC. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in the front and back.

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a large 5,020 mAh battery, and supports 30W wired charging, allowing you to recharge up to 57% in just 30 minute.

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro : Specifications

Specifications Redmi Note 9 Pro
Display 6.67-inch IPS display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels
– 450 nits max. brightness
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
– 84% NTSC colour gamut
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
Operating System MIUI 11 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
CPU 2 x Kryo 465 Gold core (2.3 GHz)
6 x Kryo 465 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618 (500 MHz)
RAM 6 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB / 128 GB
microSD card slot (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 16 MP sensor with f/2.48 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 64 MP main camera with f/1.89 aperture
– 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
– 5 MP macro camera
– 2 MP depth sensor
Connectivity Network : 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi-ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted
NFC Yes
Battery 5,020 mAh Li-Ion battery
– 30W wired charging
Dimensions 76.68 mm wide
165.75 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 209 g

 

Redmi Note 9 Pro : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi is offering the Redmi Note 9 Pro in three colour options – Interstellar Grey, Glacier White and Tropical Green, in one variant, at least initially :

  • 6GB + 128GB : RM 1,099 / ~US$254 / ~£207 / ~A$392 / ~S$360

The pre-order kicks off today, 11 May, and ends on 17 May 2020. Every pre-order will entitle you to a free 10,000 mAh Redmi Power Bank.

Delivery and retail sale will begin on 18 May 2020.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : 5G + 108MP Quad Camera Flagship!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is their new flagship smartphone, offering 5G connectivity, and a 108 MP quad-camera system!

Find out if the Mi 10 Pro is the 5G smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : 5G + 108MP Camera Flagship!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is their flagship smartphone for 2020, offering 5G connectivity with a new 108 MP quad-camera system!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with new Kryo 585 high-performance cores, and a new Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10 Pro, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

108 MP Quad Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a true quad-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • an 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 20 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with 10X hybrid zoom, and OIS

We have no idea yet just how useful it is to have two telephoto cameras though.

6.67-inch 3D Curved AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a really large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 3D curved edges and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It boasts a peak brightness of 1200 nits, a wide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, and support for HDR10+. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery, and supports 50W wired and 30W wireless charging, allowing you to fully recharge it in 45 minutes and 65 minutes respectively.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Display 6.67-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
– 1200 nits max. brightness
– HDR10+, DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 11 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
RAM 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage 256 GB UFS 3.0
Front Camera 20 MP sensor with f/2.3 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 108 MP main camera with f/1.69 aperture, OIS
– 20 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
– 12 MP telephoto (2X) camera with f/2.0 aperture
– 8 MP telephoto (10X hybrid) camera with f /2.0 aperture and OIS
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
NFC Yes
Audio Dual 1216 linear speakers
1.2 cc sound chamber
Hi-Res Audio certified
Battery 4,500 mAh LiPo battery
– 50W wired + 30W wireless charging
– supports reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 208 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi offers the Mi 10 in two matte colour options – Alpine White and Solstice Grey, in one variant :

  • 8GB + 256GB : RM 3,899 / ~US$889 / ~£719 / ~A$1,399 / ~S$1,269

The pre-order kicks off today, 22 April, and ends on 30 April 2020. Every pre-order will entitle you to a free Mi True Wireless Earphones, as well as 24 months warranty and 1-time free screen damage protection.

Delivery and retail sale will begin on 1 May 2020.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10 : Affordable 5G + 108MP Camera FTW!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is here, offering an affordable flagship smartphone with 5G connectivity, and a 108 MP main camera!

Find out if the Mi 10 is the smartphone upgrade you have been waiting for in 2020!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Affordable 5G + 108MP Camera FTW!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is designed to offer a cheaper flagship alternative to the Mi 10 Pro, with the same 5G chipset and 108 MP main camera.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with new Kryo 585 high-performance cores, and a new Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

108 MP Quad Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a quad-camera system, headlined by the 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording.

It is paired with a 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor (which does not take photos, but allows for more accurate software bokeh effects).

