MiWeekly, your weekly newsletter on select top stories on Xiaomi, for the Xiaomi fans served with best quality dosage. Here is this week’s latest Xiaomi news.
1. IDC report: Xiaomi sales elevated it into the world’s top five, ahead of the growth rate
According to the latest report by the international market research firm IDC, Xiaomi’s third-quarter shipments of 27.6 million units, is an increase of 102.6% YoY. The market share also rose from 3.7% last year increased to 7.4%. Thank you for your support!
- Double 11 sale game opened, Xiaomi in the race of being number 1
The race for Double 11 sales is heating up. At first, Xiaomi was heading the race, but in a one stroke JingdongSuning’s Nubia is nosing ahead. It’s not over yet, we will watch how the sales season unfolds. Xiaomi has unleased armor by slashing the prices, Mi Note 3 is down by 300 Yuan, Mi TV is down as high as 1000 Yuan, and Mi Notebook is down by 400 Yuan.
- Microsoft CEO Nadella visits Xiaomi
On October 31, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited Xiaomi. After the talks, Xiaomi Ceo Lei Jun gave Nadella a Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 phone. Lei said that Xiaomi and Microsoft will work as close partners in smartphones, laptops and cloud services.
- Xiaomi’s flagship store was opened in Shenzhen on November 5.
On November 5, Xiaomi’s opened its first flagship store in Vientiane, Nanshan in Shenzhen. Lei Jun and other partners were present during the launch of this flagship store, which is a true homecoming for Xiaomi.
5. International Edition of MIUI 9 was officially released in India
On November 2nd, Xiaomi released the International Edition of MIUI 9 in India. This MIUI interface is more concise, light and has a vivid design, so that mobile phones will be used efficiently and with full vitality. The global network of active MIUI users has reached 280 million, in around 142 countries, and it supports 56 languages.
6. The 150-inch home laser projection TV is officially on sale
On November 1st, Xiaomi launched Mi Laser Projection 150-inch TV, for just 9,999 Yuan, which is one-fifth of its Japanese counterpart. Mi Laser Projection TV used ultra-short focus design, that it can project a 150-inch viewing screen from 50 cm behind. The TV comes with free installation, free wiring, and is convenient to fix to the wall.
7. MIUI 9 Global Beta is officially released.
On October 30, Xiaomi officially released MIUI 9 Global beta. Now, you no longer require an activation code to use it. The official beta is available till November 15, and supports full channel download, and is compatible with all Mi models.