XIAOMI OPENS ITS FIRST STORE IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

  • Located in the Arctic Circle, as of now, this new Mi Store in Russian city Murmansk is Xiaomi’s northernmost offline retail point in the world
  • This presence heralds another geographical advancement for the global technology leader, and marks a step beyond in the global expansion of its efficient retail system

Murmansk, RUSSIA, October 12 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced the opening of its official Mi Store in Murmansk, a city located within the Arctic Circle, making it the company’s northernmost point of sale in the world.

Yu Man, Head of Russia and CIS, Xiaomi, said: “We are so excited and thankful to our partner for an amazing opportunity to make this dramatic northbound move. Xiaomi’s chain of offline stores in Russia now covers 10 timezones, and my heart fills with happiness when I see more and more Mi Fans and consumers get closer to innovations we provide.” 

The store, located in Murmansk Mall, has become one of the most loved shopping venues among local residents. The 80 square-meter shop provides Xiaomi’s latest lineup of smartphones and ecosystem smart hardware. 

Under the Preferred Partner Program, this store joins a fleet of 151 official points of sale in Russia. During the coming years, some 60 exclusive Xiaomi stores will open their doors in Russia thanks to a newly signed partnership with Inventive Retail. 

Although located in the Arctic Circle, Murmansk’s proximity to the Barents Sea and the warm air masses delivered by the ocean currents help create a mild climate and shape up the world’s northernmost seaport. The population of Murmansk is approximately 230,000 as of 2020.

As of the end of June, there had been some 900 offline Mi Stores across the world.


Xiaomi Introduces Pioneering 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology

To 100% in 19 minutes, no strings attached

October 19, 2020, Beijing  – Xiaomi today is excited to introduce its latest achievement in the field of next generation fast charging – the pioneering 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology. A major leap forward from Xiaomi’s 30W Wireless Charging Technology introduced last year, the new iteration of the cutting edge technology is an order of magnitude ahead of similar solutions offered by other smartphone brands.

80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology is capable of filling a 4,000 mAh battery to 10% in 1 minute, 50% in 8 minutes and 100% in just 19 minutes. For comparison, 30W Mi Wireless Charging Technology from 2019 was capable of charging a similar battery to 50% in about 25 minutes, and 100% in 69 minutes1.

The introduction of 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology is expected to set a new benchmark not only in the area of wireless charging but in charging as a whole. Xiaomi has been spearheading this trend by recognizing the importance of battery life and faster charging for the future development of smartphones. 

In March 2020, Xiaomi introduced to the world 40W wireless charging, in August that record was broken by Xiaomi’s first mass-produced 50W wireless charging technology, only to be broken again with 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology. In less than a year, three technological breakthroughs and three new records.

Xiaomi recently introduced Mi 10 Ultra, the world’s first smartphone equipped with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless, to global acclaim.

  1. Data acquired from Xiaomi Labs

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 an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. 

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 271 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. 

In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to last year. It also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again, and its ranking jumped to 384th. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index. 

For more information about the company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/.

Xiaomi Introduces groundbreaking UWB Technology

Next level IoT connectivity with “Point to connect”

October 12th 2020, Beijing – Ever since Xiaomi entered the smart home industry, we have been contemplating one question – what would the future Internet of Things hold? In our imagination, every smart home device in the future should be able to perceive, understand, and react to users’ wishes.

Today, we have made another step ahead towards the future by introducing the ground-breaking ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. With this technology, your smartphone will be able to perceive signals from your smart devices in its surroundings and control smart devices when simply pointed towards them.

To achieve this, we customized the Mi 10 series and some smart home devices by including a built-in UWB chipset and antennas while using the specialized antenna layout and algorithms developed by Xiaomi. Let’s take a look at the video below: 

Device detection with centimeter-grade precision 

UWB, which stands for ultra-wideband, is the new generation of connection technology with ultra-precise positioning. A smartphone supporting Xiaomi’s UWB technology can locate smart devices with centimeter-grade precision. It senses spatial positioning just like the human eye and can pinpoint the location of any smart device with the angle measurement accuracy reaching ±3°, similar to an indoor GPS.

Smartphones and smart devices need embedded UWB chips and array antennas in order to achieve this. Unlike existing narrowband communication systems, Xiaomi’s UWB boasts a 500Mhz ultra-wide bandwidth to transmit information and improve positioning accuracy, a technology that is used in radars.

In addition, Xiaomi UWB technology demonstrates excellent security performance thanks to its ultra-wideband and narrow pulse characteristics, making its signals extremely difficult to intercept in space. At the same time, it is equipped with Xiaomi Distance Algorithm for added accuracy. These features also allow for imaginative practical applications. In the future, Xiaomi UWB Technology will complement Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to meet the wireless connectivity needs of users under different scenarios.

Revolutionary “Point to connect” interaction

We have so far embedded our unique UWB technology into Xiaomi Mi 10 Series and certain smart home appliances, pioneering the revolutionary “Point to connect” interaction format. Once you point your smartphone towards any smart device, you can immediately control it, as they will connect automatically.

When your smartphone is pointed towards the fan, the control panel for it automatically pops up on your phone.

One-tap control: Once you point your phone towards the smart device, the control panel pops up automatically. Whether you need to switch on the TV,  turn on the light, play a song or read its lyrics, everything is just one tap away.

One-tap casting: Point your phone towards the device to remote control it and seamlessly cast your screen onto smart devices including Mi TV, Xiaomi AI Touch Screen Speaker, Mi Notebook among others. 

“Point to connect” is just a tiny portion of what Xiaomi’s UWB technology offers.

In the near future, we may even be able to get rid of the “tap” for completely hands-free interaction. For instance, when you get close to the car door, your phone in your pocket will sense that and automatically unlock your car. Your phone can also help you pay on the subway or a bus, all while not leaving your pocket. These scenarios could easily become the reality with wider popularization of  Xiaomi’s UWB technology.


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 an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. 

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 271 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. 

In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to last year. It also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again, and its ranking jumped to 384th. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index. 

For more information about the company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/.

Xiaomi’s new CFO takes office

Mr. Alain Lam takes office as Xiaomi Group’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Beijing, Oct 9, 2020 — Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi” or the “Group”; stock code:1810), today announced that Mr. Alain Lam officially takes office as the Group’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Lam, appointed on August 26, will be responsible for coordinating and managing the Group’s financial work and report to CEO Lei Jun and President Wang Xiang.

Mr. Lam, aged 46, received his master’s degree in engineering from the University of Oxford. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience and previously served as a managing director and the head of technology, media, and telecom in the investment banking and capital markets department of Credit Suisse in the Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley covering equity capital markets for technology, media, and telecom in the Asia Pacific.

On November 29, 2019, Xiaomi announced its Executive Director, Senior Vice President, and former CFO Mr. Chew Shou Zi to take the role of President of International of the Group by job rotation and continue to serve in his capacity as an Executive Director and Senior Vice President. Mr. Wang Xiang was subsequently appointed as the acting CFO since April 10, 2020, until the CFO Search Committee has located a suitable candidate to serve as the CFO.

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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 an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. 

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 271 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. 

In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to last year. It also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again, and its ranking jumped to 384th. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index. 

For more information about the company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/.