Timeline of Xiaomi

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This is a timeline of Xiaomi, a manufacturer and distributor of mobile phones.

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Time period Key developments at Xiaomi
2010–2013 Xiaomi is founded and releases its first three phones – Mi1, Mi2, and Mi3.
2014–present By Q2 2014, Xiaomi has shipped 14 percent of China's market (15 million devices), beating out Samsung as top smartphone manufacturer, which shipped slightly more than 13 million.[1] In 2014, Xiaomi starts internationalizing outside of China and expands beyond smartphones by going into tablets and cameras.

Full timeline

Year Month and date Event type Details
2010 April 6 Company Xiaomi is co-founded by eight partners.[2]
2010 August 16 Product Xiaomi officially launches its first Android-based firmware MIUI.[3]
2010 December Funding Xiaomi raises $41 million in funding from its Series A round.[2]
2011 August Product The Xiaomi Mi1 smartphone is announced. It is shipped with Xiaomi's MIUI firmware, based on Android, and resembles both Samsung's TouchWiz and Apple's iOS.[4]
2011 December Funding Xiaomi raises $90 million in funding from its Series B round.[2]
2012 June Funding Xiaomi raises $216 million in funding from its Series C round.[2]
2012 August Product Xiaomi announces the Xiaomi Mi2 smartphone. The phone is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait chip featuring with 2 GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU.[5][6]
2013 September Product Xiaomi announces the Mi3 phone, with one version powered by the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and another version by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset.[7]
2013 September 25 Company Xiaomi announces plans to open its first service center in Beijing.[8]
2014 February Internationalization Xiaomi announces its expansion outside China, with its first stop in Singapore.[9]
2014 March 17 Product Xiaomi announces the RedMi Note phablet (known as HongMi Note in some Asian markets). The RedMi Note has a 5.5-inch HD display with OGS technology and an octa-core processor from MediaTek.[10]
2014 April Company Xiaomi purchases the Internet domain mi.com for a record US$3.6 million, the most expensive domain name ever bought in China, replacing xiaomi.com as the official Xiaomi domain.[11]
2014 August Product Xiaomi releases the Xiaomi Mi 4i.[12]
2014 November Product Xiaomi announces it will invest US$1 billion in television content building.[13]
2014 December Funding Xiaomi completes a round of equity financing led by Hong Kong-based technology fund All-Stars Investment Limited, a fund run by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji[14][15] raising over US$1 billion
2015 March Product Xiaomi announces that it will start selling the Yi Camera.[16]
2015 April International Xiaomi expands into India, announcing that it will make its Mi devices available through two of India's major e-commerce sites, and through offline retailers for the first time.[17]
2015 June 30 International Xiaomi announces its expansion into Brazil with the launch of locally manufactured Redmi 2, the first time the company sells a smartphone outside Asia or assembles one outside China.[18]
2016 February 26 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi5, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.[19]
2016 May 10 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi Max, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor.[20]
2016 October 26 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi MIX, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.[21]


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  15. "The 'Apple Of China' Raises Over $1 Billion, Valuation Skyrockets To More Than $45 Billion". www.businessinsider.com. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  16. "Why Xiaomi Terrifies the Rest of the Tech World". Time.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  17. Russell, Jon. "Xiaomi Expands Its Online Retail Channels In India And Inks First Offline Sales Deals". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
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  21. "Xiaomi Mi MIX - Full phone specifications". Gsmarena.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 

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