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Tag: Xiaomi

ED Issues Summons To Xiaomi Global VP Under FEMA

Xiaomi and few other Chinese mobile manufacturing companies were raided by the Income Tax Department in December last year on charges of tax evasion.

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Xiaomi Loses Huge 8% Market Share In India In 2 Years

Global smartphone brand Xiaomi which has maintained top position in the smartphone shipments in India for 17 consecutive quarters, is fast losing market share in India and since Q1 2020, it has shed 8 per cent market share amid rising competition and supply chain constraints.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Flagship Launched With Snapdragon 888 Chipset

Beijing: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its flagship smartphone “Mi 11” in the global market through a virtual event that features Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, making it one of the first smartphones to come with this processor. The smartphone comes in two storage variants — 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB at Euro 749 and […]

US Blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, Raising Heat On China

Hong Kong: The US government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trumps last week in office. The Department of Defense added nine companies to its list of Chinese companies with military links, including Xiaomi and state-owned plane […]

Xiaomi's Mi To Launch 'Make In India' 55-Inch QLED TV On Dec 16

New Delhi: After cementing its position in the Indian smart TV market, Xiaomi’s Mi brand is all set to enter the premium segment with launching a fully ‘make in India’ 55-inch QLED TV on December 16, a top company executive revealed on Monday. Mi Smart TVs continue to be the best-selling devices for the nine […]

TECNO All Set To Launch 'BIG B' Smartphone In India

New Delhi: TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, is preparing to launch a new budget smartphone in the SPARK series that is expected to give a stiff competition to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8A Dual and Realmes C2 and C11. The teasers floated by TECNO on its official social media handles speak of […]

Samsung Becomes 2nd Largest Smartphone Brand In India

New Delhi: South Korean major Samsung became the second largest smartphone brand with 26 per cent market share in India in the second quarter (April-June period) which is its highest share in the past two years, a new report said on Friday. Amid stuttering supply for some major Chinese brands and the anti-China sentiment, Samsung […]

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Xiaomi Placing 'Made in India' Logo To Cover Store Branding: Trade Body

New Delhi: Despite asserting that anti-China sentiment was mainly limited to social media, Xiaomi, it appears fearing a backlash amid the India-China stand-off, has begun covering its retail store branding with the Made in India logo in white colour, the All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) said on Thursday. The action came after the association […]

POCO X2 Launching On Feb 4 With High Refresh Rate Screen

Beijing: Chinese handset maker POCO, which Xiaomi spinned off as a standalone brand earlier this month, is ready to launch its POCO X2 smartphone on February 4 with a high refresh rate and liquid cooling technology. An image showing the bottom of the phone seems to suggest the POCO X2 will be similar to the […]

Xiaomi Generates Employment For Over 50,000 People In India

Bengaluru: Xiaomi on Wednesday announced that it has generated employment for over 50,000 individuals in India. This has been built over the last five years since 2014 – and comprising of partners from manufacturing, after-sales, offline sales, logistics and corporate employees. “In 2014, when we began our journey – it was a one-person team where […]

Soon share files wirelessly on OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi phones

Shenzhen: Chinese smartphone makers OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi on Thursday partnered to expand the peer-to-peer transmission alliance in the global market, while also welcoming more Android smartphone brands to join the movement. “This three-brand partnership aims to bring the millions of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi users across the world effortless and more user-centric file-sharing. This […]

Xiaomi Says All Its 2020 Phones Over $285 Will Support 5G

Beijing: At the 2019 China Mobile Global Partner Conference, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, said that the all Xiaomi smartphones with a price tag above $285 (2000 Yuan) will be 5G phones. He also added that they plan to announce at least 10 5G affordable phones in the first half of the year, news portal GizmoChina […]

Xiaomi Patents Foldable Phone With 5 Pop-Up Cameras

Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a foldable smartphone with five pop-up camera setup. According to the patent, Xiaomi’s foldable phone has an outward-folding screen and depending on how a user holds it, the five cameras can either be rear cameras or front-facing cameras, news portal GizmoChina reported on Sunday. The sketches of the […]

