Tuesday, 11 May 2021


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At the moment, the MIUI 12.5 update is available for Xiaomi smartphones. Yet, Xiaomi users are already anticipating MIUI 13. A few days ago, reports indicated that the MIUI 13 update will be released soon. According to the report, MIUI 13 will be officially released on June 25th.  And this update will be available for models such as the Mi 9 and Mi 10 series, the Mi Mix Fold, and so on. However, Xiaomi has officially denied these claims.

Xiaomi Group's Public Relations Department, Wang Hua, says the MIUI 13 update will not be released on June 25th. Despite the convincing nature of the report, he said he wouldn't blame anyone who believed it. They had teasers that appeared official with so much technicality. MIUI 13 is not officially expected to launch anytime soon.

At present, MIUI 12.5 is being rolled out to older models. MIUI 13 is unlikely to be released in the near future. First batch of compatible models with MIUI 12.5 include the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra Commemorative Edition, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 SE, Mi 9 SE, and so on. In the future, this update will work with the Xiaomi CC series, the Redmi X series (Redmi 10X, Redmi 10X Pro, etc.), and the Redmi K series, as well as models from the past. Users can get the stable version by going to Settings > My Device > About This Device.

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Monday, 10 May 2021

New Redmi K40 Gaming phone with Dimensity 1100 could be coming soon

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A few weeks ago, Redmi announced its first gaming-oriented smartphone with a physical gaming trigger button. Before launch,  the rumor suggested, there were predictions that there would be another variant of the smartphone with an inferior chipset. Both models were expected to unveil together, but the company only announced the Redmi K40 Gaming. A tipper from China shared the key specifications for the other model. Most likely, Redmi aims to launch the phone in China later this month.

In February, the Digital Chat Station reported that the Redmi K40 includes two different chipsets, one of which is the MT6893 (Dimensity 1200) and one which is the MT6891 (Dimensity 1100). While Redmi has launched the former, it is still uncertain whether it will offer the latter. 

In addition, he mentioned the phone will have a Full HD+ display with a centrally aligned punch-hole. The phone will run on the Dimensity 1100 processor. It has a 64MP main camera, and it comes with support for 67W fast charging and a 5,000mAh battery.

Most likely, this phone will be released in China as a lite version of the Redmi K40 Gaming. Its starting price is 1,999 Yuan ($311). Hence, there is a possibility that its Dimensity 1100 SoC variant may start around 1,599 Yuan (~$249) or 1,699 Yuan (~$264).

Redmi K40 Gaming's model number is M2104K10C. It seems that the M2104K10AC, which was seen at places like 3C, TENAA, and Master Lu benchmarks, could be the Redmi K40 Gaming Lite. It is said to have an FHD+ display, Dimensity 1100 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. It is expected to debut later this month.

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

MIUI 13 scheduled to arrive on June 25, phones from 2019 or newer to get it

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Xiaomi smartphones are still receiving the MIUI 12.5 update, but the company is already planning the release of the MIUI 13 version.Chinese sources say it will be available in the second quarter, just like every other version launched in the past few years. The date has now been set as June 25.

Xiaomi favored support for cheaper models even though they were four years old.

Although MIUI 13 will not be available to flagship smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mix 3, it is still available to midrange devices like the Redmi Note 8 series and the Redmi 8 lineup.

Little is known about the features that will eventually be included in the new user interface. You can expect smoother animations, new themes, and wallpapers, as well as plenty of safety improvements.

Source (in Chinese) | Via

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Xiaomi may be in works to launch trio of high-end Android tablets

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The premium Android tablet arena, in recent years, has been commanded by two market players--Samsung and Huawei. As per the new info uncovered in MIUI 12.5 system apps by Xiaomi tipster kacskrz and the XiaomiUI Telegram group, we are in for at least three premium Snapdragon 8-series under the Xiaomi Tablets.

In an alpha build of MIUI Home, there's a hidden system navigation page for tablets.The source code reveals three distinct devices with the “nabu”, “enuma” and “elish” codenames.

Further research from tipster kacskrz reveals that enuma’s model number ends in K81, and the elish ends in K81A indicating that there could be two different variants of the same device. The former also appears to offer the support of voice calls, and suggests that it will likely be a LTE or 5G device.

The device from the group- nabu is marked under model number ending in K82 which indicates it could be a completely different product. Each tablet is expected to feature 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS LCDs with 120Hz refresh rates and 16:10 aspect ratios. According to leaks, the Nabu will have 10.97-inches diagonally.

Nabu is also likely to run a chip from Qualcomm's sm8150 platform, which means it could not be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 or 855+ chipset. Two other tablets will reportedly have the sm8250 platform, which corresponds to the Snapdragon 865, 865+ and 870 SoCs.


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Samsung Smartphones Including Galaxy S21 Series and More Getting May 2021 Android Security Patch

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Samsung has begun to roll out the May 2021 Android Security Patch for many devices. In this drive, the company has also included its flagship--Samsung Galaxy S21 series. 

