Xiaomi planning a marketing assault on Apple iPhone users?

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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo.com/leijun via GizmoChina

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Mi Note
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(34h 3G talk time)
Mi Note Pro
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

2. nomanPk

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Rise of the Dragon.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

4. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Asia is becoming pro Apple, and so is the World

38. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

No, just no.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Japan must be Americans too then.

22. Atif007

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

26. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 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!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

39. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

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

40. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Sounds like your world revolves around Samsung ;)

27. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Chinese is American too?

23. Atif007

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 24, 2015

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

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

25. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 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..LOLhttp://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=30514

31. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

When are people going to realise Foxconn is Taiwanese..

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Apple is supported worldwide broseph.

17. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Australia is 50% Apple users. FYI.

29. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

32. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

41. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

7. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

9. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

Do there phones use Android?

10. TruthSpeaker unregistered

Untill your average American can pronounce the manufacturers name this just isn't going to happen. They'll happily queue up & spend 100% more for a similar product that they can pronounce though. Make of that what you will?

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