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All posts tagged "Xiaomi"

  • Next Xiaomi phone set for SA? Redmi 4A listed by retailer

    The latest Xiaomi smartphone to hit South Africa might just be the Redmi 4A, it would appear. According to a listing on Incredible Connection's website, the metal-clad handset will be sold for R1999 -- putting it just R1300 below the Redmi 3's price tag. The Redmi 4A looks like a solid follow-up to the R1800 Redmi 2 rather than a successor to the Redmi 3 -- at least judging by the price and specifications. The handset packs a very budget-minded quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p display, 16GB expandable storage (via hybrid SIM slot) and a decent 3120mAh battery. The Xiaomi Redmi...

  • Xiaomi-backed Yi Cam 4K+ offers 4K/60fps video [Update]

    Update: Yi Technology's Facebook page said that a South African release is in the pipeline, as the Yi Cam 4K+ is set to be a global release. But it might still take a while for the device to make its way here, a local representative told Gearburn in an emailed statement. "At the moment, the YI 4K+ is not available on the market yet and we are just planning to develop our sales in the South African market, so stay tuned!" Original: Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology has gained a cult following thanks to its Yi Cam range, being solid alternatives to GoPro....

  • CES 2017: Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is thinner than iPhone 7

    We've seen several TVs shown off at CES 2017 this week, but Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 might just be the most visually impressive set yet. The Mi TV 4 is 37% thinner than the iPhone 7, the Chinese colossus claimed, being 4.98mm thin with a "frameless" display to boot. To be fair, it's not of uniform thickness, with the bottom third of the TV being almost 40mm thick. In a rather interesting move, the motherboard, ports and sound system are in a separate "TV bar" that's attached to the actual display by a single cable. If it sounds familiar, it's because...

  • Xiaomi’s latest product? The Mi Electric Scooter

    Xiaomi is well-known for having a pretty eclectic catalogue of products, spanning everything from smartphones and tablets to rice cookers and Segway scooters. Now, the company has revealed the Mi Electric Scooter. The new scooter looks like a traditional push scooter, but packs a 280Wh lithium-ion battery and a top speed of 25 kilometres per hour, according to the official Xiaomi forum. As for range, you can expect a typical distance of about 30 kilometres before the gadget conks out. In a rather cool move, the Mi Electric Scooter also has KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), allowing you to recover energy from...

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 for R999 is definitely worth a buy

    Xiaomi's Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Pro are two of the best value-for-money smartphones in South Africa right now. At R1499 and R1899 respectively, you're getting good specs for the cash. Now, Xiaomi has revealed its Cyber Monday deals, with the standard Redmi 2 seeing a price drop to R999, the Mi 5 seeing a modest price drop to R6999 (from R7999) and the Mi 4 getting a price drop from R3799 to R2999 (as well as a Mi Band in the package). The Redmi 2 price marks the first time you can pick up a Xiaomi phone in the country...

  • 5 seriously odd things Xiaomi also sells

    From smartphones and tablets to fitness bands and streaming boxes, Xiaomi sells a wide variety of tech products. Did you know the company sells rice cookers and drones too? Well, here are a few more offbeat products the Chinese firm has in its stable. Mi Qicycle Electric bicycles (or e-bikes) are massive in China, as scores of people zip around city streets instead of walking or taking the bus. So it makes sense then for Xiaomi to release a product of its own in this regard, in the form of the Mi Qicycle range. And by far its most distinctive feature is...

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 official: so what’s new?

    Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps off the Redmi 4 smartphone, coming in standard, Pro and Redmi 4A flavours. The standard Redmi 4 comes with a budget-minded Snapdragon 430 processor (1.2Ghz octacore A53), 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13MP main camera and a 5-inch 720p display. In other words, it's nigh-on identical to the Redmi 3 (review), which packs a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 616 chip. Want better features? Then the Pro model might be for you, featuring a more capable Snapdragon 625 processor (2Ghz octacore A53), 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 16MP main camera and a 5-inch 1080p display. The...

  • Which Android flagship smartphone is for you? [QUIZ]

    There have been quite a few noteworthy high-end Android smartphones this year, ranging from multimedia beasts to some innovative designs. But which handset should be your next purchase? We put together a quick-fire quiz to guide your decision-making process.

  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2 revealed: a beast on a budget?

    We're due for an update to Xiaomi's Mi Note range, having seen the first Mi Note launch in 2014 and the Mi Note Pro in 2015. So we're glad to see the Mi Note 2 finally being revealed. The new handset adopts a dual-curved edge OLED screen for a rather pleasant, Samsung-inspired look. Unfortunately, the screen sees a drop in resolution compared to previous Mi Note devices, coming in at 1920x1080. The Mi Note 2 does pack a ton of tech otherwise, in the form of a Snapdragon 821 processor, the choice between 4GB and 6GB RAM and a rather large 4070mAh...

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix: this beautiful concept is happening

    Xiaomi revealed the rather snazzy Mi Note 2 in China earlier today, but it also had another device up its sleeve in the form of the ridiculous Mi Mix phablet. The Mi Mix is a concept handset made out of ceramic materials, but the Chinese firm has decided to steam ahead and push it into production. "It's real! We've brought our concept phone into production. Introducing the Mi MIX, our largest screen flagship ever. Beautifully crafted with ceramic with industry leading technology," the company wrote on its Facebook page. The Xiaomi Mi Mix might be one of the best looking smartphones of...