Xiaomi unveils core technologies at MIDC 2019

Beijing, China, November 19, 2019 – Xiaomi officially announced that an earthquake warning function has been integrated into the company’s user interface MIUI at the annual Mi Developer Conference on Tuesday.

“With the help of the Smartphone + AIoT dual core strategy, Xiaomi will continue its effort in making 5G + AIoT part of daily life for everyone,” said Lei Jun, Founder, President and CEO of Xiaomi.

“Apart from the plan of marketing over ten 5G devices in 2020, we will take great advantage of our world leading position in AIoT to bring the definition of Smart Home to all,” Lei added.

Earthquake warning function in MIUI 11

The world’s first integration of such services in the smartphone operating system, this function allows alerts to be sent to smartphones with MIUI 11 and Mi TV seconds to tens of seconds before the quake waves arrive. It was launched on September 20 on a trial basis when the MIUI 11 was released.

Partnering with Institute of Care-life, a Chengdu-based organization focusing on natural disaster warning, Xiaomi has activated the service first in the earthquake-prone Sichuan Province and will soon expand the program nationwide.

Founded after the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the institute is world leading in earthquake warning. “Comparing with the earthquake warning alerts sent via smartphone apps available in a few countries, this function integration into the operating system saves users from having to download the apps. It also ensures a timely alert delivery by prioritizing the warning messages and reducing latency,” said Wang Tun, head of the institute.

Fan Dian, General Manager of the IoT platform department of Xiaomi, called for wider adoption of the function by other smartphone and IoT providers and said the company is willing to share its practices and experience.

Xiao Ai 3.0 launched

Xiaomi announced today the update of its Xiao Ai voice assistant to 3.0, which incorporates with a male voice option and the capability of having a naturally continuous dialogue via smartphones.

Behind the functional upgrading, it is Xiaomi’s continuous investment in AI R&D. “Xiaomi’s AutoML model now leads the industry by dataset performance; and MiNLP, the company’s natural language processing platform, is activated over 6 billion times on a daily basis, making Xiao Ai one of the world’s busiest AI platform,” said Cui Baoqiu, VP and Chairman of Xiaomi’s Technical Committee.

By the end of the second quarter, the number of monthly active users of Xiao Ai stood at 49.9 million, making it one of the most used AI voice interactive platforms in mainland China.

Open-source initiatives

As an industry leader, Xiao has insisted on the open-source approach. MACE, the company’s open-source deep-learning framework, announced the arrival of a new version at today’s conference.

MACE-Kit will officially open its source soon, in an effort to further benefit developers. This approach also attracts Daniel Povey, Founder of speech recognition open source tool Kaldi, to join Xiaomi.

Innovations behind Mi MIX Alpha

For the first time, Xiaomi has unveiled the three core technologies behind its recently launched Mi MIX Alpha concept smartphone.

Xiaomi’s innovative layered lamination technology breaks the limit of curved screen and reveals an incredible surround display. Meanwhile, the leading quad antenna solutions optimized for the unique screen form-factor, and its independently-developed UI software solution that revolutionizes screen display and user experience help Xiaomi accomplish its step from zero to one on Surround Display.

Xiaomi Finance

Hong Feng, Co-founder and CEO & Chairman of Xiaomi Finance, said Xiaomi will push forward with industrial finance innovations to better serve partners in manufacturing industry around the globe.

The company has invested in over 270 ecosystem partners, among which more than 100 are focused on the development of smart hardware and lifestyle products. The unique ecosystem model gives the company substantial advantages in supply chain finance and it now serves more than 400 business partners along the chain.

With sophisticated risk management model and technology capability, and extensive user base and supply chain partners, Xiaomi Finance has a solid business foundation and potentials to grow.

Xiaomi leads in sales performance on Singles’ Day

Technology giant tops brand flagship stores on Tmall in Mainland China for seven straight years

The company becomes Southeast Asia’s No.1 best-selling brand in mobiles and tablets category on e-commerce platform Lazada

 

Beijing, China, November 12, 2019 – Xiaomi announced today that its brand flagship store on Tmall witnessed a sales revenue of more than RMB 2.1 billion on November 11, also dubbed Singles’ Day. 

Ranking first among all brand stores on this platform, this is the seventh consecutive year the company has taken the top place in sales since it joined the Singles’ Day campaign in 2013. 

Xiaomi delivered a good sales performance in multiple categories during the world’s largest shopping festival.

In Southeast Asia, the company became the region’s No.1 best-selling brand in mobiles and tablets category on e-commerce platform Lazada.

In Mainland China, the total sales revenue across all platforms and channels on the day surpassed RMB 6.1 billion, with the sales volume of Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart devices reaching a record high of 5.55 million units, a 148% increase year-on-year.

As the leading smart TV brand in China, Xiaomi sold more than 910,000 TV sets on Monday in the market, ranking first in terms of both sales volume and sales revenue on three major e-commerce platforms – Tmall, JD and Suning.

