Xiaomi has incredibly lofty smartphone shipment goals for 2021

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro back standing up

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  • Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to ship between 240 million and 300 million smartphones in 2021.
  • It’s believed that the latter target likely won’t be achieved due to supply chain constraints.

Xiaomi has enjoyed a stellar 2020 thus far, owing to the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei’s US-induced slide, and a focus on new markets. The company has passed Apple for third place in Q3 2020, and it seems to be closing in on Huawei too.

Now, Nikkei Asian Review reports that the firm has some incredibly ambitious goals for 2021. The outlet reports that Xiaomi has been talking to suppliers to order parts for up to 240 million smartphones, citing sources close to the matter.

It’s believed that this number not only exceeds Xiaomi’s annual shipments to date, but would be roughly equivalent to Huawei’s record high of 240.6 million smartphone shipped in

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Xiaomi Just Sold a Pricey $4 Billion Narrative. Again

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Xiaomi Corp. has once again shown impeccable timing in raising funds, backed by a narrative that entices people into believing they got hold of a hot stock. Investors ought to remember what happened the last time China’s second-largest smartphone maker sold them on a tale of growth and wealth. 

a group of people walking in front of a building: A logo sits in the window of a Xiaomi Corp. store in Paris, France, on Friday, May 25, 2018. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi opened it's first store in Paris and plans for more shops in France, Spain and Italy, testing the appetite of consumers in developed markets as its executives consider a U.S. expansion.

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A logo sits in the window of a Xiaomi Corp. store in Paris, France, on Friday, May 25, 2018. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi opened it’s first store in Paris and plans for more shops in France, Spain and Italy, testing the appetite of consumers in developed markets as its executives consider a U.S. expansion.

Two years ago, Xiaomi (and its bankers) weaved a narrative about a company that produced devices for no profit in order to make money from a raft of services, including advertising. There were those who thought that this innovative business

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $3.9 billion in equity deal – term sheet

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has raised $3.91 billion as part of a deal that includes Hong Kong’s largest top-up placement, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi’s logo at a venue in Beijing, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Potential investors have been told the price should be HK$23.70 for the 1 billion shares that are being sold down in the deal, the term sheet showed.

The price is at the lower end of the range flagged by the company on Tuesday when it said the deal would be between HK$23.70 and HK$24.50.

At HK$23.70, the placement would raise $3.06 billion.

A convertible bond deal to raise $855 million was also finalised Wednesday, according to the term sheet, to take Xiaomi’s total raising to $3.91 billion.

Xiaomi’s deal is the largest top-up placement in Hong

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Xiaomi Mi 11 series may launch much earlier in 2021

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra punch hole

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  • Xiaomi’s next flagship series could debut a month earlier than usual.
  • Per tipster Digital Chat Station, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series is expected to debut in January 2021.

January is set to be a bumper month for launches. Already likely playing host to an early Samsung event and CES, Xiaomi is poised to debut its early 2021 flagship, too.

According to reliable tipster Digital Chat Station, the tentatively-titled Xiaomi Mi 11 will debut in the first month of the year.

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If the Mi 11 series does debut in January, it would be a month sooner than usual for the Chinese firm’s flagship line. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 9 series debuted in February 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Xiaomi wouldn’t be the first brand to expedite its launches in 2021, though. Samsung is rumored to launch its Galaxy S21 series much sooner than

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Is Xiaomi the new Huawei?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro back bottom half

Prior to the crippling US trade ban, the folks at Huawei were looking set to take the fight to Samsung. Huawei drew level with (and eventually passed) Apple for the number two spot globally, enjoying a ton of momentum in the few years prior to the sanctions.

Almost a year post-ban, Huawei even managed to pass Samsung for the coveted number one spot in Q2 2020. However, this was due to a combination of unprecedented circumstances. At the time, China was recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic while Samsung’s strongholds of Europe and North America were just being hit by it.