Xiaomi's New Smartwatch Is Apple Lookalike

Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has recently released some images of its upcoming smartwatch on its official Weibo account and the device looks similar to the design of the Apple Watch. The upcoming Xiaomi smartwatch features almost-identical rectangular touchscreen face with rounded corners and a look-alike rotating ridged crown button for scrolling, which is also […]

Xiaomi sells 12 mn devices during festive sales

Bengaluru: Xiaomi claims to have sold over 12 million devices during the festive sales between September 28 and October 29. It translates to a 40 per cent growth over the last year’s festive sales. “The festive season has always been the biggest shopping season for Xiaomi and we work hard celebrate it with our Mi […]

Redmi Note 8: Great Budget Buy With Excellent Camera

New Delhi: Budget smartphones have always been popular in India, and now Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 8 with four rear cameras at an affordable price for the price-conscious Indian market. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 has good specifications which will give some tough competition to rivals Realme and Vivo in the budget […]

Xiaomi Sells Over 5 Lakh Mi Tvs During Festive Sale

Bengaluru: Xiaomi on Thursday announced that it has achieved a record-breaking sale of over 5 lakh Mi TVs in 24 days starting September 28. According to the company, this milestone is achieved across Diwali With Mi on mi.com, Flipkart, Amazon and all offline channels. Mi TV is the highest-selling TV on Amazon and Flipkart during […]

Smartphone Makers Celebrate Diwali In Advance Amid Bumper Sales

New Delhi: Amid economic slowdown fears, smartphone makers in India are busy celebrating Diwali in advance, raking in millions on both online and offline platforms during the festive sales as Indians make a beeline to make most of the exciting offers and discounts. In the smartphone category, there has been 15 times growth this year, […]

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to come with NFC support

Beijing: Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly working on the Mi Band 5 which will support Near Field Communication (NFC) both inside and outside of the domestic market here. Earlier this year, the company launched the Mi Band 4 in China, which came with NFC and microphone support. For markets outside China, the features were […]

Xiaomi Sells 53 Lakh Devices During Festive Season Sale

Bengaluru: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Saturday announced that it has achieved a record-breaking sale of over 53 lakh devices during the festive season sale period in India. “This festive season has been astounding for Xiaomi and we are thrilled that over 5.3 million people decided to celebrate along with us. Every year, we try […]

Xiaomi sells 43 Mi TVs per minute during festive sale

Bengaluru: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday said it has sold over 250,000 Mi TVs in the first few days of festive sale on mi.com, Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Days’ sale and Amazon India’s ‘Great Indian Shopping Festival’ which translates into more than 43 Mi TVs per minute. “In September this year, we announced a three-million […]

Festive Sale: Xiaomi Sells 10 Devices Per Second

Bengaluru: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Monday announced it has sold over 1.5 million devices in the first few hours of festive sale on its own platform — mi.com, Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Days’ and Amazon India’s ‘Great Indian Shopping Festival’. This translates into 10 devices sold per second in the same period, the company said […]

Samsung Galaxy M30s: A Monster Battery That Refuses To Die

New Delhi: Battery is one single pain point in a smartphone user’s life that does not go away. Imagine a mid-range device that refuses to die for days? South Korean giant Samsung has now brought to India a smartphone — Galaxy M30s — which houses a monster 6,000mAh battery that aims to deliver a two-day […]

Xiaomi To Launch 34-Inch Curved Gaming Display In November

Beijing: Aiming to tap gamers, Chinese tech player Xiaomi is reportedly gearing up to launch a new eSports curved display monitor with a 34-inch screen and Quad High Definition (QHD+) resolution. The new monitor is expected to launch in November, news portal GizmoChina reported on Wednesday. The display is also tipped to come with 144Hz […]

Redmi K20 Pro: Redefines Premium Segment With A Bang

New Delhi: After establishing strong presence in the budget and mid-segment smartphone segment in India, Chinese technology player Xiaomi has now brought flagship Redmi K20 series with “lit” pop-up selfie mechanism to make a dent into the premium market. Available in two models — K20 and K20 Pro — the smartphones replace Xiaomi’s POCO series […]

Xiaomi Launches Redmi K20, K20 Pro Smartphones In India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Wednesday launched two new smartphones — Redmi K20 and K20 Pro — in India which are the first flagship series under the Redmi sub-brand. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Redmi K20 Pro is priced at Rs 27,999 while the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant […]