The newly launched Mi Watch’s sales revenue reached more than 100 million RMB, consolidating the company’s position as the world’s leading wearable device brand. 

An important element of Xiaomi’s AIoT (AI+IoT) strategy has focused on large home appliances, which delivered strong performance during the day, ranking 4th in terms of sales revenue on Tmall, JD and Suning. Thanks to the “Smartphone + AIoT” dual-engine strategy, Xiaomi’s user base has continuously expanded while the number of devices connected to the platform grows.

As of June 30, Xiaomi established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected, excluding smartphones and laptops. Meanwhile, the number of users who have five or more devices connected to Xiaomi’s IoT platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) increased to approximately 3 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 78.7%.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

Xiaomi Debuts Mi Note 10 in Spain, Featuring the World’s First 108MP Penta Camera Setup

Continuing to Push the Boundaries of Smartphone Photography and Comes Pre-installed with MIUI 11

Madrid, SPAIN, November 6, 2019 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced the return of its Mi Note series with Mi Note 10, the latest device of its premium flagship lineup. Touting the world’s first 108MP penta camera setup with a premium design and a massive 5260mAh battery, Mi Note 10 is here to deliver an epic smartphone photography experience.

Also presented today is Redmi Note 8T, the latest smartphone to join the Redmi family. The device offers a 48 MP quad camera setup and features high-end specifications, starting from €179.

In addition, Xiaomi also launched Mi TV 4 series, marking its entry in the TV industry in Spain, available starting at €179.

Welcome to the Penta-Camera Era

Xiaomi’s Mi Note 10 encompasses five different lenses – a 108MP wide-angle lens, 5MP telephoto lens, 12MP telephoto lens, 20MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. This setup enables a seamless zoom experience from 0.6x to 50x without compromising image quality.

The 108MP main camera takes mobile photography to the next level and marks an industry first. With the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP sensor, Mi Note 10 features the highest resolution of any smartphone on the market –  12032 x 9024. For the first time ever, the 108MP camera can produce billboard-level prints up to 4.24 meters high*. The device offers a 1/1.33” large image sensor that supports 4-in-1 pixel binning to capture more detail in low-light conditions, while the 4-axis OIS enables unmatched clarity. 

Photography enthusiasts who look to produce the most natural looking portrait photos will be pleased with the Mi Note 10’s 12MP 2x telephoto lens at 50mm focal length, which is one of the most popular focal lengths used by professional portrait photographers. Under low light conditions, the 1.4μm large pixel size and dual PD autofocus allows for sharper and brighter portraits. 

The 5MP 5x telephoto lens is also capable of 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom to complete the epic zoom range. In addition, the lens is equipped with OIS and a f/2.0 aperture for better images under non-optimal lighting environments.

With its 117 degrees field of view, the 20MP ultra-wide angle lets users capture epic landscapes and large group photos without having to cut people out; while the macro lens offers autofocus for closeups images. 

Mi Note 10’s rear camera setup supports all-new Night Mode 2.0, which allows for greater light capture and combines multiple shots of the same scene for increased versatility. Concert-goers and night photographers will be thrilled with the RAW multi-frame noise reduction technology in the Night Mode 2.0 feature. 

Mi Note 10 also offers ShootSteady video technology for a smooth and steady video experience, along with 960 frames-per-second macro slow-motion video and 4K video with the ultra-wide angle. Users can leverage Vlog mode to easily create stylish and engaging videos with seven different cinematic effects. 

Aside from the powerful penta rear camera setup, Mi Note 10 also features a 32MP front camera, which offers AI beautify, AI portrait selfies, AI scene detection, and AI face unlock, panorama selfie, and palm shutter feature.

For those looking for an ultimate photography experience, Xiaomi also offers Mi Note 10 Pro with an 8-piece lens on the primary camera and a large 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The 8-piece lens delivers images that look clearer and sharper. 

Style Meets Form and Function with All-New Epic Design

Mi Note 10 features an incredible 6.47” 3D curved AMOLED display. The edge-to-edge display offers slimmer bezels than ever before for a totally immersive experience, while the 400,000:1 contrast ratio allows for deeper blacks and higher color fidelity. Mi Note 10 offers the all-new 88% thinner in-screen optical fingerprint sensor**, with a 10% larger fingerprint detection area that is responsive under strong light, cold conditions, and dry fingers. 

On the back, Mi Note 10 is encased with 3D curved glass which provides excellent grip and feel for the user’s hand. Both the front and the back feature Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5, adding increased scratch resistance for everyday durability.

The device is offered in three elegant colors – Midnight Black, Aurora Green, and Glacier White.

Massive Battery, Epic Performance 

Mi Note 10 offers uncompromised performance and impressive battery life. The high-capacity 5260mAh battery supports 30W fast-charge and is able to last for more than two days. The device also utilizes the Qualcomm®️ SnapdragonTM 730G mobile platform with 8nm process technology for smooth operation. 

