На презентации 31 мая китайская Xiaomi представила три новых телефона из линейки Mi 8, фитнес-браслет Mi Band 3 и телевизор Mi TV 4 с диагональю экрана 75 дюймов. Кроме того, компания показала шлем виртуальной реальности Mi VR Standalone, созданный в партнёрстве с Oculus, который не требует подключения к телефону или компьютеру для работы. 



Смартфон Mi 8 оснащён экраном Samsung AMOLED с диагональю 6,21 дюймов, разрешением FHD+ и соотношением сторон 18,7:9. Устройство работает на основе процессора Snapdragon 845 с графическим чипом Adreno 630

 



На задней панели Mi 8 установлена двойная камера на 12 МП. Компания DxOMark, которая оценивает фотоаппараты и камеры смартфонов, присвоила устройству рейтинг 99 баллов — это лучше, чем у Google Pixel 2 и iPhone X, но хуже HTC U12+ и двух моделей Huawei P20. В Xiaomi утверждают, что функция Studio Lighting позволяет делать на телефон снимки уровня профессиональной фотостудии.

 
 
Mi 8 Explorer Edition отличается от обычного Mi 8 наличием стеклянной задней панели, сканера отпечатков пальцев в дисплее и функцией 3D face unlock, которая позволяет разблокировать смартфон с помощью сканирования лица. Также пользователи Explorer Edition смогут создавать собственные эмодзи с помощью выражения лица. 


Также Xiaomi выпустит «компактный» Mi 8 SE с экраном 5,88 дюймов и процессором Snapdragon 710, который используется в смартфонах впервые. 
 


Mi 8 и Mi 8 SE выйдут в Китае 5 и 8 июня соответственно. Mi 8 будет стоить 2699 юаней (около 26 тысяч рублей), Mi 8 SE — 1799 юаней (17,5 тысяч рублей). Mi 8 Explorer Edition стоимостью 3699 юаней (около 36 тысяч рублей) появится в продаже позже. 


Фитнес-браслет Mi Band 3 получил защиту от воды по стандарту IP68, его можно использовать на глубине до 50 метров. В нём установлен AMOLED-дисплей диагональю 0,78 дюйма, акселерометр и датчик сердечного ритма. 
 


Xiaomi утверждает, что одного заряда хватит на 20 дней работы браслета. Mi Band 3 будет поставляться в двух вариантах — с NFC-чипом для платежей и без него по цене 199 юаней (около 2 тысяч рублей) и 169 юаней (1,7 тысячи рублей) соответственно.
 
 
Телевизор Mi TV 4 с 75-дюймовым 4K-экраном Xiaomi называет своим самым большим ТВ. Он поддерживает видео с функцией HDR и оснащён голосовым помощником Xiao Ai.
 
 
 
О шлеме Mi VR Standalone, созданном с помощью Oculus, говорится только то, что он не требует мобильного телефона или другого устройства для работы. Когда начнутся продажи устройства и по какой цене, не сообщается.
 
Суббота, 12 мая 2018 02:51

Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 50-inch Announced at 2399 Yuan

Xiaomi has begun making TVs since 2013. In these years, it has managed to become a top brand in the domestic market. Over 550.000 TVs shipped in March. This is a record for the company and this sales number took it to the second position in the Chinese TV market. Actually, there is no secret how an 8-year old company is beating all of its competitors one after another. Like the Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi TVs come with the best hardware and performance at relatively affordable price tags. Today the manufacturer announced a new product from this line dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 50-inch. It’s is priced at 2399 yuan ($379).

 

The Mi TV currently has four product lines including the original series, A, C, and S. Each of them comes with various diagonals such as 32, 40, 43, 50, 55, and 65 inches. The 32- and 55-inch variants of the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S have been announced previously. So the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 50-inch is the next model from the line. It comes with a few selling points that include:

 

  • It uses a metal fuselage made of an aviation-grade aluminum.
  • The TV supports 4K+HDR that provides a clear and shocking picture quality.
  • It is packed with a 2GB+8GB storage option that allows users to load more applications.
  • The biggest selling point is the artificial intelligence voice support. Thanks to the PatchWall you can search for anything you want and make fuzzy searches as well.

 

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 50-inch is packed with a quad-core A53 chip clocked at 1.5GHz. It is also paired with a Mali-450 GPU (750MHz). There are two 8W Dolby audio speakers and a Bluetooth audio remote controller

 

На ежегодной конференции для разработчиков f8 глава Facebook Марк Цукерберг объявил о начале продаж шлема виртуальной реальности Oculus Go.

 

Устройство поступило в продажу в 23 странах, включая США, Великобританию, Австралию, Финляндию, Норвегию, Данию и Швецию, по цене от $199. В России купить шлем нельзя. 

Oculus Go — это автономный шлем, разработанный компанией совместно с китайским производителем Xiaomi. Для его работы не нужны провода, специальные сенсоры, смартфон или компьютер.

