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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Review: Big in size, specs, and camera, but not in appeal

Competent, but unexciting it fails to match phones available at a similar price.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Review, Trends, Xiaomi, Mi 10t Pro

Gartner: Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, stemming Covid-19 declines earlier this year

As we head into the all-important holiday sales period, new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery for the smartphone market as vendors roll out a raft of new 5G handsets. Q3 smartphone figures published today showed that smartphone unit sales declined 5.7% globally over the same period last year to 366 million units. Yes, it’s a drop, but it is still a clear improvement on the first half of this year, when sales slumped by 20% in each quarter, due largely to the effects of Covid-19 on spen...
Tags: Apple, TC, UK, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Asia Pacific, Xiaomi, Gartner, Brazil, Huawei, Latin America, Oppo, Gupta, India Indonesia

How China’s Realme sold 50 million phones in just over 2 years

Starting a new phone brand in 2018 might seem too late in an already crowded market, but Sky Li was convinced that consumers between 18-25 years old were largely under-served — they needed something that was both affordable and cool. A few months after Li founded Realme in May that year, the smartphone company organized a product launch at a college campus in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. It brought its own production crew, built a makeshift stage and invited local rappers...
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Smartphone, Xiaomi, Huawei, Qualcomm, Oneplus, Shenzhen, Vivo, Diwali, Oppo, Naoto Fukasawa

Huawei sells budget phone unit Honor to state-backed firms, distribution partners

After weeks of rumors, Huawei confirmed it is selling Honor to a consortium of companies, including government-backed firms, Honor’s distribution partners and suppliers, in a move to save its budget phone brand from U.S. pressure. The decision was announced in a joint statement released Tuesday morning in a local Shenzhen paper. Once the transaction is complete, Huawei won’t hold any shares in Honor or be involved in the phone brand’s management and decision-making, though Honor’s company direct...
Tags: TC, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Shenzhen, Reuters, Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group, China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances, Sundan

China's biggest tech firms dive in value as firms fear Beijing crackdown plan

Frantic stock sell-offs across sector anticipating ‘monopoly’ rules, with Alibaba shopping site shares falling 9.8%Hundreds of millions of dollars have been wiped off the value of China’s biggest internet companies following two days of frenetic selling with investors fearing Beijing plans to curb the power of homegrown tech firms.Shares in Alibaba, a Chinese version of Amazon, dropped by 9.8% on Wednesday, while its rivals, Tencent, and, fell by 7.4% and 9.2% respectively. Continue readi...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, Internet, China, World news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Consumer Spending, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, Jack Ma

Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s also home to many hardware makers. The connected muscle stimulator attached to the suit, called Balanx, is designed to bring so-called electronic muscle stimulation, which is said to help improve metabolism and burn fat. “We are not really aiming at Chinese consumers at this p...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Hardware, Government, China, India, Tech, Beijing, Xiaomi, Indiegogo, Manufacturing, Nevada

Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million

Xpressbees, an Indian logistics firm that works with several e-commerce firms in the country, said on Monday it has raised $110 million in a new financing round as online shopping booms in the world’s second largest internet market. The Pune-headquartered startup’s Series E financing round was led by private equity firms Investcorp, Norwest Venture Partners and Gaja Capital, the five-year-old startup said. Xpressbees, which concluded its Series D round three years ago, has raised $175.8 mi...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Xiaomi, Logistics, New Delhi, Flipkart, Amazon India, Shah, Delhivery, Norwest Venture Partners, Investcorp

Xiaomi launches $60 8K streaming box in China

The Mi Box 4S Pro is available to order now
Tags: China, Xiaomi

Xiaomi Cooks Up Palm Size Intel Mini-PC, Starting at $149 (tom's hardware)

Xiaomi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Ningmei Rubik's Cube Mini.
Tags: News, Xiaomi, Xiaomi Cooks Up Palm Size Intel Mini PC Starting

These $14 Redmi neckbuds give you wireless bang for your basic buck

Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Redmi made its mark on the entry-level audio segment earlier this year with its $23 Redmi Earbuds S truly wireless buds. Now, the company’s back with a new product — the Redmi SonicBass neckbuds. I prefer the neckbuds form factor over truly wireless buds any day as I don’t have to get them out of the case every time I need to use them — I can keep the former hanging around my neck whenever I am not using them. I’ve been using the Redmi SonicBass neckbuds for over a month ...
Tags: Startups, Xiaomi, Redmi, Plugged