MIUI 11:  Introducing a new visual and audio experience

Aside from top-notch hardware, Mi Note 10 comes preinstalled with MIUI 11. MIUI 11 introduces a whole new design and a set of upgraded features to improve your work efficiency and make your life easier. Removing unnecessary interface elements and visual clutter, MIUI 11 brings content into the spotlight. 

Making efficient use of AMOLED screen capabilities, MIUI 11 makes Always-on Display a perfect personalization tool. Besides that, MIUI 11 also introduces new dynamic sound effects that resemble ambient sounds of nature. This innovative sound effect system has won a Red Dot design award, becoming a first-time design award in the smartphone software category.

In addition to revolutionizing the visual and audio experience, MIUI 11 comes with a powerful set of productivity tools and lifestyle services. Wireless file sharing, printing, working with documents, and managing tasks are all available out-of-the-box now. These new features will not only make you more productive at work, but also help you manage your daily life more efficiently; the new step counter, period tracker, and calculator make completing routine tasks fun and easy. 

Mi Note 10 6GB+128GB will be available at €549. Sales starts from November 15, 2019 via Xiaomi’s official sales channels and through operators include Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, and Yoigo. Users who have purchased a Mi Note 10 on any channel authorized by Xiaomi in Spain can benefit from the Replacement Warranty Service at Xiaomi authorized service center.  

Mi Note 10 Pro retails for €649 and will be available at a later date. 

Product images: Mi Note 10

 

Redmi Note 8T: Capture beautiful images with the 48MP quad camera

Redmi Note 8T is a photography powerhouse, sporting a quad camera setup on the rear. Its 48MP ultra high-resolution primary camera features a ½-inch sensor with an f/1.79 aperture and 79.4° field of view. Meanwhile, its 8MP ultra-wide camera with 120° field of view, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor join forces to capture stunning images at any distance. 

On the front, Redmi Note 8T boasts a 13MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and built-in AI technology that helps users take a perfect selfie, every time. The front camera also includes a panorama selfie feature — a first for the Redmi Note series — that can capture group images without cropping anyone out. 

Durability meets comfort

Equipped with a 6.3” Dot Drop Display with 2.5D curved glass design, Redmi Note 8T offers an incredibly immersive FHD+ visual experience. Users can expect upgraded durability as the devices also tout Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection — front and back — safeguarding against accidental falls as well as general wear and tear. Besides, Redmi Note 8T is also covered in a special nano-coating to make the device splash-resistant.

Performance shines through with a powerful chipset and high-capacity battery  

Redmi Note 8T runs on the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 chipset. The chipset enhances overall user experience through its advanced AI technology, and improvements in power-efficiency ensure peak performance that will last all day. 

In addition, Redmi Note 8T boasts a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery and offers 18W charging over USB Type-C, with an in-box 18W charger. The unique Auto Cleaning Speaker function also expels dust and debris through low-frequency sonic pulses — another testament to Xiaomi’s dedication to high-quality products. This feature will be available via OTA.

Moreover, Redmi Note 8T also features NFC support for close-range communication between devices.

Redmi Note 8T, which will be available in Moonshadow Grey, Starscape Blue, and Moonlight White, will go on sale in Spain in three configurations (3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB) at a price of €179, €199, and €249, respectively. The 4GB + 64GB version can be purchased from next November 8 on mi.com, Mi Stores, Amazon, Alcampo, Carrefour, El Corte Inglés, Fnac, MediaMarkt, PC Components, The Phone House, and Worten. It will also be available through Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, and Yoigo. In addition, the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 128GB models will be available soon on the official Xiaomi channels in Spain.

Product images: Redmi Note 8T 

 

Mi TV 4 Series: Bringing a True Smart TV Experience to Spain

Xiaomi today also announced Mi TV 4 series in Spain, which marks the company’s entry into the TV industry in the market. With 3 variants – Mi TV 4S 55”, Mi TV 4S 43”, and  Mi TV 4A 32”, Xiaomi aims to bring a true smart TV experience to everyone with amazing quality at an honest price. Offering sleek design with powerful hardware, incredibly user-friendly interface, along with the introduction of a vast library of multimedia content, the new series acts as a smart living hub and raises the bar in the local TV industry.

Powered by Android TV 9.0, users will be able to install apps from Google Play Store and fully utilize features such as the Google Chromecast and Google Assistant. With an easy to use Mi Remote with a dedicated Google Assistant button, compatible smart home devices can be controlled remotely using voice commands. 

Mi TV 4A 32”, Mi TV 4S 43”, and  Mi TV 4S 55” are priced at €179, €349, and €449 respectively. Meanwhile, we’re offering an early bird price for Mi TV 4S 55’’ at €399 from November 25 to December 2. Pre-sales starts on November 25 across mi.com, Mi stores, Mediamarkt, and PC Componentes, and open sales will start on December 2.

Product images: Mi TV 4 Series

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**compared to previous generation
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About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

Xiaomi Presents Leading-edge Products: Mi CC9 Pro, Mi Watch and Mi TV 5 Series

Beijing, China, November 5, 2019 – Global technology leader Xiaomi, today announced a trio of signature products that reset standards for the industry: Mi CC9 Pro – provides you a glimpse of a world with 108MP camera, Mi Watch – a transformed wearable experience, and Mi TV 5 series – an all-round upgrade for the future home.  