6.67-inch 3D Curved AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a really large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 3D curved edges and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It boasts a peak brightness of 1120 nits, a wide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, and support for HDR10+. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a large 4,780 mAh battery, and supports 30W wired and wireless charging, allowing you to fully recharge it in 56 minutes and 69 minutes respectively.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 10
Display 6.67-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
– 1120 nits max. brightness- HDR10+, DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 11 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
RAM 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3.0
Front Camera 20 MP sensor with f/2.3 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 108 MP main camera with f/1.69 aperture, OIS
– 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture
– 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
– 2 MP depth sensor with f /2.4 aperture
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
NFC Yes
Audio Dual 1216 linear speakers
1.0 cc sound chamber
Hi-Res Audio certified
Battery 4,780 mAh LiPo battery
– 30W wired + wireless charging
– supports reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 208 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi offers the Mi 10 in two glossy colour options – Twilight Grey and Coral Green, in two variants :

  • 8GB + 128GB : RM 2,799 / ~US$639 / ~£518 / ~A$1,007 / ~S$911
  • 8GB + 256GB : RM 2,999 / ~US$684 / ~£555 / ~A$1,079 / ~S$976

The pre-order kicks off today, 22 April, and ends on 30 April 2020. Every pre-order will entitle you to a free Mi Smart Band 4, as well as 24 months warranty and 1-time free screen damage protection.

Delivery and retail sale will begin on 1 May 2020.

 

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro MY + SG Price + Deals!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, and here are their official price lists and deals for both Malaysia and Singapore!

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro MY + SG Price + Deals!

Both the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro are available in three colour options – Midnight Black, Glacier White and Aurora Green.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has an official launch price of RM 2,099 and SGD 699, approximately US$503 / £387 / A$734.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 7th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro version has an official launch price of RM 2,499 and SGD 799, approximately US$599 / £461 / A$874.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products, as well as a 12 Months Screen Replacement warranty.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 14th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : 108MP Penta-Camera FTW?

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Mi Note 10 Pro Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Display 6.47-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (~398 ppi)
– 600 nits max brightness, 100% DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System Android P with MIUI 11
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
CPU 2 x Qualcomm Kryo 470 Gold core (2.2 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 470 Silver cores (1.7 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618 (700 MHz)
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4x 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 storage
Front Camera 32 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 108 MP Samsung HMX main camera (f/1.69)
20 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
12 MP portrait camera (f//2.0)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/.0)
5 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0)

2 MP macro camera
108 MP Camera Lens 7P Lens 8P Lens
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Other Sensors Light, Proximity, Magnetic induction, Gyro-meter, Acceleration
Battery 5,2260 mAh
30 W
fast charging
Dimensions 74.2 mm wide
157.8 mm tall
9.67 mm thick
Weight 208 g
Colour Options Midnight Black / Glacier White / Aurora Green

 

 

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro – the world’s first 108 MP penta camera smartphones – come in three colour options.

Let’s take a look at the three colour options for the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro. Tell us which YOU prefer! 🙂

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : A Quick Primer

Xiaomi pulled out all the stops with both models, equipping them with 5 rear cameras, including a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera!

Penta Camera System with 108 MP Main Camera!

Their marquee feature is, without doubt, the penta camera system which consists of :

  • a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera (f/1.69 aperture) with OIS
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2X zoom (f/2.0)
  • a 5 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0) with 5X zoom and OIS
  • a 20 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • a 2 MP macro camera

3D Curved AMOLED Display

Both models come with a large 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED display, with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Performance + Storage

They are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a mid-range mobile SoC which is also used by the Samsung Galaxy A80.

The Mi Note 10 comes with 6 GB LPDDR4x memory, and 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Pro version, on the other hand, has 8 GB LPDDR4x memory and 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : 108MP Penta-Camera FTW?

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

Check out all three colour options in this video. From left to right – Aurora Green, Glacier White and Midnight Black.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has an official launch price of RM 2,099 and SGD 699, approximately US$503 / £387 / A$734.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 7th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro version has an official launch price of RM 2,499 and SGD 799, approximately US$599 / £461 / A$874.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products, as well as a 12 Months Screen Replacement warranty.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 14th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

 

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : 108MP Penta-Camera FTW?

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro – two mobile photography beasts with five rear cameras, including a 108 MP camera!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro smartphones!

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : 108 MP Penta-Camera FTW?

Xiaomi is pulling out all the stops with both models, equipping them with 5 rear cameras, including a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera!

Let’s dive into their key features…

Penta Camera System with 108 MP Main Camera!

