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Xiaomi unveils Power Banks, Wi-Fi Router and Bluetooth Speaker

Xiaomi unveils Power Banks, Wi-Fi Router and Bluetooth SpeakerXiaomi has launched a range of accessories in India, including Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2, Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini, 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2, and 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2.

Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 delivers fast, stable connections for up to 16 devices, and has two built-in high-performance PCB antennas to expand router signal range and boost download speeds. That can be easily adjusted at a 180° rotation, Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 takes up minimal space, while eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones. The Mi Home app identifies, analyzes and resolves Wi-Fi issues easily. The USB connector on Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 gives multiple power possibilities. Simply plug-and-play with power sockets, power strips, power banks, or laptops to power up.

Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 is compatible with most popular router brands, and will be available exclusively on Mi.com and Mi Home at Rs.999 from June 20, 2017.

The Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini is small in size, but big on sound. The smooth metal housing has gone through metal stamping, polishing, sandblasting, anodized oxide colouring, and CNC diamond cutting to achieve its gorgeous exterior. This careful step-by-step process creates a structure that makes it robust enough to withstand various environments. Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini features Bluetooth 4.0 technology for a stable, energy-efficient connection and is elegantly designed with both the power button and the micro USB charging port neatly tucked at the bottom. There is also a built-in microphone, with noise reduction technology to allow for a high-quality calling experience.

Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini will be exclusively available in Grey, and Gold colours on Mi.com and Mi Home at Rs.1,299 from June 21, 2017….Read More :  http://www.varindia.com/news/xiaomi-unveils-power-banks-wifi-router-and-bluetooth-speaker

Xiaomi begins manufacturing operations in Andhra Pradesh

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In a show of commitment to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s “Make-in-India” initiative, Xiaomi has announced that it will now manufacture its devices locally in
India.

Xiaomi has revealed its “Make-in-India” plans at a special event in Visakhapatnam in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Amitabh Kant,
Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Xiaomi has partnered with Foxconn Technology Group to manufacture its smartphones in India. The factory is based in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The choice of location is strategic
as Andhra Pradesh is known to have highly skilled technical manpower, an enterprising population and a dynamic emerging leadership…Read more

Xiaomi partners with Redington to broaden offline retail presence

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In a major shift from its online-only strategy, Xiaomi is entering into a tie-up with Redington to distribute its smartphones in brick-and-mortar stores in the offline retail dominated Indian market. The Chinese smartphone maker’s move would make its smartphones available to a much wider consumer base, underlining the importance of the South Asian nation which has become its largest market outside home.

The program will begin on a pilot basis from 10-15 top cities over the next one to two months, starting next week. The model will then be perfected before scaling up to cover all major cities.

Xiaomi has prepared inventory to meet the demand which it expects to surge as a result of selling through physical stores for its value-for-money smartphones offline, but will begin with smaller quantities while keeping prices same across all online and offline retail channels…Read more

Xiaomi plans to invest in Indian start-ups

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Xiaomi, which is preparing to set up its R&D and manufacturing facilities in India is looking for technology start-ups into software and hardware to buy stakes and partnerships for their future ventures in India, said company’s country head Manu Kumar Jain.

In a statement given to media, he informed that the company would be investing more than $100 million in start-ups over the next few years, adding that the size of investment in each technology start-up varies from its size and requirement. According to his statement, they would prefer start-ups in mobile Internet technology or something around connected devices. Ideally, there should be possibility of the company working together and there should be some synergy.

Focus on multiple issues including R&D and manufacturing facilities, expansion of service network and e-commerce infrastructure through warehouses and logistics were delaying the company’s investment plans in technology startups, he said.
See more at: http://www.varindia.com/xiaomi-plans-to-invest-in-indian-start-ups/

Xiaomi to take legal action against illegal websites

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Xiaomi will be taking legal action against websites selling its phones illegally and infringing on the company’s trademark in India. The company at present has an ongoing patent dispute with Ericsson.

The Swedish telecom equipment maker had alleged earlier this month that Xiaomi was selling MediaTek-powered smartphones through Xiaomishop.com, in violation of an interim order of the Delhi High Court that allowed the company to only sell Qualcomm chipset smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker had then told the court that the website was not an authorized seller for Xiaomi products.

In more steps to conform to Indian laws and assuage lingering concerns, Xiaomi is in talks with manufacturing partners Foxconn and Inventec to set up a manufacturing base in India, its second most important market after China, apart from moving its data servers to the country by end of 2015. See more