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Lilbits: Prototype of an unreleased Xiaomi foldable spotted

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has released a couple of foldable phones in the past few years. But the company has been showing off prototypes for even longer… including for some models that never make it to market. A few years ago Xiaomi filed for a patent on a foldable that bends outward rather than inward, […]

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Lilbits: A phone that charges in 9 minutes, Qualcomm v ARM, and why the Pixel 7 is 64-bit only (according to Google)

With most modern smartphone makers having access to the same processor, memory, storage, and display technology as their competitors, some companies have found other ways to stand out. For Google it’s photography. And for some Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo it’s fast charging. Case in point: does anyone need a mid-range phone with […]

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Lilbits: Chrome is ending support for Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows on ARM is still frustrating, Google Pixel “G10” leaked

Windows 11 has been here for more than a year, but Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 10 through 2025. But older versions of Windows? Not so much. Extended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 ends in a few months… and Google is taking a cue out of Microsoft’s playbook and announcing that it […]

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Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, but won’t be sold in North America

Xiaomi’s latest foldable phone is basically a tablet with flagship-class specs and a flexible 8.02 inch display that folds in half to reveal a 6.56 inch cover screen. In other words, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is a lot like Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold4, which also launched this week, except that Xiaomi’s phone is […]

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Upcoming Redmi Tablet could be a budget tablet from Xiaomi

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi sells a wide range of products including laptops, tablets, media streamers, wireless earbuds, and smart home gadgets. But the company first made a global name for itself with a line of smartphones featuring premium specs and design. Not everyone is in the market for a flagship phone though, so the company […]

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Lilbits: Xiaomi 12S Pro has a 1 inch image sensor, Ubuntu Touch comes to the JingPad A1

The JingPad A1 was positioned at launch as a tablet that would ship with a custom, tablet-friendly, Linux-based operating system that helped set it apart from Android tablets (with a user interface that looked distinctly iPad-ish). But its makers ran into some speed bumps resulting in layoffs and a fire sale. That doesn’t mean you […]

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Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro blurs the lines between smartwatch and fitness tracker

The Xiaomi Mi Band line of activity trackers have a well-earned reputation for offering a lot of bang for the buck, especially when compared with pricier options like Fitbit products. But the new Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro is unusual in that it looks more like a smartwatch than a fitness tracker. With a 1.64 inch, […]

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Xiaomi Book S is a 12.4 inch, 2-in-1 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

As expected, Xiaomi has unveiled its first Windows tablet powered by an ARM processor. The Xiaomi Book S features a 12.35 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel LCD display and support for a detachable keyboard, and pressure-sensitive pen input. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip, the tablet should offer similar performance to the […]