• STARTUPS
    Xiaomi to back startups that enhance mobile experience, says India head Manu Jain

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc., the world’s second-most valuable startup, made its first publicly-disclosed investment in India in April 2016. It had led a $25-million round in online entertainment company Hungama Digital Media Entertainment as part of its strategy to introduce local content on its smartphones. Almost a year later, venture capital firm Shunwei Capital, […]

  • NEWS
    Review: Lenovo Phab 2 Plus in a close fight with Xiaomi Mi Max

    The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is meant for users who like truly big screen phones. Buoyed by the increasing popularity of big screen phones, phone makers have been trying to go beyond the 5.5-inch mark from time to time. Sony came up with Xperia Ultra, Oppo released the F1 Plus and Xiaomi launched the Mi […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Xiaomi Says Open to Launching Its Crowdfunding Platform in India

    Xiaomi Says Open to Launching Its Crowdfunding Platform in India Chinese tech firm Xiaomi could bring its ‘crowdfunding’ platform to India that will help startups working on consumer electronics to sell their wares online. In China, Xiaomi runs a crowdfunding platform where hardware startups submit their products and consumers can book them, helping these companies […]

  • NEWS
    Apple Resubmits India Retail Store Application; Xiaomi Follows

    iPhone and iPad maker Apple has resubmitted its application for opening single-brand retail stores in the country as there were certain gaps in its earlier proposal. “The proposal is being processed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi too has submitted an application,” an official said. In January, Apple […]

  • SUCCESS
    Apple Overtakes Xiaomi in India Smartphone Shipments: IDC

    New data released by International Data Corporation (IDC) for Q4 2015 finds that Apple overtook Xiaomi in the Indian smartphone market in terms of units shipped. Samsung, on the other hand, continued to be the top smartphone vendor in India followed by Micromax, Lenovo (and Motorola), Intex, and Lava. According to IDC’s monthly city level […]

  • STARTUPS
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 With Snapdragon 650 SoC Launched in India

    Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 3 smartphone in India, introducing a Qualcomm-based variant of the handset in the country. This marks the first international launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which waslaunched in China in November last year sporting a MediaTek Soc. The new variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon […]

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    Xiaomi Mi 5 India Launch ‘in a Month’, Says Hugo Barra

    Xiaomi at the Redmi Note 3 India launch on Thursday confirmed that the Mi 5 flagship smartphone will be “coming to India in a month.” Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra, during the event stressed that the team in India is trying to get the handset here “in a month” without specifying an exact date. The […]

  • SUCCESS
    Xiaomi Mi 5’s First Flash Sale Sees 4 Million Units Sold: Reports

    Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is already a hit among users, it appears. The first flash sale of the flagship smartphone in China on Wednesday saw nearly 17 million users showing interest in the device, and reportedly 4 million units were sold. The response was so overwhelming that Xiaomi has reportedly asked Foxconnto ramp up the production […]