Redmi Note 3 launched – mid-range specs with premium finish

A few months after launching Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi is already back on the horse and it launches the Redmi Note 3, a different mid-range smartphone with decent specs. The best thing about this devices is its price: $141, but it is only sold in China at the moment.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a pretty cool device, with a big-ish screen and upgradeable RAM. Below, you can check out the specs:


  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • octa-core MTX Helio X10 processor (same as Redmi 2)
  • 2/ 3 GB of RAM
  • 16/ 32 GB storage
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7 skin
  • fingerprint sensor on the back
  • fast battery charging function
  • 4000 mAh battery.


Redmi Note 3 will be available in gray, silver and gold options and its coat is made of metal. Overall, it looks very good, especially for its price. Let’s see what price tag it will have when it launches in the western world.


Source: GSM Arena

News Updates/Software

Xiaomi to release MIUI 7 OTA starting October 27th

Xiaomi devices may not be at the top of the mobile chain in the US or in Europe but they are among the most popular smartphones in Asia. All Xiaomi devices run on MIUI, a build of Android that is now getting an update. MIUI 7 will roll out on supported devices starting October 27th via an over the air update. This version of OS will bring about tons of changes and improvements while maintaining the KitKat or Lollipop base, depending on the device it goes on.


Xiaomi MIUI 7


MIUI 7 has been in beta tests for more than a month now, so we can tell you a bit about what you will be getting with this update if you own a Xiaomi device. The new OS version will extend your battery life by 10% and it will speed up performance by 30%. You will also get system UI themes and a theme builder spiced up with a bunch of downloadable themes. Among the improvements you can also count kids modes, call videos for contacts, and facial recognition, plus an enhanced gallery.





The MIUI 7 update will come via OTA on devices such as Mi4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note Pro. The flashable ROM download will also become available at MIUI’s official download page. Some of the devices will remain on a KitKat build even with this update, whereas some are moving to Lollipop. We are not sure why Xiaomi has chosen this yet, but we are eager to tap the hell out of our smartphones when we get the update ourselves!


Source: MIUI


Xiaomi Mi 4c to launch on September 22nd

Xiaomi is always up to something and this time it’s the Xiaomi Mi 4c, the newest iteration in the Mi 4 line. The newest smartphone is expected to launch on September 22nd if we are to believe a Weibo post. Speculations regarding the specs of this new Xiaomi device are running rampant but it appears that most are correct, since now we can share some of them straight from the manufacturer’s forums. The device is expected to launch in two variants, a 16GB storage version with 2 GB of RAM and a 32GB storage version with 3GB of RAM. This is official information you can also find on the Mi forum.


XIaomi Mi 4c render


When it comes to expectations, Xiaomi Mi 4c is supposed to come bearing a 5 -inch full HD display with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing snapper. Under the hood you should find something like a Snapdragon 808 SoC which has a hexa-core processor.


When it comes to connectivity, the rumored USB Type-C connector should be found somewhere on then device along with a microUSB to USB-Type C adapter for your convenience. The device should run on the most recent MIUI version, which is MIUI 7. The battery is rumored to be a 3,080 mAh battery. The new Xiaomi Mi 4c smartphone should weigh somewhere around 130 grams and it should have the same dimensions as the Mi 4i: 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm.


Mi 4c



Some AnTuTu marks were leaked as well and they prove that the device is indeed packing a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor plus 3G, GPRS/EDGE and 4G LTE connectivity options.


Xiaomi Mi 4c will cost around $240 when it comes to the 16GB version and the 32GB version will be priced a little higher. We will find out more on September 22nd when the device is officially launched.


Source: Firstpost


Xiaomi to launch MIUI 7 and Mi 5 phone on August 13

Xiaomi just confirmed that MIUI 7 will be unveiled at its upcoming event scheduled for August 13th. The new Xiaomi Mi5 is rumored to launch at the same event.  According to the manufacturer’s forum, the new OS will be revealed at the New Product Launch Event that will take place at the China National Convention Center.


XIaomi MIUI 7




MIUI was launched over a year ago and it has become rather popular because it lets users customize features other device users cannot change on their OS. It looks a bit different, but in a good way, and most users who want a different experience than all the iOS, Android and CyanogenMod devices out there will definitely choose this Android-based OS.


Xiaomi MI tablet running on Windows 10?


The Microsoft Windows 10-based Xiaomi Mi tablet is supposed to make its appearance known on August 13 as well. This new tablet is said to run on the new Windows 10 and not on the usual Android MIUI OS. It is yet unclear if the Windows OS will be the PC version or a mobile edition.


The Xiaomi Mi 5 is rumored to have a 5.2” display with Gorilla Glass protection and 2.5D edges and it will run on a Snapdragon 810 processor with an Android 5.1-based interface and 14MP back camera and a 13MP front camera. It will reportedly be powered by a 3000 mAh battery.


Source: Firstpost