Their marquee feature is, without doubt, the penta camera system which consists of :

  • a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera (f/1.69 aperture) with OIS
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2X zoom (f/2.0)
  • a 5 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0) with 5X zoom and OIS
  • a 20 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • a 2 MP macro camera

The 108 MP main camera defaults to 27 MP, to ensure maximum image quality in low-light conditions, and smaller file sizes. There is an option to turn on 108 MP if you need the ultra-high resolution.

Incidentally, the Pro version uses a 8P lens design for its 108 MP shooter, while the standard version uses a 7P lens setup.

3D Curved AMOLED Display + Back

Both models come with a large 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED edge-to-edge display, with ultra-thin bezels.

Their backs are covered in 3D curved glass for a more comfortable grip and protection. They are protected in the front and back by Gorilla Glass 5.

Performance + Storage

Both models are built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a mid-range mobile SoC which is also used by the Samsung Galaxy A80.

It has two fast Kryo 470 Gold cores at 2.2 GHz, six low-power Kryo 470 Silver cores at 1.7 GHz, and an Adreno 618 GPU running at 700 MHz.

The Mi Note 10 comes with 6 GB LPDDR4x memory, and 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Pro version, on the other hand, has 8 GB LPDDR4x memory and 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage.

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Mi Note 10 Pro Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Display 6.47-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (~398 ppi)
– 600 nits max brightness, 100% DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System Android P with MIUI 11
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
CPU 2 x Qualcomm Kryo 470 Gold core (2.2 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 470 Silver cores (1.7 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618 (700 MHz)
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4x 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 storage
Front Camera 32 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 108 MP Samsung HMX main camera (f/1.69)
20 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
12 MP portrait camera (f//2.0)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/.0)
5 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0)

2 MP macro camera
108 MP Camera Lens 7P Lens 8P Lens
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Other Sensors Light, Proximity, Magnetic induction, Gyro-meter, Acceleration
Battery 5,2260 mAh
30 W
fast charging
Dimensions 74.2 mm wide
157.8 mm tall
9.67 mm thick
Weight 208 g
Colour Options Midnight Black / Glacier White / Aurora Green

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Mi Note 10 Pro Price + Deals

Both models are available in three colour options – Midnight Black, Glacier White and Aurora Green.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has an official launch price of RM 2,099 and SGD 699, approximately US$503 / £387 / A$734.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 7th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro version has an official launch price of RM 2,499 and SGD 799, approximately US$599 / £461 / A$874.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products, as well as a 12 Months Screen Replacement warranty.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 14th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Price + Hermo Deal For Malaysia Revealed!

Xiaomi just released a more affordable version of their flagship Mi 9 smartphone – the new Mi 9 Lite!

Here are the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite specifications, price and Hermo deal in Malaysia!

 

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite retains many key features from the Mi 9 flagship smartphone, including a 48 MP main camera!

Targeted at youths who enjoy mobile photography, Xiaomi even added a 32 MP front camera and a larger battery, as well as a microSD card slot. Yet, it’s going at a much lower price point!

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Xiaomi Mi 9
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
– 103.8% NTSC, 430 nits, 60000:1 contrast ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
IP Rating NA
Operating System Android 9 Pie
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU 2 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Silver cores (1.7 GHz)
1 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 616 Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4x 6 GB LPDDR4x-4266
Storage 64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage
No MicroSD card slot
Front Camera 32 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture 20 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 48 MP Sony IMX586 camera (f/1.79)
8 MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
48 MP Sony IMX586 camera (f/1.75)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.2)
16 MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2)
Dual SIM Capability Dual SIM, dual active capable
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat 13 UL, Cat 15 DL
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
4G : LTE Cat 13 UL, Cat 20 DL
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Sensor
Other Sensors Ultrasonic proximity sensor, In-screen ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compass, Linear motor
NFC Yes
IR Emitter Yes
Battery 4,030 mAh lithium-ion battery 3,300 mAh lithium-ion battery
Charger 18 W fast charging 27 W fast charging
20 W wireless charging
Dimensions 74.5 mm wide
156.8 mm tall
8.67 mm thick
74.67 mm wide
157.5 mm tall
7.61 mm thick
Weight 179 g 173 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Price + Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is available in three colour options –  Pearl White, Aurora Blue and Onyx Grey, with two variants :

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Hermo MY Deal

To celebrate its launch in Malaysia, Xiaomi Malaysia is offering a special Hermo MY deal on 1 November 2019.

