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These Xiaomi phones & tablets start adapting to Android 13

Chinese brand, Xiaomi, is doing quite well when it comes to updates for its devices. It releases regular updates to keep Xiaomi phones up and running. Xiaomi officially released the internal test update description of the MIUI dev. version yesterday. This dev. version is now available for the following devices

  • Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
  • Xiaomi Pad 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Youth Vitality Edition

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

In addition, the company also halts the release of the Android 12 based MIUI dev. version from November 28, 2022. It is now set to adapt the following models to Android 13. The models include

Xiaomi Fold and tablets

  • Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
  • Xiaomi Pad 5

Budget tablets Singapore 2022 - Xiaomi Pad 5

According to the release document, the MIUI dev. version will stop internal tests. The company will halt recruitment from October 25th. There is also an upgrade of the major version of Android. Due to this upgrade, the following model has stopped receiving the old version since October 31st. These models will now upgrade to a new “dev version” but this is when the new version of MIUI arrives. The models include

Xiaomi phones

  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Redmi K40 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Youth Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi 10S
  • Redmi K40
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX4
  • Redmi K40 Game Plus
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Civi
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro
  • Redmi Note11 Pro+
  • Xiaomi 12X

In addition, the following models will stop the internal beta and public beta of the dev. version from October 31

  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 4G
  • Redmi 10X
  • Redmi 10X Pro
  • Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Redmi Note 11 5G
  • Redmi Note 11E Pro

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

Xiaomi’s new patent uses electrostatic adsorption to reduce creases in foldable phones

Chinese brand, Xiaomi, is one of the leaders in the smartphone market. The company has a couple of new techs that are yet to hit the market. However, it is still working on more. A recent patent filing by Xiaomi shows that it is still trying to make the foldable phone better. According to the China Patent Publication Announcement of the State Intellectual Property Office (No: CN217880704U), the patent for “folding screen components and folding electronic devices” applied by Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd. was authorized and published.

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Patent details

The abstract shows that the present patent relates to a folding screen assembly and a folding electronic device. It includes a flexible screen, an electrostatic adsorption layer, and a support structure. However, it has another two support structures. The first and second (dual) support structures all support the flexible screen. The dual support structures are not static, they are moveable. These structures are arranged on both sides of the first support structure. The dual support structure can also fold and unfold relative to each other. This is to drive the flexible screen to fold or unfold, an electrostatic adsorption.

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The layer includes a first electrostatic adsorption layer. This layer is arranged on the surface of the first support structure facing the flexible screen. Also, the first layer is used to generate electrostatic adsorption force. Thus, the flexible screen can be adsorbed on the first electrostatic adsorption layer.

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According to the patent specs, through the above technical solution, the first electrostatic adsorption layer and the flexible screen can separate from each other or connect. The electrostatic adsorption force generated by the first layer can absorb the flexible screen. This helps to avoid the bending of the flexible screen during the folding process. It also reduces the flexibility of the flexible screen. By so doing, it improves the crease situation n most foldable phones. In fact, it also improves the service life of folding screen components.

Xiaomi 20W Vertical Wireless is super cheap

One thing that Xiaomi is known for is its cheap devices. As someone who has used several Xiaomi phones, I can say its devices are more durable than their price tag. The new Xiaomi 20W vertical wireless charger comes with a 99 yuan price tag. In dollars, this is only about $14. This device comes with a dual coil design to aid fast charge. While we are saying that the device is cheap, it just got cheaper.

charger

Today, the price of this charger on JD.com drops to 79 yuan ($11). In addition, there are auto pop-ups that can give you a 10 yuan coupon to take the price to 69 yuan ($9.63). When we add the coupon, the price of this charger is now less than $10. Click here to view the sales on JD.com. Too bad, this deal is only available in China. If you have a link to buy from China, you may want to explore it.

The Xiaomi charger adopts a  dual coil design. With this design, it can charge both horizontal and vertical. It doesn’t matter how you place the phone. This device supports 20W wireless fast charge. In addition, its effective charge sense distance can reach 4mm. It can also charge a device that is in a case. It supports several devices and is smart. Also, it comes with a long list of security protections.

The Xiaomi wireless charger offers 20W wireless fast charging. It only needs a 27W power adapter to reach a max charge power of 20W. The Xiaomi wireless charger also adopts a smart FOD metal object detection protection. When metal objects such as keys and coins are placed on the charger by mistake, it will identify and protect the circuit. This is to avoid any unsafe conditions.

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