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Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

November 20th, 2014

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC. …

Hugo Barra on iPhone 6 Design and Xiaomi

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

October 28th, 2014

Tired of having to defend his company against claims that its products (including hardware, software and even online presentation) are shameless copies of their respective Apple versions, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra on Tuesday said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference that some of Apple’s most recent products also take cues from rivals, Gigaom reports.

Samsung Q2 2014 China Sales

Xiaomi is giving Samsung plenty of reasons to be nervous

August 5th, 2014

Samsung has been the vendor to beat in China for quite some time, but according to the latest figures from research firm Canalys, Xiaomi has taken the top spot in the second quarter of 2014. Xiaomi managed to capture 14% of the market with nearly 15 million units sales while Samsung took second place with 13.2 …

BlackBerry Z3 Vs. Xiaomi Redmi

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

July 18th, 2014

Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expect to get the green light very soon. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations, tells the …

Xiaomi Mi TV 2 4K Android TV

You probably won’t be able to buy the world’s cheapest 4K TV

May 15th, 2014

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled a brand new Android-based product, a 49-inch 4K TV that will cost just 3,999 yuan, or around $640, Engadget reports. Even though 4K TVs aren’t necessarily must-have products just yet, its price certainly makes this Xiaomi smart TV very interesting, assuming international customers will actually get a chance to buy one.

Xiaomi Mi Pad Specs, Price and Release Date

Video: Meet the one shameless iPad mini knockoff worth checking out

May 15th, 2014

Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled it’s first tablet ever, the Mi Pad, which looks like an iPad mini clone dressed in iPhone 5c colors, and which will be more than affordable when it launches in China later this year. The tablet will cost 1,499 yuan (about $240) or 1,699 yuan (about $270) depending on built-in storage, …

Samsung Vs. Xiaomi Smartphone Sales

Samsung now has another company to fear besides Apple

April 23rd, 2014

Right now, the smartphone market is essentially split between Samsung and Apple, with all other companies struggling to make a profit. However, this could soon change, as Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is hoping to shake things up with its dirt-cheap smartphones that actually sport fairly impressive specs. For example, it’s flagship Mi3 smartphone features a …

Xiaomi Mi3S Specs

Get ready to meet the sleekest smartphone of 2014 – but you can’t buy one

April 10th, 2014

The brand new HTC One (M8) features what is hands down the most beautiful design we’ve seen on any widely available smartphone. If Xiaomi’s short history has taught us anything, however, the new One is in store for some stiff competition in the coming months. The scrappy Chinese smartphone maker has modeled its business after …