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Xiaomi expands the Mi 11 series with Mi 11 Ultra, Lite

And many other products

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Xiaomi just went all out. In a massive global launch, the company unveiled a whole batch of new devices that we can all look forward to. The devices are (*take a deep breath) the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite 5G, Mi 11 Lite, Mi Smart Band 6, and Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro.

That’s… a lot. Here’s a quick look at each one.

Mi 11 Ultra

The Mi 11 Ultra is the absolute best that the company has to offer right now in terms of smartphones. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with a 6.81-inch WHQD+ AMOLED Quad-curved display. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, DCI-P3, and is reinforced by Gorillas Glass Victus.

On the front is a 20MP f/2.2 selfie camera. Flip it over and you’ll spot the main camera module that houses the 50MP f/1.85 main camera, 48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and a 48MP f/4.1 telephoto lens that can go 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 120x digital zoom.

Unique to this model is the 1.1-inch AMOLED rear display that can function as a notification window, preview screen for selfies, and always-on display.

The device has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W Turbo charging, wireless turbo charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. It’s available in a 12GB +256GB variant. It retails for EUR 1,199.

Mi 11i

If you’re not into curved screens, then this is the one for you. It features a 6.67-inch flat AMOLED DotDisplay but with all the bells and whistles of the Mi 11. They share a similar battery capacity with the Mi 11i packing 4,520mAh with support for 33W fast charging.

They share a similar camera setup — 108MP main, 5MP telemacro, 20MP selfie — with the only difference being the ultra-wide angle lens. The Mi 11 has 13MP while the Mi 11i has 8MP.

It still carries the Snapdragon 888 chip so you don’t have to worry about performance and it will come in 8GB+128GB (EUR 649) and 8GB+256GB (EUR 699) variants.

Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite

You can think of the Mi 11 Lite as the younger sibling of the group. Both phones have a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10.

They also have the same camera setup: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The Mi 11 Lite 5G is powered by Snapdragon 780G and comes in the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB variants starting at EUR 369. Meanwhile, the Mi 11 Lite is powered by Snapdragon 732G and comes in the 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variants starting at EUR 299.

Mi Smart Band 6

Xiaomi’s most popular wearable line gets a refresh. It now sports a 1.56″ fullscreen AMOLED display. That’s 50 percent more screen than its predecessor. It has 30 workout types and has auto-detection for six common fitness activities.

Naturally, it also has health tracking functions like SpO2 measurement, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. It retails for EUR 44.99.

Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro

Probably the odd one in the bunch, the Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro offers a new way to experience entertainment. It offers 1080p HD picture quality, up to 13000 ANSI lumens high brightness, and HDR support.

The Projector also has built-in 10W speakers with DTS-HD and Dolby Audio. It runs on the Android TV system and has functions like Chromecast and Google Assistant. It retails for EUR 999.

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iPhone 13 pre-orders in Singapore begin today

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Are you ready? Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin today in Singapore! Specifically, it starts at 8PM.

Apple’s latest and greatest set of iPhones are coming to Singapore and you can secure one for yourself by heading to the Apple Singapore website. This year’s lineup is pretty much an iteration of last year’s. That means we get upgrades for all four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

New to this pair of iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip which, you already know, boosts the performance of the iPhone. You’re also getting Cinematic Mode which automatically adds background blur to your videos. It does this through an algorithm. It’s the first of its kind on smartphones.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

This year’s pair of Pro iPhones are even more Pro than ever. It shares the same A15 Bionic chip as the other iPhone 13s, but it boosts performance thanks to a different, more powerful GPU. You also get the ability to shoot in Apple ProRes format. A boon for professional mobile filmmakers.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Pricing

The iPhone 13 starts at SG$ 1,299. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 mini starts at SG $ 1,149.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts at SG$ 1649 (SG$ 69 a month for 24 months) and SG$ 1799 (SG$ 75 a month/24 months) for the iPhone 13 Pro Max variant. The base storage still starts at 128GB but goes all the way to 1TB — also a first on any iPhone.

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The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black

Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5

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Pulse 3D Wireless

Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.

It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.

SEE ALSO: How to use the DualSense controller with PC, Mac

 

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Shopee’s 10.10 K-Pop performer is ITZY

Following sister group TWICE’s footsteps

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ITZY
Image from @ITZYofficial on Twitter

Shopee is on a roll. After securing performances from K-Pop supergroup TWICE, the online shopping company has also secured performances from K-Pop 4th Gen superstars ITZY. The group is set to perform on their 10.10 Brand Festival Shopee live.

Shopee has yet to reveal what else they have in store for 10.10. But what we can expect for sure is another generous round of vouchers and giveaways.

ITZY is a five-member girl group featuring Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted with the song “Dalla Dalla”. In 2020, they launched the shoulder dance craze with their comeback “Wannabe”. On September 24, the group will release their first full album called Crazy In-Love with the title track “Loco”.

Early Shopee Christmas

In the Philippines, Shopee is already kickstarting its Christmas campaign. They are welcoming the holidays essentially the voice and face of Christmas in the country — Jose Mari Chan.  Shoppers can catch the singer-songwriter on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles from  September to December.

The singer-songwriter will also give out treats via ShopeePay come December. He’s doing it along with other celebrities and influencers. Look for ShopeePay Celebrity Pamasko on your homepage and play the game to receive ShopeePay credits.

You can activate your ShopeePay wallet by clicking on the ShopeePay wallet bar, entering your personal information and OTP, and creating and confirming your ShopeePay PIN.

SEE ALSO: ShopeePay: 6 reasons why you need to switch now

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