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Xiaomi planning a marketing assault on Apple iPhone users?

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Xiaomi planning a marketing assault on Apple iPhone users?
Xiaomi, known as China's Apple, is working feverishly to become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Last year, the company more than tripled its handset shipments to 61.1 million units. And the recent unveiling of two new models includes a new, compelling phablet that has spec junkies on their knees. The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro features a 5.7-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU, and 4GB of RAM.

Xiaomi is working on making it easier to switch from the iPhone to one of its new models. The dual SIM slot on the Xiaomi Mi Note supports both a micro SIM and a nano SIM. This means that many iPhone users can simply place their nano SIM card into the tray on a Mi Note to make the switch. There is also talk that the company is developing an app for the Apple App Store that will allow iPhone users to quickly sync their contacts list, and move data to a new Xiaomi handset.

According to Xiaomi's media development director, we could soon hear about a trade-in program that will allow consumers to trade in an Apple iPhone 5s (or even an older model) in good or bad condition, and receive a free Xiaomi Mi Note. Those trading in an Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus would receive the drool-producing Xiaomi Mi Note Pro for free.

If Xiaomi's plan for world domination works, some day Apple might be known as the U.S. Xiaomi.

Dual SIM slot on Xiaomi Mi Note accepts both micro and nano SIM cards

Dual SIM slot on Xiaomi Mi Note accepts both micro and nano SIM cards


Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo.com/leijun via GizmoChina

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posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:22 8

1. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Offtopic: hey is michael h still with PA? I haven't seen him write an article in a while

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:25

2. nomanPk (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Rise of the Dragon.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:25 1

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I have a iPhone 4 laying around. Time to trade it in for a free phone!

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:26 3

4. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Asia is becoming pro Apple, and so is the World

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 04:51

38. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


No, just no.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:31 3

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Apple already the US xiaomi, only Americans support the rotten fruit

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 11:35 7

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22083; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Japan must be Americans too then.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 13:33 2

22. Atif007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jan 2015)


Samsung seems to be the only company innovating useful products.
Micromax Is Following them
Lg is busy copying them
Apple is busy fooling their customers
Xiaomi is busy in capturing Apple's market share
Motorola is trying to win back market share
BB is trying to build back its reputation
Nokia is well .. on a ventilator.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 15:02 2

26. gorkapr (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Wrong! What samsung innovate?
The galaxy grear is a copy of a china smarwatch
The gear fit is a copy of the fitbit
The waterproof is copy of kyocera and sony
The aluminium frame is copy of apple and htc
The UHD display is copy of LG and others
The stylus on Note family is copy of windows tablets
The magazine UI & touchwiz are copy of the HTC Sense UI
And more!

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 14:14 1

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10681; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Gear is not a copy of anything. The Gear Fit is it own design. How is it that just because a company does something first, that somehow the idea belongs to them?

Sony and Kyocera doesn't own waterproofing. Apple wasn't the first to have a metal frame on a phone. Samsung makes their own displays. Just because LG had one on the market before them, doesn't mean Samsung copied. TouchWiz is not a copy of Sense UI. Its not even close.

Gosh you really hate Samsung don't you?
Smsung actually makes stuff. Show me one thing Apple has every design, manufactured an produced? NOTHING. They buy other people stuff and shove it in a fancy case.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 04:57

39. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


I've never seen such an amount of bull content in a comment.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 05:04

40. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


Sounds like your world revolves around Samsung ;)

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 18:00

27. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Good point, the iPhone is popular in well established countries like the US, Japan, UK.... China will be next.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 12:09

15. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Chinese is American too?

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 13:36 3

23. Atif007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jan 2015)


Indeed They Are. Because A Chinese Company Foxconn Makes Stupid Iphones For Stupid Fan Boys :-)

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 14:14 1

24. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


As well as hundreds of millions of normal people, and smart ones as well. Don't just assume every iPhone buyer is Mxy...

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 14:47

25. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You must be a stupid fan boy because you have electronic parts made from Foxconn :) Open up your PC, laptop, (insert your gadget name here) and you'll find tons of parts that's made by Foxconn.

Look in front of the mirror next time..LOL
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=30514

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 20:54

31. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


When are people going to realise Foxconn is Taiwanese..

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 12:18

16. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Apple is supported worldwide broseph.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 12:21 1

17. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Australia is 50% Apple users. FYI.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 19:46

29. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yeah, that 60+ million shipped handsets at low margins entitles them to be taken seriously, said no Apple executive ever.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 14:17

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10681; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


That's is nearly half the amount of phones Apple shipped n 2013. Apple shipped only 150M phones in 2013 while Samsung did 350M, where 2 phones combined and sold over 150M.

his Chinese company likely never even sold 1/2 this many devices and now they are at 60M. That number can double in a year which is what Android at the beginning.

Apple certainly needs to be worried. Even with China Mobile, Apple isn't doing all that well in China vs what was expected.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 21:06

32. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I never knew there were so many Americans in the world.

Seriously though, US Xiaomi? Since when did you see Xiaomi make whole new product trends? I won't go as far to say they won't in the future but right now such a statement has no basis whatsoever.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:33

6. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I don't think iphone 6/6+ users will trade in their units for a free mi note pro. You can actually buy two xiaomi phones with the price of one iphone 6+. Maybe iphone users would have a second phone and that would be xiaomi. But exchanging it? Probably not.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 14:20 1

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10681; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


There will be more than you think. Asan's are very loyal to their brands, as is the Japanese. The iPhone is seen as a product to have for status, but consider 90% of the country cant even afford one, they need to have an option similar at 1/2 the cost.

Their phone is superior to the iPhone in every single way.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 07:52

41. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


IOS is a closed platform... which can be both a pro and a con. Pro is, it is optimised enough so that less than half the hardware can run the phone with roughly the same performance. Con, the OS doesn't have a lot of modification options and you can only buy Apple phones with IOS.

Sorry, but you can't compare the Chinese to anyone else. Above all, the grey market is highly profitable and most know the resale value of their phones. Many would rather sell their phone and save money by purchasing a Note Pro than letting Xiaomi profit from resale.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:51

7. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Time to buy a used iPhone online :D though in all honesty, it seems the phone doesn't support US bands :| Bands 3 and 7 for FDD LTE (which is what is used in the US).

BTW, it costs $530 brand new so swapping phones would be a good deal.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 14:21

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10681; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well duh, it a Chinese company. I believe they only support China bands

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 10:51 2

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 4560; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Does the apple app store allow apps for switching to a competitors platform?

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 12:29

19. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Not sure, but I doubt it. Not really in Apple's interest to support that activity.

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