Posts tagged with: Xiaomi
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    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was rumored in December 2014, to arrive in January. Eight month later, the company made the phone official, as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has been unveiled. It measures 152x76x8.25mm and weighs 160gr., and Xiaomi is convinced it feels good in the hand. There are two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: the classic one, and a Prime version. In terms of specs, both variants feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP Samsung camera. The Redmi Note 2 has 16GB of internal storage and its octa-core Helio X10 processor is clocked at 2GHz, while the Prime has ...

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    According to Xiaomi's global vice president, Hugo Barra, online smartphone sales are becoming more and more popular in emerging markets. "The phenomenon of people buying a phone from a phone is now a thing", he said on Thursday, at the Converge technology conference. Around 40% of sales are online smartphone sales in China, he added, while saying that Xiaomi helped accelerate the shift towards, and adoption, of online smartphone sales in India, which, Barra believes, will grow to "30% percent of the total Indian smartphone market by the end of 2015, up from 20% last year", he said. ...

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    The latest numbers are in from IDC, looking at the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015. According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, a total of 337.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 of 2015, which represents an 11.6% increase from the 302.1 million units in the second quarter of 2014. As you'd expect, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, but IDC notes that Samsung is the only one in the top five that recorded a shipment volume decline year over year. The report notes that, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge "arrived with ...

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    Xiaomi is a powerhouse Android OEM, and the company's already sizable sales only grew in the first half of the year. And while the manufacturer's selling tens of millions upon tens of millions of phones, it's doing so without a presence in some big international markets, the US included. Earlier this year we heard rumors about possible US expansion, but the company was quick to shoot them down, instead revealing an effort to start small with accessories (while leaving the door open for a later expansion into US phone sales). In a new interview, VP Hugo Barra talks a little more about ...

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    A couple of days ago we've seen a leak referring to the Xiaomi Mi 5 and its bigger brother, the Mi 5 Plus, complete with some specification of the Chinese manufacturer's upcoming smartphone duo. Now, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus has popped up on Chinese regulator TENAA's website, complete with images (above and below), as well as some specs. The Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus is expected to pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm  Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. The smaller sibling, the Mi 5 (sans Plus) is expected to pack a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ...

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    Xiaomi may be famous for its smartphone dominance in China, but that has mostly been in the mid-range market. The company has done an amazing job in placing itself in the high-end market with the Mi 4, but even with the recent refresh of the Mi 4i, it's clear that the lineup is due for a refresh. We've been following the footsteps of the Mi 5 for a while now, and today we learn more. A recent leak in Weibo reveals an image with details on what to expect for the new Xiaomi Mi 5, and a larger Mi 5 Plus variant. Specs were also mentioned, and in the case of the Mi 5 we're talking about a ...

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    The Asian smartphone market has been growing at a breakneck pace as of late, and while we often don't acknowledge the trend here in the U.S. of A., it's becoming exceedingly difficult to ignore rising Asian manufacturers – especially as they make plans to enter the American smartphone market. One of the biggest of these smartphone players is Xiaomi (as you've seen in some of our reviews of Xiaomi smartphones), and today Xiaomi smartphone sales for the first half of 2015 have been announced. Unsurprisingly, the company absolutely killed it on the numbers front. It took to Twitter to ...

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    Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Acer, Nokia, Toshiba, Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, are just a few of Foxconn's largest clients. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese company that also happens to be the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer. At a recent company shareholder meeting, the company's chairman, Terry Guo, made some reassuring statements. According to Guo, this year, in 2015, Foxconn will become the world's largest desktop, tablet, and smartphone OEM (original equipment manufacturer) / ODM (original design manufacturer). ...

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    Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Samsung Pay, and the likes, are all operating on the same general principle: you make purchases with your credit or debit cards, using your smartphones, instead of using the actual cards. It's still your money, it's just another way you can spend it. Xiaomi wants to address this topic a little differently by coming up with a smartphone loan principle. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer will be launching a consumer loan company, according to DigiTimes, which cites a Beijing Business Today report. The company that will be based in Chongqing will allow Xiaomi to ...

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    Mergers and acquisitions are common enough occurrences in the smartphone world, but for every big Nokia-Microsoft or Lenovo-Motorola deal that goes through there are dozens more that don't actually happen, or never become anything more than the stuff of rumor. BlackBerry's found itself the subject of more than its fair share of such rumors, and it sometimes feels that every couple months there's a new company supposedly interested in snatching up BlackBerry. Now it's Xiaomi's turn to find itself in the spotlight, with claims that the company could be working on a merger with BlackBerry. In ...

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    Xiaomi is not just one of China's leading mobile device companies, but also one of the most aggressive Android OEMs when it comes to design and product focus. We've kept a close eye on all the rumors regarding the Mi 5 lately, but instead we ended up getting the Mi 4s, which did bring some welcome updates to last year's flagship. Today we learn a little more about why the Mi 5 was delayed, and the reasons seem worth it. First of all we hear that Xiaomi will launch the Mi 5 with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and that the main reason why the Mi 5 didn't reach the market this ...

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    Even though by the standards of many Xiaomi should still be considered a startup, this is a company that has come selling nothing, to being one of the three top smartphone sellers in just a few years. The company's attention to detail in design, and its affordable approach to the market have already crowned it the king of smartphones in China. Its only problem at the moment is how close Apple is to defeating its supremacy, and a leaked roadmap shows us Xiaomi's action plan. Four Mi devices were just leaked in the company's road map for the rest of the year, and there's a lot of hot on this ...

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    The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro was announced at the same time with the Mi Note mid-January 2015, and, while we managed to take a very close look at the latter in our full review, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is still just a beast of a phone that we want to have in our labs. It launched in China today, and it will go for 2,999 Yuan, which is about $480, give or take; however, there's no word on international availability at the moment. As far as the internals of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro are concerned, they're remarkable. We've got a 5.7-inch QHD with 515 PPI, an octa-core 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ...

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    We've kept a close eye on all the rumors of the Xiaomi Mi 5, which eventually turned into a possible Mi 4i. Today the company finally made the Xiaomi Mi 4i official in an event held New Delhi, and even though for some this might be a step back from the existing Mi 4, that depends what matters most to you. Have a look at these specs, match them with the price tag, and you'll understand why. First of all, the Xiaomi Mi 4i is built on a polycarbonate body and packs an octa-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, which might be a step back in speed from the Snapdragon 801 on the Mi 4, but with ...

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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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