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Xiaomi Mi 5X gets Red special edition in China

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (aka Mi 5X) got a fresh coat of paint - red paint. That's in addition to the launch colors of Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Xiaomi Mi 5X in Red: on sale November 1 for CNY 1,500 Sales - both online and offline - will start on November 1 and price remains the same, CNY 1,500. This is a special edition for China where red is a symbol of good luck. It's hard to tell how long supplies will last. The Xiaomi Mi 5X looks great in red If you're not in China, this might not be your lucky red, though. There's no sign of this model on the international Xiaomi's...

Live image allegedly shows the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact

Earlier today Sony announced a press event for September 2 during IFA. It is there where the next flagship Xperia smartphone is expected to be unveiled. This is probably going to be called Xperia Z5, and it could be the first in the line to come with a fingerprint scanner. The leaked image you can see below is purportedly depicting the Xperia Z5 to the right of an iPhone 5s, while the Z5 Compact is said to be to the left of Apple's handset. (more…)

BlackBerry releases KEY2 teaser with dual cameras ahead of NYC launch

The BlackBerry KEYOne's successor is not far from officially dropping and the company has released a teaser that shows off a couple of closeups of the BlackBerry KEY2. The teaser starts with the BlackBerry Logo and a new soft-grip pattern on the back of the phone. It appears that this grippy pattern will be adorned all over the back of the phone as we see the same pattern around a dual camera setup with a dual-LED flash next to them. Next, we can see the full arrangement of physical buttons on the right side of the phone. We are expecting the KEY2 to have a similar arrangement to the...

MediaTek has a new low-cost face unlocking that’s just as secure as Apple’s Face ID

Everyone knows that Apple's Face ID technology used in the iPhone X is one of the most secure solutions out there. It uses the so-called 3D Structured-Light technology, but only a few Android smartphones have that due to the cost of production. That's why only the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer and Oppo's Find X boast Structured-LIght 3D sensors for their facial recognition. So MediaTek wants to change all that. The facial recognition feature became pretty popular even on budget-friendly handsets. And despite not having all the sensors needed for a proper facial identification they still use...

Xiaomi Mi 9 to be built by exact same executive who made Xiaomi Mi 6

Gossips have it that Xiaomi is gearing up to unveield the Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship. Recent information have revealed that it could be the initial phone from the manufacturer to come with triple rear digital cameras. As claimed by to a Chinese publication, Xiaomi’s Device Director Tang Weng Thomas has revealed on Weibo that the manufacturer is working the exactly designer for the Mi 9 who had produced the Xiaomi Mi 6. The Xiaomi Mi 6 that was announced in 2017 had came at this kind of a time when high-end smartphones were spotting 16:9 aspect ratio displays. The glass-bodied designed was welcomed by Xiaomi fans and critics. The Chinese manufacturer did not launch the Xiaomi Mi 7 smartphone in 2018. Rather, it had launched the Xiaomi Mi 8 as the successor of Mi 6. The design of the Mi 8 was not got well by the audience due to the fact it arrived with a notched panel. Hence, it appears to be that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be a good phone since it will be made by Mi 6’s designer. In the previous week, Thomas had allegedly shared an picture of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 9 on Weibo. The picture was deleted couple of minutes whenever it was shared on the microblogging site. The smartphone that featured a glass back did not feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It even shown to feature a vertically arranged triple camera module. Xiaomi Mi 9 renders by Benjamin Geskin Xiaomi mi 9 to be built by exact same executive who made xiaomi mi 6 Even though some rumors have claimed that the Mi 9 may perhaps go formal this month, there is with no concrete evidence on the launch date of the Xiaomi Mi 9. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had claimed in the previous month that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be equipped with improved rapid charging tech. A curious Xiaomi phone with support for 27W quick charging was recently approved by 3C authority in China. It is guessed that it could possibly be the next Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone. Gossips surrounding the Mi 9 claim that it will be equipped with waterdrop-style notched display of 6.4 inches. The Sd 855 may perhaps power the smartphone with up to 6 GB of RAM. It may draw power from a 3,500mAh battery. For photography, it may perhaps function Sony IMX586 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 3D ToF triple image sensor module and a 24-meagpixel Sony IMX576 selfie image sensor. Source,via