Mi CC9 Pro: Benchmarking Smartphone Photography

Following the groundbreaking concept phone Mi MIX Alpha, Mi CC9 Pro sets another important milestone for the industry to become the world’s first mass-produced smartphone shipping a 108MP camera. The remarkable 108MP main camera offers a 1/1.33’’ large image sensor – twice as large as the mainstream 48MP cameras. It supports OIS and features an industry leading resolution of 12032 x 9024. It also incorporates a 4-in-1 (1.6μm) Super Pixel with the latest RAW multi-frame noise reduction algorithm to capture rich detail, even in low-light conditions. 

Aside from the 108MP camera, Mi CC9 Pro sports a penta camera setup that includes a 12MP telephoto camera, a 5MP telephoto camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The 12MP telephoto camera supports 2x optical zoom with dual PD autofocus, while the 5MP telephoto camera supports 10x hybrid zoom. All cameras are built with world-class technologies that sufficiently cover your day-to-day needs for smartphone photography from landscape, portraits, close-up shots, and even for 1.5cm super macro photography. 

A premium offering – the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition was also announced at launch. It comes with an 8P lens that produces images that are clearer and of higher definition. It also surged to the top of DxOMark camera rankings with an overall score of 121 and broke the record for video segment with a world’s highest score of 104. 

Worth noting is that Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition scored an unbelievable 109 – 14 points higher than the competitor ranked second – in DxOMark’s sub-testing programme ‘Zoom’, all relying on Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition’s telephoto camera that supports 10x hybrid zoom and OIS to deliver unbeatable image definition, even when captured from a far-off distances.  

On the hardware front, the Mi CC9 Pro dresses to impress with the flagship two-sided curved screen and a 6.47’’ 19.5:9 Full-HD Display. Adopting a COP sealing technology, Mi CC9 Pro has a 3.43mm chin bezel, making it the most narrow Xiaomi smartphone apart from the Mi MIX Alpha. Mi CC9 Pro also supports 30W fast charge, which brings its 5260mAh high-capacity battery to 100% under 65 minutes. 

Mi CC9 Pro and Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition will be priced at RMB 2799 and RMB 3499 respectively. Three color variants Aurora Green, Glacier White and Midnight Black will be available on official Xiaomi channels in Mainland China starting November 11, 2019.

 

Mi Watch: Transformed Wearable Experience with MIUI For Watch

Featuring a flagship 1.78’’ AMOLED square screen, Mi Watch offers an immersive viewing experience with a 326 PPi pixel density and an elegant four-side curved design. Being the world’s first wearable to sport a Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon WearTM 3100, Mi Watch guarantees a robust device performance and low power consumption. The device also boasts independent speakers, NFC function, and supports WiFi and Bluetooth connection. 

Equipped with a built-in six-axis sensor and a 3rd generation heart rate monitor (HRM) sensor, Mi Watch is able to precisely detect complex motion gestures and heart rate fluctuations during physical activities. With these capabilities, Mi Watch offers up to 10 pro-sport modes such as outdoor running, outdoor biking, open water swimming, and mountain climbing. It also works with professional sports analytics provider FirstBeat to closely track users’ sleep quality, blood pressure levels, heart rate, and physical energy.

Mi Watch also comes with eSIM, a built-in chip that allows users to make phone calls and connect to the internet effortlessly without inserting a physical nano-SIM. With such technology, users can either share the same phone number with their smartphone for seamless connectivity or have a new private number for the Mi Watch exclusively. 

Adding on to all these flagship features, Mi Watch provides a revolutionary UI experience with the MIUI For Watch system, offering 100+ dial plate selections and 40+ of the most used apps for downloading. It also remains an open system for developers to create tremendous possibilities. XiaoAi AI Assistant can be activated for users to easily use voice commands for music playback, phone calls, and navigation. When connected to the Xiaomi AIoT system, Mi Watch is capable of operating thousands of Xiaomi smart home appliances.

Along with the standard Mi Watch, Mi Watch Special Edition was also announced, with a limited offering of 30,000 units worldwide. Featuring a major upgrade to blue sapphire glass as the screen material, the Mi Watch Special Edition adds a classy, aesthetic touch to your day-to-day look. The package also comes with an in-box magnetic charger, an adapter, laser-printed limited product code, suede cleaning cloth, certification for limited collection, and a personalized nameplate. 

Mi Watch will be available at RMB 1999 for the Black and Silver color variants. Pre-orders start on November 5 via official Xiaomi channels in Mainland China. Mi Watch Special Edition will be priced at RMB 2999 and has a limited number of 30,000 units worldwide, pre-orders will start around mid-December.

