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    We've kept a close eye at Xiaomi's offerings, and specially the Mi4, even if the company's market focus is China. The Mi4 is a special device, particularly because we've even seen Microsoft experiment with some Windows Phone love on its hardware. Still, it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg for Xiaomi, as some rumors show us that there's more. First of all, to have the company schedule an event in New Delhi says a lot, but to tease a catchphrase like "i is coming" could also spell the company's first true international flagship. We've followed the rumors of the Xiaomi Ferrari for a ...

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    Xiaomi's presence in the smartphone market has been growing by leaps and bounds, and that's all thanks to the massive success the company has been finding in its native China. We've all seen the numbers showing just how many millions upon millions of phones the manufacturer's been selling, and the big effect that's had on the firm's valuation with investors. But today we get a special look into just how many smartphones Xiaomi is capable of moving, as the company reveals some seriously impressive one-day sales figures. For one day, Xiaomi is deeply discounting many of its handsets, ...

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    Mobile devices are, like most consumer electronic devices, segregated based on one important factor- price range. The smartphone space is for the most part, a price sensitive one. Devices are broadly classified based on their price, into low, mid and high priced tiers. Price segregation also brings with it some differences in terms of specifications. Over the years, there have been scores of smartphones that fall into one of these categories, and the consumer stands to either gain or forego certain features and specifications based on how much money they are willing to spend. As they say, ...

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    A couple weeks back, we got some incredibly unexpected news from an unlikely pair of companies, as Microsoft and Xiaomi shared word that they'd be making available a version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones that would operate on the otherwise-Android-based (well, MIUI) Xiaomi Mi4. Now we finally have the chance to check this out in action, with the publication of a hands-on video showing Windows in action on the Mi4. Granted, the language barrier here keeps us from appreciating some of the subtleties of this experience, but this kind of cross-platform action is still ...

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    It's Xiaomi's birthday, marking five years since the company got into the mobile electronics game. Over those few short years, Xiaomi has quickly risen to the front of the pack, and now finds itself one of the largest players in the field. To celebrate its success, the company is introducing a very affordable new smartphone, the sub-$100 Redmi 2A. Understandably, we're looking at some dialed-back hardware to come in under that price point, but it doesn't sound too bad at all: the Redmi 2A gets a 4.7-inch 720p display, runs a 1.5GHz quad-core Leadcore SoC, and has 1GB of RAM. There's an 8MP ...

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    Xiaomi may not be the most popular handset maker in the US or Europe, but once you measure its popularity in China, you get to understand why it's one of the largest smartphone maker in the world. We've already reviewed a couple of its products and admired its attention to detail when designing products for the mid-range market, and some new leaks show us that the company is just getting started. Leaked benchmarks show us a new Xiaomi Ferrari in the works, though we're not sure if that's the final product name or just its codename. This new mid-range handset is powered by a 1.65 GHz ...

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    If you are looking for a phone with a gorgeous design and premium feel, but you also have some budgetary limitations and are living in 2014, we have some really good news for you: the Xiaomi Mi Note might just be the phone you’re looking for. We had the opportunity to take it for a test drive courtesy of our friends at Efox-shop (where you can grab your own - use coupon code "pocketnow" for $10 off until June 30). The price tag on this phone accurately reflects what you’ll be getting. We tested this phone for three weeks in the Chicago area on AT&T and on US Mobile. It's not the ...

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    The Xiaomi Mi4 is an Android phone, in case you didn't know. And, judging by our own tests and conclusions, it's a pretty good Android phone. That, until Microsoft decided to work on a ROM that will allow Mi4 users to boot into Windows 10. Before anyone reads more into it, Xiaomi emphasized that this is not a partnership, but more like the OEM offering assistance to Microsoft with the trial. While there are no details about the software being trialled, TechCrunch believes, based on its sources, that the Microsoft ROM allows users to bypass Android and boot into a fully working version of ...

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    Could the addition of new Windows phone OEM partners help provide the sales boost Microsoft is hoping for? We'll know that answer for sure soon, as the Redmond, Calif. based company has unveiled today at the WinHEC conference two new partners which will be working to bring Windows to their smartphones. Let's talk Lenovo, first of all. Right now details are murky on whether Lenovo's upcoming Windows device will run the current Windows Phone OS (8.1) or come out only after Windows 10 for phones becomes available later this year. Considering the image in the tweet embedded below, the former ...

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    Among the first devices to sport a Tegra K1 chipset, the Xiaomi Mi Pad is old news, as the tablet is almost one year old. Some might have considered it to be an iPad ripoff when it was introduced last May, but then again, the Nokia N1 also looks like it was built using the iPad blueprints. Xiaomi decided to bring the Mi Pad to India; the company tweet announced the availability at Rs. 12,999 (about $210), with a date of March 24 for its availability. No registration is required and the slate will be available through Flipkart. As far as the internals are concerned, we're looking at ...

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    Look at the companies that have created Nexus-series smartphones to date: HTC, Samsung, LG, and now Motorola. All big names on the international market, and all familiar brands to smartphone shoppers in the West – particularly the US, on Google's home turf. But now a new rumor suggests that Google could be thinking about going in a different direction for the manufacturer it partners with to build this year's Nexus phone (which, since we clearly can't call it the Nexus 7, has its name still up in the air), working with a Chinese OEM. The source doesn't say just who that might be, but it ...

