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.


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In China, there’s now a “Xiaomi of condoms” startup. And it just got $5M in funding

Startups around the world love to nickname themselves after other successful startups. Right now in the US, there’s the “Uber of...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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In first Malaysia flash sale, Xiaomi sells 4,000 Mi3 smartphones in 17 minutes

While 4,000 phones in 17 minutes is nothing to scoff at, the Mi3 units sold markedly slower than in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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7 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi stole the tech spotlight again this week after unveiling some new hardware, but there was plenty else happening in China.

  • May 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi unveils its first-ever tablet, the MiPad, priced at $240

Xiaomi's MiPad features a 7.9-inch 2K resolution screen, Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 4:3 aspect ratio.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it's prepping launch in Malaysia in 'next few weeks'

Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it’s prepping launch in Malaysia ‘in next few weeks’

For the first time ever, the world is talking about a Chinese brand. That brand is upstart phone-maker Xiaomi. Speaking today at our Startup...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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Xiaomi set to expand into 10 more countries this year, including India, Indonesia, and Brazil

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will enter no less than 10 countries this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, R...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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Xiaomi looks to steal thunder from OnePlus with launch of mysterious new gadget on same day, April 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today gave fans a sneak peek at an upcoming new device. But what is it?

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra lays out international expansion roadmap, next stop: Malaysia

Barra said the company wants to pull a significant portion of Southeast Asia under its belt as a platform before jumping into India.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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China’s Xunlei, once ousted for piracy, has another go at US IPO

The company aims to raise US$100 million - although this could just be a placeholder figure - on New York's NASDAQ exchange with a valuatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 11:06 am
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Xiaomi puts flagship Mi3 smartphone up for sale in Malaysia tomorrow

Chinese smartphone maker announced today that will officially set foot in Malaysia tomorrow, when its flagship Mi 3 smartphone will go on sa...

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Too busy to read Tech in Asia twice a day? We forgive you (this time). Here's a refresher course on the past week's biggest stories.

  • May 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 in terms of smartphone shipments, moves up to 3rd in China

Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 for smartphone shipments, kicks out HTC

Boosted by buyers in China, half of the worldwide top 10 phone brands are now Chinese. Huawei is third, Lenovo fourth, Xiaomi debuts in sixt...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:39 pm
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OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB ...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 7:09 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to de...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 5 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Plenty of news about Southeast Asia this week.

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Hugo Barra and Xiaomi, the $10 billion startup (Startup Asia preview)

Hugo Barra, VP at Xiaomi Global, will take the stage at Startup Asia Singapore 2014 this coming May 8.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 10:23 am
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