Xiaomi has grown almost exponentially in the past few months. The company announced earlier this month that it sold more than 61 million smartphones in 2014 more than thrice of what it sold in 2013, bagging the crown for world s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the process. According to an estimation from KGI Investment Advisory, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer could sell between 13 to 15 million Mi Note and Mi Note Pro this year, Focus Taiwan reports. Also Read - Xiaomi to now use sound for charging your smartphones without relying on socketsAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting features
Both Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, which the company unveiled last week, are high-end devices and ship at relatively higher price point compared to company’s other handsets. Xiaomi has thus far capitalized on the growing affordable smartphone market. In an open letter to the company, Xiaomi s founder and CEO Lei Jun wrote that the company aims to sell 100 million smartphones this year. Also Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options available
Last month, Manu Jain, Head of Xiaomi India revealed that Xiaomi had sold more than 1 million smartphones in India in just five months since its arrival in the country. The company made its debut in the country in July last year. Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 4 in India on January 28, which will be priced around Rs 20,000.
For a refresh, the Mi Note offers features including a 5.7-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of internal storage. The Mi Note Pro, which is a high-end variant of the Note Pro comes with 5.7-inch QHD display with Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB built in storage. The Mi Note is priced at around $400, while the Pro costs around $530.