Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone companies in China today. It’s so popular that once the company releases a smartphone it gets sold out in a matter of minutes. This doesn’t happen only in China but in other markets as well which the company already has a presence such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
With former Google executive Hugo Barra in charge of Xiaomi’s global expansion, the company is planning to penetrate more markets in the Asian region this year. In line with this, its website has been given a new name from Xiaomi.com to simply Mi.com. The Mi reportedly stands for Mobile Internet and is used due to the already recognizable orange Mi logo that the company uses.
Opening Mi.com will reveal six products that the company is pushing. These are the Redmi Note, Redmi, Mi3, Mi TY, Mi Box, and the Mi Power Bank. These products are most likely what will be available in the countries where Xiaomi will be expanding to.
The Redmi Note is a dual-SIM 5.5 inch device that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with 267 ppi. It uses an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz using the Cortex-A7 architecture. It also comes with a Mali-450 GP that ensures a great graphics performance making it suitable to run intense Android games. There’s a 13MP rear camera as well as a 5MP front camera that will definitely please consumers who love to take selfies. Its 3200 mAh battery allows for 14 hours of 3G internet use or 775 hours of standby time.
The Redmi is a dual-SIM 4.7 inch device that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with 312 ppi. It uses a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz using the Cortex-A7 architecture. It uses a PowerVR SGX544 GPU that is able to easily decode a 720p video and can handle 3D games quite easily. The device also sports an 8MP rear camera that is able to record 1080p videos.
The Mi3 is a high-end smartphone that has a 5-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution. It uses a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor and an Adreno 330 450MHz GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 4.5GB of flash storage space. It also uses a 13MP rear camera with a built-in Phillips dual-LED flash.
This is a 47 inch 3D TV that’s virtually frameless and comes with a built-in Mi Box. This allows the TV to support Miracast, WiDi, Airplay, DLNA, SMB, and mirrors photos and videos directly from your phone or PC. Inside this TV is a Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7G processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, and 2GB DDR3 of memory all together with 8GB of eMMC 4.41 storage.
This set-top box plugs into a TV allowing it to have smart features.
Mi Power Bank
This power bank has an aluminum casing and can carry a charge of 10400mAh. It uses batter cell technologies used by LG and Samsung.