 

Mi TV 5: Stunning Display with Futuristic Design

The newly released Mi TV 5 series continues to pursue the limits of craftsmanship by taking the full screen design to the next level. It features a 1.8mm ultra-narrow metal bezel and a 5.9mm slim body, delivering a compact, futuristic design that is perfectly fit for a modern home. 

On the performance front, Mi TV 5 series adopts a flagship 12nm T972 chip that is jointly developed by Xiaomi and Amlogic. It has a core frequency of up to 1.9GHz, allowing a 63% improvement of overall performance compared to its predecessor, while concurrently supporting 8K content decoding.  For storage, Mi TV 5 and Mi TV 5 Pro both provide industry-leading large memory capacity of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB respectively.

Mi TV 5 Pro boasts a 4K quantum dot TV panel and an amazing 108% NTSC color spectrum compared to the industry standard of 72%. It also meets one of the most outstanding HDR standards – HDR 10+ to provide a stunning graphic display for both game players and Blu-ray lovers. MEMC technology is also adopted to ensures a smooth and high-definition motion picture playback.

All Mi TV 5 variants are enabled with a Far-field Voice Recognition technology that allows users to wake theXiaoAi AI Assistant from a distance without the need of a remote control. Hence, it only takes a simple voice command to conduct film searching, weather checking, or smart device operations. Built-in microphones are located right in the middle of the bottom frame and are on stand-by 24 hours a day, ensuring the Mi TV 5’s “XiaoAi AI speaker” is ready even during screen-saver mode.  

Mi TV 5 Pro 55’’, 65’’ and 75’’ variants will be priced at RMB 3699, RMB 4999, and RMB 9999 while Mi TV 5 55’’, 65’’, 75’’ priced at RMB 2999, RMB 3999, and RMB 7999 respectively. Pre-orders start at 18:00 China time on November 5, and sales on official Xiaomi channels in China will start on November 11. 

 

More product images available from: Mi CC9 Pro, Mi Watch, Mi TV 5 

 

Xiaomi opens R&D office in Finland for smartphone cameras

Tampere, Finland – October 30, 2019 – Global technology leader Xiaomi has announced the opening of a research and development office in Tampere, Finland, which focuses on smartphone camera technologies such as camera algorithms, machine learning, signal processing, image and video processing.

This camera R&D team, the largest Xiaomi has established outside of China by far, is located in Hervanta, close to the technology campus of the Tampere University.

Xiaomi, founded in 2010, develops and builds products with a mission to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies. This year, it has also become the youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list.

With the vision of making the world class smartphone cameras, Xiaomi has arrived in Tampere in summer. The Finnish city has been greatly contributing to camera and imaging related innovations of leading smartphone brands since the 1990s, and Tampere University’s technology campus has traditionally been strong in signal processing. In the past decade, this strength in imaging R&D has been adopted at local offices of some global giants, such as Intel and Microsoft. In addition, the local talent pool in camera technologies is a perfect match for Xiaomi, which seeks to employ highly skilled engineers.

“The setup of this R&D team in Finnish city Tampere is a milestone in our global expansion journey. In this journey, not only do we consolidate ourselves in operations and business, but also work with local talents to further improve our products with highly innovative technologies,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi, adding that “this move all the more highlights our longstanding commitment of ‘innovation for everyone’.”

“Our Tampere site is Xiaomi’s largest camera team outside of China. We’re focusing on camera technologies such as camera algorithms, machine learning, signal processing, image and video processing – technologies that are driving the R&D of mobile cameras. We are a compact team of around 20 people now, but we are quickly scaling up by building up this team, especially talents specialized in camera algorithm,” said Jarno Nikkanen, Senior Director and Head of Xiaomi Finland R&D.

“Xiaomi’s philosophy has been innovative and highly engaging. It’s all about empowering the teams and individuals to find solutions on their own. What we’re developing in Tampere will end up in the hands of hundreds of millions of users and Mi Fans around the world. That is really motivating,” said Jarno.

Xiaomi joins the rapidly growing Tampere Imaging Ecosystem organized by Business Tampere, the Tampere region economic development agency.

“Business Tampere and the imaging ecosystem have been a great help in setting up the business in Tampere. I have not had experience of making an entry to other countries, but my guess is that our process is among the smoothest ones. For example, we, as part of Xiaomi, are building a state-of-the-art camera lab to facilitate camera algorithms development and have been leveraging the local ecosystem and providers for the lab equipment,” said Jarno.

“We from Business Tampere are also delighted to welcome Xiaomi to the Tampere Imaging Ecosystem. We now have 2 of the top-4 mobile phone manufacturers in the world with R&D sites in Tampere. It proves that our region has one of the top imaging ecosystems in the world,” said Oliver Hussey, Senior Business Advisor at Business Tampere.

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About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit our blog http://blog.mi.com/en/

Xiaomi makes FUTURE 50 list for the first time

Xiaomi makes FUTURE 50 list for the first time

  • Ranks 7th on the 2019 Future 50 List
  • This signals outstanding prospects for the company’s long-term growth

Beijing, CHINA, October 23, 2019 – Xiaomi Corporation, (“Xiaomi”, Stock Code: 1810: Hong Kong) has made the 2019 Future 50 List for the first time. Ranking 7th, it demonstrates the company’s steady execution and forward-looking strategic nimbleness.

