Xiaomi has incredibly lofty smartphone shipment goals for 2021

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro back standing up

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  • Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to ship between 240 million and 300 million smartphones in 2021.
  • It’s believed that the latter target likely won’t be achieved due to supply chain constraints.

Xiaomi has enjoyed a stellar 2020 thus far, owing to the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei’s US-induced slide, and a focus on new markets. The company has passed Apple for third place in Q3 2020, and it seems to be closing in on Huawei too.

Now, Nikkei Asian Review reports that the firm has some incredibly ambitious goals for 2021. The outlet reports that Xiaomi has been talking to suppliers to order parts for up to 240 million smartphones, citing sources close to the matter.

It’s believed that this number not only exceeds Xiaomi’s annual shipments to date, but would be roughly equivalent to Huawei’s record high of 240.6 million smartphone shipped in

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Moto E7 announced with an incredibly low price and big camera promises

Following a recent leak, the Moto E7 has now been announced, and it costs just £99 (roughly $130 / AU$180). That makes it one of the cheapest smartphones there is, yet in the announcement Motorola has promised big things from the camera.

It’s a dual-lens one, with a 48MP f/1.7 primary lens and a 2MP f/2.4 macro one, and Motorola claims you can expect “incredible image quality for its low price point”, along with a Night Vision mode that apparently offers bright and sharp images in the dark. That’s in part thanks to Quad Pixel technology, which allows the camera to take 12MP shots with 4x the light sensitivity.

The Moto E7 also has a 5MP selfie camera in a notch, a 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 4,000mAh battery which apparently offers 36 hours of life, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a dedicated Google

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3 Incredibly Cheap 5G Tech Stocks

Many tech investors are bullish on the growth potential of fifth-generation (5G) networks, which could transfer data up to 100 times faster than 4G networks. Those faster speeds could spur fresh sales of network hardware, faster phones, and innovative new devices and services across the Internet of Things.

Earlier this month, I highlighted a few 5G stocks that will reward patient investors with decent dividends. Today, I want to take a closer look at three 5G stocks that are also cheap relative to their growth potential: China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). Let’s take a closer look at these tech stocks.

An illustration of a 5G chip.

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1. China Mobile

China Mobile, the Middle Kingdom’s top telecom company, provided services for 946.2 million wireless subscribers in September, up 0.4% from a year ago. Its number of 4G customers rose 3% to 769.5 million, as its 5G customer

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Tiny Asteroid Will Come Incredibly Close To Earth Wednesday


  • Asteroid 2020 VX4 will be almost as close to Earth as the moon when it makes its close approach Wednesday
  • The near-Earth asteroid measures 59 feet across and is not expected to hit the planet
  • The asteroid has not been included in the ESA’s Risk List

A 59-foot asteroid will pass by Earth this week — and it will get almost as close to the planet as the moon.

A near-Earth asteroid (NEA) identified as 2020 VX4 will harmlessly zip past Earth Wednesday at around 5:09 p.m. EST, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). But while asteroids passing by the planet is nothing new, this space rock differs from most NEAs due to its proximity.

Asteroid 2020 VX4 will come incredibly close to Earth when it zips past, flying by at an estimated distance of 250,700 miles (403,000 kilometers) from the planet’s surface, according to

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