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Xiaomi Sets up New Phone Manufacturing Plant in Indonesia

13 Feb

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Though Xiaomi had just recently accepted that it has grown too fast but the Chinese hardware upstart is now stepping its foot on the pedal to start phone manufacturing in Indonesia. The company has already produced its initial device, Redmi 3S, which was unveiled at a soft launch earlier this year. This plant will especially focus on the local market, which is also the primary reason for setting up operations in this part of Asia. (more…)

Xiaomi’s international Head Hugo Barra Is Leaving the Company

24 Jan

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Chinese upstart Xiaomi is today losing one of its most important, influential personnel within the company. Its the name most of us know much more than perhaps Xiaomi’s own founders — Hugo Barra. (more…)

Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 Sets a New Standard for Thin Televisions

7 Jan

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

This year’s CES seems to be all about thin televisions and after Samsung, Xiaomi has also come up with a TV that is really thin. The Mi TV 4 is only 4.9 mm wide at its thinnest point and to put things in perspective, is 30 percent thiner than an iPhone. (more…)

Xiaomi and Via Licensing Jointly Announce AAC Patent License

5 Jan

Xiaomi, a leading technology company headquartered in China, and Via Licensing, a leading world-wide intellectual property solutions provider, have entered into an agreement granting Xiaomi a license to use the patented technology in Via’s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool. That technology, incorporated in Xiaomi’s products sold around the world, enables consumers to enjoy high-quality audio with high compression efficiency, reducing the amount of data consumed and processing power required. (more…)

Xiaomi Is Looking for Mi Explorers to Test a Yet to Launch Gadget

28 Dec

By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

Xiaomi, the Chinese company which launched in India through Flipkart and recently saw itself slipping to being the third largest — 8.1% to be precise — market share holder in India, has something new for its lately dwindling Indian market. (more…)

Xiaomi Launches Upgraded Mi Notebook Air in China with 4G LTE Connectivity, Starting at CNY 4,699

26 Dec

By Anmol Sachdeva,  The Tech Portal

Earlier in July this year, Chinese upstart Xiaomi first took the wraps off its laptop offering called the Mi Notebook Air and expanded beyond the scope of smartphones, smart home products, and accessories. Fast forward five months, the company has now introduced an upgraded lineup of its Macbook rivals with 4G LTE connectivity in tow.


Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter’s Debut: a 30 Kilometer Range for RMB 1999 (US $290)

15 Dec

Xiaomi officially launched Mijia Electric Scooter at 10 am on December 12 (Beijing Time). This scooter has a 30 kilometers ultra-long range with a price tag of RMB 1999 ($290). On December 15, Mjia Electric Scooter will be available simultaneously through online sales channels such as Mi Store (, Mijia store inside of Mijia App or, Tmall,, and physical store Mi Home. (more…)

Xiaomi’s Mi Box Gains a Following in Taiwan

14 Dec

Xiaomi announced it has sold more than 15,000 units of its Mix Box TV streaming device in Taiwan since launching the device on November 10. The Mi Box uses the Android TV system, a big-screen operating system that Google launched. (more…)

Xiaomi Sells a Record 2 Mn+ Smartphones in India, 150% YoY Growth in Q3’16

30 Nov

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Over the past couple of years, Chinese upstart Xiaomi has established itself as the best budget smartphone manufacturer and retailer in the country. It had helped Indians to shed the stigma attached to Chinese smartphones by delivery top-of-the-line specifications at a more-than-decent price offering. This also caused nightmares for other local manufacturers and brands who were trying to set up shop in this booming ecosystem. (more…)

Xiaomi Isn’t Making Money on Hardware, but Reaffirms, That Shrinking Smart Phone Sales Won’t Hit the Company

28 Nov

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

Chinese electronics upstart Xiaomi, has witnessed a sharp drop in its smart phone sales, but the company does not fear as it is of the view that they will derive its revenue from other products. On that note though, Xiaomi has agreed, that it isn’t making any money on its hardware sales. (more…)