Post-festival depression causes a dip in smartphone shipments. High spec phones at value-for-money price points may perk things up again this year.
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.
Today is a red letter day in India for Chinese smartphone-makers: Xiaomi has flash sales for both 16GB and 64GB variants of its flagship killer Mi 4 at 5pm India time. And OnePlus has a 24-hours open ...
Xiaomi's Mi4 and the Mi Note are like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The looks and specs are very similar; the main difference is the size.
After years of being China’s number one smartphone brand, Samsung has now been deposed by Xiaomi. New data from IDC today reveals a painful drop for Samsung.
A lack of patents is one big reason Xiaomi phones aren't coming to the US this year. But another is that Xiaomi's biggest competitive advantage in China simply doesn't exist in the US.
Upstart Chinese phone maker Xiaomi revealed today that its version of Android, called MIUI, now has 100 million users.
Speaking at Xiaomi’s ‘meet the media’ event in San Francisco, Hugo Barra ruled out launching Xiaomi smartphones or tablets in the US in 2015.
The Xiaomi MiPad is priced at S$299 (US$220) in Singapore, and a comparable RM 799 in Malaysia.
Ericsson says Xiaomi continued to sell the phone models placed under injunction even after it was expressly prohibited from doing so.
The rise of Chinese brands in the smartphone market does have its limit. There is one place that Chinese brands, at least for the moment, simply can't go.
2014 was a blockbuster year for smartphones, with 1.3 billion shipped in 2014, says the latest data from IDC.
ZTE isn’t tuned in to what consumers have to say – a connection that Xiaomi not only values, but relies on.
Mi 4, priced at INR 19,999 (US$325), will be sold exclusively on Indian ecommerce site Flipkart.
Apple had a record-setting fourth quarter in the Middle Kingdom, in more ways than one. Chief among them: it led the pack for smartphone sales nationwide.
Once dismissed as a cloner, now a growing number of phone brands are rushing to replicate China’s Xiaomi. But its secret sauce has a complex recipe...
2014 was the year of the smart gadget in China: almost every major tech company announced that they were making a smart something, and smart TVs were right at the front of the pack. But as the dust se...
The sensors measure things like light, sound, temperature, and movement. They can then send signals to other smart gadgets around the home.
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra said today that the Chinese company plans to invest in Indian tech startups and overseas media content. It comes as the smartphone brand looks to build its empire with smart gadget...