You will receive a RM 100 Hermo MY voucher if you purchase the Mi 9 Lite on 1 November 2019, at these Authorised Mi Stores :

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  • Mi Store Bukit Tinggi (Klang)
  • Mi Store One Utama (Klang Valley)
  • Mi Store Mid Valley (Klang Valley)
  • Mi Store KLCC (Klang Valley)
  • Mi Store Pavilion (Klang Valley)
  • Mi Store D’Pulze (Cyber Jaya)
  • Mi Store Aman Central (Kedah)
  • Mi Store Sunway Carnival (Seberang Perai, Penang)
  • Mi Store Queensbay Mall (Penang)
  • Mi Store Ipoh Parade (Ipoh)
  • Mi Store Suria Sabah (Sabah)
  • Mi Store The Spring (Bintulu)
  • Mi Store Mid Valley South Key (JB)
  • Mi Store KB Mall (Kelantan)
  • Mi Store Kuantan City Mall (Kuantan)

 

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro, offering 64 MP photography at ridiculous price points!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, including its key features, price and availability!

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Revealed!

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Lazada | Shopee) is more than just the Redmi Note 8 with a 64 MP camera. In fact, it is built upon the MediaTek Helio G90T mobile platform that is optimised for mobile gaming!

In this video, Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore, explains what the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers!

More Premium Design

Despite the very similar names, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Lazada | Shopee) is quite different from the Redmi Note 8. Not only does it boast a more premium curved design, it come with these features :

  • a larger 6.53-inch Dot Drop display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and 84% NTSC gamut
  • 6 GB LPDDR4x memory and 64 GB / 128 GB storage options
  • 20 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64 MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 camera
  • 4,500 mAh lithium-ion battery

Gaming-Centric MediaTek Helio G90T

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Lazada | Shopee) uses the MediaTek Helio G90T, which is a 12 nm gaming-centric mobile platform.

It has two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05 GHz, and six low-power Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.0 GHz. And it comes with the Mali-G76 GPU running at 800 MHz.

64 MP Samsung GW1 Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Lazada | Shopee) is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 64 MP main camera built around the Samsung GW1 sensor, paired with a 2 MP depth sensor.

In addition, it comes with two additional cameras like the Redmi Note 8 :

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  • a new 8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • a new 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens

In the front, it sports a higher-resolution 20 MP camera with a bright f/2.0 aperture.

Faster Charging Larger Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Lazada | Shopee) comes with a larger 4,500 mAh battery.

Like the Redmi Note 8, it supports 18 watt fast charging. But the good news is – it comes with a 18 watt fast charger.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro Comparison

Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Display 6.3-inch Dot Drop display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
– 84% NTSC, 1500:1 contrast ratio
6.53-inch Dot Drop display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (395 ppi)
– 84% NTSC, 1500:1 contrast ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating NA
Operating System Android 9 Pie
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 MediaTek Helio G90T
CPU 4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.05 GHz)
6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (2.0 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610 ARM Mali-G76 (800 MHz)
RAM 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4x 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB storage 64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage
Front Camera 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture 20 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 48 MP Samsung GM1 camera with f/1.79 aperture
8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
64 MP Samsung GW1 camera with f/1.89 aperture
8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Dual SIM Capability Dual SIM, dual active capable
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat 13 UL, Cat 13 DL
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Rear-Mounted
Other Sensors Proximity, Ambient Light, Acceleratometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
NFC No Yes
Battery 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery 4,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
Charger 18 W fast charging (maximum)
10 W fast charger in box
18 W fast charging (maximum)
18 W fast charger in box
Dimensions 75.3 mm wide
158.3 mm tall
8.35 mm thick
76.4 mm wide
161.35 mm tall
8.79 mm thick
Weight 190 g 200 g

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Price + Availability

There are three Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro models :

Both models will be available for sale starting 12 October 2019, with three colour options – Forest Green, Mineral Grey and Pearl White.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Pre-Order Deals

Xiaomi is offering these deals for the pre-order period from 8 to 11 October 2019 :

You can grab these pre-order deals here – Lazada | Shopee

 

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 8, offering 48 MP photography at ridiculous price points!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, including its key features, price and availability!

