Xiaomi is considered to be one of the most successful tech startups in the world, with just five years since inception and its valuation already at a whopping $45 billion. And if that s not enough, a report (first spotted by Android Headlines) suggests that the company has broken its previous year s sale records and has managed to ship over 35 million smartphones in the first half of this year. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Does 4G still outdo 5G at a lesser price?Also Read - Xiaomi is hiding the front camera on its next Mi flagship smartphone
This marks a 30 percent rise in the company s shipments from last year when Xiaomi shipped 26 million smartphones in the first half of 2014. In the entire year, Xiaomi managed to ship 61 million smartphones, and has set itself a target of shipping 100 million smartphones this year. Also Read - Xiaomi 200W fast charging to reduce 20 percent of full battery capacity in 2 years
This rise in shipments from last year can be mainly attributed to Xiaomi s entry into international markets, mainly India, where the company now enjoys a healthy fan base. The company has widened its footprint in the country since its entry last July, and has even launched the company website where it sells some of its products. It even moved away from being just Flipkart exclusive to making its smartphones available on other ecommerce sites as well.
The company is yet to unveil its flagship Mi 5 and is expected to announce a Mi 5 Plus as well, which will further bolster shipments. Both the smartphones are said to arrive sometime in November and will sport a full metal build and a bezel-less display. The Mi 5 is pegged to be priced at Rs 24,000 when it comes to India.
Previous leaks suggest a 5.2-inch 2K (2560 1440 pixels) display. It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. The 3GB variant will come with 16GB of in-built storage, while the 4GB variant will sport 64GB of storage. Other rumored specs include a 16-megapixel OIS camera, 6.1mm thickness, and at least 3,000mAh battery.
The Mi 5 Plus, as the name suggests, is expected to be a larger variant of the Mi 5. It will feature a 6-inch 2K display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage and 16-megapixel rear camera. On the software front, the forthcoming smartphones are expected to run on Android Lollipop-based MIUI.