Unlocking the Future: Xiaomi’s HyperOS and Bootloader Challenges
iQOO 12 & Dimensity 9300 – The tech landscape often sees shifts, and this week, Xiaomi stirred discussions by announcing changes in its bootloader unlocking policy, specifically related to its HyperOS. The move entails adjustments in the process, making it more stringent for users, especially those with unlocked bootloaders. Here’s what you need to know.
Xiaomi’s HyperOS Update Policy Shift
Xiaomi has announced that devices with unlocked bootloaders won’t receive HyperOS updates, intending to dissuade users from tampering with their device’s bootloader. The unlocking process itself has become more arduous, involving stringent criteria and wait times.
Changes in the Unlocking Procedure
Previously, unlocking a Xiaomi device required an application via their Windows app and a week’s wait. However, the new criteria demand more from users, with Chinese users needing to attain level 5 on the community forums, prolonging the unlocking process. International users await official announcements on how this will affect their unlocking procedure.
Implications for Users
Notably, relocking the device will promptly grant access to the next HyperOS update, emphasizing Xiaomi’s intent to maintain control over its software ecosystem.
iQOO 12 Series Unveiled: A Glimpse into Premium Performance
The recent reveal of the iQOO 12 series in China brought forth promising features and capabilities, showcasing Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets, vibrant displays, and noteworthy camera setups.
Highlighting the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro
Both phones, equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets and 144Hz displays, boast impressive triple-camera setups on the rear. The Pro version elevates the experience with a higher-res 1440p panel, wireless charging functionality, and a larger battery capacity at 5,100mAh.
Pricing and Availability
Scheduled for release on November 14 in China, the iQOO 12 Pro starts at CNY 4,999 (€642, INR 57,150), while the iQOO 12 comes in at CNY 3,999 (€515, INR 45,700).
MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300: Redefining Flagship SoCs
MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300 innovates with a unique architecture, featuring four Cortex-X4 and four Cortex-A720 cores, abandoning efficiency cores
Examining the Dimensity 9300’s Potential
Anticipating heightened performance with ultra-fast X4 cores in the flagship Dimensity 9300 SoC; Oppo and Vivo set to adopt for an enhanced user experience
Battery Life Test 2.0: Rethinking Battery Evaluation
In the realm of tech reviews, battery tests hold significant importance. The recent revamp of the battery test methodology by a leading tech platform brings in a new approach and a more user-centric perspective.
Introducing the Active User Score
The updated battery test now emphasizes video streaming and gaming, alongside staple call and browsing tests. Endurance Rating is replaced by Active User Score, offering a calculated estimate of battery life during varied activities Notably, users can customize this score based on individual usage patterns.
Tailoring Battery Tests to User Preferences
The revamped test includes intermittent touch input and scrolling in browsing, aligning with real-world usage. This new methodology intends to provide users with more relatable and personalized insights into device battery performance.
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