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Revealed!

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Lazada | Shopee) builds upon the Redmi Note 7 that was launched just 6.5 months ago, offering a faster and more efficient Snapdragon 665 mobile platform and expanded photographic capabilities.

Join Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore, for his presentation on what’s new!

Same Key Features

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Lazada | Shopee) retains many of the Redmi Note 7‘s key features :

  • a large 6.3-inch Dot Drop display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and 84% NTSC gamut
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection in both front and rear aspects
  • 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4x memory and 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB storage options
  • 13 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 48 MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 camera
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery

Faster + More Efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Lazada | Shopee) replaces the old 14 nm Snapdragon 660 AIE platform, with a new 11 nm Snapdragon 665 AIE platform.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 actually has a slightly slower CPU, but makes up for it with a much faster Adreno 610 GPU.

More importantly, it is built on the smaller 11 nm process technology, which reduces its power consumption and thermal output.

Expanded Photographic Capabilities

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 first introduced a 48 MP main camera built around the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor, paired with a 5 MP depth sensor.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Lazada | Shopee) uses the same 48 MP Samsung GM1 camera, but pairs it with a 2 MP depth sensor instead while offering expanded photographic capabilities through two additional cameras :

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  • a new 8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • a new 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens

The Redmi Note 8 Has Faster Charging… Well, Not Quite

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Lazada | Shopee) supports 18 watt fast charging. However, it only ships with a 10 watt fast charger.

If you wish to make full use of its faster charging capability, you will need to purchase a separate 18 watt fast charger.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 vs Redmi Note 7 Comparison

Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Display 6.3-inch Dot Drop display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
– 84% NTSC, 1500:1 contrast ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP Rating NA
Operating System Android 9 Pie
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPU 4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610 Qualcomm Adreno 512
RAM 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB storage
microSD hybrid slot (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 48 MP Samsung GM1 camera with f/1.79 aperture
8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
48 MP Samsung GM1 camera with f/1.8 aperture
5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Dual SIM Capability Dual SIM, dual active capable
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat 13 UL, Cat 13 DL
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Rear-Mounted
Other Sensors Proximity, Ambient Light, Acceleratometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
NFC No
Battery 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Charger 18 W fast charging (maximum)
10 W fast charger in box
10 W fast charging (maximum)
10 W fast charger in box
Dimensions 75.3 mm wide
158.3 mm tall
8.35 mm thick
75.21 mm wide
159.21 mm tall
8.1 mm thick
Weight 190 g 186 g

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Price + Availability

Like they did with the Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi will offer three Redmi Note 8 models :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 599 / ~US$ 143 / ~£117 / ~A$212
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 / ~US$ 191 / ~£156 / ~A$282
  • 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 899 / ~US$ 214 / ~£176 / ~A$318

They will make the 4 GB + 64 GB model available for sale starting 12 October 2019, while the other two models will start selling on 18 October 2019.

There are three colour options – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Moonlight White.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pre-Order Deal

If you pre-order the 4 GB + 64 GB model from 8 to 11 October 2019, you will receive a FREE pair of Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic worth RM 99 / ~US$24 / ~£19 / ~A$35.

You can grab this pre-order offer here – Lazada | Shopee

 

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Sony IMX586 vs Sony IMX582 Comparison – Which Is Better?

With the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 and the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro / Redmi K20 Pro, you may be wondering – what’s the difference between the Sony IMX586 and Sony IMX582 image sensors?

At first glance, they are both 48 MP image sensors with pretty much the same specifications. But there is one key difference. Find out what it is, and if it matters to you!

 

The Sony IMX586 Image Sensor

Sony makes many of the industry’s best image sensors, and their IMX585 is no exception.

First announced on 23 July 2018, the Sony IMX586 was the world’s first image sensor to feature an ultra-small 0.8 μm pixel size.

It is a stacked CMOS image sensor, that uses a Quad Bayer colour filter array – where adjacent 2×2 pixels are in the same colour.

In low-light conditions, signals from four adjacent pixels to be combined into a Super Pixel with the effective pixel size of 1.6 μm pixels. This allows for significantly brighter low-light photos, albeit at 12 MP.

