• Xiaomi's new fitness band has 20-day battery life and 50-meter water resistance

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Xiaomi's very-iPhone-X-looking Mi 8 smartphone was the highlight of its Shenzhen press event today, but the company did also unveil a number of other notable products, including an updated version of its popular fitness band.
    The Mi Band has always offered a solid performance at around $30 - to the point that I've bought two of them for myself - and the third incarnation pushes things further. Mi Band 3 includes a longer 20 days of battery life per charge, 50-meter water resistance and a new band design that Xiaomi touts as being both more comfortable and more secure on your wrist.
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  • Xiaomi's Mi 8 may be its most brazen iPhone copycat yet

    Xiaomi's Mi 8 may be its most brazen iPhone copycat yet

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi, which is headed for IPO in Hong Kong , just announced its newest flagship smartphone and a bunch of other products at a launch event in Shenzhen today.
    Xiaomi has long been accused of copying Apple, but in recent years its design seemed to develop a little more independence than before. Well, that all changes with the Mi 8, which - design-wise - is a pretty clearly focused on the iPhone X.
    The Mi 8 is Xiaomi's first phone to sport a notch. While it is true that many in the industry have copied Apple so mercilessly that the notch has practically become...
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