Today, Xiaomi Youpin listed a new device from Xiaomi and this product is a kitchen waste processor.It is manufactured by Viomi and its major duty is to absorb the garbage in the kitchen.It comes with 1499 Yuan ($231).You can either make a full payment or support this crowdfunding with $1.This product is listed to ship from August 4th.The Xiaomi kitchen waste processor uses four levels of grinding to pulverize all sorts of food particles including chicken bones, watermelon skin, egg shells and more so that they can be seamlessly flushed to the septic tank without problems.
Last month, Xiaomi launched a series of devices notably the Xiaomi Mi 8 series and MIUI 10 in China.Subsequently, the global version of MIUI 10 was announced at the launch event of Xiaomi Redmi Y2.As of now, this ROM is available for many devices.Now, users of the Redmi Note 5 Pro can flash MIUI 10 Global Beta.The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India in February and at the time, it shipped with MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat.However, the Oreo update for this smartphone is already available in China.
Today, Xiaomi held a press conference for its global Hong Kong offering and Xiaomi’s CEO took some questions from journalists.They were curious to know why more than 70% of its revenue came from hardware in 2017 and how the company hopes to improve its gross profit from other businesses in the future.Lei Jun stated that as of last year, Xiaomi’s hardware business racked up a gross profit of 8.7% and this is the highest that he expects the company to achieve.Earlier this year, Lei Jun stated that Xiaomi’s net profit will not exceed 5% and any surplus will be given back to its consumers.Lei Jun reiterated that the company will always maintain a very low gross profit, and a very low hardware net profit, to ensure that Xiaomi’s hardware products remain competitive in the market.Such low gross margin does not mean that the company doesn’t make money.
Today, Xiaomi held a press conference for its global Hong Kong offering and this conference was attended by several top executives of the company including Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun, co-founder Lin Bin, Li Wanqiang, Wang Chuan, Hong Feng, Liu De, CFO Zhou Chou and other.They were all available to take questions from both Chinese and foreign media.At the press conference, Lei Jun recalled Xiaomi’s achievements in the past year.He said that in 2017, Xiaomi’s revenue exceeded 100 billion yuan ($16 Billion), a year-on-year growth rate of 67.5%.This feat piloted the company to the top position amongst internet companies.In addition, Lei Jun also mentioned the performance of Xiaomi TV is quite impressive.
On May 31, the Chinese Apple released its annual flagship in Shenzhen.The Xiaomi Mi 8 came with three variants.On June 5, the Mi 8 went on sale at a price tag of 2699 yuan ($415) for the 6+64GB model, 2999 yuan ($461) for the 6+128GB variant, and 3299 yuan ($507) for the 6+256GB version.The 4+64GB model was priced at 1799 yuan ($276), while the 6+64GB model was available at 1999 yuan ($307).As of now, the Xiaomi 8 series has been sold for more than half a month.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi SE vs VIVO NEX A
On the evening of June 23rd, Meizu technology founder – Huang Zhang – revealed in the Meizu community that the Meizu 16 is going to be the most cost-effective phone to come packed with a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU.The info about the possible pricing of Meizu’s next flagship has been suggested thanks to an user on the company’s forum.When the forum member asked if whether the Meizu 16 was going to cost more than 4000 Yuan, the Chairman answered that “4000 Yuan will be enough” (around $614).Huang Zhang also said that “low-cost products are certainly not my food, the company’s bloated inefficiency can not support cost-effective products, I want to personally completely change the previous model.”According to other details always disclosed by Huang Zhang, the Meizu 16 series will be available in two sizes, and both versions will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, an under-display fingerprint scanner and 8GB of RAM in the top variant.Huang Zhang also revealed that they will not do as they did with the launch of the Meizu PRO 7, where they produced more phones than they could sell.