At half an inch, or 8 mm, it is considered a relatively large sensor. Shipping in September 2018, it has so far been used in the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, ASUS 6Z, OnePlus 7 Pro and now, the Mi 9T Pro / K20 Pro.

 

The Sony IMX582 Image Sensor

The Sony IMX582, on the other hand, is a complete mystery.

Until its introduction in the Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20, no one has ever heard of it, much less seen it used in any smartphone.

At first glance, it is identical to the Sony IMX586 – a stacked CMOS image sensor with 48 million 0.8 μm pixels that can be combined into 12 million 1.6 μm pixels.

However, we can confirm that the Sony IMX582 is different from the IMX586 in at least one aspect – its 4K video recording capability.

 

Sony IMX586 vs Sony IMX582

The Sony IMX586 is capable of recording 4K videos at up to 90 fps, but the Sony IMX582 is limited to 4K videos at just 30 fps.

For your convenience, we summarise their specifications in this table :

Specifications Sony IMX586 Sony IMX582
Sensor Size 1/2-inch (8 mm) 1/2-inch (8 mm)
Resolution (Native) 48 MP : 8000 x 6000 pixels 48 MP : 8000 x 6000 pixels
Resolution (Super Pixel Mode) 12 MP : 4000 x 3000 pixels 12 MP : 4000 x 3000 pixels
Pixel Size (Native) 0.8 μm 0.8 μm
Pixel Size (Super Pixel Mode) 1.6 μm 1.6 μm
Video Recording 4K @ 90 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 480 fps
4K @ 30 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 480 fps

Now, many other websites are saying that the IMX586 can record 4K videos only up to 60 fps, but they are wrong.

They most likely got confused by Xiaomi’s statement that the IMX586 was limited to 4K @ 60 fps in Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro / K20 Pro smartphones.

The fact is Sony rated the IMX586 for 4K @ 90 fps, but Xiaomi limits 4K video recording to 60 fps in their smartphones.

 

So Which Is Better – IMX586 or IMX582?

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The Sony IMX586 is the superior sensor, by virtue of being able to record 4K video at higher frame rates.

But that feature is moot for many users, because most users do not record 4K videos at 60 fps, never mind 90 fps…

Unless you want to record high speed 4K video, both sensors are practically the same.

In fact, we believe that the IMX582 is really nothing more than the IMX586 with a throttled 4K recording capability.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Preview + Colour Options!

Xiaomi launched the Mi 9T (Redmi K20) in June, and now they finally launched the Mi 9T Pro, also known as the Redmi K20 Pro!

Here is our hands-on preview of the new Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, as well as our comparison of all three colour options!

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Preview

We had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) before its launch. Here is our preview of all three colour options!

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is, in many respects, very similar to the Mi 9T (Redmi K20). In fact, there are only three key aspects in which they differ…

Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Platform

The Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) is powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 platform, while the Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship platform.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has a triple-cluster CPU architecture, that consists of :

  • a prime Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
  • three performance Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
  • four low-power Qualcomm Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)

It also has an Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU, with a clock speed of 585 MHz.

Xiaomi took great pains to point out to us that it has great gaming performance, even though it is not the Snapdragon 855 Plus that will power some “gaming smartphones” like the ROG Phone 2, and the upcoming Black Shark 2 Pro.

To ensure sustained performance, the Snapdragon 855 is kept cool by an 8-layer graphite stack, and a bi-directional cooling system.

Xiaomi only let us test the Mi 9T Pro for two rounds of PUBG Mobile. It had no problem (of course) running PUBG Mobile with all the graphics features turned on, but it will get pretty toasty.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) – Everything You Need To Know!

A Better Front Camera

Both models have a 20 MP front camera. But they differ in two aspects :

  • the Mi 9T Pro has a larger sensor, with much larger 1.6 μm pixels (versus 0.9 μm pixels)
  • the Mi 9T‘s front camera has a slightly larger f/2.0 aperture (versus f/2.2)

What this means is the Mi 9T Pro’s front camera will give you better picture quality with less noise. And even though it has a slightly smaller aperture, it will still deliver better low-light performance because it has 78% larger pixels.

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Better Video Recording Capability

The Mi 9T (Redmi K20) uses the Sony IMX582 sensor, while the Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) uses the Sony IMX586 sensor.

