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Xiaomi pulls an Apple, Mi 11 won't get bundled charger

28 Dec 2020

Xiaomi pulls an Apple, Mi 11 won't get bundled charger

Much like Apple's latest flagship iPhones, Xiaomi's Mi 11 will not come with a charger in the retail box. According to the company's CEO, Lei Jun, Xiaomi has 'canceled' the charger that comes included in the retail box in response to environmental concerns.

Mi 11 will come with the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset

02 Dec 2020

Mi 11 will come with the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset

Xiaomi is expected to announce its flagship Mi 11 model sometime in January 2021. In the latest development, the company's CEO Lei Jun has revealed that the handset will be powered by the newly-announced Snapdragon 888 chipset.

Posters, specifications of Mi 10 Ultra leak ahead of launch

10 Aug 2020

Posters, specifications of Mi 10 Ultra leak ahead of launch

Ahead of the launch on August 11, Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun has confirmed on Weibo that the upcoming flagship model of the Mi 10 series will be called the Mi 10 Ultra in global markets.

Xiaomi Mi 10 can solve Rubik's cube in two seconds

11 Feb 2020

Xiaomi Mi 10 can solve Rubik's cube in two seconds

Xiaomi is gearing up to unveil its next flagship devices, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, in China.

Xiaomi's mid-premium, flagship smartphones to get 5G support in 2020

20 Nov 2019

Xiaomi's mid-premium, flagship smartphones to get 5G support in 2020

Though 5G technology is slowly and steadily becoming mainstream in global markets like China, Japan, South Korea, the US, and the UK, it has remained exclusive to select top-end smartphones only.

Xiaomi creates new managerial positions to foster leadership

15 Sep 2018

Xiaomi creates new managerial positions to foster leadership

Amid increased scrutiny of governance and succession in mega Chinese tech firms, smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced that it is looking to create new managerial positions to build a second tier of leadership under CEO Lei Jun.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to launch soon, CEO drops hint

03 Jul 2018

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to launch soon, CEO drops hint

After having confirmed a July launch, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has now shared the retail box of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specifications leaked; launch expected in July

19 Jun 2018

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specifications leaked; launch expected in July

Xiaomi is working to launch the Mi Max 3 smartphone sometime in July, according to an earlier confirmation by CEO Lei Jun.

Xiaomi's flagship Mi 8 might have an in-display fingerprint sensor

19 May 2018

Xiaomi's flagship Mi 8 might have an in-display fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi is expected to launch its 2018 flagship smartphone at an event scheduled for May 31 in China.

Xiaomi Mi 7, 8th-anniversary edition phones may launch in May

12 May 2018

Xiaomi Mi 7, 8th-anniversary edition phones may launch in May

Xiaomi is expected to launch two new smartphones this month.

Xiaomi Mi 7 to get under-display fingerprint sensor, hints CEO

08 Apr 2018

Xiaomi Mi 7 to get under-display fingerprint sensor, hints CEO

Xiaomi Mi 7, the successor to last year's Mi 6, may feature an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Xiaomi plans to launch 6 new smartphones in India

14 Mar 2018

Xiaomi plans to launch 6 new smartphones in India

Xiaomi plans to launch six more smartphones in India and expand its non-smartphones portfolio in the country says Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi Global VP, and India Head.

Xiaomi to create 20,000 jobs in India

28 Mar 2017

Xiaomi to create 20,000 jobs in India

Chinese tech manufacturer Xiaomi has stated that it intends to create 20,000 jobs in India, as it is one of the most important markets for the country.

Hugo Barra will now lead Facebook's VR efforts

27 Jan 2017

Hugo Barra will now lead Facebook's VR efforts

Days after Hugo Barra quit Xiaomi as its Global Vice President, he was hired by Facebook to lead its virtual reality efforts.

Xiaomi unruffled with plummeting smartphone sales

26 Nov 2016

Xiaomi unruffled with plummeting smartphone sales

Xiaomi won't be impacted by sharply dropping smartphone sales as its key profit-drivers are smart-home devices and software eco-system, according to officials.

From $45bn valuation to $4bn - What's wrong with Xiaomi?

22 Aug 2016

From $45bn valuation to $4bn - What's wrong with Xiaomi?

Only 18 months after Xiaomi's last round of funding in Dec'14, the Chinese smartphone company's valuation came down to $4 billion, according to business analysts.