As we previously reported, Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 10 is already out in its beta form for Chinese users and a selected number of devices.The guys over on the European side didn’t like it too much apparently, thus we now have a ROM everybody can download and install on their compatible devices.The released Xiaomi EU MIUI 10 ROM is available for most flagships as well as other recent devices, such as the Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2S, Mi Note 2, Redmi 5, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro.The Xiaomi EU ROM is, of course, based on the MIUI 10 China Developer ROM, which means it comes with lots of the features you’ll find on the official MIUI 10 OS as well as some neat home-cooked additions, including search gestures, screen off animations, charging sound, optimized RAM consumption, 5×3 layout option, Mi AI machine learning program, face unlocking and much more (visit the source at the end of the article to learn more).Being released by the European team, the ROM does also feature lots of EU languages, while still keeping the original Mandarin and English languages.Anybody can install the Xiaomi EU MIUI 10 ROM but we only suggest doing it to power users, as there’s always a risk of damaging the device in the flashing process.
We’ve been talking about the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 quite a lot in the past weeks, but that will come to an end in two days.On June 25th, the tech giant headquartered in Beijing will indeed launch the much awaited successor to the highly regarded Mi Pad series.Apparently Xiaomi couldn’t wait until that day though, as they just released a teaser on Chinese social media site Weibo, which confirms some of the specs that were rumored about the tablet.According to the teaser, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 will be sporting an 8-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.The Mi Pad 4 appears to be featuring an ultra-narrow frame design, metal back shell and a more rounded body.There is no fingerprint recognition module on the front, which has been replaced by a camera used for face recognition.
As everybody and their dog knows, the VIVO NEX was officially unveiled on June 12th.What not too many people know though, is that the stunning all-screen phone was never on sale until today, June 23rd, which is when VIVO actually launched the phone in China , revealing the final price tag of each variant.With the standard version going for 3898 Yuan ($599), the ultimate version ( 8GB+128GB) priced at 4498 Yuan ($690) and the 8GB+256GB variant selling for 4998 Yuan ($769).That’s not only piece of news coming from VIVO though.The Chinese phone maker did indeed also announce they’re going to release an update for the handset which will greatly improve the under-display fingerprint scanner performance.The update log shows that the new Funtouch OS comes with an update for the scanner as well as the touch screen experience in general.
The No.1 smartwatch makers are really working around the clock, because they are really putting out the models with a machine gun pace.The latest one available is the rugged outdoor No.1 F13 model and the first exclusive sales will start on the Gearbest e-shop just in few days on June 25th.No.1 F13 tries to impress with its rugged qualities, thanks to the IP68 certification, but also with extra minor welcome additions like the sapphire glass on the display.The round 1-inch color TFT screen is big enough to show you all the notifications you need and with multiple sports modes and smart fitness tracker and heart rate monitor it will be a nice physical activity companion too.And the 350 mAh battery is also promising some long battery life.You can grab the No.1 F13 smartwatch for just $26.99 price during the first sales from June 25th to July 1st on the Gearbest e-shop and first ten pieces every day will be even for just $13.99.
The Cubot X18 Plus has been one of the company’s best selling phones since its release back in March.The smartphone is now on sale with a $20 discount, which makes it even more appealing.If you were looking for a great mid-range device, then keep reading to learn more about the phone.The real success of Cubot X18 Plus is probably due to its high specs to price ratio.The handset is indeed equipped with a high quality 5.99-inch FHD+ panel with a resolution of 2160*1080.The large high res display is then powered by a big 4000mAh battery which provides long battery life, while leaving the phone with a thickness of just 8.5 mm.
Today, there are some super offerings on Geekbuying and our deal spies did not hesitate to send them to us.These are much similar to our weekend Geekbuying deals but there are a few tweaks and additions.Newly released devices like Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, Honor MagicBook still makes the list but it appears that some good routers became very hot within the week.However, if for some reason you don’t like shopping with Geekbuying, you may check out our deals with Gearbest, Lightinthebox, and Banggood.Wearables, TV Boxes & RoutersOther Gadgets – Camera, Smart Scale, Projectors e.t.c.
To boost research on adversarial examples, GeekPwn 2018, the AI tech platform working on cutting edge security issues, has designed a Competition of Adversarial attacks and Defenses (CAAD) focused on image recognition security.When a computer program and a person is showed an image, both view the images differently and have different opinions on what the image is.Is it a dog or polar bear, parrot or ostrich, car or plane?Because this is the most current specific challenge in AI security and GeekPwn will show you the latest research results in this field.Adversarial examples that have stumped human intelligenceAlready used by millions of consumers as key components of smart homes, common AI devices include facial recognition access scanners, pupil-identified safes, cell phones and doors.
