Tag Archive: Xiaomi


Xiaomi will launch its in-house Pinecone processor on Feb. 28

Xiaomi won’t be presenting at Mobile World Congress this year, but the company is getting ready to unveil its in-house Pinecone processor next week in China. A recent post on China’s Weibo suggests the SoC will make its debut on February 28.

Not much is known about the Pinecone SoC, but the first device that will run the chipset will likely be the Xiaomi Mi 5c. Leaks from earlier this year hint at an octa-core  [Read More…]

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain promoted to vice president

Xiaomi India head receives a well-deserved promotion.

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, who joined the Chinese manufacturer in May 2014, has been promoted to vice president. Jain will continue to oversee the company’s Indian operations in his role as managing director. Under Jain’s leadership, Xiaomi hit several milestones, with the company now claiming 30% of the online handset market. The Indian business also crossed $ 1 billion in revenue last year.

@manukumarjain, congratulations from  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is already working on a Mi Mix successor with even thinner bezels

Xiaomi is looking to trim the bezels even further with the Mi Mix II.

Xiaomi’s bezel-less Mi Mix was one of the most innovative products of 2016, with the phone rightfully receiving accolades from around the world. It looks like Xiaomi has already begun work on the successor to the Mi Mix, which will allegedly be dubbed the Mi Mix II. According to a recent Weibo post by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the company is once again partnering with  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Honor 6X: The battle for budget supremacy starts here

Two of the best budget phones in India go head-to-head.

Xiaomi has started off the year strong with the Redmi Note 4, offering a feature-rich phone for ₹12,999. Although Huawei’s sub-brand Honor doesn’t have the same brand recognition as Xiaomi in India, the manufacturer’s latest budget handset, the Honor 6X, stands out in several areas.

In fact, the Honor 6X is the only phone that is close to the Redmi Note 4 when it comes to the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi MI MIX 2 rumored to feature amazing screen-to-body-ratio of 93%.

Remember the stunning Xiaomi Mi MIX concept phone? The phone started selling a few months ago and Xiaomi soon followed up with a White version which got unveiled at CES 2017. Since the Mi MIX proved to be quite popular with consumers, it’s only natural Xiaomi wants to offer a successor soon. And according to […]

The top 3 things Xiaomi can do to win 2017

Xiaomi needs to embrace the offline market in 2017.

When Xiaomi burst onto the scene in 2012, it did so with little fanfare and zero reliance on advertising. The company was the first to understand the potential of online-only sales, and in the following four years, it would grow to dominate this field.

However, Xiaomi’s competition has similarly latched onto online sales, and while the company still controls a majority of the mindshare in China and India  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 5s review: A great phone you can’t buy

The Xiaomi Mi 5s offers much-needed improvements from the Mi 5, making it a significantly better device.

Quick take:

Although a mid-cycle refresh in Xiaomi’s flagship series, the Mi 5s comes with an all-new metal chassis that looks upmarket. The phone has upgraded hardware in the form of a Snapdragon 821 SoC, the camera sensor has been overhauled, and Xiaomi is offering a global MIUI ROM with Play Store access. Then there’s the price, with the handset  [Read More…]

Why Xiaomi is developing its own smartphone processors

According to reports, Xiaomi will announce its new SoC within a month.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is looking to have more control over its own hardware. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to move away from Qualcomm as its primary chip provider and start developing smartphone processors for its own hardware. The report cites sources familiar with the matter who says Xiaomi is planning to release its new processor, allegedly codenamed “Pinecone”,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Moto G4 Plus: Same price, different strategies

Two of the best budget phones go head-to-head.

The Moto G series paved the way for affordable phones. The current-generation Moto G4 Plus offers significant upgrades from its predecessor in the form of a fingerprint sensor and a vastly improved camera, while sticking to the same pricing model.

The same holds true for the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi’s meteoric rise in recent years is because of the success of its budget Redmi series, which catapulted the manufacturer  [Read More…]

Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 leak reveals 6GB RAM, 4500mAh battery

First Redmi Pro 2 leak gives us a look at the alleged hardware.

Xiaomi rolled out the Redmi Pro last year in China, offering an OLED display and dual cameras at the back. It looks like a new model in the series is slated to make its debut, according to a leak originating out of China. The leak suggests that the Redmi Pro 2 will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, single camera at the back — albeit with  [Read More…]