Note: Xiaomi has just rendered your Redmi Note 2 obsolete

For Malaysian Xiaomi fans, this might be a little bit of a slap in the face. Especially if you’re one of those who’ve recently purchased a Redmi Note 2. The budget phablet, which was launched locally just a couple of weeks ago is now superceded by the new Redmi Note 3. Launched in Beijing, the Redmi Note 3 is the first-ever Xiaomi smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. The China tech giant also unveiled the Mi Pad 2 and Mi Air Purifier 2. Continue Reading

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[First impressions] Xiaomi Redmi: Rock-solid, value-for-money smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi

It’s amazing to see how much the budget- to mid-range smartphone market has changed over the past year. The price-to-performance ratio continues to be redefined, sometimes by the usual bigwigs like Samsung, Sony or Nokia, and sometimes by young upstarts like Xiaomi. The rise of the China mobile brand has been phenomenal, and it is set for a proper presence in Malaysia. We couldn’t wait of course, and got our hands on the Xiaomi Redmi from Singapore, just S$169 retail. You may have already checked out the unboxing pics, so read on for a quick first impressions.

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