According to an article from 9to5Google, the May 2021 security patch hasn’t been completely released yet, despite Samsung has started rolling out the firmware to select smartphones.  Google itself releases the monthly security updates for its Pixel smartphones on the first Monday of every month, with this month’s release hitting on May 3.  

And this update brings the May 2021 Android security patch to Samsung devices--this update brings many improvements to Samsung Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S20, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.

The update will improve the camera performance and the Quick Share feature on the Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship. Further, the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the software updates, in India, with firmware version:

  • G991BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21
  • G996BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21+
  • G998BXXU3AUDA for the Galaxy S21 Ultra

The file size of this update is well over 1GB as per the reports on SamMobil. And apart from camera performance and Quick Share. Further, the report says that the update also has many bug fixes and improvements.

Besides the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will also receive two extra video recording features as part of the May 2021 security update. These include dual recording, it is the feature that lets users record on multiple lenses simultaneously from a picture-in-picture effect while using the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 camera.

Here is a list of all the Samsung smartphones that are getting the May 2021 Android Security patch, along with the firmware version:

  • Galaxy S20 — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S20+ — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra — G98xxXXU7DUDB
  • Galaxy S21 — G991BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy S21+ — G996BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra — G998BXXU3AUDA
  • Galaxy Note 20 — N986BXXU2DUDA
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — N980FXXU2DUDA
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G — F707BXXU3DUD7
  • Galaxy Fold — F900FXXU5EUD7
  • Galaxy A51 — A515FXXU4EUD7

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Xiaomi shares the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition’s teardown video

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On 27th April Xiaomi launched the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition, it was not only a cheapest gaming device available but it was also the first Redmi branded gaming device. The device had already proved its popularity as it was sold out as soon it was launched. And the company, in the weekend, share teardown video of the gaming device, sharing a glimpse of the internal.

In the teardown of the Redmi K40 Gaming edition, we get well-arranged internal components; which will make way for an easy repair in case the user needs one. It further reveals the aerospace-grade hexagonal boron nitride heat dissipation material- it is pasted at the back and is not far from the mainboard for heat conduction efficiency. Although the build is thin, but Redmi gaming is loaded with an infrared transmitter and an NFC coil.

In the disassembly video, we can see the motherboard and camera sensors. The phone utilizes a 64MP main sensor with ED ultra low dispersion optical lens and also loaded with a resin lens to attain an enhanced shooting effect. UFS 3.1 flash memory and the Samsung LPDDR4X memory are also shown. And the dimensity 1200 chip is fixed beneath the memory hence is not visible.

The back panel of the middle part of phone is facing the area of the processor is covered with a huge-are VC soaking plate, and the upper part is coated with silicone grease for heat conduction.

Further, the video also reveals that the lithium battery which powers and enhances the gaming experience is made by a local manufacturer--Dongguan New Energy Tech Co. LTD. (ATL), and its code name is BM56.

The shoulder button of the phone is linked to a connecting rod. Further, to get the very narrow lower frame which is just 2.7mm thick, the OLED screen comes in COP (Chip on Pi) packing. 

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Monday, 3 May 2021


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Despite the fact the spread of MIUI 12.5 seems slow, Xiaomi is working on the announcement of a new iteration of the proprietary UI- MIUI 13. Insiders suggest that Xiaomi will not delay the release of its new version of the Xiaomi interface and pledge to bring it out next month, and we already know the exact date-- June 25.

It is reasonable that the initial MIUI will be open for the Chinese market--and later it will be released worldwide. However, the company has not much about the new features to be included in MIUI 13. But, for sure that  Xiaomi has revealed that the proprietary interface will be faster, stable, and functional. Generally, Xiaomi announces a new user interface when it launches a new smartphone; it is possible that this time the announcement will coincide with the release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 handset.

In the meantime, Xiaomi is busy distributing MIUI 12.5, which has been successful in updating Chinese versions of smartphones, but the global firmware is not being made by developers as fast as Xiaomi’s global users would have anticipated.  For example, Xiaomi announced the other day that it found beta testers for MIUI 12.5 on Poco devices. The work will involve several months of testing and it's unlikely that someone will be able to receive the updated firmware before the fall.


In China, when Vivo launched its X60 series smartphones with Origin OS, the company said the users could benefit from 3GB of virtual memory to expand RAM as needed. Following this, the new feature appeared in some devices of Vivo and iQOO. And, it is likely that Xiaomi smartphones will receive similar functionality.

Xiaomi firmware enthusiasts have discovered a feature referred to as Memory extension in the MIUI 12 code. It is worth noting that it is quite different from the system of Origin OS that allows users to expand RAM at the expense of permanent memory by only 1 GB. It is not yet clear when the new feature will debut in MIUI. It is likely to happen in the future. Rumors suggest that Memory Expansion will debut in MIUI 13.

Nevertheless, there is no way to tell how useful the feature is in real-world use. We could reason that flagship smartphone with 8-12 GB of RAM have little sense from it. However, for those with budget devices with 2-4 GB of RAM, an additional Gigabyte of memory won't be superfluous.


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