Tag "Xiaomi"

Smartphone sales recorded first-ever decline during Q4’17

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Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. This is the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and Mi TV 4 in India

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Xiaomi has finally unveiled its secret smartphones. The Chinese company launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro for the Indian users at an event yesterday. The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB+ 32GB variant

Xiaomi Express Delivery launched in India

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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has launched a new Express Delivery service in India that delivers orders within a day, without any additional costs levied on the customers for the orders placed through Mi.com and Mi store app. The new

Wearable brand Huami goes public; raises $110M

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Huami, the smart wearable device brand from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HMI”. In addition, the company has also raised $110 million by offering 10 million shares at $11,

Xiaomi India launches WhatsApp-based service, Mi Bunny for fans

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Xiaomi India has announced a new WhatsApp based subscription service for all the Mi fans from India. The service called Mi Bunny will offer instant updates about Xiaomi latest product launches, deals and sale reminders. It will also offer notifications about

Xiaomi MIUI 10 announced with spotlight on AI

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi has announced the development of MIUI 10, its upcoming firmware based on Android. Hong Feng, vice president of Xiaomi announced the MIUI 10 at an assembly meeting in China. According to a report from MyDrivers, the

Oculus and Xiaomi partner to launch VR headsets

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Facebook-owned Oculus announced a partnership with Xiaomi to build the Oculus Go standalone VR headset. In addition to the Oculus Go headset, Xiaomi will also be developing a second VR headset called Mi VR Standalone, which will be exclusively available

Xiaomi Mi A1 red variant launched in India at Rs 13,999

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Xiaomi has launched a special red variant of the Mi A1 in India. The special edition Mi A1  priced at Rs 13,999 will go on sale December 20 on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home Stores, Mi Preferred Partner Stores. The smartphone

Xiaomi, Jio tie up to offer ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, Redmi 5A at Rs 3,999

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Xiaomi has finally launched its ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, the Redmi 5A in India with two storage variants- 2GB+ 16GB for Rs 5,999 and 3GB+ 32GB for Rs 6,999. However, the first 5 million units of the 2GB RAM variant will be

Xiaomi topples Samsung in 50 major cities of India

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has toppled Samsung to become the top selling brand in top 50 cities of India. Xiaomi moved to the leadership position registering 120 percent growth in the Q3 2017 with Redmi Note 4 as the highest selling model, according to International Data

Will Xiaomi’s ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ be a JioPhone rival?

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Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has hinted towards the launch of a new smartphone in the country-‘Desh ka Smartphone’. He tweeted that the device “will change the lives of the entire country, especially the people living in rural areas.” The

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