However, they are both virtually the same – with the same sensor size, pixel size and 48 MP resolution.

The only difference – the IMX582 can only record 4K videos at up to 30 fps, while the IMX586 can record 4K videos at up to 60 fps.

Recommended : Sony IMX586 vs Sony IMX582 Comparison – Which Is Better?

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Specifications

We now compare the specifications of both models.

SpecificationsXiaomi Mi 9T ProXiaomi Mi 9T
Display6.39-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
6.39-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
- 103.8% NTSC colour gamut
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Processor1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
2 x Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 640 (585 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 618 (610 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR4x-3733 memory6 GB LPDDR4x-3733 memory
Storage64 GB / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
No microSD card slot
64 GB / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
No microSD card slot
Front Camera20 MP sensor with 1.6 μm pixels, and f/2.2 aperture20 MP sensor with 0.9 μm pixels, and f/2.0 aperture
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX586 camera with f/1.75 aperture
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture
Triple Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX582 camera with f/1.75 aperture
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
SIM Support2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFCYesYes
IR EmitterYesYes
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display SensorIn-Display Sensor
Other SensorsDistance sensor, In-screen ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compassDistance sensor, In-screen ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compass
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports 27 W fast charging
4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports 18 W fast charging
Dimensions74.3 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
74.3 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight191 grams191 grams
Colour OptionsCarbon Black / Glacier Blue / Flame RedCarbon Black / Glacier Blue / Flame Red

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Price + Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro / Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants, at these recommended retail prices starting 30 August 2019 :

  • 6 GB + 64 GB : RM 1,599 / ~$379 / ~£313 / ~A564
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 1,799 / ~$429 / ~£349 / ~A635

They will also be available all three colours – Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, Flame Red for both variants.

Xiaomi is also introducing the Pearl White colour, but it is only available in the 6 GB + 64 GB version, at Authorised Mi Stores only.

It will only be available starting 30 August 2019, but you can pre-order it now – 6GB + 64GB | 6GB + 128GB.

 

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The Mi Smart Band 4 – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Smart Band 4 – their latest smart band / smart watch! Here is everything you need to know about this new wearable device!

 

Mi Smart Band 4

Let’s start with the official product briefing by Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore.

Full Colour AMOLED Display!

It now features a full-colour AMOLED display, so you can now view your fitness stats, messages and notifications in 24-bit colour!

Long Battery Life!

You need not worry about how much power the full-colour AMOLED display consumes. It comes with a 135 mAh LiPo battery that is rated to last up to 20 days on a single charge!

More Tracking Features

In addition to tracking features from the previous generations, it now features a new swim tracking mode that monitors :

  • swim length
  • swim time
  • swim strokes
  • SWOLF (a measure of swimming efficiency)

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Specifications

SpecificationsMi Smart Band 4
Display0.95-inch AMOLED
- 24-bit colour depth
- 400 nits maximum brightness
Display Resolution120 x 240 pixels
Display Protection2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
Water Resistance5 ATM
RAM512 KB
Storage16 MB
Battery135 mAh LiPo Battery
Standby Time : Up to 20 days
Charging Time : ≤ 2 hours
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 LE
Sensors3-axis accelerometer
3-axis gyroscope
PPG heart rate sensor
Capacitive proximity sensor
Vibration MotorRotor
Body MaterialPolycarbonate
ButtonSingle touch button
- wake up / go back
Wristband18 mm removable wrist band (compatible with Mi Band 3)
- made from thermoplastic polyurethane
Weight22.1 grams

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Price + Availability

Mi Smart Band 4 will be available at Lazada and Shopee, as well as Mi Stores, with immediate effect, at these prices (accurate as of 31 July 2019) :

 

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The Xiaomi Mi A3 – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi A3 – their new best-in-class Android One smartphone. It promises to offer a big upgrade over last year’s Mi A2 smartphone.

Let’s take a look at what Xiaomi upgraded in the new Mi A3, and see how much has changed from the Mi A2!

 

The Xiaomi Mi A3 Smartphone

Let’s start with the official Xiaomi Mi A3 tech briefing by Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE Platform

The Xiaomi Mi A3 (MY | US | UK | AU) uses a newer, upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile platform. Despite its name, it actually has slightly slower CPU performance than the Mi A2‘s Snapdragon 660.