This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg

Samsung Regains Top Smartphone Vendor Spot as Xiaomi Overtakes Apple

Samsung is back on top as the world's biggest smartphone vendor one quarter after losing its spot to Huawei, according to reports from IDC, Counterpoint, and Canalys. The news comes just as Samsung posted its highest quarterly revenue figures ever, which the company said was helped by a boost in demand for smartphones. From a report: Huawei became the number one vendor for the first time three months ago, benefiting from strong sales in China while much of the rest of the world was operating und...
Tags: Apple, China, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Xiaomi Overtakes Apple, IDC Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline

China was the first major global smartphone markets to rebound from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent lockdown measures were able to help the country recover from the virus relatively quickly during the first wave, as sales started to return well ahead of other areas. In Q3, however, things have taken begun to decline again. New numbers from Canalys point to an 8% drop between quarters — and a 15% drop, year-over-year. The firm chalks much of the slow down to longtime market lea...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Hardware, China, US, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Mainland China, Canalys, Mo Jia, Nicole Peng

Xiaomi is now selling more smartphones than Apple, and Samsung tops the list, according to new data. Here's how the major smartphone players rank.

Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Chinese tech company Xiaomi sold nearly 5 million more smartphones than Apple in the third quarter, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) released Thursday. Samsung returned to the top-seller spot, pushing off Huawei, which has struggled with US restrictions. Global smartphone sales were 1.3% down year-on-year, but markets such as India and Brazil are surging, the IDC said. Samsung sold nearly twice as many ph...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, China, Russia, India, Global, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Smartphone, Xiaomi, Brazil, Phones, Huawei, Idc

Xiaomi is now selling more smartphones than Apple, and Samsung tops the list, according to new data. Here's how the major smartphone players rank.

Samsung sold nearly twice as many phone as Apple, which was hit by the delayed launch of the iPhone 12. Here's the full ranking.
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Xiaomi

Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken by Xiaomi for the first time, according to new data shared by IDC. The report details how Apple is now ranked as the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share. This is the first time that Apple has ranked fourth, with Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung exceeding Apple's 11.8 percent share. In total, Apple is believed to have shipped 41.2 million devices in the thir...
Tags: Apple, China, Russia, India, Samsung, United States, Xiaomi, Huawei, Idc, Vivo, Brazil Indonesia, Xiaomi Huawei, Samsung IDC Huawei Xiaomi Vivo

Samsung overtakes Xiaomi in Indian smartphone market after two years

Two years after Xiaomi took the top spot in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung has finally overtaken it this quarter, according to a new report by research firm Counterpoint. Buoyed by rising “anti-China sentiment” among Indian consumers and by launching a barrage of new models in the country, Samsung managed to gain a 24% share in the market for Q3 2020. Xiaomi slipped down to the second spot with a 23% share, followed by Vivo and Realme. [Read: What audience intelligence data tells us about...
Tags: Startups, China, India, US, Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Plugged

Samsung beats Xiaomi to reclaim No. 1 spot in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi, which has led the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years, has ceded ground to its long-rival Samsung in the world’s second largest market, according to a new report. According to estimates from marketing research firm Counterpoint, Samsung commanded 24% of the Indian smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September this year, ahead of Xiaomi’s 23% share. (For context: during Q3 2019, Samsung assumed 20% of the smartphone market in India while Xiaomi captured 26%....
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Foxconn, Vivo, Micromax, Oppo, Sharma, Rahul Sharma, Samsung Micromax

Worldwide: The Art Of An SEP War: A Chinese IP Court's Recent Use Of Anti-Suit Injunction Invites A Battle That It Likely Won't Win - Mintz

The recent anti-suit injunction issued against InterDigital in its SEP litigation with Xiaomi is a somewhat predictable reaction to the recent UK Supreme Court decision against Huawei and ZTE.
Tags: News, Xiaomi, UK supreme court, Huawei, InterDigital, Win Mintz

