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    Chinese OEM Xiaomi has been catching out attention lately with some decent hardware, like the Tegra K1-powered Mi Pad or the very affordable Redmi 1S we just took a look at. Now it's back with both a high-end smartphone and super-cheap wearable, as the company introduces the Mi 4 and Mi Band. The Mi 4 sports a five-inch 1080p display, runs a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, and has a solid 3GB of RAM. The phone packs a 13MP main camera, very high res 8MP front-facer, and offers either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. And to power that hardware, Xiaomi gives the phone a phablet-sized 3,080mAh ...

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    Xiaomi is a company we here at Pocketnow, admittedly, have very little experience with. But last year, when Hugo Barra, former spokesperson and VP for Android product management, announced he was leaving Google to help Xiaomi expand internationally, the popular Chinese manufacturer was suddenly on our radar. Since then, Xiaomi may not have been hard developing tons of new handsets like many other companies, but has instead been taking its business across borders. As such, we felt it was a great time to see how the company and its products compete with those we're more familiar with. Enter ...

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    If you're anything like me, it's probably difficult for you to get excited about yet another smartphone release out of China. The fact of the matter is, most Chinese phones never see the light of day here in the United States. The Chinese market operates differently than any other mobile market – releasing phones at its own pace and, ultimately, marching to the beat of its own drum. Most of us (especially here in the States) actually know very little about the Chinese smartphone market. Giant smartphone manufacturers in China have only a small presence stateside. Most of their phones are ...

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    NVIDIA had a rough year in 2013 when it came to its SoC business. After the Tegra 3 and Tegra 2 before it were featured on a number of high-profile phones and tablets, OEMs balked at the Tegra 4, and we saw it used in few devices outside those NVIDIA directly had a hand in making. Now the company's got its new Tegra K1, an apparent powerhouse of a chip revealed back at CES in January. Will the K1 succeed where the Tegra 4 failed? That remains to be seen, but today we get the ball rolling as we learn about one of the first devices to feature a K1, the Xiaomi Mi Pad. Let's not beat around ...

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    We're less than two short weeks away from the end of 2013 and it's hard to deny that this year has been a pretty great one for smartphones. Sure, some players struggled more than others, but the industry's in a stronger, more mature, and just more interesting place than it was a year ago. For all the progress that's come our way, though, I wonder if we're not missing out on even bigger and better things. Because as much as the landscape has grown, we're still dealing with a small group of players, and an even more select group of the really big boys, the devices from which simply dominate ...

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    Late last month, the Android community got some unexpected news when Google's Hugo Barra revealed that he was leaving his home at Google to move to China and start working for phone-maker Xiaomi. At the time, we didn't have many details on his departure, though speculation about personal relationships between Barra, Sergey Brin, and a female Googler certainly added fuel to the fire. Now, Barra's sitting down to talk about what led him to Xiaomi, and what he plans to bring to the company. Even though we just heard about it a few weeks ago, Barra's move to Xiaomi has apparently been in the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the the launch of the Verizon Moto X, aside from some rumors of the European Moto X getting a replaceable back. Then we talk about some leaked Galaxy Gear specs, aside from the horrendous price tag of the Samsung Galaxy NX. Nokia is next as we discover the first leaked photo of their project Bandit, AKA Lumia 1520. Then we cover some iPad 5 rumors which are both good and bad. We end today's show talking about the departure of Hugo Barra as Google's Android VP, and what this means to the platform. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    By and large, it's hard to get excited about smartphones targeted for a Chinese audience. While we occasionally hear about some very impressive hardware, such handsets rarely see wide release in the West. Still, even when the chances of getting our hands on such hardware is pretty low, it can still be worth paying attention to for signs of where the smartphone market in general is heading. The latest Chinese phone to catch our attention in such a manner has us wondering just how cheap high-end hardware could soon become. Xiaomi released its M1/MI-ONE last year, an S3-based dual-core ...

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