Can Xiaomi devices stay in stock for over a few minutes anymore? Seems unlikely. Acer and Sony are showing off some things you can get right away, though.
Xiaomi’s very first 4G LTE device was released this morning, even if briefly. You guessed it, the Chinese manufacturer keeps out-doing itself with insane sales records. This time they have sold 100,000 units in just 35 seconds!
If you need a reminder, the device sports the same specs as the 3G version of the Redmi Note. A 5.5-inch display, 2 GB of RAM and a 3,100 mAh battery are on board. And for a price of 999 Yuan, you really can’t go wrong with a device with these specs and 4G LTE connectivity.
Opinion: I just can’t fathom selling so many devices in a matter of seconds. How does the site even handle such traffic? Xiaomi is going up, and they are doing it very quickly.
The new Acer Chromebook 13 is shaking up the industry with a processor we had never before seen on a Chrome OS laptop. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor is known for its power and energy efficiency, so NVIDIA just couldn’t wait to show off what their little chip can do.
Featuring up to 4 GB of RAM, the device can also be a multi-tasking beast. Battery life is also outstanding, extending to up to 13 hours on a single charge. Don’t let us tell you everything, though. NVIDIA has released a neat video showing you the device’s highlights. You even get to see a comparison with an Intel Celeron-powered Chroembook.
Opinion: The Acer Chromebook 13 is one powerful machine, as well as an affordable one. Prices range from $279 to $379, so there is something for everyone here.
Sony’s water resistant smartphones hold this as more than a perk. The ability to take these phones underwater is a feature, and they are willing to prove this with their underwater apps. These applications prove water resistance can be beneficial for more than just keeping the phone safe.
These applications take advantage of the phone’s ability to recognize if it is submerged or being hit by rain. The device can use high-frequency sounds, which can be picked up by the microphones.
These applications are currently only available for the Xperia Z1s, a T-Mobile USA-exclusive. You can go get them from the Google Play Store if you have this device.
Opinion: These may seem like silly games to us, but we are sure Sony is only trying to show off what its phones can do. The Japanese manufacturer probably wants to inspire developers to do more with these features.