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    Mix Fold 2 — Xiaomi reveals its second generation foldable smartphone

    Xiaomi unveils Mix Fold 2 foldable smartphone Xiaomi has announced its rival to Samsung’s recently confirmed Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Mix Fold 2, during a launch event held on 11 August. Currently, the Mix Fold 2 is exclusive to China. Xiaomi has not indicated if it would launch the foldable in...
  2. Jan

    Phone shipments plunge to pandemic lows as demand ebbs

    Smartphone sales slump Global smartphone shipments fell to their lowest quarterly number in two years after consumer confidence was sapped by inflation and recession fears. The quarter to June saw a 9% drop to roughly 290 million units shipped, market trackers Canalys, Counterpoint and IDC...
  3. Jan

    Vivo angling to beat Xiaomi to 200W fast charging

    Vivo could be first to 200W fast charging A well-known tipster on Chinese microblogging service Weibo has claimed that Vivo's upcoming IQOO10 Pro smartphone will feature 200W fast charging. Vivo's IQOO sub-brand focuses mainly on performance, and Android Authority reported we could see the...
  4. Jan

    Samsung dominating global smartphone sales

    Samsung claims biggest chunk of smartphone market in 5 years Samsung made nearly one in every four smartphones sold globally in April 2022. According to Counterpoint Research's Market Pulse service, the South Korean tech giant topped the worldwide smartphone market share in the month with 24%...
  5. Jan

    Xiaomi confirms Leica partnership

    Xiaomi taking on Huawei with own Leica-branded smartphone Xiaomi is co-developing new flagship smartphone photography technology with German camera manufacturer Leica. Rumours of the collaboration abounded for months. Most recently, translation strings directly related to Leica were discovered...
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    Redmi Note 11 series... thoughts?

    Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 11 & Redmi Note 11 Pro in South Africa (no S or 5G versions yet). MyBroadband has posted an overview of the two devices: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/industrynews/439954-xiaomi-redmi-note-11-series-premium-performance-at-a-great-price.html The Redmi Note 11...
  7. Jan

    Cheap smartphone add-on lenses tested

    We tested cheap smartphone add-on lenses — with disappointing results MyBroadband tested a few cheap clip-on lenses for your smartphone camera, and the experience was sub-par. Many modern smartphones sport multiple rear cameras with different lenses, usually with a combination of zoom or...
  8. Jan

    Xiaomi still has its sights on Apple

    Xiaomi wants to become Apple’s number one rival Chinese technology manufacturer Xiaomi has reiterated its ambition to become Apple's biggest rival, the South China Morning Post reports. The company's founder Lei Jun has vowed to challenge Apple by focussing on the global premium smartphone market.
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi reveals Redmi Note 11 budget smartphones

    Xiaomi reveals Redmi Note 11 budget smartphones Xiaomi has announced its next addition to its budget Redmi smartphone range, the Note 11 series, which includes a 5G model. The company has chosen what it describes as a "trendy flat-edge body" design, somewhat resembling Apple's iPhone 12 and...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi unveils its 12 Series smartphones

    Xiaomi unveils its 12 Series smartphones Chinese tech manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones — the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. The powerful handsets boast Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, which promises 30% faster graphics performance and 25% improved energy...
  11. Jan

    Smartphone price comparison at Takealot, Everyshop, Connected Devices, Technomobi, and Cellucity

    Cheapest online stores to buy smartphones in South Africa Cellucity and Takealot have the best pricing for several smartphones, offering significant savings compared to other online stores. MyBroadband compared five major online smartphone-selling stores to determine which is the cheapest.
  12. Jan

    Best deals on TV streaming boxes for Netflix and DStv

    Best deals on TV streaming boxes for Netflix and DStv If you want to avoid needing a TV licence to buy a new smart TV in South Africa, but still want access to streaming video services such as Netflix, Prime Video, DStv, and Showmax, you will need a good media box connected to a monitor. You...
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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 8GB Version

    Hi peeps, can anyone confirm whether the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 8GB Version is available in South Africa? I know the 6GB version is, but I cannot find it listed anywhere. It's not on the official Xiaomi SA page either, located here for interest...
  14. Jan

    Xiaomi pips Apple is biggest smartwatch manufacturer by quarterly shipments

    Xiaomi passes Apple to become world's biggest smartwatch maker Xiaomi has passed Apple to become the world's leading smartwatch manufacturer in terms of shipments, data from research firm Canalys shows. The Chinese tech giant shipped 8 million wearable bands in the second quarter of 2021...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA Xiaomi has seen significant growth in South Africa since establishing a dedicated local team in the country at the end of 2020. This is according to Xiaomi South Africa marketing manager Nicola Nell, who recently spoke to MyBroadband about...
  16. Jan

    Using the R1,700 Xiaomi Redmi 9A for a week - surprisingly functional

    I used a R1,700 smartphone for a week — and was surprised by the experience MyBroadband used the Xiaomi Redmi 9A smartphone for a week, and the experience was far better than expected for a device that costs R1,699. Smartphone development cycles have accelerated, and technologies used in...
  17. Jan

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 launched featuring invisible front-facing camera and 120W charging

    Xiaomi launches Mi Mix 4 — with an invisible front-facing camera Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched the Mi Mix 4, a powerful new smartphone that boasts several impressive innovations. To start with, there is no sign of a hole-punch or waterdrop cutout on its 6.67-inch AMOLED curved display.
  18. Jan

    How to use two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

    Using two WhatsApp accounts on one phone — Here's how to do it If you operate from two mobile numbers, be it for business or personal purposes, there are ways on Android and iPhone to run two WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Several Android manufacturers offer a feature that lets you run...
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    Xiaomi sold more smartphones than Apple in the last quarter

    Xiaomi sold more smartphones than Apple in the last quarter Xiaomi became the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer during the second quarter of 2021. This is according to preliminary estimates from technology market research firm Canalys, who said the Chinese company's shipments...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones

    Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has showcased the world's fastest wired and wireless smartphone charging. In a tweet on Monday, the company posted charging times of a customised Xiaomi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery using its HyperCharge...