Xiaomi's IPO could happen next month, $70B valuation on the cards

Xiaomi could file an initial public offering as early as next month in Hong Kong. Previously, a number of reports have claimed Xiaomi would be pursuing an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange at an initial valuation of at least $100 billion. According to a new report, however, it appears the company has had a slight change of heart.

Instead of going public over in the USA, it appears Xiaomi is now looking list itself much closer to home, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK). In addition, despite an initial target of either Q3 or Q4 of 2018, Xiaomi appears to have brought forward its …


New ad for the Mi Mix 2S shows off Xiaomi's new Xiao Ai virtual assistant

Late last month, Xiaomi introduced its high-end Mi Mix 2S handset. This is definitely a muscle phone powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, carrying a pair of 12MP cameras on back (one features a wide angle lens, the other comes with a telephoto lens). The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The “King” variant is packed with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage.

The Mi Mix 2S also debuts Xiaomi’s new Xiao Ai virtual assistant. The manufacturer has produced a new commercial for the Mi Mix 2S that shows Xiao Ai in action. You don’t have to know …

Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone shown off in new sketch

The Black Shark gaming phone, which is backed by Xiaomi, has appeared online in a new sketch. The Xiaomi-backed OEM has already confirmed that its new gaming smartphone will be launching next Friday, April 13, and now, due to a new sketch, a few of the design elements have been confirmed by the company.
As can be seen in the image, the Black Shark Phone looks set to take on the shape of an X with the top and bottom sides of the device being much more angular than traditional smartphones. In fact, a total of eight sides are featured on the device’s frame. Because of …

OnePlus CEO Carl Pei tried to troll Xiaomi's ephemeral polls, but it backfired beautifully

Hey, remember that unfortunate poll that Xiaomi hosted a couple of days ago? You know, the one where asked its fans to cast votes for either stock Android or the company’s own heavily-skinned MIUI, and deleted promptly after vanilla ‘Droid scored a crushing victory? Yes, that’s the one.

Funny enough, a OnePlus engineer came up with a similar poll on Twitter just yesterday, asking OnePlus fans to compare stock Android with the company’s own OxygenOS. Initially, the poll was going strongly in OxygenOS’ favor, but then Carl Pei, the CEO and co-founder of OnePlus, weighed in and …

Xiaomi's next flagship rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People’s Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company’s 2018 flagship that’s tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

Design 

Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area …

Xiaomi's next flagship to sport a 6-inch OLED display from Samsung, according to report

If you thought Apple was the sole winner of Samsung Display’s recent expansion of its smartphone OLED display business, think again. A new report from Korean publication The Bell says Chinese powerhouse Xiaomi has recently signed a deal with Samsung for a supply of several million panels for its upcoming 2018 flagship.
The deal reportedly went through following a failed cooperation with LG Display, which fell through due to a delay in the building of a new plant. Curiously, this shift also impacted the unnamed device’s design, as LG’s display …

Some upcoming Nokia phones to be powered by Xiaomi's Surge S1 chipset

Earlier this year, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi announced a chipset it made on its own, the Surge S1. It houses an octa-core processor, made up of four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for heavier calculations and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores for lighter tasks. It’s paired with the Mali-T680 MP4 graphics unit. All in all, a good solution for upper mid-range smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Mi 5c, which is powered by the Surge S1.

It looks like the Chinese brand has won over a customer for its chip, and it happens to be Nokia. That is, HMD Global, which is the Finnish company …

Xiaomi's Mi Max 2 will boast a 6.44-inch display and 6GB of RAM; rumored to launch this May

Based off of what we’ve seen so far, smartphones with bezel-less displays appear to be the main attraction for 2017. Leaks of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and LG G6 look mighty impressive, but a company that’s already proven to know a thing or two about phones with very minimal bezels is that of Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi Mix had everyone drooling when it was announced and released last year, and it certainly got our attention when we were able to go hands-on with the new white variant of the phone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Previous leaks have indicated that Xiaomi will …