TechNode editor David Cohen got a surprise parcel today along with the grocery deliveries: a sneak peak at Xiaomi’s newest phone, evidently developed under cover during the virus.

The Ovoid marks a bold change in design direction from previous phones—breaking with conventions that go back to the original iPhone. We’re excited to start learning new routines—how about you?

David Cohen

David Cohen is the acting editor in chief of TechNode. Since 2010, he has covered China as a writer and editor at outlets including the Diplomat, the Jamestown Foundation, and China Policy. He’s always...

Shi Jiayi

Shi Jiayi is the Shanghai-based visual reporter helping provide multimedia elements about China’s fast-changing technology and culture. She holds a B.A. in Convergence Journalism from the University...