Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, is interestingly packed with a camera sensor that is used by two other Chinese flagship smartphones. The second-gen IMX 214 stacked CMOS sensor from Sony made its appearance first on the OnePlus One as well as the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a. It is indeed odd for three flagship smartphones to feature a similar camera sensor, but each smartphone has its own software tweaks to separate it from the rest.
At Xiaomi’s experience zone for the Mi 4, we managed to capture some sample shots to have an initial assessment on how the camera performs.
Update: We included a comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 so hit the break to check it out.
How many of you are impressed with the Xiaomi announcements earlier today? Its flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, features some of the latest and most powerful hardware under its 5” hood and what makes it even more attractive is that it comes with a pretty affordable price tag – starting from approximately RM1,099.
A new entry level smartphone from Microsoft has been revealed on the Nokia Conversations blog. The Lumia 530 began leaking yesterday, although much of it was speculation about what kind of hardware would be included in the device. While the local pricing is still unknown, the Conversations post indicates that it will retail for EUR85 in Europe with the rollout in selected markets beginning in August 2014.
The on-demand ride-sharing service, Uber has been banned from Seoul as it was deemed illegal by the city council. The local authority had passed a law which prohibits the services of Uber in the city. The ruling forbids a fee-paying transport service using private or rented motor vehicles unregistered with the authorities.
Naughty Dog’s mega-hit The Last Of Us is receiving a HD upgrade for the PlayStation 4 some time next week. To celebrate this, the developer is putting on a live show featuring the voices actors behind the game. The one-night only show is being held in Santa Monica, California; but more importantly it is being streamed live over Twitch and Youtube.
Google is partnering with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to open the Little Box Challenge. Teams are asked to shrink inverter technology, which changes direct current from power sources and changes it into alternating current for use in homes, office and cars. Most importantly, Google is offering US$1 million to the team that finds the best solution.
It looks like Google is ready to roll out a new design to its Play Store for Android devices, the Mountain View company recently Tweeted that their latest update to the Play Store has just started rolling out, and should reach all Android devices in the coming days. The new design was leaked about two weeks ago on Android Police and based on the teaser pictures shared by @GooglePlay, it might just be the real deal.
[UPDATE: 200PM, 23 July] DiGi has posted teaser for Xiaomi Redmi 1S on its Facebook page which is the first confirmation of the tips we received yesterday. Read more to see it.
While the newly announced Xiaomi Mi 4 is busy getting everyone’s attention for today, let’s not forget that the fledgling Chinese manufacturer still have plenty of devices under its wing. One of them is the Redmi 1S which is the most affordable Xiaomi’s smartphone in Malaysia at the moment.
If you somehow missed your chance to get one on your hands from Xiaomi Malaysia’s website, then you might want to look out for an announcement from DiGi tomorrow.
Electronic Arts has announced that the upcoming Battlefield Hardline has been delayed until 2015. This leaves 2014 without a new Battlefield title, in contrast with the fears that EA was attempting to turn the franchise into one with an annual release schedule. The reason for this appears to be due to user feedback from the recently concluded closed beta test.
Team ARETE brought home its first World of Tanks tournament win with prize money of US$60,000, as well as the title of being the best team after winning all their matches in the first season of the Wargaming.net League APAC (WGL APAC). Multinational Team Efficiency took second place, earning US$20,000 in the process.