Chinese officials open investigation into Xiaomi’s use of the word “best” in ads


A new report out of China says the Ministry of Industry and Commerce has opened an investigation into whether Xiaomi illegally used the term “best” in advertising on its web site in violation of a new advertising law. The new law went into effect on September 1st and includes prohibitions on all sorts of advertising activity, including the use of superlatives like the word “best” in advertisements. Companies that are found to be in violation may face penalties starting at $31,000 USD. Read more

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 comes with a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and 5.5-Inch FHD display for just $125

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While Samsung prepares to announce the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus later today, Xiaomi has announced a new device of its own, the Redmi Note 2. Notable features include a camera with a focus speed of just a tenth of a second and MediaTek’s new Helio X10 SoC. Join us after the break for all the specifications and more images.

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Mid-range HTC Desire 728 leaks in photos, shows off dual front facing speakers

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HTC’s upcoming budget-friendly Desire 728 has leaked in photos showing pretty much every look and angle of the device. It’s fairly in line with HTC’s mid-range lineup, including the plastic body and dual front facing speakers. The bezels on the device are a little smaller than what we’re used to seeing, though, even though it does have those signature BoomSound speakers, so maybe HTC is trying to figure out a way to include great sound without making a device too tall and unwieldy. Other than that, though, the Desire 728 looks like a solid phone, just without anything particularly exciting about the design. Read more