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  • Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM. Still no Nougat.

    Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM. Still no Nougat.

    Xiaomi just announced that the latest MIUI 8.2 update is now rolling out to most of the Xiaomi phones made over the last 2 years. These devices would progressively receive the update over-the-air (OTA) through the Updater app. Users can also run a manual update by downloading the update from here too.

    The first round of devices that’ll receive the MIUI 8.2 update are: Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi Note, Mi Max, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note 4G.

  • MIUI 8 Stable version has started rolling out worldwide

    MIUI 8 Stable version has started rolling out worldwide

    Xiaomi's MIUI 8 beta has been going well so far, the Stable version is ready and has started rolling out in Over-the-Air (OTA) update worldwide. Xiaomi smartphones that are running on MIUI 5, 6 and 7 will definitely get the update. Below is the official list of phones that will get the update first:

  • MIUI 8 Stable version has started rolling out worldwide

    MIUI 8 Stable version has started rolling out worldwide

    Xiaomi's MIUI 8 beta has been going well so far, the Stable version is ready and has started rolling out in Over-the-Air (OTA) update worldwide. Xiaomi smartphones that are running on MIUI 5, 6 and 7 will definitely get the update. Below is the official list of phones that will get the update first:

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 Malaysia version unboxing video

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 Malaysia version unboxing video

    The Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone is coming soon to Malaysia with a release date of just tomorrow (17 March 2015) at 12 noon for RM449. The value smartphone features a 64-bit processor, dual SIM dual standby 4G LTE connectivity and other above average tech specs. Thanks to Xiaomi Malaysia we managed to get some hands-on time with the Malaysian version of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and have since updated our Xiaomi Redmi 2 review. You can also check our comparison tool between the Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs the Xiaomi Redmi 2. While waiting for tomorrow, you can check out what else comes with the Malaysian version of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 in the unboxing video in this article.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially announced for Malaysia at RM449, coming on 17 March 2015

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially announced for Malaysia at RM449, coming on 17 March 2015

    Xiaomi Malaysia has officially announced the Xiaomi Redmi 2 for RM449. It will be available in Malaysia from 17 March 2015 at 12 noon via the usual Mi Malaysia site. Donovan Sung, Director of Product Management, Xiaomi Global was on hand to show off the highlights of the Redmi 2 smartphone. Notable stand out features include dual standby 4G LTE, the new 64-bit Snapdragon 401 processor, MIUI 6 and a more compact, slimmer and thinner design compared to the Redmi 1S. Check out the full tech specs for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 below:

    • 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 401 processor 
    • Adreno 306 graphics processor
    • 1GB RAM8GB storage
    • 4.7-inch display (IPS, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, AGC Dragontrail Glass, fully laminated)
    • 8MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR) + 2MP front camera
    • supports Dual SIM (4G LTE dual standby, microSIM), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS
    • features FM Radio, fast battery charging (Quick Charge 1.0), active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
    • 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm | 133g
    • 2200 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4.4 KitKat + MIUI 6.0
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review - Slimmer and sleeker 64-bit value smartphone UPDATED!

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 review - Slimmer and sleeker 64-bit value smartphone UPDATED!

    When the Xiaomi Redmi 1S first arrived in Malaysia it really stirred up the market by delivering a 4.7-inch display smartphone with good features at very good value. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the continuation of that but now brings features like a 64-bit processor and dual SIM 4G LTE for around the same price. Does the Redmi 2 manage to improve on things from it's Redmi 1S predecessor? Check out our full review of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 below to find out. Updated: Includes Xiaomi Malaysia Redmi 2 smartphone. 

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 hands-on video

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 hands-on video

    Taking over from the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone with a new 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor that supports 4G LTE connectivity. Currently available on offer from third-party sellers like SatuGadgetDotCom and DirectD for as low as RM448 the Redmi 2 has yet to officially arrive here in Malaysia. If you're interested in seeing the differences, feel free to check out our Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 tech specs and features comparison tool or check out the video for yourself in this article.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 unboxing video

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 unboxing video

    While it hasn't been released officially here in Malaysia yet, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is available for purchase from third-party sellers. As such, we were able to get our hands on a new set, so do check out our unboxing video for the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The Redmi 2 brings new features to the table over the earlier Redmi 1S which include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. Check out the video for yourself in this article.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially announced with dual 4G LTE and 64-bit processor

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially announced with dual 4G LTE and 64-bit processor

    In line with the change to 64-bit Android Lollipop, Xiaomi have officially announced the Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone with a 64-bit processor. While the overall design remains the same as the Redmi 1s with a 4.7-inch display at 720p HD resolution, the Redmi 2 comes in a few newer pastel colours. Other notable tech specs and features include a 64-bit 1.2GHZ quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, a 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p HD resolution and support for dual-SIM 4G LTE. Unfortunately, apart from these, other tech specs remain the same with an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet but it is expected to go on sale in China on 9 January 2015 for 700CNY (RM398).

  • Lenovo's 'Fancy Maker' brand to compete with Xiaomi via a similar online business model

    Lenovo's 'Fancy Maker' brand to compete with Xiaomi via a similar online business model

    Xiaomi, once a small Chinese manufacturer has now emerged as the world's fourth largest smartphone maker. The company has managed this feat just by operating online, through exclusive tie-ups with a number of online retailers worldwide. Looks like Lenovo is taking some pointers from Xiaomi as the company Senior Vice President, Chen Xudong announced last Thursday that it would soon launch a new brand called the 'Fancy Maker' which will operate via online channels only. The name sounds unlike any other smartphone brand that we have heard recently. It could offer features like the Motorola's Moto Maker which allows users to customize a number of aspects of a smartphone like the final finish, color accents and so forth. Lenovo has been trying to compete with Xiaomi through budget models like the Lenovo K3. But so far, its smartphones have failed to create a buzz like Xiaomi's Redmi 1S and Mi-3 models. This new Fancy Maker brand could be Lenovo's new strategy to compete with Xiaomi. The company will reportedly debut the brand on 1 April 2015. Apart from the name 'Fancy Maker', Lenovo has not officially revealed any other details like Malaysia release dates or pricing about its upcoming smartphone brand but it could come to Malaysia eventually.