However, it boasts a faster Adreno 610 GPU, and is fabricated on the 11 nm process, which means it is smaller, runs cooler and is more power-efficient.

The Mi A3 also comes with UFS 2.1 flash storage, which is much faster than the eMMC 5.1 flash storage used in the Mi A2.

HD+ AMOLED Display

Xiaomi swapped out the Mi A2‘s Full HD+ IPS display, for a HD+ AMOLED display in the Mi A3.

It has a lower resolution, but offers a much better colour gamut of 102.7% NTSC, with a higher contrast ratio of 60,000:1.

Front Camera : 32 MP With Super Pixel

Xiaomi swapped out the Mi A2‘s 20 MP front camera with f/1.75 aperture and LED flash for a 32 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

To ensure great low-light performance, this 32 MP front camera supports Super Pixel technology, which combines four pixels, creating a large 1.6 μm pseudo-pixel.

Triple Rear Cameras : Dual Cameras + Depth Sensor

The Mi A2 paired a 12 MP Sony IMX486 camera with a 20 MP Sony IMX376 low-light camera. Xiaomi took a different direction with the Mi A3.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 (MY | US | UK | AU) boasts a 48 MP main camera with a large ½” sensor size and bright f/1.79 aperture. It supports Super Pixel technology, so that takes care of low-light performance.

The main camera is paired with a 2 MP depth sensor, which does not take any photos. Its sole function is to obtain depth data so the Mi A3 can create accurate software bokeh effects.

The second camera is now an 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera, with f/2.2 aperture. This offers more creative photography options than the Mi A2.

The Audio Port + microSD Slot Returns!

Xiaomi also listen to pleas from their fans and reintroduced the 3.5 mm audio port, and the microSD slot. So you can now use your wired earphones, and add more storage!

34% More Battery Capacity!

The Mi A2 was criticised for its relatively small 3,000 mAh battery, which did not last long with the power-hungry Snapdragon 660 processor.

Xiaomi fixed that with a much larger 4,030 mAh battery in the Mi A3 (MY | US | UK | AU). Coupled with the more power-efficient Snapdragon 665 processor, it should deliver a much longer battery life.

 

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs. Xiaomi Mi A2

Here are the specifications of both smartphones compared!

SpecificationsXiaomi Mi A3Xiaomi Mi A2
Display6.088-inch IPS display
- 720 x 1560 pixels
5.99-inch IPS display
- 1080 x 2160 pixels (403 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 665Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor4 x Kryo 260 Gold (2.0 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Silver (1.8 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Gold (2.2 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Silver (1.84 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM
Storage64 / 128 GB internal storage
microSD card slot
64 GB internal storage
No microSD card slot
Front Camera32 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
- 1080p @ 30 fps video
20 MP IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture
- single LED flash
- 1080p @ 30 fps video
Rear CameraTriple Lens Camera
- 48 MP Sony camera (f/1.79)
- 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2)
- 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- Dual-tone LED flash
- 2160p @ 30 fps video
Dual Lens Camera
- 12 MP Sony IMX486 camera (f/1.75)
- 20 MP Sony IMX376 low-light camera (f/1.75)
- PDAF capability
- Dual-tone LED flash
- 2160p @ 30 fps video
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB-C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
RadioNoNo
GPSWith A-GPS, GLONASS, BeidouWith A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Infra-red EmitterYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-DisplayYes, Rear Mounted
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Ambient LightAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Battery4,030 mAh lithium-ion3,000 mAh lithium-ion
Dimensions71.85 mm wide
153.48 mm tall
8.475 mm thick
75.4 mm wide
158.7 mm tall
7.3 mm thick
Weight173.8 g166 g
Available ColoursMore than White, Not just Blue, Kind of GreyBlack, Gold, Blue, Red, Rose Gold

 

Xiaomi Mi A3 Colour Comparison

The Xiaomi Mi A3 (MY | US | UK | AU) comes in three colour options – More than White, Not just Blue and Kind of Grey.

SERIOUSLY. They are adopting the cutesy Google Pixel colour naming system.

Check out this colour comparison, and let us know which colour YOU prefer! 🙂

 

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price + Availability

Xiaomi is making it available in two models, at these price points starting 3 August 2019.

 

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