The latest Q3 2020 figures indeed strongly suggest that Huawei’s number one spot was due to these circumstances. The Chinese brand has since slipped down the order in many locales. Huawei’s US-induced slide has also opened the door for many brands to take advantage and it looks like Xiaomi has

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India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China, say sources

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Aditya Kalra

logo: FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is displayed at an event at their headquarters in Cupertino

FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is displayed at an event at their headquarters in Cupertino

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s tight control of quality clearances for electronic goods from China slowed the import of Apple’s new iPhone model last month and held up other products made by companies like Xiaomi, according to two industry sources.

a man standing in front of a sign: FILE PHOTO: Attendants are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi's logo in Beijing

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FILE PHOTO: Attendants are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi’s logo in Beijing

Applications to the quality control agency, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), typically used to be processed within 15 days, but some are now taking up to two months or longer.


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BIS started delaying approvals in August for China-made imports of devices like smartphones, smartwatches and laptops, part of the fallout from deteriorating ties with China after a border clash in June that left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

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Xiaomi Slides After Internet Services Slowdown Mars Sales Surge

(Bloomberg) — Xiaomi Corp. fell as much as 4.2% Wednesday after disclosing internet services revenue grew at its slowest pace in three years, prodding investors to cash in gains from the Chinese smartphone maker’s 2020 rally.


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China’s No. 2 smartphone maker reported overall revenue rose 34.5% to 72.2 billion yuan ($11 billion) in the September quarter, its fastest pace of growth in two years. It grabbed market share from Huawei Technologies Co. when American sanctions deepened particularly in overseas markets from Europe to India, which yielded more than half of its revenue for the first time. But internet services like music and video grew just 8.7%, down from the previous quarter’s 29% as the Covid-19 boom in Chinese online activity tapered off.

Several brokerages cut their price targets on Xiaomi, citing its 140% run-up since the start of 2020 and warning that investors may be underestimating Huawei’s ability

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Xiaomi official shows off Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, teases new camera sensor

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  • Redmi GM Lu Weibing has shared a render of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro.
  • The phone has four rear cameras, including a brand new sensor.

The new Redmi Note 9 series is launching on November 26 and we’re learning new things about it on a daily basis. The latest bit of information comes from Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing who has shared an official render of the purported new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The official has also teased a brand new camera sensor for the series.

The image shared by Weibing (seen below) shows a smartphone with a circular quad camera design and gradient color finish. We previously saw the same phone appear in a blue colorway on the Chinese certification website TENAA.

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G render

The presence of four rear cameras all but confirms that this is the higher-end Redmi Note 9 Pro. The

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Xiaomi confirms November 26 launch for new Redmi Note 9 series

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  • Xiaomi has confirmed the launch date of the new Redmi Note 9 series.
  • Three devices are expected to make their debuts, with a 5G Pro version being the rumored headliner.
  • The launch is penned for November 26 in China.

It’s official. After months of speculation and name-guessing, Xiaomi will unveil the new Redmi Note 9 series next week.

Made official in a Weibo post, Xiaomi confirmed that three devices will be on offer. The Chinese OEM also revealed the official physical design for at least one of the devices. It’s unclear if all three phones will share this design.

Nevertheless, expect at least one Redmi Note 9 model to feature a circular rear camera array housing four shooters. Color options will include two shimmering finishes – a gray-violet and a sky blue. The official render provided matches previous shots we’ve seen of the phones on TENAA.

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Beyond the render, Xiaomi

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Xiaomi presents mini computer the size of a Rubik’s cube

The mini computer is smaller than a smartphone and is known as Ningmei Rubik’s Cube Mini.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

  • The mini computer is priced from 999 yuan (approximately $ 151) to 1,349 yuan (approximately $ 203), depending on the RAM and storage specifications.

Looking for a mini computer? Xiaomi presented a 62 x 62 x 42 millimeter personal device that integrates a quad-core Intel J4125 processor with a maximum turbo frequency of 2.7 GHz and weighs 145 grams.

The mini computer is smaller than a smartphone, about the size of a Rubik’s cube and known as Ningmei Rubik’s Cube Mini, it has an HDMI port to connect it to a monitor, television or projector and

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