• Xiaomi: "We'll walk past both Samsung and Apple when it comes to smartphones"
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[img]http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2014/11/21/Xiaomi-presentation.jpg?f[0][x]=0&f[0][y]=0&f[0][w]=1200&f[0][h]=692&f[0][_f]=crop&f[1][r]=1.78&f[1][_f]=aspect&t=paneBanner&k=33ee777c[/img] [quote][B] Xiaomi as a corporation is relatively unknown to consumers in the west, but thanks to great presence in Asia, they've become the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world . Their CEO thinks they have potential to reach the top. [/B]The Chinese company "Xiaomi" is often described as "The Apple of China", a label the company's got due to them imitating Apple when it comes to everything from presentations, to hardware and software solutions. Outside of certain portions of Asia, the Company's relatively unknown, but due to them pressurizing their prices and selling with razor-blade thin margins, they've become the biggest seller of smartphones in China, and the third biggest one from a global perspective. "I believe that no one thought the Xiaomi from three years ago, which just made it's first phone, would later rank as the third largest player. [...] Within five or 10 years, we have the opportunity to become the number one smartphone company in the world. During the World Internet Conference in China, the CEO of Xiaomoi, Lei Jun, said that there's a big chance that the corporation will walk past both Samsung and Apple globally in the smartphone market. An argument he used to "prove" his statement was the the company's only sold phones for three years, and has already become the third biggest player in the world. Xiaomi has had a conservative approach to expansions into new markets, something which can partly be attributed to the fact that the demand for their mobile devices has often exceeded their production capacity. Another source of concern about the company expanding beyond the Chinese market is that Apple may take legal action. Among other things, Jony Ive, the chief designer at Apple, has described Xiaomi's products as blatant plagiarism. [/quote] Source: [URL]http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/19665-xiaomi-vi-kommer-bli-storre-an-samsung-och-apple-pa-smarta-telefoner[/URL]
I have never heard of this company
Popular in the west? Not with a name like that.
I started hearing about them about a year and a half ago. At the time I figured they would stay as a big local player in China but I think they really have the potential to go big. Might be a good idea to invest in some of their stock.
[QUOTE=Manibogi;46545636]Popular in the west? Not with a name like that.[/QUOTE] People probably thought the same thing about Toyota or Nintendo.
i have my business phone of them, and it is acutally really good ,)
MIUI is fucking rad.
[quote=article]Another source of concern about the company expanding beyond the Chinese market is that Apple may take legal action. Among other things, Jony Ive, the chief designer at Apple, has described Xiaomi's products as blatant plagiarism.[/quote] This bothers me the most.
[QUOTE=Thomo_UK;46545822]This bothers me the most.[/QUOTE] [video=youtube;lVp34KQbAqk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVp34KQbAqk[/video] lol
[QUOTE=Cmx;46545623]I have never heard of this company[/QUOTE] I heard about them maybe three weeks ago in a report how only Apple and Xiaomi actually make profit selling smartphones, and that Samsung sales are going down rapidly.
[QUOTE=Manibogi;46545636]Popular in the west? Not with a name like that.[/QUOTE] Are you an idiot
Been following their line of devices since day one, amazing phones really. Only neg is the radio specs do not support my motherland's carrier :(
China: 1 Greedy capitalist pigs: 0
So does that rhyme with Naomi or with Naomi?
[QUOTE=Ezhik;46545836][video=youtube;lVp34KQbAqk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVp34KQbAqk[/video] lol[/QUOTE] UI/Actual device looks a lot better than apple stuff tbh
[QUOTE=lazyguy;46546178]So does that rhyme with Naomi or with Naomi?[/QUOTE] I think it's pronounced jow mee
[QUOTE=lazyguy;46546178]So does that rhyme with Naomi or with Naomi?[/QUOTE] [t]http://nedroid.com/comics/2011-08-22-beartato-swords.png[/t]
[QUOTE=Pat.Lithium;46546210]I think it's pronounced jow mee[/QUOTE] X's in romanizations of chinese are generally pronounced with either an Sh or a hard S, depending on the accent (of the person, not of the letter). Also, [QUOTE]Xiaomi as a corporation is relatively unknown to consumers in the west[/QUOTE] It's funny because Xiaomi literally translates to "Small grain".
[QUOTE=Pat.Lithium;46546210]I think it's pronounced jow mee[/QUOTE] Thiss doesn't answer my question D:
[QUOTE=lazyguy;46546393]Thiss doesn't answer my question D:[/QUOTE] It rhymes with Naomi (not with Naomi).
Looking at the benchmarks on their phones, I think my next phone probably will be a Xiaomi (if they're in US by then).
[QUOTE=AntonioR;46545845]I heard about them maybe three weeks ago in a report how only Apple and Xiaomi actually make profit selling smartphones, and that Samsung sales are going down rapidly.[/QUOTE] Because people want flashy pieces of crap and Chinese knock offs.
[QUOTE=Cmx;46545623]I have never heard of this company[/QUOTE] Probably like lenovo was, they probably are heavily sponsored by the Chinese government and has government protections from losses
Glad there's competition, but doesn't China mark up imports by like 400% so Apple/Microsoft products cost a fortune? [editline]saf[/editline] [quote=IBT]In Hong Kong, the 16GB version is retailing for HK$5,588 through the Apple store.[/quote] pPffAHaha no wonder Xiaomi's the top sellers. Doesn't seem to hard when the competition costs nearly 20 times more. I could be misinformed though as it seems the markup is only when you don't get a permit?
I got a Xiaomi 11400mah portable usb power supply for like $25. I'd pay at least three times that at a local store.
Chinese companies are really going to smash into the companies most people associate with smart phones. One Plus is a Chinese company, and they have the sort of success and flair that drove Apple initially. I see them becoming rather big.
[quote=Article]Another source of concern about the company expanding beyond the Chinese market is that Apple may take legal action. Among other things, Jony Ive, the chief designer at Apple, has described Xiaomi's products as [b]blatant plagiarism[/b].[/quote] [img_thumb]http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/digitalskeuomorphcalcul.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/09/article-0-14ECAE43000005DC-917_634x439.jpg[/img_thumb]
Seriously guys, you should broaden your horizons. Chinese make really great smartphones now, not like, say, 5 years ago, when they could only make cheap shitty bootlegs. And they're still cheap. Personally I'm ordering Meizu MX4 soon, that thing owned everything in benchmarks and has top quality sound.
That calculator app looks pretty bad in hindsight.
[QUOTE=Manibogi;46545636]Popular in the west? Not with a name like that.[/QUOTE] it sounds like Naomi, I think it can definitely fit well in the west. [editline]22nd November 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=lazyguy;46546393]Thiss doesn't answer my question D:[/QUOTE] it's pronounced: za-yomi. And I'm not going to pronounce it any other way.
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