Having fallen from the grace of consumers, the tablet business isn’t where it once was. And yet Xiaomi has decided to give the niche market one more go, dusting off and updating its tablet lineup with the announcement of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 in China.
Liking your Huawei smartphone so far, but wish it came with stock Android instead of the company’s own software interface? OpenKirin might have the tweak you’re looking for.
Good news, Mi fans in the Philippines: The 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available domestically from June 26. According to the Mi Store Philippines Facebook page, the base unit is hitting the two official Xiaomi retail stores in the country, which are located at SM Megamall and TriNoma.
Remember the Samsung SM-J260G that showed up on benchmarking site Geekbench end-April? It’s allegedly Samsung’s first smartphone running Android Oreo (Go edition). Now, there’s a report claiming that the budget device is being tested in markets other than India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Fresh on the heels of the Vivo X21 announcement, Vivo has quietly dropped the price of the base version of the Y71 at local retail. In case you missed our post back in April — when the company’s cheapest 18:9 phone launched in the Philippines — the Vivo Y71 debuted at P7,990 (approximately $150) for the 2GB RAM model, while the 3GB RAM unit came in at P8,990 ($169).
ASUS has launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in the Philippines, and pre-orders have started and will continue until June 24. Unfortunately for those eyeing more memory, only the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model of the phone was announced locally. (Although the base version is already plenty fast enough, as we’ll discuss further in our review.)
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro finally releases in China on June 25, alongside the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet. The smartphone will occupy the top position in Xiaomi’s entry-level handset line and is said to debut bearing multiple paint jobs, namely Black, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue.
Chinese phone maker Vivo has beaten Apple and Samsung in their quest to hide the fingerprint reader under the screen. The Vivo X21 has been formally unveiled at local retail in the Philippines, and it’s the first device in the country to have an in-display sensor for biometric authentication.
Vivo has upped its innovation game lately. It opened the year with a bang by showcasing a technology that puts the fingerprint sensor under the screen. That was at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Now, for the first time, a Vivo smartphone with that feature has been made official in the Philippines, three months after it was launched in China. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Vivo X21.