 
Разрешение экрана шлема составляет 2560 × 1440 точек. Объём оперативной памяти — 3 ГБ, объём памяти — 32 ГБ. Компания также предлагает модель с 64 ГБ памяти — за $249. Вес устройства составляет 470 граммов, оно работает под управлением операционной системы Android 7.1.
Воскресенье, 22 апреля 2018 16:25

Mi 7 might be first phone with 3D sensing face unlock feature

Its been quite some time since Apple debuted the controversial depth-sensing Face ID. And unlike notches which are everywhere, the Android ecosystem doesn’t have a proper equivalent to Apple’s new unlock system. Sure, face unlock is a feature in many Android devices but it isn’t backed by a depth-sensing system. However, a new report says that a new hardware-backed facial recognition is being developed for Q3, 2018. And that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will come with that 3D sensing technology.

 

According to the report, the technology is still not ready for prime time as the 3D sensing module has issues working in tandem with current hardware and software. The best work in this regard is from Qualcomm, Himax Technologies, and Truly Opto-electronics. The module only works with the Snapdragon 845 chip which is another hint that the Mi 7 might be the first phone with such a feature. As Huawei and Samsung don’t use only Qualcomm chips in their flagships, the Mi 7 becomes a key contender for the first 3D sensing face unlock.

 

As a matter of fact, the report says that the Mi 7 was supposed to launch in Q2, 2018. But the same 3D sensing face unlock got it delayed to Q3. Moreover, unlike the iPhone X, the Mi 7 is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint reader, as hinted by company CEO. The handset is likely to feature a notch and wireless charging as other marquee features.

 

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is gearing up to release the Mi 6X in China on April 25. The handset will be a successor to the Mi 5X and feature dual cameras, and a Snapdragon 660 as vital components.

Воскресенье, 22 апреля 2018 15:24

Xiaomi M1803E6E Smartphone gets TENAA’s nodding

With the Xiaomi Mi 6X set for April 21 unveiling, a new Xiaomi phone appears to be in the works, as indicated by an approval granted by China’s TENAA. Bearing the model number M1803E6E, the device is speculated to either be the next Mi Max or the next generation Redmi. The Redmi is, however, more likely, bearing in mind that the Mi Max series typically come with a larger display and huge battery capacity.

 

As per the listing on TENAA, the device is tipped to come with a 5.99 inches display, with 720p resolutions and the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is expected to pack an unnamed chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.0GHz, coupled with 2/16GB, 3/32GB, and 4/64GB and storage options. The device when launched will be available in White, Silver, Gray, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Red, and Pink color options.

powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the Xiaomi phone bearing the model number M1803E6E comes fitted with a dual camera setup on the rear, and while the listing has it that the device will come with three cameras, it only confirmed the 12MP sensor and doesn’t specify the secondary one, with a 16MP sensor above the display for quality selfies.

 

Xiaomi официально представила новый смартфон MI MIX 2 S, ноутбук Mi Gaming Laptop и «умную» колонку Mi AI Speaker mini.

Глава Xiaomi Лэй Чжун представил MIX 2S, стоимость которого начинается от 3299 юаней (около $527 или 30 тысяч рублей). Безрамочный смартфон оснащен шестидюймовым экраном и процессором Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Кроме того, MIX 2S обладает двумя камерами, которые должны помочь устройству составить конкуренцию iPhone X. Разрешение двойной задней камеры составляет 12МП, новый датчик IMX636 от Sony и система искусственного интеллекта позволяют смартфону делать снимки при плохом освещении.

В отличие от предыдущей версии — Mi MIX 2 — смартфон получил поддержку беспроводной зарядки Qi и платформы для создания приложений с элементами дополненной реальности ARCore.

Mi Gaming Laptop толщиной 20,9 мм получил чип Intel Core i7 7700HQ и видеокарту NVIDIA GTX 1060. Диагональ дисплея составляет 15,6 дюймов, в устройство встроена аудиосистема Dolby Atmos Hi-Res.

 

Ноутбук обладает 16 ГБ оперативной памяти, 256 ГБ на SSD-накопителе и 1 ТБ HDD. Цена на него стартует от 5999 юаней (около $960 или 55 тысяч рублей).

«Умная» колонка Mi AI Speaker Mini оснащена голосовым помощником с технологией искусственного интеллекта от Xiaomi. Она стоит около $27 вместо $45 за «обычную» версию Mi AI Speaker.

Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in China today with some distinguished features. The handset which launched in India first comes with AI Dual cameras as the highlighted feature. Most of the specs of the handset are borrowed from its Indian counterpart but there are some key differences.

 

Design-wise, the Redmi Note 5 is every bit the same as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. More specifically, the handset supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

 

As for the specifications, the Redmi Note 5 features the same display as the Redmi 5 Plus. The processor in the driving seat is the Snapdragon 636 SoC assisted by an Adreno 509 GPU.