Created by global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group and Fortune in 2017, Future 50 ranks global companies with the best prospects for long-term growth.

“Over the past year, we have made significant improvements and adjustments in our core strategies, management structures, technology research and development systems, product lineups, brand developments, and much more,” said Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi. “These moves have empowered Xiaomi to continuously shine, even in the face of fierce competitions from domestic and international peers.”

The Future 50 honor follows another milestone in July, when for the first time, Xiaomi made the Fortune Global 500 list for 2019. The Beijing-headquartered company ranked 468th with a revenue of US$26,443.50 million and a net profit of US$2,049.10 million in the previous fiscal year. It also ranked 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. Xiaomi is the youngest company on the Global Fortune 500 list for 2019.

Demonstrating outstanding prospects for long-term growth

Xiaomi continues to show its healthy consumer brand equity and strong growth potential, thanks to the company’s unique and powerful “triathlon” business model which encompasses three synergistic pillars – hardware, new retail and internet services.

In January, Xiaomi further announced the dual-engine strategy of “Smartphone + AIoT” with RMB 10 billion investment in the next five years.

Xiaomi’s footprints are now present in more than 80 markets globally. According to Canalys, the company ranked 4th globally in terms of smartphone shipments during the second quarter of 2019, and ranked within top five in more than 40 markets.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi has the world’s largest consumer Internet of Things (IoT) platform, connecting 196 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) as of the end of June, representing a year-over-year increase of 69.5%.

Xiaomi Group will further enhance the development of AIoT technology, building a comprehensive AIoT ecosystem, strengthening research and development, and further developing synergies across business units to improve smart devices’ connectivity and user experiences.

By end of June 2019, Xiaomi had 16,911 full-time employees with a total of 7,779 research and development staff members across various departments.

Xiaomi has also invested in more than 270 companies, including 12 supply chain companies to strengthen its partnership with key components suppliers, and to enhance the company’s advanced technology sourcing and manufacturing abilities.

To identify the Future 50, Boston Consulting Group examined over 1,000 publicly traded companies with at least $20 billion in market value or $10 billion in revenue in the 12 months leading up to the end of 2018. The index is based on two pillars: a “top-down” market view of growth potential, and a “bottom up” assessment of a firm’s capacity to deliver growth. Four dimensions are focused to access capacity: strategy, technology and investments, people, and structure.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

Xiaomi and AMD collaborate to launch the RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Edition

Redmi officially announced its collaboration with AMD this week, launching the first enhanced edition of RedmiBook 14 to carry a powerful AMD Ryzen™ processor. This new enhanced edition redefines the price-performance ratio by featuring a powerful AMD Ryzen™ processor at a starting price of RMB 2999.

The all-new RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Edition sports an AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U processor with a core frequency of 4GHz, representing a 10% increase of overall performance compared to RedmiBook 14. It adopts an AMD Radeon Vega graphic card to ensure smooth user experience for business use, entertainment or graphic-related intense operation. It is also equipped with a high-performing heat dissipation system that includes a large fan and well-designed air outlets that offer stable performance even under heavy-load operations.

Featuring a modern metallic design, RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Edition pairs a 14-inch FHD IPS display with a 5.75mm ultra-narrow bezel which allows for a screen-to-body ratio of 81.2%. For users who live an on-the-go lifestyle, the device offers 10 hours* of usage in one full charge and supports 1C quick charge technology that powers up to 50% in around 35 minutes.

RedmiBook 14 Ryzen edition is also the first to launch MiDrop function, which supports quick file sharing between PCs and smartphones regardless of file formats, the number of files, and network connections. Additionally, the device leverages Modern Standby technology to achieve minimum power consumption in standby mode and supports Mi Smart Unlock 2.0. Along with RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Edition, Xiaomi also unveiled the enhanced version of the widely acclaimed Mi Laptop Pro 15 in 2018. The Mi Laptop Pro 15 Enhanced Edition has made significant upgrades on its processor, graphics card, heat dissipation system, screen, and user experience, making it an excellent device to improve work productivity. RedmiBook Ryzen Edition features a brand new Grey color variant aside from the classic Silver color. All variants will be available for pre-order at a starting price of RMB 2999 through the Xiaomi official channel in Mainland, China.

For more product images please refer to RedmiBook 14 Ryzen Edition, Mi Laptop Pro 15 Enhanced Edition.

*Mobilemark 2014 Test

 

Xiaomi Launches Two Top-notch Monitor Variants

Xiaomi launched two top-class monitor offerings last week — the Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ and Mi Desktop Monitor 23.8”, retailing at RMB 1999 and RMB 699 respectively. The technology giant also further expanded its home appliances lineup by introducing Mi Lint Trimmer, Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C, Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 1C, and Mi Automatic Dishwashing Liquid Dispenser Kit.

Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ and Mi Desktop Monitor 23.8’’

Wrapped in a premium matte PU finish, Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ is built for gaming and film watching. The 21:9 ultra widescreen monitor features a 144Hz high refresh rate, a 1500R curvature, a WQHD3440 x 1440 HD resolution and a 2 mm narrow bezel — a top-of-the-line package that provides a true immersive viewing experience. AMD-Free Sync technology is also adopted to reduce latency, tearing and stuttering caused by misalignment with content’s frame rate which ensures a smoother gameplay experience.

Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ also serves as an optimal choice to improve work efficiency and user experience. The ultra widescreen provides extra viewing space for multi-screen and multi-file operation, while the DC technology automatically calibrates display lightness, reduces the emission of harmful blue light and minimizes eye fatigue. It also features a vivid display with 16.7 million bit depth, up to 121% coverage of sRGB color spectrum, 3000 nits of brightness and a 3000:1 contrast ratio.

Designed for professional users, Mi Desktop Monitor 23.8” adopts a slim and compact design. With an IPS screen, the device offers a 178° ultra-wide viewing angle on its 1080P display and a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz. The three micro-edge bezel design not only increases screen-to-body ratio, but it also allows users to seamlessly connect multiple display units to create a larger and more powerful visual experience.

Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’ and Mi Desktop Monitor 23.8’’ are now available for RMB 1999 and RMB 699 through all Xiaomi official channels in Mainland China.

Mi Lint Trimmer

The all-new Mi Lint Trimmer is for perfect removing lint from sweaters, coats, scarves and gloves, and even bed sheets and blankets with maximum portability. Equipped with a Micro-USB charging port and a 1300mAh lithium battery that can be fully charged within two hours, Mi Lint Trimmer provides 90 minutes of usage in one full charge. The product comes with a cleaning brush, retailing at RMB 36.9.

Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C and Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 1C

Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C sports a 100,000 rpm high-speed brushless digital motor that boosts suction power up to 120AW, capable of generating a powerful 20KPa in only 0.3 seconds. With its eight cone cyclone dust removal system and five-layered filter system, Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C can reach a maximum cleaning efficiency of up to 99%, and mite removal efficiency up to 99.97%. The device also comes with an air-cooling technology that dissipates the heat generated around core components to avoid safety hazards. The new Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C and Mi Robot Cleaner-Mop 1C will be available at RMB 999 and RMB 1999 respectively through all Xiaomi official channels in Mainland China.

Mi Automatic Dishwashing Liquid Dispenser Kit

Mi Automatic Dishwashing Liquid Dispenser Kit perfectly combines near-field infrared sensing technology with a micro-foam pump to allow a foam dispensing time of only 0.25 seconds, making dishwashing extremely efficient and hygienic. The dispenser comes with four AA batteries which gives enough power to last for about half a year in a family setting, while a fully-filled dispenser can be used up to 600 times. Additionally, the device features a splash resistant rating of IPX4. Mi Automatic Dishwashing Liquid Dispenser Kit will be available at RMB 79 with the Simpleway dish detergent refill priced at RMB 29.9.

For more product images please refer to Mi 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor 34’’, Mi Desktop Monitor 23.8”, Mi Lint Trimmer, Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner 1C, Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 1C, Mi Automatic Dishwashing Liquid Dispenser Kit.

Xiaomi officially enters the refrigerator arena by debuting four premium offerings

Beijing, China, 12 September 2019– Following the remarkable success of Mi TV, Mi Air Conditioner, Mi Washing Machine and Mi Stove Top Set, today global technology leader Xiaomi officially marks its entry into the refrigerator sector by launching four distinct offerings. The newly announced products – which include Mi 4-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator 486L, Mi 2-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator 483L, Mi 3-Door Refrigerator 210L, and Mi 2-Door Refrigerator 160L – provide a spectrum of appliance sizes, storage volumes and price ranges to suit every household need.  

All four Mi Refrigerators feature a premium titanium appearance and reflect a compact, minimalist design. Three feature air-cooling technology that keeps food frost-free. A three-dimensional air circulation setting ensures an even temperature in the cabin and prevents cool-air from blowing directly onto food so it remains fresh longer. The three air-cooling enabled refrigerators come with an optimal auto temperature calibration function with four built-in temperature sensors, allowing automatic adjustments based on ambient temperature under the smart mode.   

Each refrigerator boasts a silent 39dB noise level, keeping sound at a minimal volume. And both the Mi 3-Door Refrigerator and Mi 2-Door Refrigerator features amazing energy efficiency that meets level 3 of the new Chinese national standards of energy-saving, representing only 1.05kWh and 0.99 kWh of power consumption per 24 hours. 

Along with a smart control panel, Mi 4-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator is also enabled with XiaoAi AI Assistant and Mi Home app. Through voice control over a Mi AI Speaker or Xiaomi smartphone, users can effortlessly modify the temperature and cooling mode of the cabin to customize their favored food tastes. They can also check real-time temperature, remotely adjusting the cooling mode or switching on holiday mode for energy saving while away from home.  

