Posts Tagged: Xiaomi

Xiaomi, the brainchild of investor and tech guru Lei Jun, redefined the Chinese smartphone market by launching an extremely powerful smartphone running on a smartly-designed Android skin at a price almost anyone could afford. Other companies have since followed Xiaomi into the cheap-smartphone fray, but the company’s success has proved difficult to copy. It has also proved difficult to predict, ignoring the expectations for a tablet launch and instead launching a set-top box for online video. Where will Xiaomi go next? We have no idea. But whatever the company does is sure to be interesting.


Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Despite the annual product cycle that aims to get people upgrading to the newest hardware, some people still like to buy cheaper, previous-g...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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IDC: Samsung continues to take the lead for smartphone shipments in China

IDC has released its latest findings for smartphone shipments to China during Q4 2013. While results remain consistent with trends from the ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sets price for Singapore phone launch on February 21

Today Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi set a date for its much-anticipated Singapore launch: February 21. Xiaomi’s Singapore homepage, which...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi’s popular budget phone gets a brand new name before it hits international markets

Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that’s steadily expanding beyond its home in China, today revealed that its popular mid-tier handset has ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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5 of America’s biggest tech companies wouldn’t survive without Asia

Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all benefit deeply from cooperation and markets in Asia. Without Asia, these companies wouldn'...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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OnePlus One coming in Q2, aims to disrupt China’s smartphone market

Just one week after OnePlus announced it would partner with Cyanogenmod for the new Chinese smartphone maker’s first model, Tech in A...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This week, Bitcoin takes a step forward in Asia, China lifts its game console ban, Xiaomi gains a new convert, and Tech in Asia launches Tec...

  • January 11, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei took the wraps off its massive MediaPad X1 earlier this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It’s a 7-inch phone a...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:28 pm
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Xiaomi Redmi Singapore launch

Xiaomi’s first batch of phones in Singapore sells out in under 8 minutes

Today Xiaomi doled out its first batch of Redmi phones (once known in Chinese-speaking markets as the Hongmi) on its website today. At 12:00...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company

Chinese software company Kingsoft (HKG:3888) announced today it will sell $20 million worth of shares of its subsidiary Westhouse to C...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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China’s smartphone shipments fall for first quarter in over two years: IDC

90.8 million smartphones were shipped to Chinese retailers in Q3 2013, down from 94.8 million in the previous quarter. The 4.3 percent drop ...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Xiaomi payments could be the next step toward a web empire

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun registered an electronic payment company in Beijing late in December last year, according to the Beijing Municipal A...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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Xiaomi makes its annual TV appearance during China’s CCTV New Year’s Gala

Up-and-coming phonemaker Xiaomi broadcast a one-minute TV advertisement during last night’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, the annual pro...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 12:11 pm
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Apple’s Steve Wozniak: Xiaomi is good enough to break the American market

At the Xiaomi headquarters in Beijing yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun sat side-by-side fo...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 12:14 pm
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Xiaomi gets another new convert as Steve Wozniak drops into Beijing HQ

Xiaomi gets another new convert as Steve Wozniak drops into Beijing HQ

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has long since discovered the magic key that helped him escape from Apple’s walled garden. Now he’...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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