Thursday, April 24, 2014

Android-cmartfony "Chinese Apple" will appear in Russia - BBC News

company Xiaomi, which is often called the “Chinese Apple” for his attention to detail, style, interface, and marketing plans to bring its Android-smartphone with proprietary software shell MIUI new foreign markets.

stated founder and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun held on the eve of the Beijing press conference, this year sales of smartphones will begin on 10 new markets, including Russia. In addition to our country Xiaomi starts expansion in Brazil, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, India, Idonezii, Thailand, Turkey and the Philippines.

Apparently, for the sake of an international audience the company recently bought the domain and placed at this address its official website. Currently Xiaomi smartphones sold in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. In addition to “smart” phone company manufactures TVs, portable batteries and routers. Xiaomi controls about 7% of China’s smartphone market.

In September last year Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone Mi-3. 16-gigabyte model sells for 1999 yuan (about 11 thousand), and the variation with 64 GB of memory – for 2499 yuan (13.5 thousand). At relatively low cost, the new model is equipped with a 5-inch Full HD display from LG, and the thickness of the shell does not exceed 8.1 millimeters.

Mi-3 is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera from Sony with the burst mode ( up to 10 frames per second). Processor type varies depending on the version. Adapted to the TD-SCDMA (3G standard in China, which uses China Mobile) device got NVIDIA Tegra 4 with 1.8 GHz. Another model that is compatible with the networks of China Unicom, is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Company, among other things, known for being the last year of Google lured one of the top managers, who oversaw the development of Android, Hugo Barra.

Source: Bloomberg

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