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Xiaomi partners Hipad Technology to manufacture power banks in India

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its third manufacturing plant in the country based out of Noida and the first facility for power banks in partnership with Hipad Technology. Spread over 2.3 lakh sq.ft., the facility will initially employ 500

Xiaomi is suspending MIUI updates for six of its popular devices

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After delivering on its promise of updating most of its devices with the latest MIUI 9 including 2012 Mi 2, Xiaomi has finally dropped the mic. The Chinese smartphone maker has now confirmed that it is suspending MIUI updates for six of

Looking for a new phone? Check out Xiaomi’s new Mi Exchange programme

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In a bid to further boost its sales in India, Xiaomi has launched Mi Exchange programme in the country in partnership with New Delhi-based Cashify. Mi Exchange programme is intended for those who are looking to exchange their old smartphones with a

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 listed online ahead of its launch

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Barely days after Xiaomi’s new flagship appeared on Chinese website JD.com, it has made another appearance on Chinese reseller Oppomart(via Slashleaks). According to the listed specifications, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 OS out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi smartphones ruling the roost in India- Top 5 picks

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Xiaomi now controls 23.5 percent of India’s smartphone market, which ties it with Samsung as the leading smartphone vendor in the country, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest quarterly mobile phone tracker. Since its launch, the Chinese company

Xiaomi and Samsung now control nearly half of the Indian smartphone market

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Xiaomi and Samsung now control nearly half of the Indian smartphone market, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. Also, thanks to 37 percent QoQ and 18 percent YoY growth in the smartphone market, India temporarily overtook the US to

Xiaomi partners Big Bazaar to boost offline sales

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has partnered Big Bazaar to boost its offline sales during the festive season. The company announced that its popular Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 smartphones will now be available for sale at Big Bazaar stores. Announcing the Xiaomi

Bezel-less Mi Mix 2 with 6GB RAM launched in India at Rs 35,999

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Xiaomi has finally launched it much-awaited flagship Mi Mix 2 smartphone in India priced at Rs 35,999. The biggest highlight of the device is its 5.99-inch bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Notably, the company has only brought the ‘regular’ ceramic

Xiaomi teams up with Hrithik Roshan to launch special Mi Band-HRX edition

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Xiaomi has partnered with Hrithik Roshan’s HRX brand to announce the arrival of the HRX Mi fitness band. The device is said to deliver a 23-day battery life and comes with an improved tracking algorithm and splash resistant capability. The

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 with AI Beautify feature and 6GB RAM launched

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Xiaomi has launched the Mi Note 3 at an event in China yesterday. The phone which is a successor to the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, comes with a 16-megapixel camera, dual rear camera setup, facial recognition feature and 4 sided curved

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 special edition sports an impressive ceramic unibody

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is back with the next iteration of its much-acclaimed Mi Mix series- Mi Mix 2. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Mi Mix, the Chinese smartphone maker has once again collaborated with Philippe Starck’s design studio to bring us

Xiaomi unveils Mi A1 Android One smartphone priced at Rs 14,999

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Xiaomi unveiled its first smartphone with Android One- Mi A1 at a launch event in New Delhi today. Google has partnered Xioami to revive its Android One smartphone program in India, as it aims at codifying the Android experience for the low-end smartphone. Dubbed Xiaomi Mi A1, its hardware is

eScan flags security concerns sparked by Xiaomi’s MIUI system apps

BANGALORE, INDIA: Security solutions company, eScan has recently come up with a study that highlights some security loopholes in Xiaomi smartphone’s OS. eScan has alerted Xiaomi users of multiple flaws in MIUI system apps which are capable of introducing unintentional

Another smartphone explodes, this times its Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

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While Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has barely died down, we have another explosion drama doing the rounds on the Internet. In the last couple of days, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone was allegedly seen catching fire in a video inside a

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 6.5-inch screen, 5,300 mAh battery launched at Rs 16,999

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‘Bigger, the better’ seems like the new success mantra in the smartphone industry with companies making screen sizes bigger than the widely accepted 5.5-inch screen. Well, towing the same line, Xiaomi has launched its next flagship killer Mi Max 2

Nokia and Xiaomi sign patent deal; to explore IoT, AI, and VR together

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Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have signed a patent licensing agreement including a cross-license to each company’s cellular standard patents, which will help both companies develop new products. Nokia will provide network infrastructure equipment to Xiaomi. The two firms will also

Bumper opening for Xiaomi Mi Home with Rs 5cr sales in first 12 hours

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Xiaomi knows the importance of India in its global expansion plans and well, India never disappoints the Chinese tech company either. The company launched its first Mi Home store in India on May 20th and raked in a record-breaking Rs 5 crore in

Xiaomi’ Mi Max 2 will be launched on May 25 in China

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Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker, is getting ready to launch the Mi Max successor. Yes, after much delay and rumour reports, Xiaomi has confirmed the launch date. Dubbed as Mi Max 2, the next smartphone from Xiaomi will be launched

Xiaomi launches Apple Watch-lookalike ‘WeLoop Hey 3S’ at $78

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Adding one more fitness tracker to the wearable market, Xiaomi’s WeLoop has launched a new smartwatch — Hey 3S, which shares striking similarities with the Nike Edition of the Apple Watch. Introduced on Xiaomi’s crowdfunded platform, MIJIA, the device has

China’s Didi Chuxing to raise up to $6bn at a $50bn valuation

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Chinese ride-hailing giant, Didi Chuxing is raising between $5 and $6 billion in a funding round that would value the company at around $50 billion, according to various reports. The fresh capital infusion is expected to come from investors including SoftBank