Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 4A in India, its cheapest handset till date in the country. The budget handset sits below the Redmi 3S in terms of specs, features and price point.
Chinese OEMs LeEco and Xiaomi have reduced their component orders due to a decline in sales following a price increase. Xiaomi’s online sales in China declined by 10 percent after it raised prices of its Redmi 4 series of handsets by CNY 100 ($US15).
Xiaomi today launched the Mi 5c with its own Surge S1 chipset. The company’s first mobile chipset went from being under development to production in just 28 months. An octa-core chip, the Surge S1 packs four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.
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.