IR Blaster is a useful piece of technology as it allows you to use your mobile phone as a universal remote control. A fair number of latest mobile phones come with inbuilt IR blaster technology. These mobile phones can be used as universal remote control devices.
In 2021, we have the following mobile phones that can double up as universal remote controls.
Almost all the Redmi phones come with IR blaster technology. So, if you want to buy a Redmi Note 9 Pro or Redmi 10, you can safely assume that the Redmi phone supports the IR blaster technology.
This means that Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Redmi Note 10 Pro support the IR blaster technology and these phones can be used as universal remote control devices. These mobile phones are available for ready online purchase through Amazon and Flipkart in India.
Most POCO phones that are sold in India are capable of acting as universal remote control devices as these phones come with IR blaster technology. You can check the POCO website to learn more about the models that come with the IR blaster support. Most notably, the POCO X3, POCO X3 Pro, POCO M3, POCO M2 Pro, POCO C3 and POCO M2 support the IR blaster technology and can be used to control TV, AC and other electronic devices.
Xiaomi’s Mi 10i, the model specifically designed and manufactured for the Indian market also supports the IR blaster technology. You may read more about the Mi 10i specifications on this page. Xiaomi has been a leader in terms of bringing the IR blaster technology to its range of mobile phones.
Some websites mention IR sensors on ASUS phones that provide an IR remote control ability to the Asus mobile phones. However, the IR sensor that comes with a few models of ASUS mobile phones is different from an IR blaster. ASUS phones do not come with IR blaster functionality. This is true for ASUS Rog 5 and the older models of the ROG phones of ASUS.
Effectively, these models of mobile phones from POCO, Redmi and Xiaomi come with inbuilt IR blaster technology that would allow the mobile phone to double up as a remote control for electronic devices such as TV, set top box and stereo that are compatible with the IR blaster technology.
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