Last year, Huawei was blacklisted by entities of the Department of Commerce of the U.S, measure that brought as a main consequence that the new phones of the Asian manufacturer lost access to Google services and applications. This situation, without a doubt, has represented a great opportunity for Chinese companies to increase their market share.
Xiaomi has managed to position itself in a few years as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer worldwide and during 2019 it sold around 124.5 million phones worldwide, according to the report by the firm CounterPoint Research. Now, the company is focusing its efforts not only on conquering the cheapest segment, but also the premium range.
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Xiaomi recently celebrated the global launch of its flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. The series had previously been presented in China, but the international version includes a new detail. The phrase “With easy access to the Google apps you use most” is shown on the phone box, which in Spanish means “with easy access to the applications of Google that you use the most ”.
This move suggests a direct marketing strategy to take advantage of the absence of apps on the latest phones in Huawei. Both the P40 series, which was announced at the end of March, and the Xiaomi Mi 10, have a base price of 799 euros, thus becoming strong rivals in the international market.
However, according to a report from Xiaomi4mi, this fact has not been well received by Chinese compatriots, so Xiaomi it has been forced to send a statement where it clarifies that the message that has been placed in the box of the global version of the Mi 10 responds to “trade agreements” with Google, similar to showing on the home screen of the phones Powered by Android.
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Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Features
The new ones Xiaomi Mi 10 Y My 10 Pro They have a body made of glass with Gorilla Glass 5 protection and are reinforced with an aluminum frame. Both models integrate a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, with an integrated fingerprint reader.
The My 10 they run as Android 10 operating system under the customization layer MIUI 11 and they’re powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB RAM, and an internal storage configuration of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. In addition, it will have support for dual 5G (5G SA and 5G NSA).
He Xiaomi Mi 10 It has a 4,780 mAh battery with 30W cable fast charge, while the My 10 Pro It is 4,500 mAh with 50W fast charge, which allows it to charge 100% in just 45 minutes. In addition, both devices also feature 30W wireless fast charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
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Xiaomi patents “totally invisible” front camera technology
Xiaomi filed on May 30 a new patent entitled “Display structure and electronic equipment”, which was published on December 5 and reveals how hidden camera technology has evolved under the company’s screen.
The document describes the improvement in the light transmission capacity of the panel, where the screen would facilitate the independent management of the multiple pixels that are above the frontal camera.
In other words, when the camera, the pixels would give way to light so that the sensor can take pictures smoothly, and would lock to show a full screen when the camera is not in use. This technology could debut in the next Xiaomi Mi MIX 4.
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Xiaomi presents the first fingerprint sensor under an LCD screen
The fingerprint sensors They have become an increasingly common biometric security tool in smartphones and have evolved in recent years, from the capacitive readers mounted on the body of the device to being integrated under the screen.
The LCD screens They have a rear layer that is responsible for emitting light to the entire system. This piece prevents light from bouncing off the fingerprint and back into the panel so the scanner underneath can analyze it. Instead, the OLED screens they do not need a feedback module, so the sensors can easily transmit optical or ultrasonic signals to verify the fingerprint.
However, Redmi’s R&D team, Xiaomi’s sub-brand, has been able to overcome these technical limitations. Lu Weibing, general manager of the company, announced that they have successfully implemented a fingerprint sensor under an LCD screen and shared a short video demonstrating how this technology works in a prototype of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
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Xiaomi reveals that it plans to launch more than ten 5G smartphones in 2020
During the sixth edition of the World Internet Conference, held in the Chinese city of Wuzhen on October 20 and 21, Xiaomi revealed that it plans to launch more than ten 5G smartphones next year.
According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the demand for the Mi 9 Pro 5G exceeded the company’s expectations and caused problems with the supply chain. This has motivated the manufacturer to bring more 5G models for the entry, mid and high range.