 

But here are the key differences. The Redmi Note 5 rear camera does have the same sensors as the Indian variant. However, the primary 12MP sensor has a f/1.9 aperture whereas the Indian variant has a f/2.2 aperture. The Chinese version also has Dual PD dual-core speed focus for fast autofocus. The rear camera is packed with EIS, HDR, Burst Mode and Panorama. There’s also support for 720p slow-mo videos.

 

Another big change is the front camera that is of 13MP. The Indian variant has a 20MP selfie shooter. Both the front and rear shooters support AI Portrait modes.

 

Moreover, Chinese netizens get to play with Android 8.1 Oreo all packed with Treble support. Of course, there’s MIUI as well on top of it. Another difference is dual SIM 4G VoLTE which is not in the Indian version.

 

The Redmi Note 5 has gestures out of the box, the company announced at launch. It has dual SIM support, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and hybrid microSD slot.

 

The Redmi Note 5 has three variants. Refer to the below image for price details. It is available in Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold colours. The handset goes on sale on March 20 at 10 AM on the official website.

 

3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage 1,099 Yuan (~$173)

4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage 1,399 Yuan (~221)

6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage 1,699 Yuan (~$268)

 

Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, recently attended the 2018 China Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics Expo (AWE) where its Yunmi sub-brand released the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) range hood – Yunmi AI hood, dubbed EyeBot. The Yunmi AI hood is equipped with the latest artificial intelligence system, built-in fume identification camera, and it uses AI image recognition technology to execute a dynamic fume tracking.

 

As long as the fire is turned on, the hood will automatically open and the wind moves with the smoke. The smoke is large, and the small breeze is small. You don’t need to worry about cameras being damaged by soot. EyeBot’s AI smart algorithm will automatically detect and intelligently remind you to clean regularly.

 

At the same time, Yunmi uses the spatial noise reduction technology on the hood for the first time, and the suction can also allow you to enjoy a quiet kitchen.

 

Воскресенье, 25 февраля 2018 21:37

Lineage OS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is finally here

After a long wait of almost three months, LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is finally out. Of course, this is great news as LineageOS is one of the highest used custom ROMs being the spiritual successor of CyanogenMod. The new version that was teased in December currently doesn’t support many devices but we’re likely to see additions soon. Currently, many devices are not eligible for the new version due to lack of support for a working HAL1 camera recorder. But we’re told that they’re working on it.

 

LineageOS 15.1 comes with some great new features apart from the already neat ones tucked in Android 8.1. Of course, this is not the complete list.For a full run-down of features watch this video below.

 

Users can now select light and dark UI and custom accent colours. A new Automagic feature changes themes automatically suited to your wallpapers
Trebuchet Launcher now supports icon packs and adaptive icons. Camera app has a built-in QR Code scanner.

 

Nightlies of the new build will begin from Monday (February 26). Here are the devices that are supported right now.

 

Google Nexus 6P – angler
Google Nexus 5X – bullhead
LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite – zl1
OnePlus 3 / 3T – oneplus3
OnePlus 5 – cheeseburger
OnePlus 5T – dumpling
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) – gts210vewifi
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) – gts28vewifi
Xiaomi Mi 5 – gemini
Xiaomi Mi 5S – capricorn
Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus – natrium

 

For more info, visit the LineageOS page.

Вторник, 20 февраля 2018 02:10

New Xiaomi Headphones Are Teased To Come Soon

Xiaomi designs not only smartphones but tons of other products including headphones as well. However, they don’t come in the box with its smartphones. So those who want to own a pair of headphones carrying this brand should look for it separately. The first over-the-ear headphones of the manufacturer were launched back in 2015. They came with a stylish look and great audio performance. Later it came in with various models and many other earbuds. Users are more familiar with them because of their lower price tags. But the real music lovers prefer over-the-ear models. Seems there is a gift for them. An early-morning tweet by company hints at upcoming Xiaomi headphones.

 

The current Xiaomi headphones come in minimalistic and elegant design. It uses a PU leather and protein headband making it very comfortable and soft-to-use. Thanks to them the headphones weigh 240 grams only. So they won’t cause a headache regardless how low you wear them. As for sound performance, the Xiaomi headphones sport a graphene vibration diaphragm. The latter is made of carbon atoms that feature lightweight, High hardness, superior conductivity, etc. Its selling points are the powerful bass and HiFi music support. Thanks to them the music sounds very clear, even on low and middle frequencies, which is unusual for headphones, because typically bass requires large speaker units.

 

Moreover, the Xiaomi headphones available on the market now come with a high-sensitive built-in noise reduction microphone. There are also special keys allows to switch between calls and listening to music easily. The enclosed aluminum alloy sound cavity guarantees good separation from ambient noise which helps immerse in music as well.

 

Unfortunately, we have no information about the upcoming Xiaomi headphones. But the tweet makes us think new and enhanced headphones will be announced in the nearest future.

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