Big Beijing Steps In: How Chinese brands are replacing iPhones and Audis in Russia’s sanction-hit economy
The Ukraine invasion saw an exodus of global brands from Russia. Beijing noticed and decided to take advantage. A year on, Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphones enjoy 95 per cent of the market share. Chinese cars are also racing ahead in the country crippled by sanctions
Best phones under Rs 50,000 (Feb-March 2023): OnePlus 11R 5G, Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G to Realme GT 2 Pro
We have a couple of surprise entrants in our list of phones under Rs 50,000 this month.
Xiaomi aims to counter Samsung, Apple's dominance with global launch of Xiaomi 13, 13 Pro
Xiaomi has become one of the biggest smartphone makers over the years through a strategy of rolling out high-spec devices at very competitive price points
Chinese spying row: OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Oppo phones sold in China loaded with spyware
Chinese smartphone companies selling their devices in China load the devices with a lot of bloatware that actually collect all sorts of data from users, and send it to the Chinese Communist Party. The data ranges from IMEI numbers to app behaviour.
Xiaomi’s first electric car, the MS11 is almost here, pictures leak online before launch
Xiaomi’s first electric car, the MS11 seems to have taken its design cues from BYD Seal, as well as the McLaren 720S. Xiaomi hopes to capitalise on its established brand value in China and expects to sell a lot of these.
Xiaomi’s downward spiral continues, loses spot as the top smartphone brand in India after five years
For the last 5 years, Xiaomi was the top smartphone brand in India. In the last quarter of 2022 though, it lost its position to Samsung and dropped to third place, right behind Vivo. In India, Xiaomi’s shipments fell by 40 per cent YoY.
Redmi Note 12 Series, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ launched with 120Hz AMOLED display starting at Rs 15,499
The most premium of the series, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes with a 200MP main camera, comes with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and will start at Rs 25,999.
Amid Covid-19 wave sweeping China, smartphone maker Xiaomi to slash nearly 10% of jobs
China’s social media platforms, including Weibo, Xiaohongshu and Maimai, have been overwhelmed with posts about job cuts this week. The state-run Chinese media first reported on Monday that the job cuts would affect nearly 15% of Xiaomi’s payroll, citing news agencies
Xiaomi shows new concept phone based on the 12S Ultra with a mount for Leica M lenses
Xiaomi has unveiled a concept they were working on that was a hybrid between a mirrorless camera and a smartphone. Based on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the concept smartphone could be attached to a range of M lenses from Leica.
Beyond The Lines | Why Xi Jinping wants the chip? Tech it up, when chips are down
The Chinese economy — including its strategic economy — is so dependent on Taiwan that its missiles, cyber capability, technology-integrated weapon systems, its tech sector would have been swiftly dismantled in the event of an attack on Taiwan
Xiaomi launch the 12T & 12T Pro internationally, check out the specifications, price and availability
Out of the two devices Xiaomi has launched under its 12T series, the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, the true flagship, is the 12T Pro, which comes with a 200MP camera.
Xiaomi-backed automobile startup China Car Custom announce their first electric sports car
Xiaomi-backed automobile startup China Car Custom have unveiled its first electric car. The SC01 is a two-door-sports car with an output of 320kW or roughly 429 bhp. The car is likely going to find its way to India.
Redmi launch the Redmi 11 Prime 5G & the Redmi A1; Check specifications, pricing and launch offers
Redmi launched three new devices - the Redmi 11 Prime, the Redmi 11 Prime 5G, and the Redmi A1, with prices ranging from Rs 6,499 to Rs 15,999.
Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 11 SE in India; Check out the specs, pricing, and launch offers
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11SE which is basically a rebadged Note 10S. Xiaomi has priced the device at Rs 13,499 for the only, 6+64 GB variant.
Xiaomi to relaunch the Redmi Note 10S as Note 11 SE in India; Check out the specs, launch date and more
Xiaomi has a peculiar naming strategy with their Redmi Note series. In May ’22, Redmi had unveiled the Redmi Note 11SE in China. This week, they will be relaunching the Redmi Note 10S as Note 11SE in India.
Explained: Why Xiaomi is planning to bring another new sub-brand to India soon
Xiaomi, once a favourite among tech enthusiasts, has fallen off their radar now. The brand plans on bringing a new sub-brand in India, mainly to cater to tech enthusiasts, and will feature a clean, ad-free, and bloatware-free Android experience.
Xiaomi says its net profit plunged by 83 per cent, stock prices by almost 50 per cent in the last quarter
Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone brand in the world in terms of shipment of smartphones. With several Chinese smartphone brands taking a beating of late, it is Xiaomi who has been the worst hit.
Will India really ban Chinese Smartphones under Rs 12,000? Authorities clear the air
A recent report suggested that the Government of India was contemplating banning Chinese mobile brands from selling their devices under Rs 12,000. Now, it seems that the authorities have no plans to impose such a ban.
Xiaomi unveils the CyberOne, its first full-sized humanoid robot, beating Tesla
Xiaomi beat Tesla in launching their first full-sized humanoid robot, the CyberOne. CyberOne, which is a bionic robot stands tall at 177cm and weighs about 52kg. It has been nicknamed “Metal bro,” and will cost between $89,100 to $104,000.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is set to be launched on August 11, check out the expected specifications
Xiaomi plans to take on the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, with their Mix FOld 2. The Xiaomi foldable will come with an 8.02-inch foldable screen and will be powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.