If you’ve got $32 for a gadget, buy Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5

Xiaomi has dominated India’s wearables market thanks to the Mi Band series.. It recently launched an entry-level Redmi Band — priced at ₹1,599 ($22) — that’s ideal for someone who’s just starting their fitness journey and doesn’t want to spend big bucks. Weeks after that, the company launched the fifth generation of its Mi Band for Rs. 2,499 ($32) — not a whole lot expensive compared to the Redmi Band. I’ve been using the Mi Band 5 fitness tracker for more than two weeks and I hardly have any co...
Tags: Startups, India, Xiaomi, Plugged

Apple may launch 2 new pairs of AirPods next year, including a redesigned and smaller version of the AirPods Pro

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Apple is planning to launch two new pairs of AirPods next year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. One would succeed the standard AirPods, while the other would be a sequel to the AirPods Pro. The new $159 AirPods would have swappable ear tips and longer battery life.  The launch of new AirPods would come just as Apple has decided to stop selling wired earbuds with its iPhones. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is planning to upd...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Xiaomi, Wireless Headphones, Mark Gurman, Apple Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Wedbush Securities, Tech Insider, Daniel Ives, Lisa Eadicicco, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, Crystal Cox

Indian govt warns Twitter for showing Leh as part of China

Twitter became the recipient of nationwide scorn this past week, after its location tagging system showed the Union Territory of Ladakh as a part of China. Now, it has been admonished by the Indian government, according to reports by multiple publications including Economic Times and PTI. Ajay Sawhney, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, expressing “strong disapproval” over the issue and and warned the company for “disresp...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, China, India, Pakistan, Xiaomi, Union, Jack Dorsey, Kashmir, Hall of Fame, Economic Times, PTI, Jammu, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh

Guest Post by Profs. Contreras and Yu: Will China’s New Anti-Suit Injunctions Shift the Balance of Global FRAND Litigation?

Guest post by Associate Professor Yang Yu of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and Professor Jorge L. Contreras. As one of us has recently observed (here and here), courts in the U.S. and UK adjudicating cases involving standards-essential patents and FRAND licensing commitments[1] have increasingly issued injunctions preventing one party from pursuing parallel litigation in another jurisdiction (anti-suit injunctions or ASIs).  In response, courts in other countries – ...
Tags: UK, Texas, Law, France, China, Germany, India, Nokia, US, Beijing, Xiaomi, UK supreme court, Huawei, Patent, Wuhan, Yu

Smartphone shipments rebound to an all-time high in India

Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in India in the quarter that ended in September this year as the world’s second largest handset market remained fully open during the period after initial lockdowns due to the coronavirus, according to a new report. About 50 million smartphones shipped in India in Q3 2020, a new quarterly record for the country where about 17.3 million smartphone units shipped in Q2 (during two-thirds of the period much of the country was under lockdown) and 33.5 mil...
Tags: Apple, Asia, South Korea, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Oneplus, Foxconn, Vivo, Micromax, Oppo

Oh Mi: Xiaomi shows off 80W wireless charging, claims battery fully fat again in under 20 minutes

Commercially available? Er.... not yet Xiaomi has demoed its latest 80W wireless charging technology that it claims can fully replenish a 4000mAh smartphone battery in 19 minutes.…
Tags: Software, Xiaomi

Xiaomi claims its new wireless charger can juice up your phone in 19 minutes

I honestly can’t wait for the cable-free life of wireless charging. However, most wireless chargers juice up phones at around 10W, and that’s simply not enough. Thankfully, companies are making strides towards working on faster wireless charging tech. Xiaomi showed off its new wireless charging tech today that can charge up a phone with a 4,000 mAh battery in just 19 minutes. The 80W charger can charge 10% of the battery in just 1 minute and 50% of the battery in 8 minutes. This could set a new ...
Tags: Startups, Xiaomi, Plugged

Xiaomi demonstrates an 80 watt wireless charger in action

Now that Apple finally introduced wireless charging with the iPhone 12, Xiaomi was showing off a solution that’s over five times faster....
Tags: Apple, Xiaomi

Xiaomi introduces 80W wireless charging: Go from 0% to 100% in 19 mins

Get up to 50% juice in just over eight minutes.
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