About Xiaomi Headquarter - China
Xiaomi Headquarter – China

Xiaomi has become the No.1 Smartphone Brand Of India for Q3 2017. It has also secured the 4th position at the global level for Q2 2017. Below is some brief and interesting information About Xiaomi.

Index:

  1. “Mi” Logo
  2. About Xiaomi
  3. History
  4. Products
  5. Comparison With Apple
  6. Earnings

“Mi” Logo

The “MI” in our logo stands for “Mobile Internet”. It also has other meanings, including “Mission Impossible”, because Xiaomi faced many challenges that had seemed impossible to defy in our early days.

About Xiaomi

Xiaomi Inc. is a Chinese electronics and software company headquartered in Beijing. It designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, laptops and related consumer electronics. This brand is now working with over 15,000 employees. It has expanded in total 30 countries including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and South Africa. Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and has rapidly gained market share in China to become China’s largest smartphone company in 2014.

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the vision “innovation for everyone”. They believe that high-quality products built with cutting-edge technology should be made accessible to everyone.

History

2010

On 6 April 2010 Xiaomi was co-founded by Lei Jun and seven partners. During the first round of funding, institutional investors included Temasek Holdings, IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners and Qualcomm invested to help Xiaomi.

On 16 August 2010, Xiaomi officially launched its first Android-based firmware MIUI. It resembles Samsung’s TouchWiz and Apple’s iOS.

2011

The Xiaomi Mi 1 smartphone was announced in August 2011. It has Xiaomi’s MIUI firmware. The device could also be installed with stock Android.

2012

In August 2012 Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Mi 2 smartphone after the Mi 1.

2013

On 24 September 2013 Xiaomi sold over 10 million Mi 2 phones. In September 2013, Xiaomi announced its Mi 3 phone.
On 25 September 2013, Xiaomi announced plans to open its first service center in Beijing because of their increasing growth.
By October 2013 Xiaomi was the fifth-most-used smartphone brand in China.
In 2013 it sold 18.7 million smartphones.

2014

In 2014 Xiaomi announced its expansion outside China, with their first international headquarters in Singapore. Because was decided that future product launches and activities in the region will be set up there. After Singapore, the company opened in Malaysia, Philippines then India and plans to enter Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, and Mexico in the coming months.
In April 2014 Xiaomi purchased the Internet domain mi.com for a record US$3.6 million, the most expensive domain name ever bought in China, replacing xiaomi.com as the official Xiaomi domain.

The company sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014.

2015

In April 2015 Xiaomi announced it would make its Mi devices available through two of India’s major e-commerce sites and through offline retailers for the first time.

2016

On 24 February 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 smartphone.

On 9 March 2016, Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 3 in India after Mi 5. It was a groundbreaking smartphone at the time just because of its budget segment. It made record sales on the year, and Xiaomi brand name continued to grow.

2017

On 20 February, Xiaomi officially launched in Pakistan and brought its Mi and RedMi Note lineup to the country.

On 5 September Xiaomi released Mi A1, which is the first Android One smartphone under the slogan: Created by Xiaomi, Powered by Google. In the event keynote, Xiaomi stated they started working with Google for the Mi A1 Android One smartphone almost six months ago. An alternate version of the phone is also available with MIUI as MI 5X.

In Q3 2017, Xiaomi overtook Samsung to become the number one smartphone brand in India. Xiaomi has sold 9.2 million units during this period.

2018

On 20 February, Xiaomi opened their first Mi Store in the Philippines.

In March 2018, at China’s annual legislative session in Beijing, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced that Xiaomi has “always been considering entering the US market” and will launch in the US smartphone market by late 2018 or early 2019. Xiaomi already sells assorted items in the US such as power banks and Bluetooth speakers.

Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 5 Pro has launched in Feb 2018 and has been counted in the Best Camera Phone Under 20000 In India

Xiaomi Products

Xiaomi makes many products and its core products are smartphones, TVs and routers.

Some of the products sold by Xiaomi are as follow as:

  • Smartphones
  • Pad Tablets
  • MiWiFi
  • Mi Box
  • Power Bank
  • Laptops
  • Mi Band
  • YI Action Camera

And many more……

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Xiaomi Vs Apple

Xiaomi Vs Apple

Let’s first learn about Apple

Pros:

Excellent body plus Lightweight.
Superb Camera.
Regular IOS and Appstore Application Updates.
Better UI than Xiaomi.
Better Security.
Slightly better performance than Xiaomi because it doesn’t hang that much or lag (based on my experience).
Customer service provided is Excellent.

Cons:

Costly.
Storage issues (its because it does not have an external memory card slot and as the storage increases the price of iPhone also increases).
Battery life is less as compared to which Xiaomi provides.
No file manager.
Single SIM phone.
Maximum apps are not free to download.

Here is about Xiaomi:

Pros :

Its cheaper but, provide features equivalent to Apple’s iPhone.
Excellent Battery.
More storage in less money plus it has an external memory card slot.
Dual SIM phones.
You can easily connect your phone with smart Android TV via the Wireless display.
Mi Remote ( An excellent and Extraordinary App which helps you to connect your phone and use it as a Remote with many devices such as DTH, AC’S, TV, etc )
It has file manager from which you can easily clean your caches and it is inbuilt in the phone.
Most of the Apps are free and you can easily download movies, music and all from torrent

Cons:

You don’t receive regular updates on OS because on MIUI plus you don’t receive quick updates on Play store. For receiving regular updates upgrade your ROM to Beta.
It’s a bit heavy than the Apple iPhone’s.

Earnings

Xiaomi has beaten its INR 10,53,30,70,00,000  ($15.8 billion) revenue target for 2017 before the end of the year just because of its smartphones.

Xiaomi is ranked number 2 on the list of 50 Smartest Companies 2015 by MIT Technology Review because which noted in the publication that “the fast-growing smartphone vendor is maturing beyond its original ‘cut-price Apple’ model with ideas like flash sales over its mobile messaging platform”; No. 3 in the list of Most Innovative Companies 2014 by Fast Company because of reinventing the smartphone business model in the world’s largest mobile market”; and No. 35 in the list of the Most Innovative Companies 2014 compiled by The Boston Consulting Group.

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