January 26th, 2015 12:31 AM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to extend its patent portfolio to fight legal battles

Xiaomi has revealed that in the year 2014, it has applied for 2,318 patents, out of which 665 are outside of China. It's not clear on the number of patents the company has received out of the 2,318 patents it applied. The patents mean nothing if Xiaomi has most of them pending, and it's unclear the nature of patents that the Chinese brand has applied. The company's CEO, Lei Jun, during a... Read More

January 9th, 2015 6:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to announce the flagship device on Jan 15, releases teaser

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is planning to launch its latest flagship smartphone at an event on January 15 at the National Conference Centre in Beijing. The company has also released a teaser image, which indicates that the device will be super thin. According to a report, a Xiaomi representative had said, "that the company's upcoming flagship device will be thinner than cicada insect's wing",he said.  Though, even we have no idea about... Read More

January 4th, 2015 3:36 PM 1 COMMENTS

Xiaomi sold 61.1 million smartphone units in 2014, more than three times compared to 2013

Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun has announced that the company has sold 61.1 million smartphone units in 2014, which is more than three times (326 percent to be precise) of 16.7 million units sold in 2013. Xiaomi's revenue stood at $11.97 billion in 2014, which is double the company's revenue in 2013, though its profits weren't revealed. Xiaomi's executives said that other manufacturers (like OnePlus and Micromax's Yu) are now trying... Read More

December 1st, 2014 12:33 AM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi might start producing devices in India and Brazil

It was expected that Xiaomi would be very successful in India due to its extreme value-for-money devices like the Mi 3, Redmi 1S, and the Redmi Note. Well, it looks like the company under-estimated itself as it is facing demand-supply problems in India. To solve this problem, Xiaomi is approaching various solutions.   For starters, Xiaomi is in talks with one of the largest devices manufacturer, Foxconn. But this could... Read More

November 2nd, 2014 3:53 PM 41 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to bring in 1,00,000 units of Redmi 1S for the 4 November flash sale

Xiaomi has pretty much become a household name when it comes to ultra affordable smartphones fitted with the collection of the best hardware. The Mi3 sold like crazy and the fact that a smartphone having the specs of a flagship was available under the 15k range was enough to propel the sales. Xiaomi have announced the latest round of flash sales for the Redmi 1S and this time around it... Read More

September 2nd, 2014 1:24 PM 30 COMMENTS

Reminder: 40,000 units of Xiaomi Redmi 1S to go on sale from 2PM today

Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be up for sale today on Flipkart, starting from 2PM. According to the reports, over 2,50,000 users have already registered to buy the device. Around 2000 units were reserved yesterday for Flipkart First subscribers who had registered to buy the device. Earlier, Xiaomi managed to sell 95,000 units of the Mi 3 collectively under seconds through its 'fire sale' strategy. Have you registered to buy the... Read More

August 28th, 2014 2:10 AM 15 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Mi3 sales temporarily discontinued in India

It appears that the Xiaomi Mi 3, which took the Indian smartphone market by storm, won't be available to buy and has been temporarily discontinued by Xiaomi and they don't have any firm plan to make it available anytime soon. Xiaomi says that they did this to focus all their resources towards the lower priced Redmi 1S which will be available starting next week. We are not sure if Xiaomi will... Read More

August 26th, 2014 4:21 PM 92 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi 1S priced at Rs 5,999, registrations open today

After listing the Redmi 1S on Flipkart, Xiaomi has announced its price and availability through their official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. The Redmi 1S is priced at Rs 5,999, which is Rs 1,000 lower than what Xiaomi had quoted during its announcement in India. The registration to buy the Xiaomi Redmi 1S will start on August 26th while the sale will start on September 2nd, exclusively through Flipkart. Asus had recently launched the Zenfone... Read More

August 22nd, 2014 2:26 AM 18 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi 1S listed on Flipkart, launch evident?

The Mi3 was the first smartphone from Xiaomi to be available for purchase in India and looks like the Redmi 1S will be next. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S was announced for India along with the Mi3 and it has just been listed on Flipkart, though, without any price or availability details. The registrations to buy the Redmi 1S might start as soon as this week. We think that Xiaomi will follow the... Read More

August 7th, 2014 2:40 AM 25 COMMENTS

Here are our initial impressions about the Xiaomi Mi 3

Xiaomi launched their Android smartphones; Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1S in India with huge fanfare and media hype. Xiaomi surprised or say, shocked everyone with an extremely aggressive pricing. They released the smartphones in India at a price lower than that in China. The star of the show was the Xiaomi Mi 3 which was priced in India at Rs 13,999, which is less than half of what other brands... Read More

August 1st, 2014 6:39 PM 15 COMMENTS

Xiaomi emerges as the fifth largest smartphone vendor globally in Q2, 2014

The global smartphone market grew by 27 percent in the second quarter, but the ’superstar' of the period might just surprise you. Strategy Analytics firm on Thursday reported that Xiaomi captured around 5 percent of market share in Q2, 2014 and emerged as the fifth largest smartphone vendor in the world. [caption id="attachment_120347" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Xiaomi Sales Figures[/caption] Meanwhile, China's Huawei also had a better quarter, it acquired the third place with... Read More

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