Xiaomi has long viewed large home appliances as an important element of its AIoT strategy. By focusing on innovation and product design, Xiaomi strives to offer intelligent user experiences and continues to promote the enhanced connectivity and compatibility of smart home appliances. By entering the refrigerator sector, Xiaomi takes a giant step towards enhancing its home appliance strategy and mapping its key home appliance categories.

As of June 30, 2019, the number of connected IoT devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) on Xiaomi’s IoT platform reached approximately 196 million units, representing a year-over-year increase of 69.5%. The number of users who have five or more devices connected to Xiaomi’s IoT platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) increased to approximately 3 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 78.7%. In the second quarter of 2019, revenue of the IoT and lifestyle products segment rose by 44.0% to RMB14.9 billion over the corresponding period in 2018. 

Mi 4-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator 486L, Mi 2-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator 483L, Mi 3-Door Refrigerator 210L, and Mi 2-Door Refrigerator 160L retail for RMB 3299, RMB 2499, RMB 1699 and RMB 1099, respectively. Open sales for all four variants start on 10am October 15th via Xiaomi official sales channels.

Xiaomi launches Redmi 8A with 5000mAh battery, USB Type-C port and 18W fast charging

Bengaluru, INDIA, 25 September 2019 – Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand, today extended the bestseller Redmi A series with the all new and upgraded Redmi 8A smartphone with improvements on all fronts.

Redmi 8A was launched in an innovative format with Xiaomi employees starring in the launch show. Redmi 8A ships with a massive 5000mAh battery, allowing users long hours of usage with every single charge. Xiaomi has once again set the standard for better customer experience by introducing USB Type-C 18W fast charging support for the first time in this price segment as well as enabling a much better camera experience through a large 1.4μm pixel camera with Sony’s IMX363 sensor.

Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said, “Redmi A series has been the number one smartphone series for India with Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A leading the market since Q2 2018 to now. Each smartphone in the Redmi A series has redefined entry-level smartphones in India. Redmi 8A is taking the game to the next level with features such as a huge 5000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, USB Type-C and Sony IMX363 that is usually found in flagship smartphones. We have worked hard in ensuring that Redmi 8A delivers the highest quality with P2i nano coating, and Gorilla Glass 5 along with the best specs for its honest pricing to all our Mi Fans.”

With a 6.22-inch (15.8cm) Dot Notch HD+ display, Redmi 8A features an aspect ratio of 19:9, promising an immersive experience and overall ergonomics. The Aura Wave Grip design extends the ergonomics of the phone to the outside of the body, with fine, textured patterns that make it extremely easy to grip the phone while at the same time reducing fingerprint residues to a minimum.

With the aforementioned 5000mAh high-capacity two-day battery, Redmi 8A comes with support for 18W fast charging support on the Type-C port (10W fast charger inside the box). Redmi 8A is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 octa-core chipset and available in two variants — 2GB/32GB and 3GB/32GB, featuring a 2+1 dual SIM slot with dedicated microSD card support that allows further storage expansion up to 512GB. Redmi 8A retains the popular feature which allows users to playback FM radio without the need of connecting their earphones.

One of the most significant upgrades on Redmi 8A is on the camera front; it now comes with a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor, making it the only smartphone to feature the acclaimed image sensor. With that, Redmi 8A users will be able to take advantage of fast and accurate Dual Pixel Autofocus. The main camera comes with an aperture of f/1.8, and delivers photographs with a large pixel size of 1.4μm. On the front, Redmi 8A sports an 8MP selfie camera; both the front and rear cameras on Redmi 8A are capable of taking AI Portrait mode shots.

Xiaomi’s relentless focus on quality means that Redmi 8A comes protected with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, while its nano-coating makes the smartphone splash resistant.

Redmi 8A: Quick Specs

  • 15.8cm (6.22”) 19:9 HD+ Dot Notch display
  • 12MP Sony IMX363 rear camera with 6P lens, dual PD
  • 8MP front camera with AI Portrait mode
  • Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439
  • 2GB/32GB and 3GB/32GB variants
  • Dual SIM + dedicated microSD slot (expandable up to 512GB)
  • 5000mAh battery 
  • AI Face unlock 
  • Wireless FM radio
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection 
  • Splash resistant nano-coating
  • 156.48 × 75.41 × 9.4mm

Availability

Redmi 8A will be available in Midnight Black, Sunset Red and Ocean Blue colour variants. The 2GB+32GB variant will be available for INR 6,499 and the 3GB+32GB variant will be available for INR 6,999 across Mi.com and Flipkart starting 29th September, 11:59pm. Availability at Mi Homes will commence 30th September onwards, and will soon be available across all other offline stores.

Product images here | Product video here | Launch video here

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About Xiaomi Corporation                                                                                 

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

Xiaomi India is the number 1 smartphone player since Q3 2017 IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report
Xiaomi India is the number 1 Smart TV brand since Q2 2018 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tracker.