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New Arrival: Xiaomi Releases Entry-Level Redmi 9 in Singapore

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Redmi 9 will be available from July 10 for S$218 (4GB + 64GB), at official Xiaomi stores on Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, as well as through online and offline stores of Singtel, Authorised Mi Stores and other official offline retailers in Singapore.

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

The entry-level Redmi 9 touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Xiaomi boasts that the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera setup – able to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with details or portrait photos.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Singtel Brings Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro to Singapore

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro will be available in Singapore on July 10 at S$899 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Xiaomi is selling the POCO F2 Pro as “the Ultimate Flagship Killer” that’s tailored to tech enthusiasts, prioritising performance over frills.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the most powerful 5G processor on the market.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Paired with a Kryo 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessors, promising performance for constantly connected users.

The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR5 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, fast read-and-write capabilities for smooth operations.

With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene.

This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads.
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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro 5G-Ready Flagship Phones

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 series has arrived in Singapore. The Mi 10 (S$1,099) and Mi 10 Pro (S$1,399) will hit shelves on 13 May, with pre-orders between now and 12 May.

Mi 10 will be available with 8GB + 256GB and will be available in Twilight Grey and Coral Green. The Mi 10 Pro will be available with 8GB + 256GB will be available in Alpine White and Solstice Grey.

Mi 10 will be available with 8GB + 256GB and will be available in Twilight Grey and Coral Green. The Mi 10 Pro will be available with 8GB + 256GB will be available in Alpine White and Solstice Grey.

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are 5G-ready out of the box, and will be available online from 13 May on Xiaomi’s official store on Lazada Singapore, as well as other official e-commerce platforms.

More details about the Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro from the press release below.

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New Arrival: Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro & Mi Note 10 Lite By Xiaomi

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Xiaomi’s online global launch unveils the three new phones and an Mi Smart Standing Fan 1C. Available in Singapore from 18 May. Prices and promotions below.

Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in three colours: Interstellar Grey, Tropical Green, and Glacier White.

Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in three colours: Interstellar Grey, Tropical Green, and Glacier White.

The new phones will be available for pre-orders (11-17 May) and sale (18 May onwards) on Xiaomi’s online LazMall Flagship Store and authorised Mi Stores in Singapore.

Those who pre-order (11-17 May) on Xiaomi’s LazMall store will receive various complementary gifts.

Pre-orders for Redmi Note 9 Pro will come with a complimentary Mi Fan Festival Bundle set.

Every pre-order of the Redmi Note 9 will come with a complimentary Mi Fan Festival Xiaomi Doll.

Pre-orders of the Mi Note 10 Lite will come with a complimentary Mi Fan Festival Gift set.

More details about the phones from the press release below.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 9S In Singapore

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The mid-tier smartphone with quad cameras will be available in Singapore from 27 March at S$299, with promotional flash sales price at S$249.

The Redmi Note 9S will be available in three colours - Interstellar Grey , Aurora Blue and Glacier White.

The Redmi Note 9S will be available in three colours – Interstellar Grey , Aurora Blue and Glacier White.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9S globally via an online stream from the company’s headquarters in China.

The Redmi Note 9S is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, which consists of an octa-core CPU with a 2.3GHz maximum clock speed, Adreno 618 GPU and 8nm process technology.

Xiaomi also launched a series of ecosystem products.The Mi Smart Compact Projector (S$699) will be available from Authorised Mi Stores and via Lazada for shoppers in Singapore starting from 20 April.

Xiaomi also launched a series of ecosystem products.The Mi Smart Compact Projector (S$699) will be available from Authorised Mi Stores and via Lazada for shoppers in Singapore starting from 20 April.

The user experience is bolstered through its AI technology and power-efficiency improvements.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches 4 New Redmi “8” Series Phones In Singapore

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Xiaomi has unveiled 4 new Redmi smartphone models that will be available in Singapore towards the end of October 2019. Prices and availability below.

Four new entry-level smartphones from Xiaomi for the Singapore market.

Four new entry-level smartphones from Xiaomi for the Singapore market: Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A. Click on the links of each model for a 1-page brochure of the smartphone.

The prices, configurations and availability of the four phone models are tabulated below.

The four models are the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A.

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New Arrival: Google Nest Hub Available in Singapore

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The Google Nest Hub has hit the shelves of Singapore today and is available in Charcoal and Chalk – through M1, COURTS and Challenger and Google Store at S$189.

 

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Launch of Google Nest Hub at Google’s office in Singapore.

