Xiaomi today sent out invites confirming that it will be launching its own ‘Pinecone’ processor in China next week on February 28. Xiaomi has always relied on chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek for its devices, and this will be the first time that the company will be launching a device that it has developed in-house.
The Snapdragon 652-powered Redmi Note 3 was among the most popular budget mid-range devices in India last year. The company sold upwards of 2.3 million units of the handset in 2016 despite battling stock issues.
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Xiaomi is among the very few OEMs in the Indian smartphone market that continues to include an IR blaster on all its smartphones that it sells in the country. When paired with the right app, an IR blaster is an incredible feature to have on a smartphone since it allows you to easily control electronic appliances around you.
Xiaomi today started rolling out the global stable build of MIUI 8.2 for a bunch of devices. The latest release of MIUI comes with a number of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Last year, Xiaomi managed to surprise everyone with the Mi Mix. The company that was so far only known for its budget Redmi devices and copying Apple’s design language managed to one-up every company in the smartphone market with the stunning design of the Mi Mix and its body-to-screen ratio of 86%.
Xiaomi is reportedly working on its chipset in a bid to differentiate itself better from other Chinese OEMs in the smartphone market. Dubbed “Pinecone”, Xiaomi aims to release the first phone featuring the chipset within a month.
Xiaomi might be struggling in China, but the company has had a great year in India where it dominated the market with the likes of the Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S. Now, Xiaomi has set its eye on becoming the biggest smartphone maker in India within the next 3-5 years.
The Redmi Note 3 was among the most popular budget Android smartphones in India last year. For its price, the phone packed extremely powerful internals, a huge battery, and had decent build quality. It was not without its flaws though, with the 16MP rear shooter being a real disappointment.
Xiaomi absolutely dominated the mid-range segment in India with the Redmi Note 3 last year. Despite its price of less than Rs 15,000, the Redmi Note 3 managed to outperform more expensive handsets than it in benchmarks. Sure, the camera of the phone was poor and the design was not exactly attractive, but the Redmi Note 3 was the best all rounder you could find inside the Rs 20,000 range in India.
The Redmi Note 4 is unarguably among the best budget mid-range handsets available in India. The handset represents a huge step up from its predecessor, the Redmi Note 3, and easily beats its competition in many key areas.