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Xiaomi to launch a smartwatch and mobile CPU this month

According to news this week, Chinese smartphone and hardware company Xiaomi, which has been a rising star in the Far East the past few years, is set to release a smartwatch and a new mobile CPU later this month. The firm’s Mi smartwatch has already been doing the rounds on the rumour mill, and is widely […]

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Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi Finish 2015 with Above Average Year-Over-Year Growth, as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Surpass 1.4 Billion for the Year, According to IDC

Every year, sales of smartphones rise as people ditch their feature phones and purchase the latest all-singing, all-dancing mobiles. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that smartphone shipments in 2015 passed the 1.4 billion mark, breaking new records. Despite saturation in many countries, there’s still a lot of room for growth in emerging market such as India an […]

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Does Xiaomi have the power to become a household name?

With little more than five years trading under its belt, Xiaomi has taken the Chinese smartphone market by storm. Earlier this year, it dethroned Apple to take the number one spot in the world’s largest smartphone market – China. The company has always remained true to its strategy of launching in developing countries as opposed […]

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Xiaomi just launched its European online store

Xiaomi, the largest smartphone maker in China, and one that most people in the UK will probably never have even heard of, last week launched in the UK, Germany, France and the US. The startup, now 5 years old, has seen a meteoric rise in the land of the rising sun, with revenues of more […]

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The best smartphone you’ve never heard of – Xiaomi’s Mi Note

The smartphone industry undergoes huge changes every few years, and even one-time giants have sadly been dethroned: Sony has almost given up on smartphones, HTC is struggling, and Nokia, once the largest phone manufacturer in the world, exited the business last year. But against all the odds, there are several innovative young companies that have beaten the odds and achieved […]

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The winners and losers of the smartphone industry 2014

2014 was a heady year as far as smartphone sales went. Apple released two new handsets, Samsung struggled to make any headway, and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi made waves with lots of great new devices and impressive sales. According to new data from research firm IDC, Apple closed the gap on Samsung in the fourth […]