Gearbest is a huge Chinese online store which has been around for four years but within this short period, it has captured a sizeable number of loyal customers.Now, Team GizChina looks out for the freshest and hottest products on Gearbest with the best prices and coupons.However, if for some reason you don’t like shopping with Gearbest, you may check out our deals with Banggood, Geekbuying, and Lightinthebox.We look out for “mouth-watering” deals and offers but you will make the final choice.Please note that if you are in Europe and you buy from the Europen warehouse, you may not have to pay for shipping or customs.The same applies to the US-LA warehouse.
Japanese electronics major Panasonic has unveiled a rugged handheld in its Toughbook series of devices today.Dubbed as the Toughbook FZ-T1, one would easily mistake it for another rugged laptop simply from its name.However, this is a handheld that has a Wi-Fi variant which costs £1,142 (approx $1515 / Rs 1,03,000).There’s also a Wi-Fi + LTE variant that costs at £1,214 (approx $1615 / Rs 1,09,000).The Toughbook FZ-T1 is primarily built with enterprise customers in mind.Its distinguished feature is the barcode scanner that can be activated by left and right-sided buttons.
From our last week poll, our voters prefer to have either a Xiaomi BlackShark gaming phone or the Razer Phone for their gaming needs.Asus ROG gaming phone also made the cut in the comments.Today, we will be talking about the strong need for a “true” full-screen smartphone.The full-screen design got into the limelight last year and since then, hundreds of smartphones have tried to use this design.However, the need for multiple sensors to be placed either on the top or bottom chin of the display usually limits the display ratio of smartphones.With the advent of the on-screen fingerprint sensor which we have seen in a couple of devices, we can say that the bottom chin has been taken care of but what do we do about the top?
After Android Oreo (Go Edition) was released, a number of ultra-affordable Android Go devices have hit markets from manufacturers like ZTE and Nokia.Some from the likes of Huawei are still on the way.We learnt yesterday that Samsung is the latest to join the fray with the Seoul-based giant already testing the handset in global markets.As per Sammobile, the model numbers SM-J260F, SM-J260M, and (SM-J260G) belong to Samsung’s Android Go device.The last model number is being tested in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.Now the same variant (SM-J260G) has appeared on Geekbench.
The Asus ROG phone, revealed by the Taiwanese firm as a gaming smartphone at the latest Computex event, is currently not available to the public.While Asus has said that the phone will be coming during the third quarter to a number of countries including India, and the US, exact dates still remain unknown.Amidst the uncertainty, the ROG phone has appeared on official Asus US portal.The listing isn’t just a vague fleeting image accidentally put there.There are full-blown promo images in there which means this is serious business.We’ll leave a link to the source at the end if you want to check out the images and the listing.
After becoming one of the first phone makers to adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio, Samsung seems to be gearing up for another take at innovation.A patent from 2016 details a chin-less smartphone, something only Apple has managed to do so far.The patent does not speak volumes about the complete design but it does of the front of the phone.The images resemble the structure of a Galaxy Note device, with a boxy front and curved edges.The chin is absent and there are barely any bezels on the sides.The only significant amount of bezel is held by the top, with enough space for the earpiece and the proximity sensor.
Alcatel has secretly expanded its portfolio of smartphones with the unleashing of the Alcatel 1, a low-end device, in Russia.The Alcatel 1 succeeds the Alcatel 1X Android Go device launched earlier at the MWC.Though it is still targeted at the first time smartphone users, the device packs even lesser internals relative to the Alcatel 1X.The Firm hasn’t revealed the release date of the low-cost smartphone, but it should be made available in the next few days, and it is still not known whether or not it will be released in other markets.The device will hit the market in gold, blue, and black, and as for pricing, the device should cost lesser than the Alcatel 1X.Measuring 137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8 mm and a weight of 134g, the device features a somewhat compact 5-inch 480×960 18:9 touchscreen with a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6739 SoC with quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU under its hood.