The Google Nest Hub is essentially the Google Home speaker – with a screen

So in addition to interacting with it purely through voice, you can now view information on the screen and interact with whatever is on the display with the usual touch-screen actions.

And the screen enables the Google Nest Hub to function as a photo frame showing photos from your Google Photos account, and serve as a table-top clock displaying the time, and setting off alarms to wake you up in the morning.

But most significant is the ability for the Google Nest Hub to function as the hub (yes, there’s a reason why it’s called by that name) of your smart home – displaying the status of the compatible smart devices within your home, and enabling you to interact and control those devices through voice or touch.

 

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The Google Nest Hub in the kitchen, offering hands-free assistance to the residential chef.

More details below about Google Nest Hub from the press release.

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tech4xmas Review: Xiaomi Mi Max entry-level Android phablet

Friday, November 18th, 2016

There’s been much excitement surrounding the launch of the entry-level Xiaomi Mi Max phablet some six months ago. Oliver Ong Chor Yew bought one online to review it below.

Editor’s note

Xiaomi’s reputation for selling well-spec’ed phones at super low prices manifests itself in the Mi Max, offering huge value to the consumer.

I tried out the phablet too and found it was indeed slightly unwieldy to use one-handed.

But its huge and bright screen is great for reading ebooks, watching videos and surfing the Web.

And the battery life is the longest I’ve encountered – only the ASUS Zenfone Max is comparable.

You won’t get the same quality and feature set of the Samsung’s unfortunate flagship Galaxy Note7 – but at only a fraction of the price, Xiaomi’s Mi Max presents itself as an extremely value-for-money alternative to grab part of the market share vacated by the Note7.

Hence, I’ve included the Xiaomi Mi Max in the tech4xmas gift list.

Read Oliver Ong Chor Yew’s review below.

The Xiaomi Mi Max fresh out of the box (left), and the home screen (right).

The Xiaomi Mi Max fresh out of the box (left), and the home screen (right).

My Mi Max is a 6.44inch large-screen phablet with android 6.0 and MIUI 8.0 interface.

Overall verdict

With the $259 price tag and the huge screen size, the Mi Max is a good budget phone for every use.

The camera image quality is quite good.

Fingerprint sensor is extremely responsive and the device build quality makes this phone worth buying.

It is powered by a 4850mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery which is a standard for mid-range to high end phone nowadays.

The Mi Max has a Qualcomm snapdragon 650 chipset with Hexa-core processor (4 x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & 2 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72) and 3GB RAM.

This model I am reviewing is the 32GB variant which costed me S$259 on Qoo10 at the time of this review was written.

There is a 64GB variant with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core processor.

First impressions

The device is quite huge and it is quite difficult to use with one hand.

The build quality is quite sturdy and it feels like I am holding a premium device.

Sample shot of the cloudy blue sky, taken using the Xiaomi Mi Max.

Sample shot of the cloudy blue sky, taken using the Xiaomi Mi Max.

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New Arrivals: Xiaomi Mi 3 goes on sale at $419 from 12 noon

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Following the debut of Xiaomi’s Redmi budget smartphone in Singapore on 21 February, the Chinese phone maker is making its higher end Mi 3 available in Singapore from 12 noon TODAY, at S$419.

Update (12.43pm, 7 March, 2014):

Xiaomi announces that the Mi 3 has been sold out after 2 minutes. The Chinese company does not reveal how many of the handsets were sold and does not plan on divulging the numbers as per its February launch of its Redmi budget smartphone.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 Android smartphone is available (in Metallic Gray) in Singapore from 12 noon today at S$419.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 Android smartphone is available (in Metallic Gray) in Singapore from 12 noon today at S$419.

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 3 comes with a 5-inch Full HD IPS display at 441 ppi, and runs a fast 2.3GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB processor, powered by a massive 3,050 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 ships with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth HID, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct, 5Hz WiFi.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 ships with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth HID, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct, 5Hz WiFi.

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Breaking news: Xiaomi to debut in Singapore with Redmi on 21 February

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Okay, just received the invite to the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s official launch event in Singapore. The Redmi Android smartphone will come with 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor, 4.7-inch IPS display, dual SIM.

The best part – you can grab one for only S$169!

You can see Xiaomi's debutante for the Singapore market: Redmi on the website of the Chinese smartphone maker.

You can see Xiaomi’s debutante for the Singapore market: Redmi on the website of the Chinese smartphone maker.

The launch event will be on 19 February.

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