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Why haven't we seen a Xiaomi Chromebook yet? We found out.

Xiaomi's product goals don't align with the Chromebook segment right now, but that may change in a few years.At the outset, Xiaomi feels like the ideal brand to release a Chromebook; the Chinese manufacturer is associated with value, and Chromebooks are all about delivering great value on a budget. If you think about it, a Chromebook would be a perfect addition to Xiaomi's growing portfolio of products.It's not like Xiaomi is a stranger to the notebook business. Xiaomi has rolled out products in the Mi Notebook series for four years now, and while these products were limited to the Chinese market, Xiaomi introduced the category earlier this year in India with the Mi NoteBook Horizon Edition.So, why not a Chromebook? I chatted with Xiaomi India's Chief Business Offer Raghu Reddy to understand why the brand hasn't released a Chromebook yet. Reddy is in charge of Xiaomi's product portfolio and has final say in new growth areas and product categories, making hi…

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is the first phone with the new Snapdragon 768G

It, however, isn't exactly all new.What you need to knowXiaomi's Redmi sub-brand has launched the first phone to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 768G chipset.Aside from the Snapdragon 768G and a new color option, the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is identical to the standard Redmi K30.It will be going on sale in China starting May 14 for 1,999 yuan ($282).Earlier today, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 768G chipset, which is essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 765G that it launched in December last year. The first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 768G chipset is the new Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition.The latest Redmi K30 series phone is identical to the standard K30 that the brand had introduced late last year. Unsurprisingly, the most significant difference is the presence of the newer Snapdragon 768G chipset, which has a higher 2.8GHz CPU clock speed and a 15% faster Adreno 620 GPU. While there are no other changes under the hood, the Redmi K30 5G …

These are the best Xiaomi phones you can buy in 2020

Xiaomi has carved out a niche for itself by offering phones that redefine value for money. The Chinese manufacturer now sells in the UK and other Western markets, making it easier for a global audience to get their hands on Xiaomi's products. From $100 entry-level phones to true flagships with innovative features like slide-out screens, Xiaomi makes some of the best phones you can buy today.
Ultimate value Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Staff pick

The Mi 9T Pro is one of the best phones you can buy for under $500. It's powered by the Snapdragon 855, has a bezel-less AMOLED display thanks to a retractable camera module, a 48-megapixel camera at the back, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4. In terms of sheer value, few devices come close to the Mi 9T Pro.
$464 at Amazon Just as good Xiaomi Mi 9T
The Mi 9T may turn out to be an even better option if you want to save some cash. It has the same design and retractable camera as the Mi 9T Pro, and you even get the same c…

New phones of the week

This week we got phones ranging from 4.5" to 5.5", each of them ranking high on feature and low on price. 
Xiaomi kicked things off with the Redmi 3, a phone that barely crosses the $100 mark, but brings an all-metal body, a 5" display, octa-core chipset and a surprisingly big 4,100mAh battery for its 8.5mm of thickness.

A few days later the company launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3... no, not this one, this one. The 5.5" phablet aimed at the international market and swaps the Helio chipset for a Snapdragon 650 and upgrades the camera to 16MP along the way.

On the other end of the size scale is the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), which tiptoed into official status. It has a 4.5" screen (Super AMOLED), a quad-core chipset and a 5MP camera. Its official price tag of $135 is $10-$20 above what can be found with a bit of shopping.

The Lenovo Lemon 3 competes with the Redmi 3 with a 5" screen (with a higher resolution, 1080p) and a similar just-over-$100 price tag. …

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