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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?

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David Cohen

David Cohen is a former acting editor in chief at 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...

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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...