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Xiaomi comes to Europe with launch event in Madrid

Xiaomi ventured into western Europe with a grand launch event on November 7 in the Spanish capital of Madrid. This is part of the Chinese smartphone maker’s ambitious plan to transform into a globally recognized brand. Revealed at the event were two smartphone models for the Spaniards—the €499 bezel-free MIX 2 and the €229 Mi A1 powered by […]

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Xiaomi and Baidu team up to create an AI+IoT ecosystem

Xiaomi presented its new IoT strategy today announcing its cooperation with Baidu. During Xiaomi’s first IoT Developer Conference since 2015, Baidu’s Chief Operating Officer Lu Qi said that the two companies will cooperate on application scenarios, Xiaomi’s intelligent hardware, big data and smart devices ecosystem in combination with Baidu’s AI technology, big data, intelligent mapping […]

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Phones From Xiaomi, Oppo Will Feature 3D Face Sensing Technology, Sources Say

Editor’s note: A version of this post by Zhang Xia first appeared on Yicai Global. New smartphones from Xiaomi and Oppo will feature three-dimensional sensing technology for facial recognition as early as March or April next year, industry sources said. Himax Technologies and Qualcomm will develop the 3D sensing technology using modules produced by Truly Opto-electronics. These three […]

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Russia is now the new frontier for Chinese smartphone makers

Chinese smartphone brands are gaining momentum in their Russia expansion efforts, according to a research report from Counterpoint. As forerunners in this initiative, Xiaomi, which made its official debut in April this year after six months of operation through a distributor, is now the  fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 this year, grew by 325% YoY. […]

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Xiaomi goes into smart air-conditioning… again

Xiaomi recently announced that it aims to save us from the high temperatures with a new air-conditioner. The AC unit—made in cooperation with Chinese electric appliance manufacturer Changhong (长虹)—just passed the national quality certification test (in Chinese). This is the second time Xiaomi has made a foray into air conditioning, the first being marked by controversy. In […]

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Chinese regulator slams PUBG-like games, but Xiaomi is still launching new feature

Chinese media regulators announced on Friday that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the world’s most popular computer game of the moment, will probably not receive a publishing license in China. Soon after, however, China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi held a launch event for a new PUBG-like feature for their mobile game Xiaomi Guns (小米枪战). The problem with PUBG, according to the State Administration […]