Xiaomi refreshes its budget Redmi A series in India

Bengaluru: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday refreshed its budget Redmi A series with the Redmi 7A in India for Rs 5,799. According to the company, the Redmi 7A brings an overall upgrade over the Redmi 6A; it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, a 4000mAh battery, a 12MP Sony IMX486 camera and a matte […]

Redmi phone with 64MP camera in works: Report

Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi might now bring Samsung’s 64MP sensor on board with its next smartphone. The mass production of the 64MP camera sensor is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, news website PhoneArena reported on Friday. According to the report, Samsung will carry out the international premiere of the 64-megapixel […]

Samsung takes on Xiaomi, sells 2 mn Galaxy A phones

New Delhi:Taking on Chinese player Xiaomi big time, South Korean tech giant Samsung sold two million phones in its mid-price segment Galaxy A series in India in just 40 days starting March 1, earning a revenue of $500 million. Samsung is targeting $4 billion in revenues from its Galaxy A series of phones this year. […]

Apple tops global wearables market, Xiaomi 2nd: IDC

San Francisco: Apple continued to rule the global wearables market with 10.4 million Apple Watches among 16.2 million devices shipped in the Q4 2018, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4 per cent during the fourth quarter, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units, according to […]

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 7 series in India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday refreshed the Redmi Note line-up in India with the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 in the affordable segment. The Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available for Rs 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant starting on […]

Just 2 companies control 50% of India's smartphone market

New Delhi: The year 2018 ended with just two companies together controlling around 50 per cent share of the India smartphone market – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and South Korean giant Samsung, according to latest data released by International Data Corporation (IDC). Xiaomi surpassed Samsung to become the market leader in 2018 with 28.9 per […]

Xiaomi leads India smartphone market in 2018, Samsung second

New Delhi: Chinese brand Xiaomi with 28.9 per cent market share led the Indian smartphone market in 2018, followed by South Korean brand Samsung at 22.4 per cent and Vivo at 10 per cent, an International Data Corporation (IDC) report said on Tuesday. “The premium end of the market outgrew all other price segments in […]

Xiaomi launches 2 smart TVs, Mi soundbar

Bengaluru: Chinese electronics company Xiaomi on Thursday launched two new smart TVs and entered the home audio category with an Mi soundbar. The two TVs — Mi LED TV 4X PRO (55-inch) and Mi LED TV 4A PRO (43-inch) — will be available for Rs 39,999 and Rs 22,999 respectively, starting January 15, the company […]

Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme dominated Diwali smartphone sales: Study

New Delhi: Three smartphone players — Xiaomi, Samsung and Realme — captured 57 per cent of the Indian festive sales volumes as smartphone sales in the Diwali season (October 9-November 8) grew 26 per cent year-on-year (YoY) compared to the same period last year, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm […]

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Airtel launches VoLTE for high-speed data

India’s leading telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Bengal and Sikkim. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the two states to enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time. Customers can call any mobile, landline network […]

Apple dominated global wearables market in Q2 2018

San Francisco: Apple dominated the global wearables market in the second quarter of 2018 with a total share of 17 per cent as the market ticked up 5.5 per cent, an International Data Corp (IDC) report said on Wednesday. Cupertino-based Apple maintained its top position in the wake of continued demand for its LTE-enabled Watch […]

Samsung or Xiaomi: Who leads India's smartphone market?

New Delhi: Smartphone users in India were left confused on Monday after global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) crowned Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with 23.9 per cent share in the second quarter of 2018. Earlier, three market research firms — Hong […]

Xiaomi 'Redmi Note 5' series hits 5 mn sales in India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday said its “Redmi Note 5” series has crossed 5 million sales in India within 4 months. “‘Redmi Note 5’ and ‘Redmi Note 5 Pro’, including all variants for both smartphones, have gained massive popularity and received huge love from Mi fans,” the company said in a statement. […]

Coolpad sues Xiaomi for patent violation

New Delhi: After media reports surfaced last week that Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Coolpad have locked horns over patents, the latter on Monday confirmed that it has sued three group firms of Xiaomi for several patent infringements. Coolpad subsidiary Yulong that filed the fresh suit, demanded that Xiaomi should immediately stop production, offerings on […]