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    Xiaomi has found itself become one of the biggest names in the smartphone game, though to many users in the West it's still a mystery. Considering how you won't see any Xiaomi phones at your local Best Buy or Verizon store, that's hardly surprising. So when we heard earlier this month that Xiaomi was planning a US press event, our interest was piqued: was the company actually considering bringing its phones to the States. Alas, that hope was quickly shut down, as a representative clarified that Xiaomi wasn't about to announce its forthcoming entry into the US smartphone market. Today, ...

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    I’ve been experiencing a lot of firsts of the past few months. I’ve had my first smartwatch review, first time carrying a BlackBerry, and first time testing a device from overseas. It’s the latter I want to discuss today. The fine folks over at Efox-shop hooked us up with a recently released Xiaomi Mi Note and are allowing us to play with it. I’ve had the device in hand for a few days, and been using it as a daily driver for just a couple of days, since saying goodbye to the Galaxy Note Edge. So I wanted to share with you a few first impressions of this device. First of all, the ...

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    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been positively exploding upon the market, seeing a huge expansion in sales and attracting heavy investments from firms looking for a piece of its success. With models featuring cutting-edge tech like the Mi Note Pro with its Snapdragon 810 SoC, it's no surprise that we'd love to see access to the company's phones spread to new areas, so when we got word last night that Xiaomi was planning a US event, we were understandably excited. Could the firm be working to get some of its phones onto the shelves of US carriers? We hold out hope that it could ...

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    Xiaomi is currently the one of the worlds leading smartphone manufacturers, and that's commendable considering that the company hasn't really left the Chinese market. We've reviewed a few of the company's products and have found an impressive approach to the market so far, but that doesn't mean that we're not left wishing that the company would bring some extra competition to the United States, and that's apparently about to change. Xiaomi has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen on February 12, and if you're wondering what the purpose of the event is for, well the ...

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    The Chinese smartphone market is one of the largest in the world. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Chinese smartphone market was the number one market in the world, followed by the US, and, according to trends and additional data, that ranking doesn't seem to change any time soon. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that according to a recent DigiTimes research, smartphone shipments in China grew 10.8% in the last quarter of the 2014 compared to the previous one, and 13.2% compared to 2013. Translating that into numbers, more than 100 million units were shipped on the Chinese ...

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    We've been waiting for smartphone news from China to happen this week, and phone-maker Xiaomi has just introduced its latest flagship. The Xiaomi Mi Note announced today is, according to the company, "the most epic flagship device of the year", which might very well be true, as the year is in its infancy (and if you disregard the LG G Flex 2 introduced at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show). At 6.95mm thin, the Mi Note weighs 161 grams and is 155.1 mm tall, and 77.6 mm wide. The screen is one of 5.7 inches, so we can definitely call this one a phablet, if that wasn't clear from its ...

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    Last night we shared with you a teaser from Xiaomi, hinting at the upcoming launch of a very thin smartphone in one week. We looked at some theories for what the hardware might consist of, as well as some evidence that seemed to support the idea of an exceedingly thin design, but didn't have a ton to go on. This morning the picture seems to be getting quite a bit more clear, as new leaks arrive concerning the Xiaomi Mi5, now believed to be the very thin phone in question. The Xiaomi Mi5 (or possibly Mi4s – the branding isn't yet clear) should measure just 5.1mm thick, right down there ...

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    Don't think that just because the Consumer Electronics Show is winding down that we're suddenly going to be without new phones to talk about. Even short of MWC in a couple months, other new hardware is on our radar, and one of the next to arrive could be a new model from Xiaomi. And by the looks of things, the manufacturer may be trying to raise the stakes when it comes to producing stunningly thin handsets. First up, we've got this teaser from Xiaomi, revealing plans to introduce a new phone on January 15. You can see from the imagery how the finger placement suggests a very slim ...

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    Xiaomi isn't exactly a staple brand name here in the United States, but the company has racked up quite a reputation for itself in Asia (and especially China), primarily because of the budget phones it creates which are even pretty usable, as our impressions of the company's Redmi 1S smartphone evidenced. Now, there's a sequel available for that phone, and it's called the Xiaomi Redmi 2. It's got a few marginal improvements, but hey, improvements are improvements. The specs include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (up from the Snapdragon 400 that was used in the 1S) clocked at 1.2 GHz, a ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has had itself a very good year, and we've got our eyes out for what's coming next from the manufacturer. While the flagship Mi5 has been the focus of the majority of rumors, it's not the only new hardware we're hearing about. We remain curious about what Xiaomi will bring to CES, but now the latest rumor is looking to what could be happening a slight bit further out, with word that Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 may be launched on January 15. From what we've heard, the Redmi Note 2 could strike a nice value/performance balance. It's supposed to be a 5.5-inch 1080p ...

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    What's being the number-three smartphone manufacturer in the world worth to a company? Over the past year, Xiaomi's exploded out of the gate and went from a 1.5 percent share of total smartphone shipments to a healthy 5.2 percent, neck-and-neck with Huawei for third place (heck, what with the scant handful of phones separating some of these places and the sheer momentum of sales involved, Xiaomi may already be ahead) and within sight (especially with that massive growth) of Apple's number two spot? If you said “billions and billions of dollars,” you're in the right ballpark, and the ...

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    Sapphire is definitely not new on smartphones, as you might remember Kyocera launch a smartphone sporting a sapphire display a few months ago. Still, you might not remember it as well as you might remember Apple's failed attempts to bring sapphire to its existing smartphone lineup. If you're wondering when you'll be able to get sapphire on your next smartphone, it seems another company is planning to beat Apple. Xiaomi is now reported to include a 5.7-inch sapphire display in its new Xiaomi 5, which we are expecting to see launched at CES 2015 in the next few weeks. The source claims that ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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