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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 live images leak showing no chin, no notch

If true, Xiaomi will beat everyone in the borderless race

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Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 | Image credit: Weibo via 91mobiles

Xiaomi is truly prepped for 2018. After announcing new phones for all price segments, they’re now readying to launch another device that’ll surely be a hot topic.

When the Mi Mix 2S launched earlier this year, it wasn’t the borderless phone we’d been wanting to see. The true successor would be the Mi Mix 3, and the latest leaks about Xiaomi’s anticipated phone make us excited for its launch.

If you’re not familiar with the Mi Mix phones, they’re part of Xiaomi’s premium borderless line of Android smartphones that have their front camera positioned in the lower chin instead of resorting to a notch or extra top bezel. That might not be the case with the Mi Mix 3 because according to the latest leaks floating around on the internet, the upcoming phone will get rid of its chin.

Have a look at these two live images of what appears to be the Mi Mix 3:

Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 | Image credit: Weibo via 91mobiles

Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 | Image credit: Weibo via 91mobiles

The latest live images above appeared on Weibo, China’s popular social networking site. As you can see, the phone has a true all-screen design without a notch or a small chin. So, where could the front camera be?

There’s another leak suggesting that the selfie camera of the Mi Mix 3 will be similar to the Vivo NEX’s pop-up mechanism. That is likely, but we’ll have to see more proof or just wait for the official details.

Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser | Image credit: AndroidPure

Also, the first image shows that it’s running MIUI 9 even though MIUI 10 should come pre-installed on the Mi Mix 3. It might be an engineering unit or prototype, but we’re pretty sure MIUI 10 will run on the phone when it gets announced.

Speaking of the announcement, there’s still no exact date but there’s an upcoming global Xiaomi event sometime this month or August. We’ll keep you updated.

Sources: 91mobiles, AndroidPure

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

 
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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger

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Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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